New Release: Good Morning, Vietnam Blu-ray

Release Date: Jan. 17, 2012
Price: Blu-ray $20.00, standard-definition digital download $14.99, high-definition digital download $20.00
Studio: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Good Morning, VietnamThe high-definition debut of Good Morning, Vietnam is timed to the comedy movie’s 25th birthday.

The 1987 film earned Robin Williams (Old Dogs) an Oscar nomination for his role as an unorthodox deejay who is assigned to the U.S. Armed Services radio station during the war. His humor makes him popular with the troops, to the chagrin of middle management, but soon his job is affected by the realities of the war around him.

Directed by Barry Levinson (You Don’t Know Jack), the movie also stars Forest Whitaker (Platoon), Bruno Kirby (Donnie Brasco) and J.T. Walsh (Pleasantville).

The other star in the drama-infused film is, of course, the soundtrack, including the Beach Boys’ “I Get Around,” James Brown’s “I Feel Good” and Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” to name a few. These are worth 5.1 DTS-HD audio!

The Good Morning, Vietnam 25th Anniversary Blu-ray contains the following special features, which were all on the special edition DVD of the film released in 2006:

  • movie production diaries
    • “How the Movie Came to Be”
    • “Actor Improv”
    • “Music of the Movie”
    • “Origin of the Good Morning, Vietnam Sign-On”
    • “Shooting in Thailand”
    • “Overview of the Film a Year Later”
  • raw monologues
  • original trailer and teaser

Another drama film that earned Williams an Oscar nomination got its Blu-ray debut the same day: Dead Poets Society.

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.