Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

Coppola went back and reworked his acclaimed Vietnam War epic, putting together something that’s longer than the theatrical cut, but shorter than the Apocalypse Now Redux edition.

08/21/2019 4:00 PM

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“Apocalypse Now Final Cut,” which made its world premiere at Tribeca before a theatrical and home-video release set for later this year, is the third version of the film Coppola has made, if you don’t count the work-in-progress version that screened at Cannes. Scared about its reception, he cut the original to 153 minutes, making it “less weird” as he did. In 2001, he restored many of the things he’d cut and came up with “Apocalypse Now Redux,” a grandiose 202-minute version.

And now, at 183 minutes, “Final Cut” splits the difference between the version Coppola said he thinks is too short and not weird enough, and the one he now thinks is overstuffed.

Coppola went back and reworked his acclaimed Vietnam War epic, putting together something that’s longer than the theatrical cut, but shorter than the Apocalypse Now Redux edition.