August 13, 2010 at 09:30 PM EDT

Thirty-one years ago this week, Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War masterpiece, Apocalypse Now, hit theaters. Over the decades, the pricey 1979 epic, which was nominated for eight Academy Awards and stars Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Dennis Hopper, and Robert “I love the smell of Napalm in the morning” Duvall, has become downright infamous thanks to colorfully crazy stories about its runaway bizarro production, Brando’s on-set eccentricities, and Coppola’s own heart-of-darkness journey to get it made before he flipped out.

To help celebrate the celluloid milestone, EW has gotten its hands on an exclusive trailer for the upcoming Special Edition Blu-ray of the film, which comes out on Oct. 19. The multi-disc set (there’s a two-disc and a three-disc version) will have nine hours of special features, including never-before-seen interviews with the filmmakers and audition footage, plus both the original version of the film and the restored Apocalypse Now Redux. And for DVD nerds who care about things like technical specs, it will be the first time the film is released in its original 2.35:1 aspect ratio.

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