It's hard to improve on perfection, and Apocalypse Now is as close as any to being a perfect movie. Named Roger Ebert's favorite film of the 1970s, this war epic is about the duality of human nature and the darkness that lurks inside men's hearts. Martin Sheen plays a
Captain in the U.S. military stationed in Vietnam, who journey's up river to assassinate a rogue Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando.
The theatrical run of the film already clocked in at 2 hours and 33 minutes, but director Francis Ford Coppola's director's cut released in 2001 added an additional 49 minutes of footage. Apocalypse Now Redux has several scenes extended, including two entirely new scenes that were cut out of the original run. While the scene depicting the visit to the French plantation can get a little tedious, overall the Redux addition of the movie is what some might call the definitive version of the film.