Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now is a masterpiece
Coppola released Apocalypse Now Redux in 2001, restoring an additional 49 minutes of footage that he reluctantly cut from the original. It's a bigger movie, but not necessarily a better one, because the original is a perfect film.
I think of Redux as a film for fans who would like a few more details of the trip up the river, however there is a scene of a formal dinner at a rubber plantation that has been owned for generations by a French family, which adds a few important details, concerning the history of the war, of which most people at the time of the war were, and to this day are, largely unaware.
If you haven't seen either film, see them both.
Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now
Martin Sheen as Captain Williard
Marlon Brando as Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Robert Duvall as Lt. Colonel Bill Kilgore
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