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Good Morning, Vietnam (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (1987)

Robin Williams , Forest Whitaker , Barry Levinson , Peter Sova  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran, Chintara Sukapatana, Bruno Kirby
  • Directors: Barry Levinson, Peter Sova
  • Writers: Mitch Markowitz
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS-HD High Res Audio)
  • Subtitles: French, English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Touchstone Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: January 17, 2012
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005TBQS0Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,868 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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In stunning Blu-ray high definition, Academy Award winner Robin Williams (best supporting actor, Good Will Hunting, 1997) delivers a tour-de-force performance in the 25th anniversary edition of the hit comedy Good Morning, Vietnam! Enjoy the unsurpassed digital sound quality of Blu-ray high definition as Army deejay Adrian Cronauer (Williams) spins a red-hot soundtrack of '60s hits. His sidesplitting comedy and rapid fire wit make him a hero to the troops, but quickly get him in hot water with his by-the-book superiors. Featuring a behind-the-scenes look at Williams' hilarious radio monologues, Good Morning, Vietnam remains the quintessential Robin Williams comedy.

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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Warm, No, This Is the Setting For London Broil" February 6, 2006
Many have tried to dismiss this film as nothing more than a comedic vehicle for Robin Williams. The concept of making light of the horrors of war, particularily Vietnam since it's still so recent in the minds of many turns alot of viewers off to the important potential lessons to be learned in this wonderfully insightful movie.

Based on the true life accounts of Air Force officer and D.J. Adrian Cronauer we get a birds' eye view into the strict and ridiculous bureaucracy that can at times reign over military policy and in effect hamper the morale and efforts of the American military.

Cronauer provided a much needed spontaneity to the air waves of Vietnam radio and brought however briefly to the American soldiers the contemporary music they wanted to hear. There is alot to laugh at in this film, what else could you expect with the likes of Robin Williams in the lead role. However there is much more going on than what first meets the eye. The concepts of acceptance, friendship, trust and love soon become entangled into the comedic elements which lead to the sad and poignant realization that cultural differences can't always be overcome by good intentions. A bittersweet truth so poignantly conveyed by the beautiful Trinh when rebuffing the romantic advances of Cronauer with the statement, "Vietnam ladies not friends."

This film will definitely make you laugh. It will also make you cry and even more importantly make you think. In the final analysis that's what it's all about. There are many wonderful performances in this movie complimenting Robin Williams amazing tour-de-force. My two favorites are Tung Than Tran as 'Phan' and Chintara Sukapatana as 'Trinh.'

Highly Recommended!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious, poignant, thought provoking, moving December 26, 1998
Format:VHS Tape
Robin Williams is exceptional (as usual) as the controversial radio disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer who is sent to Vietnam during the war to lift the military morale with his special brand of on-air banter. Cronauer's improvised, lightning-speed monologues keep getting him into strife with his superiors, yet are adored by the soldiers who avidly listen to him. While stationed in the war-torn country, Cronauer meets and gets to know some of the locals intimately, and learns about the catastrophes and disasters that lie beneath the airwaves through which his flippantly humourous broadcasts are transmitted.
Cronauer's radio persona is an accurate mirror of Williams himself, yet he also portrays well the man who becomes more human and vulnerable as a result of his exposure to the situation in his new environment.
GMV is both side-splittingly hilarious, touching and at times devastating, as we witness the horrors of war contrasted against the light-hearted satirical entertainment of Cronauer's on-air speeches. There has also never been a more ironic use of Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World" than here, played as a background to a heartbreaking montage of tragic images.
The soundtrack is also excellent, blending some appropriately upbeat period tunes with snippets of Williams funniest monologues.
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22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DVD, not the movie. May 16, 2001
My 1* rating is for the DVD, not the movie which is 5*.
Most poeople will have seen this film on video and tv and enjoyed it, some of you old folks may have even seen it at the cinema. I think that this is a great film and it belongs in my favourite collection.
A lot of reviews here talk about the film so I wont. I just bought the DVD and watched it, although I have the video as well.
The picture quality was bad, fuzzy and grainy in many places, and I mean the picture, not the mpeg compression.
It was possible in quite a few places to see the mpeg rings. The sound was average, not brilliant but not poor.
There are no real extra features to talk about.
So given that this movie has a great following in many countries I would have expected the DVD conversion crew to have done a much better job.
With no extras and not been a really long film there is no reason to allow compression rings to be visible, where they are visible the conversion people just have to lower the compression rate for that part, and us the viewers would never know.
It appears that all they did was to copy the old movie onto a DVD without any effort, knowing that many people will buy the DVD. I think that the video copy I have matches the DVD for picture quality, not for sound of course.
If you have Good Morning Vietnam on video treasure it and save yourself £15 ($20). Maybe in the future a 'special' anniversary edition will be released that the producers will have invested both time and money in to give us a DVD worth buying, of course they could just release it again as is for all us muggs to be ripped off again.
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-see movie August 2, 2005
By Sarah
i love good morning vietnam because robin williams does an amazing job of balancing humor and drama. this is one of my favorite movies of all time, and i highly reccommend it to everybody. you've got to watch it more than once, because you'll see something new or catch another sly joke each time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GOOOOOOOOD MORNING, BLU-RAAAAY!!! January 26, 2012
It has been some time since I watched 1987's Good Morning, Vietnam, so while a lot of it was so memorable I recognized it immediately, some things were a bit of a revelation, especially as a metaphor for today's American military presence in the Middle East.

Sure, you can make the obvious case for this to be a Hollywood anti-war movie, pure and simple, and it is at first glance. Surely making its points with individuals rather than troops is a powerful way to illustrate the effect of war on people rather than faceless masses. But Good Morning Vietnam is also a story about a relentless clash between front line creative powderkegs and front office administrators. It's also about how creative work reaches out to a lot of people that you may never meet, but to whom your work makes a difference, however big or small.

More than anything, the movie is a perfect vehicle for Robin Williams, whose now-iconic stream-of-consciousness comedy is given full throttle as he goes on the air in a highly fictionalized portrayal of radio personality Adrian Cronauer. Taken out of the context of the late 20th century, when Williams was still breaking into movies and out of his "Mork" image, this performance takes on a greater depth than ever. He may appear to basically be playing himself, or at least his persona, but there's a whole lot more to it than just riffing when the cameras roll. As a matter of fact, if you watch the "monologues" presented in the bonus features (which are the same on this new Blu-ray as they were on the 2006 DVD edition, alas, with no commentary), you can see that he honed those routines over and over until they were as perfect as possible.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Robin Williams
Robin Williams is so funny, I have been a fan of his since Mork and Mindy, I have seen almost all of his movies.
Published 2 days ago by J. Macias
5.0 out of 5 stars Good movie
A real movie for the times. Viet Nam was a mess and getting worst, one man helped the troops live slightly better against all the rules and b-s. Shows Viet Nam as it was.
Published 5 days ago by Michael Desmond
5.0 out of 5 stars Williams at his best
A great movie about a s***ty period of the USA history.
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Published 5 days ago by Suntsu
5.0 out of 5 stars good morning vietnam
Its a great old move seen it a few time and wanted a copy
Its base on a true story
If u havent seen it rent it or buy it
Published 15 days ago by Bill Dunkle
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Great movie, Robin Williams is the best. No other comedian comes close to his talent in my opinion. Must watch
Published 19 days ago by UnrulyTenEight
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic!
One of my all time favorites. Robin Williams at his spontaneous and ad-libbed best. Great mix of comedy and drama from Barry Levinson.
Published 22 days ago by Sam E.
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic
This has become one of my favorite Christmas classics. I don't buy a lot of DVD's due to so much digital media being available but this was one I wanted to have. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Ron Jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Morning Vietnam
Robin Williams protrays the disc jockey Adrian Cronauer to a "T"! The music brings memories of that time & era and also shows that in war,not all experiences are... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Daniel W. Block
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Robin Williams Performance
Great movie!!!! One of Robin Williams best. Would recommend for anyone. Both funny and gripping at once. Worth the time to watch.
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