Apocalypse - The untold story (1981) - GO 139
|Director: Ian McLeod||AKA: The Soldier's story|
|Run time: 93min 56 sec||Review Rating: * * *|
|Production date: 1981||GO release date: Nov 1982|
|DVD Availability: No||Tagline: Vietnam - The rape of a nation|
|Adverts & Articles:||Genre: War|
|Original Price: £||Current market Value: £5 - £10|
See our for sale section where we have a example up for grabs
Shot Glass Review
Yet another Vietnam movie! This time with a twist as written and directed by Ian McLeod – taking the form of a mixed series of events, as told from both sides as Vietnamese and American voice-overs narrate us through key events. The voices, provided by television star Geoffrey Bowes and the unknown Tom Do-Trong Chau, guide us while mixing documentary and historical footage in an attempt to create a balanced and accurate account of the war and their respective Nations as a whole.
This drama, strangely lacking in chronological detail, remains a fascinating cluster of segments, not to mention a refreshing change from the usual sort of Vietnam fodder that is so readily available... In November 1987, Apocalyspe: The Untold Story was re-released by Des Dolan’s Mogul Communications label, using the same version previously endorsed by Go. Apocalypse might not be one of Go’s rarer titles, but it makes a nice addition for display nonetheless. Both tapes are extremely hard to find nowadays, although the original Go tape remains the version of choice by collectors.
What they said then