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Apocalypse Now 4K
« on: November 24, 2019, 11:53:44 AM »
Apocalypse Now 4K
Studio:  Lionsgate
Release Date:  Aug 27, 2019
Rating: R
Film:  5 / 5

Plot: If there is anyone that isn’t familiar with this film, it’s basically a loosely based version of the 1899 novella Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad set in Viet Nam during the war. A classic. For more back story on this film, see - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apocalypse_Now


My Thoughts : I loved the Final Cut. I never watched the “ Redux “ version – only the theatrical cut. This version was extremely interesting, and the restored footage filled in several plot points. It’s now my preferred version, although I probably should watch “ Redux “ once. Note that this release has all thre versions of the film on 4K, from the same 4K remaster. 


Video 4.5 / 5  Wow, this film has never looked this good. There are some scenes with quite a bit of grain during opticals / cross fades. Usually this looks appropriately gritty. Other shots look stunning for a 40 year old film. Color and HDR looks wonderful – not overdone. Blacks look good too. 

Audio 4.5 / 5 The Dolby Atmos soundtrack is quite good. While not quite up to modern audio track standards, there was plenty of LFE and surround channel activity, to make for a fairly immersive experience. For a movie from the 1970’s, this exceeded my expectations.




Conclusion – if you are a fan of this film, and have a 4K system, this is a must own 4K Blu – ray release !

 

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Denon X8500H receiver
Parasound Halo A 52+ amp – powering the left / center / right / wide speakers
Oppo UBD203 4K Blu Ray player
Panasonic DP-UB820 Ultra HD Blu-ray Player
9.4.4 Speaker System -  Martin Logan Motion 40’s ( 2 ), Motion SLM XL center speaker, Motion FX surrounds ( 4 ), Motion LX16 wide channel speakers  ( 2 ) , Motion 4 heights ( 4 )
Two  SVS PC 12 Plus cylinder subs 
Four SVS SB2000 subs
AC Infinity AIRCOM T8 component cooling fans ( 3 )
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Re: Apocalypse Now 4K
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 12:00:29 PM »
More screen shots - 
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Re: Apocalypse Now 4K
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 01:11:25 PM »
And a final few screen shots - 
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Re: Apocalypse Now 4K
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 03:01:01 PM »
I liked the movie too and I reviewed it for us at:

https://discuss.avscience.com/index.php?topic=2213.msg13823#msg13823
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Re: Apocalypse Now 4K
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2019, 03:24:10 PM »
Thought I'd throw my 2 cents in the ring since I just had a chance to watch it. I forgot you reviewed it, but your review was not under " Movie Reviews " when I looked today! 
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