'Platoon' Blu-ray Detailed

Posted Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 08:00 AM PDT by

This is almost as good as a mercury surfboard! Full details are in for Oliver Stone's 1986 war epic coming to Blu-ray this spring!

As previously reported, MGM/UA will be bringing 'Platoon,' featuring a young Charlie Sheen in his breakout performance, to Blu-ray on May 17.

The remastered, first-ever Blu-ray edition brings the sounds and images of Oliver 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 Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, John C. McGinley, Forest Whitaker, Kevin Dillon, Keith David and Johnny Depp.

The release will be a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack with 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, and supplements will include: Audio Commentary with Director Oliver Stone; Audio Commentary with Military Advisor Dale Dye; Deleted & Extended Scenes; Flashback to Platoon (Snapshot in Time: 1967-1968, Creating the ‘Nam com and Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon); One War, Many Stories; Preparing for ‘Nam; Vignettes (Caputo & The 7th Fleet, Dye Training Method, and Gordon Gekko); TV spots and theatrical trailer.

You can find the latest specs for 'Platoon' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 17.

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Platoon (Blu-ray)
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