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Apocalypse Now: The Video Game On Kickstarter

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Erebus LLC has set up a Kickstarter campaign for a video game adaption of Apocalypse Now. The dev team, which is composed of industry veterans who have developed for titles such as Fallout: New Vegas, Wasteland 2, and Far Cry will be lending their talents towards adapting Apocalypse Now into a psychological horror game with RPG elements, encouraging stealth and resource management over run-and-gun gameplay, and allowing the player to develop Captain Willard to suit their playstyle.

While it can certainly be a daunting task to try and adapt Apocalypse Now into a functioning, and more importantly enjoyable, video game, on paper, at least, it seems the dev team is taking a pretty decent attempt at adapting the property into an interactive media.

www.kickstarter.com/projects/fringerider/apocalypse-now-the-game

How Cool Is That?

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

I really like Thirty Second Out’s ‘Victory’ print, depicting actor Robert Duvall in his iconic role as Col Kilgore in ‘Apocalypse Now’. Apparently, so does he.  He signed one of the prints and it will be auctioned off to raise money for the World of Honor fund early next year, but you can get yours now at thirtysecondsout.com/products/poster-victory.

Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure

Thursday, October 7th, 2010

I didn’t need Tactical FanBoy to point this one out to me. My life changed for the better in 1979 when “Apocalypse Now” came out. I still get goose-bumps every time I hear “Ride of the Valkyries”. Of course my dad wouldn’t take me, I think it was a little too soon for him and the whole thing freaked him out a little bit. But I saw it all the same, and the whole idea of becoming a fighter pilot went the way of the dodo. I would venture to say that it played just as significant a role in most SSD reader’s lives as well.

Zoetrope has just released Apocalypse Now: Full Disclosure, a three-disc Blu-ray edition that includes the original 1979 cut, the Redux version that adds several scenes to the opus, as well as the making-of documentary “Hearts of Darkness. Nothing like seeing Martin Sheen suffer a heart attack, it’s sort of a form a poetic justice. Additionally, this is the first time the film has been offered in Blue-ray. If this is where the sickness started for you too, it’s a must-have.

-Ed