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APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

APOCALYPSE NOW <span>(1979)</span> artwork

APOCALYPSE NOW (1979)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 194

Release dates 13/08/2019, 27/05/2011, 01/10/2004, 23/11/2001, 01/05/1992

Ratings Info strong bloody violence, gore, sexualised nudity, very strong language

Genre(s) War, Drama, Action

Director(s) Francis Coppola,Francis Ford Coppola

Cast includes Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, G. D. Spradlin, Harrison Ford, Jerry Ziesmer, Scott Glenn, Bo Byers, James Keane, Kerry Rossall, Ron McQueen, Tom Mason, Cynthia Wood, Colleen Camp, Linda Carpenter

Summary APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT is a re-edited version of the 1979 US Vietnam War drama in which a US Army Captain is sent on a secret mission to assassinate a rogue American Colonel.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 17/05/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT is a re-edited version of the 1979 US Vietnam War drama in which a US Army Captain is sent on a secret mission to assassinate a rogue American Colonel.

Violence

Scenes of bloody violence include people being shot or blown up, including one soldier's legs being blown off by an explosion. Another soldier is impaled with a spear.

Injury detail

There is sight of gory injuries, including one man attempting to hold in his guts, and sight of severed heads.

Nudity

There is a sequence in which a naked woman walks around a bed on which a man is lying. There is also sight of soft-core 'pin up' images from porn magazines, showing breast nudity. There is also some non sexual nudity, including when corpses are seen.

Language

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t') as well as more frequent strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker', 'c**ksucker'). There is also use of racist terms (including 'gook' and 'slope'), milder bad language including 'bitch' and 'pussy', and rude hand and finger gestures.

The film also contains a few crude verbal sex references, drug misuse and drug references, and verbal references to suicide.

There is a sequence in which a real bull is actually killed using a machete. The animal's spine is severed immediately meaning the kill is both quick and clean and the scene does not comprise a "cruel infliction of pain or terror" in a manner than contravenes the Cinematograph Films (Animals) Act 1937.

Details

Title
APOCALYPSE NOW
Also known as
APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX,APOCALYPSE NOW: FINAL CUT
Year
1979
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Studio Canal,Buena Vista Home Entertainment,CIC Video,Pathe Distribution,Independent Cinema Office,Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists Ltd,Buena Vista International UK,British Film Institute Ltd
Classified date(s)
16/08/2019
Main language
English
Other languages
Vietnamese
BBFC reference
AZF014093

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