Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now in its 40th year presents a new, never-before-seen restored version of the film. The new film Apocalypse Now Final Cut, has been remastered in 4K Ultra HD.
Apocalypse Now Final Cut employs a ground-breaking sound system engineered to create a truly visceral experience. In addition, the film has been enhanced with High Dynamic Range HDR, delivering spectacular colors and highlights, with brighter brights and darker-dark the result is breathtaking realism.
Sound recording on location accomplished using award winning NAGRA recorders.
*Sound 7.1, 5.1, and Meyer "Sensual Sound" (select theaters).
Read about NAGRA and Apocalypse Now's 40 year history in Forbes.
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola.
Screenplay: Francis Ford Copola, John Milius, and Michael Herr
NAGRA recorders were the only portable recorders robust enough for the jungle where Apocalypse Now was filmed.
Forty (40) Years later we are proud that NAGRA myCinema will be distributing this Francis Ford Coppola's perfect Anniversary version of the epic APOCALYPSE NOW FINAL CUT.
See it in theaters to experience the immersive video and audio as it was meant to be; the "Perfect Version".
Francis Ford Coppola recalls that without NAGRA, some elements of performance may not have been captured at all. “During the Apocalypse Now shoot, our NAGRA was recording under outrageously difficult conditions and capturing actual, direct sound was problematic,” the director says. “For example, getting clear dialogue of Robert Duvall’s ‘I love the smell of napalm in the morning’ speech posed a challenge with all the helicopters flying overhead. Luckily, we had a wonderful team led by the extraordinary production sound recordist, Nat Boxer, who employed every method possible and made great use of NAGRA’s technology.”
Boxer, who passed away in 2009, shared an Academy Award win for Best Sound with Mark Berger, Richard Beggs, and Walter Murch for their work on the project. The film also won best Best Cinematography for Vittorio Storaro, and was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, and Best Supporting Actor for Duvall.