Copied from a Toronto FF report at AICN:
"Speaking of Coppola, I chatted with George Hickenlooper, the director of Mayor of the Sunset Strip and co-director of Hearts of Darkness (the brilliant Apocalypse Now doc), at the Sunset Strip after-party. About a month ago he was talking with Francis about a DVD release of Hearts of Darkness -- the sticking point is the infamous Martin Sheen heart attack scene. Coppola wants a bit of narration added to the beginning of the sequence to further clarify exactly what he means when he goes on his "Martin Sheen isn't dead until I say he's dead!" rant.
Now, it's not my place to tell Francis Ford Coppola what he should do, but I think it's an unnecessary and somewhat futile step. The film, as is, gives plenty of context for the rant -- Coppola is clearly pissed at his staff for going behind his back and telling the studio about Sheen's condition before Coppola had figured out how he was going to handle the situation, not railing against God and trying to shout back the specter of Death or something. And further narration won't dispel the urban legend that's grown up around that interpretation, just as Sting telling people 10 years later that he was pulling Bob Geldof's leg with that tantric nonsense is going to change the way the general public sees him. That moment has become part of the mythology of Francis Ford Coppola, for better or worse, and delaying the release of Hearts of Darkness won't rewrite it. "
That movie NEEDS to come out on DVD. With or without the lame new narration.