Blu-ray Release: Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection

Blu-ray Release Date: Dec. 4, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $39.99
Studio: Lionsgate


Francis Ford Coppola fans who’ve haven’t been keeping up with the great filmmaker’s works on Blu-ray get a chance to catch up with the well-priced release of Francis Ford Coppola 5-Film Collection Blu-ray. A quintet the five-time Academy Award winner’s movies, all of which have been previously issued on Blu-ray, are being issued together for the first time as a high-definition boxed set, complete with a slew of extras.

Here’s a breakdown of the musical, drama and war films that comprise the collection, along with their bonus features:

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

This is the definitive version of Francis Ford Coppola’s stunning vision of the heart of darkness in all of us, re-edited and re-mastered with 49 minutes of additional footage.

  • Audio commentary by Director Francis Ford Coppola
One from the Heart movie scene

Nastassia Kinski grows on Frederic Forrest in Coppola's One from the Heart.

One From The Heart (1982)

  • Feature-length audio commentary by director Francis Ford Coppola
  • The Dream Studio documentary
  • The Electronic Cinema documentary
  • Tom Waits and the Music of One From The Heart documentary
  • The Making Of One From The Heart (1982) documentary
  • Previously Unreleased Demo Recordings and Alternate Takes of Tom Waits’ Music
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Videotaped Rehearsals
  • The Tom Waits Score: Alternate Tracks
  • Press Conference at the Studio
  • Francis Coppola Speaks to the Exhibitors
  • This One’s From the Heart Music Video
  • Stop Motion Demo
  • Theatrical Trailers

Tetro(2009)

  • Audio commentary with Francis Ford Coppola and actor Alden Ehrenreich
  • “The Rehearsal Process” featurette – documenting Coppola’s extensive preparation with the cast
  • “Fausta: A Drama in Verse” – extended version of the play featured within the movie
  • “Mihai Malaimare, Jr: The Cinematography” featurette
  • “The Ballet” featurette – a look at the film’s choreography and the use of dance in the film
  • “Osvaldo Golijov: Music Born from the Film” featurette
  • “La Colifata: Siempre Fui Loco” featurette – a behind the scenes look at the filming of Tetro at La Borda mental hospital

The Conversation (1974)

  • Interview with director Francis Ford Coppola and composer David Shire
  • “Harry Caul’s San Francisco: Then and Now” featurette
  • Archival screen tests with Harrison Ford, Cindy Williams
  • Archival audio of Francis Ford Coppola dictating (writing) the original script
  • Archival on-set interview with Gene Hackman
  • “Close up on The Conversation” featurette
  • Discussion with Francis Ford Coppola about his early film exercise, “No Cigar”
  • Audio commentary with director Francis Ford Coppola
  • Audio commentary with editor Walter Murch

 

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Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.