Release Date:July 3,2012
While never quite as powerful an exploration of the crimes of war and its toll on the human soul as Platoon, Born On The Fourth of July is still an engrossing journey through the eyes of one honored individual brought to life by an astounding performance from Tom Cruise that to this day still stands as one of his very best. The blu-ray looks and sounds good but I was hoping for more special features and possibly some retrospectives from the people involved.
Tom Cruise delivers a riveting and unforgettable portrayal of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic in Oliver Stone's Academy Award®-winning masterpiece Born on the Fourth of July. Based on a true story, the acclaimed film follows Kovic from a zealous teen who eagerly volunteered for the Vietnam War, to an embittered veteran paralyzed from the mid-chest down. Deeply in love with his country, Kovic returned to an environment vastly different from the one he left, and struggled before emerging as a brave new voice for the disenchanted.
• Digital Copy of Born on the Fourth of July (expires 12/31/2013)
• From the NBC News Archives - Backstory: Born on the Fourth of July
• Feature Commentary with Director Oliver Stone
• 100 Years of Universal: Academy Award® Winners
• 100 Years of Universal: The '80s
• My Scenes
• pocket BLU App