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    a) Big momma is so big, she can get group insurance rates.
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    c) Big momma is so big, when she gets on the scale it says 'to be continued.'
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    DVD Video - Reviews [Platoon (Special Edition)]

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    Platoon (Special Edition / Artisan)

    Release Date:
    12/9/97

    Studio: Artisan
    Year: 1986
    Run Time: 120 minutes
    Rating: R
    Starring: Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, John C. McGinley, Tom Berenger, Francesco Quinn, Willem Defoe
    Directed by: Oliver Stone
      Movie Summary: [Drama]

        Writer/director 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'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. 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, in every way as deadly as the one being waged against the enemy.

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    • Widescreen: 1.85:1, Color, 5.1 Dolby Digital, Surround, Subtitles: English, Closed Captioned
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     Review:                         
    Overall
    9
    Reviewer: Sean Kelly

    Coolness. Before I forget, this disc is closed captioned in English. Set your tv to show closed captioning to take advantage of it. Now there's some cool animated backgrounds on some of the menu pages as well as live jump-to-scene clips which are always a neat bonus. We get the pleasure of two commentary tracks, one from Oliver Stone, the other from Capt. Dale Dye. There's a documentary with it's own jump to scene index in the menu. The film quality on this disc is great. There's some disturbances in the film itself here and there, but they are quite minor. One drawback is that a fairly high compression rate was used to where the video turns to what I call "lossy frame" mode which has every other frame in the video playback with significant resolution and clarity loss contributing to a slightly degraded picture quality overall.



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