Platoon was a career making film for so much of the talent involved including director Oliver Stone who went from guy behind the jokey horror film The Hand to a serious Oscar winning director. It proved to be Charlie Sheen’s finest two hours. Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe became bigger stars as the most influential men in Sheen’s tour of duty in Vietnam. Naturally it is a film that deserves the nobility of a Steelbook to protect the Blu-ray inside. Shout! Factory is releasing the film and numerous bonus features on September 18. Here’s the press release with all the details:
An Oliver Stone Film
(LIMITED EDITION STEELBOOK)
FEATURING A BRAND-NEW 4K TRANSFER AND SPECIAL BONUS CONTENT, THIS DEFINITIVE BLU-RAY™ EDITION ARRIVES
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY
Shout! Factory will release PLATOON (Limited Edition Steelbook) on September 18, 2018. The film itself has been remastered from a brand-new 4K scan approved by writer-director Oliver Stone. Limited to 10,000 copies, this collector must-have Blu-ray edition offers enticing packaging, stunning movie presentation, and special bonus content, including audio commentary by Oliver Stone, audio commentary with military advisor Dale Dye, deleted and extended scenes with optional commentary by Oliver Stone, “Flashback to Platoon”, documentaries “One War, Many Stories” and “Preparing for ‘Nam”, special featurettes (“Caputo & The 7th Fleet”, “Dye Training Method”, and “Gordon Gekko”), theatrical trailer and more!
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steelbook) is available for pre-order now exclusively on Amazon.
Inspired by his own experiences, Oliver Stone’s anti-war epic tells the tale of PFC Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen, Wall Street), a young Army recruit sent to Vietnam, who witnesses the atrocities of war –many of which are carried out by those Chris calls “comrades.” Heralded by critics as the best film of 1986, Platoon won four of the nine Academy Awards® for which it was nominated including Best Picture and Best Director for Oliver Stone, and earned Best Supporting Actor nominations for co-stars Tom Berenger (Inception) and Willem Dafoe (Shadow of the Vampire).
1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.85:1)/English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1/English SDH Subtitles/1986/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 120 Minutes
PLATOON (Limited Edition Steel Book) Bonus Features:
Audio Commentary by Writer-Director Oliver Stone
Audio Commentary by Military Advisor Dale Dye
Deleted And Extended Scenes With Optional Commentary by Oliver Stone
“Flashback To Platoon”:
“Snapshot In Time: 1967 – 1968”
“Creating The ’Nam”
“Raw Wounds: The Legacy of Platoon”
“One War, Many Stories”
“Preparing For ’Nam”
“Caputo & The 7th Fleet”
“Dye Training Method”
Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots
*1986: Best Picture (winner), Director (Oliver Stone – winner), Best Sound (winner), Best Film Editing (winner), Actor in a Supporting Role (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe), Best Original Screenplay, Cinematography
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