The horror … the horror … of having to watch Apocalypse Now on some cruddy standard-definition DVD. Much better: the remastered high-definition three-disc set, out today. The package includes the original cut, 2001’s Apocalypse Now Redux cut, the classic making-of documentary, Hearts of Darkness, and a full payload of extras, including screen tests and the hilarious clip we’re presenting exclusively after the jump, in which Francis Ford Coppola admits that he ate one of Bill Graham’s pot cookies before delivering a particularly inspired address at the 1979 Academy Awards.
Even more inspiring: Vulture is giving away two Blu-ray sets. To win one, compose a stoned haiku about the film. Leave your best seventeen syllables (that’s five in the first line, seven in the second line, five in the last line) in this post’s comments by 10 p.m. on Thursday, October 21. Winners will be notified shortly thereafter and will each receive a Blu-ray set … though no pot brownies.