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Apocalypse Now review

See the ultimate 'Nam film in all of its restored, original cut glory

Francis Ford Coppola went into the jungle to make his surreal ’Nam epic and almost lost his mind during one of the most protracted and accident-prone shoots in history.

Thankfully the hallucinogenic results justified the means, Martin Sheen’s mission to terminate Marlon Brando’s crazy Colonel Kurtz becoming an awe-inspiring journey into war’s primeval heart of darkness.

Robert Duvall appears along the way to spout quotable dialogue, while Dennis Hopper is mesmerising as a snapper turned groupie.

This is the original cut rather than the 2001 ‘Redux’ (be gone, jarring French plantation interlude!), digitally restored to such heights you can, indeed, get a nose full of the napalm

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