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    25th Anniversary Edition of Platoon hits Blu-ray this May

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    MGM & Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are proud to announce


    25th Anniversary Edition

    Directed by
    Oliver Stone

    Available to own for the first time on Blu-ray from
    the 16th May 2011

    Being released in time for Father's Day, Platoon would make the perfect gift!

    Starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, William Dafoe,
    Forest Whitaker & Johnny Depp

    Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Director, this harrowingly realistic war film (based on director Oliver Stone's firsthand experience of the Vietnam Ware) arrives on Blu-ray for the first time in this 25th Anniversary Edition - loaded with explosive extras that take you to the front lines of movie making. Platoon is a powerful, riveting and starkly brutal tale of an American soldier's descent into the chaos and horror or the Vietnam War

    This new Blu-ray release has 3 Vignettes which were previously only included in the US DVD release

    Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two non-commissioned officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two NCOs and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers

    Blu-ray Contents
    • Audio Commentary by Oliver Stone
    • Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
    • Deleted and Extended Scenes with Directors Commentary
    • Flashback to Platoon: Snapshot in Time: 1967-1968
    • Flashback to Platoon: Creating the 'Nam
    • Flashback to Platoon: Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon
    • One War Many Stories, Preparing for 'Nam
    • Vignettes: Caputo & the 7thFleet, Dye Training Method & Gordon Gekko
    • Television Spot: Action,: Critical Acclaim,: The Director
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Blu-ray Specifications
    • RRP Price: £19.99
    • Barcode: 1588307000
    • Certificate: 15 TBC
    • Running time: 120mins

    Platoon is distributed by MGM & Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and is available from all good DVD stockists from 16th May 2011.

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