Tour of Duty-1st Season (1987)
|The first television series to focus on the Vietnam War, "Tour of Duty" was set in the late 1960s. The show followed one platoon of American soldiers throughout a year of battle in Southeast Asia. While much of America''s youth was protesting against the war, these young men had to struggle daily just to stay alive. Addressing the soldier''s fears and the harrowing effects of war, "Tour of Duty" explored Vietnam''s effect on the human psyche.|
The men of the platoon came from philosophically, racially and economically diverse backgrounds. In order to survive the immense pressures of the war, these men must forge a bond, creating friendships that will ultimately save their lives. This release features episodes from the show''s entire first season.
Editor's NoteRunning on CBS-TV in the U.S. from 1987-1990, TOUR OF DUTY was the first television drama about the Vietnam War. Inspired by Oliver Stone's film, PLATOON (1985), the series grittily details a platoon of U.S. soldiers stationed in Vietnam and their various missions. Praised for its realism, it's not uncommon for major characters to meet sudden, violent ends. Featuring Hawaiian locations and a soundtrack of 60's pop music, TOUR OF DUTY has developed a loyal following over the years. This 5-DVD set contains all 21 episodes from the first season.
|Miguel A. Nunez Jr.|