The 1986 Academy Award winner (for “Best Picture”) “Platoon“ is officially coming to 4K UHD Blu-ray on September 13th via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film, winner of four Academy Awards, was written & directed by Oliver Stone, and it starred Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, Tony Todd, James Terry McIlvain, Keith David, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, Kevin Dillon, John C. McGinley, and Johnny Depp.
Tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have yet to be fully detailed but should include a 2160p video presentation in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and presumably HDR10 (at least) in terms of high dynamic range as well as perhaps Dolby Atmos sound and/or the original DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 lossless mix — as found on the original 2011 Blu-ray release. The release will come in the form of a “combo pack” meaning that it will include a new Blu-ray counterpart.
You can now find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon. You can also find the 4K available for preorder directly from the ShoutFactory.com store with an added bonus poster [while supplies last]. The bonus materials set to be included with the release are “currently in progress” and will be announced at a later date. So, stay tuned for an update on that and the final tech specs.
The tech specs for the 4K UHD Blu-ray have not yet been detailed, in fact, the title has not yet been officially announced by the studio [Disney], but stay tuned for an update on that. It is known, from the cover art (pictured above) that the release will come in the form of a “combo pack” with the Blu-ray counterpart as well as a digital code (copy) of the film included, compatible with Movies Anywhere. You cannot yet find the 4K UHD Blu-ray available for preorder over at Amazon, however, you can find the title for preorder over at retailers Best Buy and Target — where the release date is currently listed.
UPDATE: Tech specs for the release will include full 1080p HD video in the 1.78:1 aspect ratio with DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio. The approximate feature runtime for this release is 6 Hours. Thanks to our friends at Shout! Factory for this information.
The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
Deleted Scenes featuring extended interviews from Cameron Crowe, Ice-T, Gus Wenner, Jane Wenner, Janet Reitman, Matt Taibbi, and Victor Juhasz
Below after the break you can find the trailer for the documentary and official announcement for the Blu-ray release. Read more
The 1986 Oliver Stone film “Platoon” in a Limited Edition Steelbook packaging with a new transfer is coming to Blu-ray Disc on September 18th via Shout! Factory. This release promises to be “the definitive edition” of the film on Blu-ray. Tech specs include full 1080p HD video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. This (as mentioned) contains a new4K transfer of the film that was actually approved by Writer/Director Oliver Stone himself. The title is available for PRE-ORDER now over at Amazon. Bonus materials set to be included on the release are listed below.
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
Below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.