DIGITAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
"The horror, the horror!" This cinematic updating of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness captured the madness of the Vietnam War better than perhaps any film. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) must go downriver to "terminate with extreme prejudice" out-of-control Colonel Kurtz (an out-of-control Brando), who has created a violent kingdom deep in the Vietnam jungle. Arriving overweight and underprepared, Brando nevertheless imbues Kurtz with an intensity that carries through the whole terrifying picture.
DCP courtesy American Zeotrope.