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Blu Room: Platoon (Two Disc Blu-Ray/Dvd Combo)

15 June 2011 9:03 AM, PDT | | See recent LRM Online news »

Platoon (2 Disc Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)MGM Home Entertainment1986/120 mins/Rated RList Price: $29.99 – Available May 24, 2011Fresh off the critical success of Salvador, Oliver Stone finally broke into the mainstream with Platoon , his impression of the Vietnam War, taken from when he observed it first-hand as a grunt. Stone uses an innocent, middle-class, college drop-out, who volunteers to join an infantry unit for patriotic reasons, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), to be his alter ego. As the narrator and letter writer to his grandmother, which allows us to hear his personal reactions to what is happening, it is through Taylor's eyes that we see the savagery of the war. The first thing the young man sees as his transport plane lands in Vietnam in 1967, are all the body bags and the disheartened looks of the soldiers leaving to go back home. His unit will be somewhere near the Cambodian border where just existing »

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