Based on the first-hand experience of director Oliver Stone, this is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing, it is a dark, unforgettable memorial to every soldier whose innocence was lost in Vietnam.from£4.95 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Writerdirector Oliver Stone has created a personal and searing testament to the men who fought the war in Vietnam Seen through the eyes of a college drop-out the war is a real nightmare a private hell of fears from outside and in with enemies on both sides of the line His platoon&39;s allegiance is split between leaders Sergeant Barnes and Sergeant Elias Barnes is a scar-faced gung-ho fanatic bent on destroying the elusive Viet Cong and anyone who disagrees with him Elias is a different type of soldier--he has lost faith in the war but not in man Friction between the two sergeants leads to a second war as deadly as the one being waged against the enemy
Oliver Stone's award winning film tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems.
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