Francis Ford Coppola’s mesmerising Vietnam War film Apocalypse Now will return to UK cinemas on August 13 sporting a new 4K transfer and Dolby Atmos sound. The film will also be presented in IMAX format.
One of the best cinema experiences of 2019 might not come from a new release this year. That’s because Francis Ford Coppola’s groundbreaking masterpiece Apocalypse Now is returning to UK cinemas, including IMAX, ahead of its 40th anniversary Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition going on sale on August 26.
The film’s appearance in cinemas will take place on August 13 with a special filmed conversation with Coppola, shot at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, preceding screenings. For its 40th anniversary the film has gone through extensive restoration with over 11 months and 2,700 hours spent on cleaning the film’s 300,173 frames.
“The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could be — from the first ‘bang’ to the final whimper,” said Coppola of the newly restored version which features a never-before-seen cut of the film and a newly mixed sound stage based on cutting edge Dolby Atmos technology.
Apocalypse Now, which was nominated for 8 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, is one of the greatest war movies ever made. A haunting journey into madness that fascinated generations of movie lovers and still feels fresh and relevant today, it saw its latest cut premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April ahead of a one-day-only big screen return and a special edition home video release boasting a host of new additional features.
Apocalypse Now is in cinemas on August 13 and arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray edition with 4 discs plus Steelbook editions (Exclusive to Zavvi) – featuring all three versions of the movie (The Final Cut, The Theatrical and The Redux) – on August 26, 2019.