Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War classic Apocalypse Now is available for the first time in a three-film digital bundle and Military.com readers can win a copy for the film’s original 1979 version, the expanded 2001 Apocalypse Now Redux and Hearts of Darkness, the 1991 documentary that chronicled the film’s difficult history.
You can enter to win by sending an email to LionsgateDigi@gmail.com with the subject line “Military.com Apocalypse Now Contest.” Deadline for entries is February 5th and the winner will receive a code to download the film from the VUDU store.
For everyone else, the bundle is priced at $19.99 and is available from VUDU, iTunes, Amazon online stores.
Apocalypse Now was Coppola’s long-awaited followup to The Godfather Part II and stars Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Harrison Ford, Laurence Fishburne and Dennis Hopper. The original is one of the greatest war films of all time and the 2001 expanded version, made with the added perspective of time and without the insane time pressure Coppola faced in 1979, might be an even better film. Watch the original film first, move on to Hearts of Darkness for some perspective on the craziness and end the triple-feature with Redux, after which you’ll have a great sense of the director’s achievement.