‘Born on the Fourth of July’ Blu-ray Review

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on July 13, 2012

Born on the Fourth of July
Blu-ray ($19.98)

Tom Cruise was 27 when he starred in this powerful Academy Award-winning 1989 drama based on the true story of Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic, who eagerly volunteered for service but returned home from battle in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the waist down—and a changed man in more ways than that. (Future “Closer” TV star Kyra Sedgewick is also notable in one of her first significant movie roles as Donna, Kovic’s girlfriend.) Bonus features include commentary with director Oliver Stone, and a NBC News documentary about the facts behind the film, including interviews with its star and its subject.

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