Without descending into hyperbole, quite possibly THE greatest war movie ever made. The mesmerising new restoration was supervised by Director and Producer Francis Ford Coppola, and provides an emotional jaunt down memory lane if you’ve seen it before.

Trippy, surreal (the bunny girls performing a sort of United Nations set on the base?!) and deeply sad in equal amounts, it will keep you riveted from start to finish. If you for some obscure reason haven’t seen this epic masterpiece, shrouded equally in the mystique surrounding its conception (Sheen’s heart attack, the weather kept destroying expensive sets, Brando was incoherent and overweight, the alleged drug taking), as in the rollercoaster story told, then do make it to the cinema now.

Utterly awesome in its magnificence with a more than stellar cast – Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Larry Fishburne, Dennis Hopper and Harrison Ford amongst others – makes the 153 minutes running time fly by in a second.

Currently on general release with a 3 disc Special Edition coming out on Blu-Ray on the 13th June 2011.

Words by Anna Bang

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Dennis Hopper, Francis Ford Coppola, Harrison Ford, Larry Fishburne, Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall,