Apocalypse Now: Special Edition (Blu-ray Steelbook)

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  1. RedDevil85

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    Purchase link: Zavvi

    Release date: 10/08/2015

    Status: In Stock


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    Good stuff, can replace my battered Canadian one now.
     
  3. Jim Di Griz

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    I don't know why anyone would want this after the really nice 3-disc boxset that came out ages ago. I wonder if this steelbook will have all 3 discs? Any fan needs the 3 discs anyway. Easy pass.
     
  4. RedDevil85

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    Artwork added.
     
  5. snooloui

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    I quite like the artwork but I already own the Italian version, so it's a pass for me.
     
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    Never seen the film is it better than Platoon ??
     
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    Far superior to Platoon in my opinion
     
  8. Vid

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    Unfortunat
    It's because we are after Steelbooks in this part of the forum silly. :facepalm::)
     
  9. Jim Di Griz

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    I know that! But the boxset has been out years and its very nice too. Cant believe there's many people who haven't got it already.
     
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    Hahaha I know you know but me personally don't do boxsets, well not by choice anyway. So a steel of a great film is always welcome.
     
  11. RedDevil85

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    I've never seen it, perhaps this steel is a good opportunity to put that right. Seems mixed in comments elsewhere, quite a bit of "bored to tears" "overrated" etc, it's not like The Thin Red Line is it?
     
  12. Jim Di Griz

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    What?! This is a classic and is seen as the best war film of all time by many people including me. Is this a wind-up?! Have a look at some proper reviews - not the likes of youtube etc.

    The Thin Red Line is also seen as a classic by some - not by me. Its very good - as a cure for insomnia. I tried watching it twice and went to sleep both times.

    Apocalypse Now is a bona fide classic and deserves to be in anyone's collection. I would check that this steelbook comes with the Hearts of Darkness disc though (so should be 3 discs total).
     
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    I can send you a disc to watch if you want. Then you can decide.
     
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    I have been looking at proper reviews... Youtube? what do you take me for! :p Will always be plenty who don't rate a film (or anything) look at you and the Marvel stuff, absolute sacrilege so i'm not even sure i can trust you! :laugh:;)

    That's how i feel about it too so when i saw some similar comments about AN i was thinking oh dear but i've read plenty of good stuff now too so i can see how rated it is... my opinions the only one that counts though! ;)

    It does say special edition and the arts the same isn't it so hopefully it'll be the 3 discs then but i'll wait until some one has it in hand, will be waiting for a price drop anyway.
     
  15. Jim Di Griz

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    Well Apocalypse Now is seen as a milestone in American cinema.

    I'm not sure any of those (bloody ;)) Marvel films can be called that (or I hope not anyway! ;)).

    The Thin Red Line is more....arty but to me its a nature documentary with some bits of war and dialogue spliced in. You'd have to see it to know what I mean though!
     
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    Is that an original Disc or a Verbatim DVD+R DL disc ?? :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
     
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    May have to get it cheap on DVD first before i commit
     
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    Cheeky begger, It's me genuine Canadian Steel :nono::D
     
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    Personally, apart from the choppers flying, THAT music and one line. I was bored. Don't understand the fuss about it. But hey, that opinions for you. I'd rather watch many other war films.
     
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    This ain't a patch on the Italian one, no way
     
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    miles better then the Italian...However prefer the french digibook
     
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    I'm not a war movie fan but i've seen this one a very long time ago and it is a classic.
    I would not compare it to The Thin Red Line which like some have already said it, is more of a Arty documentary then a war movie.
    I agree that those who like this movie should really have a look at the Redux 3 disc versions.
    Amazon.fr still has this on sale at a cheaper price then this steelbook with a 300 page book (numbered edition) but i think the book might be in french though :laugh:
    But the discs are in English.

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    This steelbook should include 3 discs but i really doubt it will. It will probably have 2 discs maximum like the Italian/Spanish version that came out a few years ago. Worst case scenario will be a single disc version which will be a poor effort.
    Since its Studio Canal, i guess it will be gloss finish without embossing while the Italian/Spanish version was embossed i think.
     
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    Live now.
     
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    While it didn't show any information on the amount of discs included yesterday, it now shows it only includes 1 single disc. If this is true, i'm wondering what they mean with "Special Edition".
     
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    It would mean that both cuts are on one disc.
     
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    Zavvi says 153 min which is definitely the theatrical version runtime.
    The Redux/Director's cut version is just short of 200 min if a remember.
    To be confirmed...
     
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    Not really going to know until it's in hand, most likely the info on site is inaccurate which happens. I'm expecting 2 discs like previous releases, don't think the 3rd disc (which is the documentary isn't it?) will get included but you never know.
     
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    This is what I currently have so 2 seperate discs would be good.

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    This will be the StudioCanal disc(s) so separate it should be :)
     
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    That 3rd disc includes Hearts of Darkness which is a must for any fan of the film.
     

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