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    Unique ID Code: 0000008203
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 31/8/2000 14:56
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    Platoon (US)

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    The first casualty of war is innocence
    Certificate: R
    Running Time: 120 mins
    Retail Price: $19.98
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    Winner of four Academy Awards including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. "Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing" (Leonard Maltin), it is "a dark, unforgettable memorial" (The Washington Post) to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

    Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young naïve American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers (Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger and William Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man`s highest value... life.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    Collectible Booklet
    Original Theatrical Trailer

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English
    Dolby Digital Surround 2.0 Spanish

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    Oliver Stone

    Written By:

    Kevin Dillon
    Richard Edson
    John C. McGinley
    Francesco Quinn
    Forest Whitaker
    Charlie Sheen
    Willem Dafoe
    Tom Berenger

    Casting By:
    Bob Morones
    Warren McLean
    Pat Golden

    Soundtrack By:
    Stephen Foster
    Georges Delerue

    Music From:
    Samuel Barber

    Director of Photography:
    Robert Richardson

    Claire Simpson

    Production Designer:
    Bruno Rubeo

    Arnold Kopelson
    A. Kitman Ho

    Executive Producer:
    Derek Gibson
    John Daly

    United Artists
    Metro Goldwyn Mayer

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    Platoon is easily the most realistic Vietnam movie ever and one of the best war films also. With top notch performances, superb cinematography and a Oliver Stone on top of his game this film is definately worth a look.
    There`s only one problem though the extra`s. All we get is a trailer. There just isn`t enough extra`s to make thisn disc a must. The sound is great and so is the picture but the extra`s really let it down.
    posted by Jools Palmer on 12/9/2000 00:41