Published on May 24th, 2011 | by Chris


Dale Dye on Platoon, Blu Ray Drops Today 5/24

On the day that Platoon appears on shelves in a much-awaited Blu Ray format, MovieWeb has an interview with war movie consultant (and soon director) Dale Dye about both movies....

Oliver had been trying to do Platoon, or a version of Platoon for about 10 years, and couldn't get anybody to back him. The time wasn't right, sociologically, in the United States. Oliver never compromised, going through that long process of getting somebody to back him to make this film. He knew the reality of combat in Vietnam, so he was unwilling to compromise on anything. He absolutely wanted it to be the closest, emotional look at what men went through in Vietnam, in infantry companies, that he could possibly do. He never compromised that.

Link: Dale Dye Talks Platoon

The Blu Ray edition of Platoon is in my queue, so expect a review soon!  I dunno if I'll wind up buying this one, if it's a good enough improvement I just might.

Platoon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) Platoon (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo)
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Winner* of 4 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar®-winning director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. "Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing" (Leonard Maltin), it is "a dark, unforgettable memorial" (The Washington Post) to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam...

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Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Manufacturer: MGM (Video & DVD)
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