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Oliver Stone film Platoon arrives on 4K September

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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.

1987 Ridley Scott film “Someone to Watch Over Me” on Blu-ray in March


The 1987 Ridley Scott directed film Someone to Watch Over Me starring Tom Berenger and Mimi Rogers is coming to Blu-ray Disc on March 12th, via Shout Select (Shout! Factory). The film co-starred Lorraine BraccoJerry Orbach, and Mark Moses. Tech specs for the Blu-ray include 1080p video in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio and DTS-HD 5.1 Master Audio sound. The upcoming Blu-ray is now available to pre-order over at Amazon. Only one special feature is set to be included on this release, in terms of bonus, which is listed below.

  • New interviews with Writer Howard Franklin and Director of Photography Steven Poster

Further below, after the break, you can find the full announcement regarding this upcoming Blu-ray Disc release.

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“Platoon” Limited Edition Steelbook Blu-ray with new transfer coming September


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 new 4K 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”
  • Documentaries:
    • “One War, Many Stories”
    • “Preparing For ’Nam”
  • Featurettes:
    • “Caputo & The 7th Fleet”
    • “Dye Training Method”
    • “Gordon Gekko”
  • Theatrical Trailer & TV Spots

Below, after the break, you’ll find the official announcement for this release.

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