Platoon (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray)

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  • Released: September 13, 2022
  • Originally Released: 1986
  • Label: Shout Factory

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , , , &
Directed by

Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1986 - Best Director: Oliver Stone
Academy Awards 1986 - Best Film Editing: Claire Simpson
Academy Awards 1986 - Best Picture: Not Applicable
Academy Awards 1986 - Best Sound: Multiple

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh88%

TOMATOMETER
...Intense....Very effective scenes....An impressive-looking production in all respects...
Variety
Dec 3, 1986
Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly
Jul 8, 1994
4 stars out of 5 -- [A] phenomenon....Importantly, Stone captured something of what it felt like to fight in the war.
Uncut
Apr 1, 2006
...This is movie-making with a zealot's fervor....[Stone] may have achieved a remarkable bridge with PLATOON. He has personalized a war for us...
Los Angeles Times
Dec 19, 1986
Loosely based on Stone’s experiences as a U.S. infantryman in Vietnam, this is an unvarnished, shock-to-the-system look at the chaos and insanity of war.
Chicago Sun-Times
May 2, 2020
...Wrenching... - Recommended
Premiere
May 1, 1995
Nothing that Oliver Stone has done before...is preparation for the singular achievement of his latest film, PLATOON....A major piece of work, as full of pasion as it is of redeeming, scary irony...
New York Times
Dec 19, 1986

Product Description:

In PLATOON, Oliver Stone draws on his experience as an infantryman in Vietnam to convey the brutality of guerrilla warfare: the heat of the jungle, the brushes with such wildlife as snakes and leeches, and, most powerfully, the presence of the unseen enemy. Charlie Sheen stars as Chris, a raw recruit, or "new meat," who serves as the film's narrator. At first he wilts under the rigorous conditions of jungle life, freezes up in a fire fight, and wonders whether he'll be able to survive. But he gradually adapts and, as time goes by, begins to see that the platoon is divided into two groups. One consists of lifers, juicers, and subintelligent whites, the other of blacks and heads. Sgt. Barnes, a combat-loving burnout (Tom Berenger), is the informal leader of the lifers, and Sgt. Elias, a free spirit (Willem Dafoe), leads the latter group. When the platoon takes some gruesome losses, an enraged Barnes kills some Vietnamese and orders the burning of their village, outraging the temporarily absent Elias. As the conflict between these two reaches its tragic climax, Chris must decide what he really values. Widely regarded as one of the finest war films ever made, PLATOON reflects not only the United States' division over Vietnam but the timeless truths of battle: terror, disorientation, exhilaration, and horrible loss.

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  • Sales Rank: 27,603
  • UPC: 826663228809
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