“Apocalypse Now” Theatrical & Director’s Cut Comparison

This is a shot-by-shot comparison between the theatrical and director’s cut of the movie. You can explore the matching, moved and deleted fragments on the timeline chart below.

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Theatrical cut length 2 h. 27 min.
Director’s cut length 3 h. 16 min.
Added in director’s cut 52 min. 4 sec.
Moved 1 min. 25 sec.


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Theatrical cut
Director’s cut
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02 Oct 2018
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