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‘Apocalypse’ at Jordan

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It's taken him 22 years, but director Francis Ford Coppola has finally assembled the definitive version of his highly regarded 1979 war movie "Apocalypse Now."

Now clocking in at more than 3 1/2 hours, the director's cut of the film, dubbed "Apocalypse Now Redux," moves faster and is more focused and less rambling, and it helps explain some of the actions of its lead character, U.S. Army Capt. Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen), who is sent into the jungles to find a rogue army colonel (Marlon Brando).

Utah audiences will get the chance to judge for themselves when "Apocalypse Now Redux" begins an exclusive run at the Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons on Friday.

For this special re-release, distributor Miramax Films struck several 70mm prints of the film, one of which will be shown on the theater's Cricket SuperScreen, which usually shows large-screen documentaries and a handful of select blockbusters. Unlike most of the films shown on the theater's large screen, though, this is an R-rated movie that contains violent war scenes, strong profanity, drug use and nudity.

For showtimes and ticket prices on "Apocalypse Now Redux," as well as other Jordan Commons programs, call 304-4636.