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Born on the Fourth of July Blu-ray

Posted April 5, 2012 03:55 PM by Josh Katz

Universal 100thAs part of its 100th Anniversary this year, Universal Studios Home Entertainment is offering special Blu-rays of selected catalog titles, and Born on the Fourth of July will arrive in the July wave. This adaptation of Ron Kovic's memoir stars Tom Cruise (The Color of Money) as Kovic, an idealistic young man whose patriotic fervor motivates him to enlist in the Vietnam War.

However, the realities of battle prove far more murky than Kovic expected, and he returns to the United States both psychologically and physically crippled. Permanently confined to a wheelchair, Kovic undergoes an odyssey of self-discovery, an experience that results in his emergence as a highly regarded antiwar activist.

Directed by Oliver Stone (Platoon), the film features an impressive ensemble that includes Kyra Sedgwick (Gamer), Raymond J. Barry (Justified), Frank Whaley (Vacancy), Stephen Baldwin (The Usual Suspects), and Willem Dafoe (Antichrist).

Born on the Fourth of July was also a huge success at the 1990 Academy Awards Ceremony, winning the following Oscars:
  • Best Director: Oliver Stone
  • Best Film Editing: David Brenner and Joe Hutshing
In addition, the picture received further nominations for:
  • Best Picture: A. Kitman Ho and Oliver Stone
  • Best Actor: Tom Cruise
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Oliver Stone and Ron Kovic
  • Best Cinematography: Robert Richardson
  • Best Original Score: John Williams
  • Best Sound: Michael Minkler, Gregory H. Watkins, Wylie Stateman, and Tod A. Maitland
Universal's Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy combo pack presents the film in its 2.39:1 original aspect ratio with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio track alongside these bonus supplements:
  • Commentary with Oliver Stone
  • Backstory: Born on the Fourth of July archival documentary
  • Two 100 Years of Universal featurettes:
  • - The '80s
    - Academy Award Winners
Born on the Fourth of July streets on July 3rd.





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prkprkprk
  Apr 05, 2012
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Classic film, been waiting for this one since the days of Blu Vs. HDDVD! Will definitely get this.
NYorker
  Apr 05, 2012
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Didn't know Oliver Stone directed The Sting...

jupiter123
  Apr 05, 2012
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Day one for me!! Great freakin movie that no one ever seems to talk about. For all those Tom Cruise haters out there who say he cant act, watch this movie!

rmainhammer
  Apr 05, 2012
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Let's be honest, this is really a Stephen Baldwin vehicle.

mjcavinder
  Apr 05, 2012
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curious what the cover will look like.
bodian26
  Apr 05, 2012
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Where are the deleted scenes? For instance, the opening when Kovic was a boy had been shot to be a much longer opening to the film. Don't hold back, Universal.
scottevil50
  Apr 05, 2012
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A must have!!! Universal finally releasing stuff I want this year!!!
Harvey Dent
  Apr 05, 2012
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Has been available in UK for some time now. Should be the same transfer

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repete66211
  Apr 05, 2012
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It's a good movie, unfortunately marred slightly by TC's usual earnestness. I'd really like to see Coming Home on Blu-ray.

dmollenauer
  Apr 06, 2012
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Tom Cruise's best performance. Been waiting for Oliver Stone's Platoon sequel for a long time.

ambientcafe
  Apr 06, 2012
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I'll wait for the bd reviews to see if it's worth upgrading from my HDDVD copy from 07', which merited a respectable 4 out of 5 on PQ from HighDef Digest ...

Born2BeBlu
  Apr 06, 2012
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Finally, Oliver Stone's best film (with TALK RADIO being a very close second), hits Blu-ray! Thank you Universal...now bring on Joe Dante's THE 'BURBS this year, too!!!!

CandyStalker
  Apr 06, 2012
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Not one, not two, but THREE BALDWIN BROTHERS in the cast!! Need I say more? Okay, how 'bout some Willem Dafoe, Tommy Sizemore and Michael Wincott?
...and McGinley and Berenger and Kevin Bacon's wife and...

I think I'll buy it.
Felipenor
  Apr 06, 2012
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Nice release. Too bad it's not digibook.

CHERRYGARCIA
  Apr 06, 2012
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awesome..love this film..Stone's best after Platoon

zodiac1016
  Apr 06, 2012
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It appears that Universal is releasing all of their HD-DVD titles onto Blu-ray this year.

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Canada
  Apr 07, 2012
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This has been one of my most wanted Blu ray's. As far a I am concerned this movie features Tom Cruise and Oliver Stone at there best.

Mastaplan23
  Apr 08, 2012
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NICE!! this is a must buy for me, can put it next to Platoon X)


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