Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who gives up college and volunteers for combat in Vietnam. Upon arrival, he quickly discovers that his presence is quite nonessential, and is considered insignificant to the other soldiers, as he has not fought for as long as the rest of them and felt the effects of combat. Chris has two commanding officers, the ill-tempered and indestructible Staff Sergeant Robert Barnes and the more pleasant and cooperative Sergeant Elias Grodin. A line is drawn between the two officers and a number of men in the platoon when an illegal killing occurs during a village raid. As the war continues, Chris himself draws towards psychological meltdown. And as he struggles for survival, he soon realizes he is fighting two battles, the conflict with the enemy and the conflict between the men within his platoon.
Concluding his Vietnam War trilogy that began with "Platoon" and soared with "Born on the Fourth of July," Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone ("Natural Born Killers," "JFK") brings to the screen the true story of one Vietnamese woman's heroic struggle to survive war, hardship and upheaval in her own country and in her adopted land of America. Starring Academy Award-winner Tommy Lee Jones ("Batman Forever," "The Fugitive") as her soldier husband, and co-starring Joan Chen ("The Last Emperor"), Academy Award-winner Dr. Haing S. Ngor ("The Killing Fields"), Oscar-nominee Debbie Reynolds ("Singin' in the Rain"), and introducing Hiep Thi Le as Le Ly Hayslip, whose memoirs the film is based on. Winner of the 1993 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score. Newsweek calls this film "powerful, highly-charged, undeniably gripping." The New York Times says "ravishing images...Stone is a fiery, impassioned filmmaker."
The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. MPAA Rating: R (c) 1987 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved.
Winner of five Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Best Director, and one of AFI's Top 100 Films of All Time, The Deer Hunter follows a group of Pennsylvania steelworkers from their blue-collar lives, hunting in the woods of the Alleghenies, to the hells of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Academy Award® winners Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken star in this unforgettable saga of friendship and courage. Experience the brutality of war and the depths of emotional strain on the human spirit in this extraordinarily powerful film classic. (Original Title - Deer Hunter) - 1978 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.
Jim Morrison (Val Kilmer), one of the most sensual and exciting figures in the history of rock and roll, explodes on the screen in "THE DOORS," the electrifying movie about a time called the sixties and a legendary outlaw who rocked America's consciousness -- forever. Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, Frank Whaley, Kevin Dillon, and Billy Idol also star.
Academy Award-winner Oliver Stone's ("Natural Born Killers," "Born on the Fourth of July") highly acclaimed and Academy Award-winning docudrama chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy - controversially putting to the test some of the incredible details of the official "single assassin" and "magic bullet" explanations that have quietly plagued the nation for decades. Academy Award-winning superstar Kevin Costner ("Rumor Has It ," "The Bodyguard") heads a tremendous all-star cast, with the real Garrison in an ironic cameo as future Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren, of the government's infamous Warren Commission. Leonard Maltin acclaims this dramatic tale as "absolutely riveting...superb...Oscar-winner for Robert Richardson's cinematography and Joe Hutshing and Pietro Scalia's phenomenal editing."