Francis Ford Coppola’s impressive return to the subject of the Vietnam War is a poignant and contemplative companion piece to his epic masterwork Apocalypse Now.
Set in 1968, the film reunites Coppola with Godfather star James Caan, who plays a disillusioned army sergeant stationed at Fort Meyers’ Arlington Cemetery and views the war in Vietnam as unwinnable, despairing at the dead arriving daily for burial from the front lines.
This powerful drama from one of American cinema’s most audacious filmmakers boasts a towering performance by Caan, and a superb supporting cast, including Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, Mary Stuart Masterson and DB Sweeney.
High Definition remaster
Original stereo audio
Audio commentary with filmmaker and critic Jim Hemphill
Interview with Francis Ford Coppola (2018): an all-new interview with the multi award-winning director as he talks candidly about the production of Gardens of Stone
Interview with Anjelica Huston
Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography
New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits
Lexikon des Int. Films: "Eine formal beherrschte und inhaltlich vielschichtige Auseinandersetzung mit dem Problem des Militarismus, ohne dabei seine Vertreter menschlich zu denunzieren; diskussionswert."