Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)

#51 Post by hearthesilence » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm

I don't think it was eligible, but I'm not sure what the exact ruling would've been - maybe on the basis that a majority of the footage had been previously released?

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Coppola, 1979)

#52 Post by aox » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:57 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:04 pm
I don't think it was eligible, but I'm not sure what the exact ruling would've been - maybe on the basis that a majority of the footage had been previously released?
That's the simplest explanation for sure. I was just curious as to the specific rule or if someone had a good article to link about it.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#53 Post by The Fanciful Norwegian » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:27 pm

I have no idea what the Academy's rules and guidelines looked like in 2001, but their current submission FAQ includes one (#14) that deals with re-releases and alternative cuts. The actual rules don't address these situations specifically, but presumably it's an interpretation of Rule Three, which defines when a movie must screen/premiere in order to be eligible. (One unrelated observation: under the Academy's current rules—which disqualify films released outside of the U.S. before the previous calendar year—Limelight wouldn't have been eligible and Chaplin would've never received a single competitive Oscar.)

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#54 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:23 pm

TheDigitalBits reports that a UHD release for it's 40th anniversary is expected later this year

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#55 Post by GoodOldNeon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:00 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:23 pm
TheDigitalBits reports that a UHD release for it's 40th anniversary is expected later this year
Excellent news.

Incidentally, I recently read Heart of Darkness and thought it was fantastic. If you like the film (or even if you don't like the film, for that matter) and haven't read it yet it's worth checking out.


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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#57 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:16 am

I actually tried for tickets this morning. There were plenty, but it was something like $116 + Ticketmaster fees for orchestra seats, and $56 + fees for seats in the upper balcony, and unfortunately I'm not that enamored with Apocalypse Now.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#58 Post by aox » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:09 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:16 am
I actually tried for tickets this morning. There were plenty, but it was something like $116 + Ticketmaster fees for orchestra seats, and $56 + fees for seats in the upper balcony, and unfortunately I'm not that enamored with Apocalypse Now.
I am that enamored (Top 5 film for me), and I wouldn't pay that.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#59 Post by Roscoe » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:10 pm

Ridiculously overpriced. Does this mean there won't be any other release in cinemas? Surely there'd be enough interest for a few Fathom Events screenings, if not for a straight up re-release....

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#60 Post by mfunk9786 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:25 pm

I paid $75 a ticket to see the world premier of Inherent Vice with the cast and crew in attendance and would pay it again. But a new cut of a 40 year old film that'll inevitably get a disc release? I can't imagine doing that unless there were a compelling wrinkle (an extended Q&A, live orchestra score, etc) attached.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#61 Post by hearthesilence » Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:27 pm

They're touting a special sound system installed for this screening, and Coppola will be giving a talk, but c'mon....

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#62 Post by SomethingWild » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:05 pm

Yeah, all of these events seem ridiculously overpriced. I was interested in the talk between Scorsese and De Niro, but the cheapest tickets there were $70 after fees.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#63 Post by tenia » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:10 pm

Not only it's quite expensive, but if you want this $56 ticket near the orchestra, the fees are $17.75 ! :shock:

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#64 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:09 pm

Coppola discusses the "Final Cut".

Also Steven Soderbergh will be the moderator at that overpriced Tribeca screening.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#65 Post by whaleallright » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:13 pm

Is Coppola using these special screenings of this film to help fund his upcoming Megalopolis or whatever it's called? That would explain the inflated pricing.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#66 Post by tenia » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:02 pm

I'm quite certain tickets are getting sold quite well even at these prices, so why should they lower them when there's a market for these prices ?

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#67 Post by dda1996a » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:29 pm

mfunk9786 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:25 pm
I paid $75 a ticket to see the world premier of Inherent Vice with the cast and crew in attendance and would pay it again. But a new cut of a 40 year old film that'll inevitably get a disc release? I can't imagine doing that unless there were a compelling wrinkle (an extended Q&A, live orchestra score, etc) attached.
What? Why? I love the film and the people involved but I'd never pay $75 for a single showing.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#68 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:51 pm

tenia wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:02 pm
I'm quite certain tickets are getting sold quite well even at these prices, so why should they lower them when there's a market for these prices ?
I don't seem to have any trouble picking one from virtually any row in any section on Ticketmaster, so they're not exactly going fast, but I'm sure the festival will be able to find takers within the industry if not the general public.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#69 Post by tenia » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:56 am

hearthesilence wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:51 pm
tenia wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:02 pm
I'm quite certain tickets are getting sold quite well even at these prices, so why should they lower them when there's a market for these prices ?
I don't seem to have any trouble picking one from virtually any row in any section on Ticketmaster, so they're not exactly going fast, but I'm sure the festival will be able to find takers within the industry if not the general public.
I went on the website to have a look at the prices when the sales opened (unfortunately, they seem to have change the seat choice layout), and while they were remaining tickets, at least 50% of them were already gone, with the most expensive ones sold the most.



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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#72 Post by Roger Ryan » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:48 am

For those who haven't done the math, that's 13 minutes shorter than the "Redux" version, but still 36 minutes longer than the original theatrical version. However, I think it's important to point out that the "Redux" version had no credits (when I saw this version theatrically in 2001, a glossy folded one-sheet containing all of the credits were handed out by ushers upon leaving the auditorium). If the "Final Cut" contains credits then there will be another seven or so minutes of material trimmed from "Redux".

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#73 Post by Roscoe » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:04 pm

hearthesilence wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:28 am
Plenty of tickets left at Tribeca.
I'm not going to blow $120 on the good seats, and and I'm not gonna blow $50 on the balcony seats. Fuck that shit.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

#74 Post by aox » Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:17 pm

Roger Ryan wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:48 am
For those who haven't done the math, that's 13 minutes shorter than the "Redux" version, but still 36 minutes longer than the original theatrical version. However, I think it's important to point out that the "Redux" version had no credits (when I saw this version theatrically in 2001, a glossy folded one-sheet containing all of the credits were handed out by ushers upon leaving the auditorium). If the "Final Cut" contains credits then there will be another seven or so minutes of material trimmed from "Redux".
I get the impression there will be zero new footage extrapolated from the Work Print, and he's merely refining Redux.

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Re: Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979)

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