The original cut of Apocalypse Now was fantastic, a dark and moody movie that really spoke to me like few movies ever had. I owned a copy on VHS for a long time, and watched it over and over. The new version, Apocalypse Now Redux, in my opinion, is not as strong a cut. Perhaps I m to in love with the original version, but most of the added footage only detracts form the film.
The downside is that the original Apocalyse Now is hard (or expensive) to find on DVD, with Apocalypse Now Redux all over the place. So, I was estatic when I found out Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier was coming out. Special features and both versions of the movie... must own for fans!