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25 Years Later…Platoon on Blu-ray!

I often get heckled about my love for movies and having not seen some of the films considered essential classics.  One such film has always been Platoon.  Well things are about to change in my life.  No, it’s not that I can’t get enough of Charlie Sheen as of late, but instead I’m actually looking forward to not only finally seeing this movie, but reviewing it too.  How do you like those apples?  But seriously, MGM has just announced a May 24th Blu-ray release date for the movie that kick started Sheen’s career some 25 years ago. Check out the full press release below from MGM!

LOS ANGELES (March 23, 2011) – Catch a young Charlie Sheen in his breakout performance in one of the most iconic movies ever when PLATOON makes its stunning Blu-ray debut on May 24 from MGM Home Entertainment. The remastered, first-ever Blu-ray edition brings the sounds and images of Oliver Stone’s critically acclaimed Vietnam War drama to life in an entirely new way. PLATOON received eight Academy Award® nominations, winning four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound and Best Film Editing. The all-star cast includes Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, Keith David and Johnny Depp.

PLATOON tells the extraordinary journey of Private Chris Taylor (Sheen), a young, naive American who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers he must battle the Viet Cong alongside the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. His two commanding officers (Oscar®-nominated Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other. Meanwhile, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man’s highest value: life.

The special Blu-ray and DVD Combo Pack celebrating PLATOON’s 25th anniversary is loaded with special features including:
?    Audio Commentary with Director Oliver Stone
?    Audio Commentary with Military Advisor Dale Dye
?    Deleted & Extended Scenes
?    Flashback to Platoon
?    Snapshot in Time: 1967-1968
?    Creating the ‘Nam
?    Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon
?    Documentaries
?    One War, Many Stories
?    Preparing for ‘Nam
?    Vignettes
?    Caputo & The 7th Fleet
?    Dye Training Method
?    Gordon Gekko
?    Television Spots
?    Action
?    Critical Acclaim
?    The Director
?    Theatrical Trailer

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ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

4 Responses to “25 Years Later…Platoon on Blu-ray!”


  1. Gerard Iribe

    Winning.

  2. Aaron Neuwirth

    Great film.

  3. Sean Ferguson

    It was a good one.

  4. Jiminy Critic

    Sit back and enjoy… good flick… Stone put the actors through a few weeks of realistic “boot camp” which gave them a feel for what they would be filming… seems to have worked…