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Brilliant shifting Vietnam nightmare,
By A Customer
This review is from: Jacob's Ladder (Vhs)  (VHS Tape)
Jacob Singer is on a journey to Hell, signposted from the onset, but maybe redemption can still be found. Jacob fought a fiery battle in Vietnam and struggles, day to day, with horrific nightmares that pursue him through the back alleys of New York but his questioning nature may prove to be his saving grace. Jacob was once a student of philosophy. Watch as his theoritical mind goes to war with an awful array of demons that emerge to rip his soul apart. Tim Robbins is simply brilliant as the postal worker, and former soldier, who emerges from Vietnam onto a terrible landscape inhabited by hellish creatures that threaten to tear apart his sanity. What is reality? What is really happening to Jacob? Enter this dark journey and accompany this sympathetic host!