This is the untamed Apocalypse that Coppola envisioned in 1979 before money and mental pressures made him fear he had created something too long, too weird and too morally demanding for the masses. show more
Whatever thematic clarity the added footage may confer is prosaic or didactic and intrusive; this stuff hit the cutting-room floor the first time around for good reason.
It's an occasion for welcoming a restoration that transforms a flawed movie, one that was touched by greatness, into a masterpiece. show more