Yesterday Benjamin Crossley-Marra announced on the Filmmaker website that a DVD of George Hickenlooper and Fax Bahr‘s Hearts of Darkness, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the tortured making of Francis Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now, will finally be released on 11.20.
It bothers me that Crossley-Marra doesn’t mention the disc’s distributor in his story, and that I can’t find any mention of the Hearts DVD on Amazon.com, and that I haven’t heard about this directly from Hickenlooper. I’ll feel a lot more trusting about this announcement when some of these details peek through, or when they don’t.
The Hearts of Darkness DVD will reportedly include a narration track by Francis Coppola and his wife Eleanor. The disc will also feature Eleanor’s Coda: Thirty Years Later, a follow-up documentary on the whole magilla.