Miramax Films has acquired rights in the UK, Latin America and Italy to Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now Redux, the 197-minute director's reworking of the 1979 classic.

Miramax had already acquired North American theatrical rights to the film which opens at showcase screens in New York City and Los Angeles on Aug 3.

Miramax struck the deal for additional territories with StudioCanal which has international rights on the film produced by Coppola's American Zoetrope.

Apocalypse Now Redux has already been playing in France through Pathe since May when it world premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to rapturous reviews. Screening in "grandes salles" such as the 2,000-seat Rex in Paris, the film was a minor success, taking $123,222 on 25 screens in its first seven days, but Miramax has higher hopes for its domestic launch next month.

The Redux version features 53 minutes of new footage never included in the original including the French plantation sequence featuring Christian Marquand and Aurore Clement.