MGM Home Entertainment, in conjunction with 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, has announced Platoon for Blu-ray release on May 24, in a BD/DVD combo. This acclaimed semi-autobiographical Vietnam war drama, directed by Oliver Stone, received eight Academy Award nominations, winning four (Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound and Best Film Editing).
Nice. I just sold this and Scarface on DVD since Blu-rays were rumored to be coming out soon. And Born on the Fourth of July is reportedly due out later this year in the UK. Hopefully we get that here as well.
Yay! The only Oliver Stone/Charlie Sheen movie I'll watch! Great movie, but you have to wonder: how does this film win Best Picture and Apocalypse Now (one of the greatest films of all time) lose to Kramer vs. Kramer???
Time to watch the Warlock take down some trolls with his Tiger blood! lol. Can't wait to see this again (saw it when I was a young lad on VHS). Charlie Sheen was the man. Rest of the cast is great as well. This will definitely be joining my collection eventually. And yeah big WTF on the gordon gekko special feature?
At long last. I've eagerly awaited the blu-ray release of this milestone of a war film. It seems to have a fairly extensive suite of extras, too, which is always good. I plan to preorder it as long as the price is reasonable and add it to my growing Oliver Stone collection.
I hope they remaster the sound. Platoon and American Graffiti are hands down the two worst sound tracks on DVD. Both sounded more like stereo, with no direction to voices and effects. It's like the sound was up in my ceiling, and with Platoon, there was never any umph to any sound effects. Whatever Platoon did to win Best Sound certainly was not carried over to the DVD release.
It's funny that some people thought Charlie Sheen was a serious actor before his meltdown. Let me get this straight--His participation in that awful dead in the head sitcom for years didn't ruin his credibility? His belief that the federal government brought down the WTC with missles on 9/11 didn't soil his reputation?
Just watched this on EPIX movie network in HD and it looked pretty good-hope the transfer is awesome and the extras are good too. My uncle was in "The Nam" and never was the same since then; I saw this movie in the theaters when I was 16 and it really affected me and made me at least partially understand what happened to my uncle and the other guys that fought, bled, and died in Southeast Asia. Day 1 purchase for me!
Already have Platoon on blu-ray(Korean zone-free), and it's just.........OKAY. I realize it's an old movie, but I really thought they could have done a much better job remastering this one in both PQ and audio, especially audio. I was pretty disappointed in the audio.