Platoon makes it to Cannes
The classic Vietnam flick was refused a Cannes screening 20 years ago despite its best picture and director Oscars at the 1986 Academy Awards.
The showing of the film at the 59th Cannes festival will coincide with its re release on DVD, which is purported to be the cleanest version to date.
Director Oliver Stone will be in Cannes for the screening, as will most of the cast that included the likes of Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker and Kevin Dillon.
The gritty portrait of life as a 'grunt' in Vietnam saw Willem Dafoe and Tom Berenger both nominated for best supporting actor Oscars for their portrayal of the morally opposed sergeants Elias Grodin and Bob Barnes.