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New Release: Platoon 25th Anniversary Blu-ray

Due May 24

photo Oliver Stones breakthrough "Platoon" makes its Blu-ray debut on May 24 from MGM Home Entertainment to celebrate the film's 25th anniversary. The remastered, first-ever Blu-ray edition brings the sounds and images of Stone's critically acclaimed Vietnam War drama to life in an entirely new way. "Platoon" received eight Academy Award nominations, winning four: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Sound and Best Film Editing. The all-star cast includes Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, Keith David and Johnny Depp.

"Platoon" tells the extraordinary journey of Private Chris Taylor (Sheen), a young, naive American who arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers he must battle the Viet Cong alongside the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. His two commanding officers (Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other. Meanwhile, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value: life.

Bonus features: Commentary with director Oliver Stone; commentary by military advisor Dale Dye; deleted & extended scenes; "Flashback to Platoon" featurettes: "Snapshot in Time: 1967-1968," "Creating the 'Nam" and "Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon"; documentaries: "One War, Many Stories" and "Preparing for 'Nam"; vignettes: "Caputo & The 7th Fleet," "Dye Training Method" and "Gordon Gekko"; and television spots (action, critical acclaim, the director. theatrical trailer).