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Platoon [Special Edition] [Widescreen]

Format: DVD     Release Date: 06/05/2001
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Oliver Stone's breakthrough as a director, Platoon is a brutally realistic look at a young soldier's tour of duty in Vietnam. Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a college student who quits school to volunteer for the Army in the late '60s. He's shipped off to Vietnam, where he serves with a culturally diverse group of fellow soldiers under two men who lead the platoon: Sgt. Barnes (Tom Berenger), whose facial scars are a mirror of the violence and corruption of his soul, and Sgt. Elias (Willem Dafoe), who maintains a Zen-like calm in the jungle and fights with both personal and moral courage even though he no longer believes in the war. After a few weeks "in country," Taylor begins to see the naïveté of his views of the war, especially after a quick search for enemy troops devolves into a round of murder and rape. Unlike Hollywood's first wave of Vietnam movies (including The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Coming Home), Platoon is a grunt's-eye view of the war, touching on moral issues but focusing on the men who fought the battles and suffered the wounds. In this sense, it resembles older war movies more than its Vietnam peers, as it mixes familiar elements of onscreen battle with small realistic details: bugs, jungle rot, exhaustion, C-rations, marijuana, and counting the days before you go home. This mix of traditional war movie elements with a contemporary sensibility won Platoon four Oscars including Best Picture and Best Director, and a reputation as one of the definitive modern war films. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Side #1

0. Scene Selections
1. Logo/Main Title [:17]
2. Unknown Territory [:21]
3. Ants [1:48]
4. First Week In Hell [:20]
5. Platoon Politics [2:29]
6. New Guys On Ambush [:32]
7. Dead Of Night [2:15]
8. A Lesson In Dying [3:13]
9. A Crusader [1:45]
10. The Feel-Good Cave [1:26]
11. Talkin' Trash [4:02]
12. Bunker Complex [2:31]
13. "Where's Manny?" [1:30]
14. Doing The Village [3:33]
15. Look The Other Way [:06]
16. "Fire In The Hole" [3:33]
17. Enforced Cease-Fire [2:19]
18. No Faith [1:56]
19. A Rainy Blur [2:09]
20. A Waste Of Men [:05]
21. Elias Is Out There [6:36]
22. "He's Dead?" [1:12]
23. Your Tired, Your Poor [:49]
24. Experts On Killing [5:23]
25. Live Bait [1:39]
26. The Rest Is Gravy [3:36]
27. "Gotta Die Sometime" [3:06]
28. In The Foxhole [2:54]
29. Overrun [:06]
30. One Last Shot [1:07]
31. Survivors [1:40]
32. End Credits [6:13]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: June 05, 2001
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Region: 1
  • Studio: MGM
  • Length: 120 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1), Stereo, Dolby Digital w/ sub-woofer channel (5.1)
  • Format: Wide Screen Enhanced (16x9)
  • Discs: 1
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • UPC: 027616862815
  • Product ID: 2046614
  • Genre: War

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