First I want you to know that I really like this movie. yes, there are stereo types and one liners, but it's a good vietnam war movie. not as good as Platoon or Full Metal Jacket or Apocalypse Now, but it's good to watch.
However the transition to blu-ray is abominable!! I have never seen it so bad! grainy all the way and the sound isn't that good either! even my Denon BD3800 blu-ray player couldn't make it into a nice movie!! I watched part of this movie and then changed to the DVD version - the DVD is SO much better!! Ok, maybe not the detail a blu-ray has (except for this blu-ray), but it's watchable!! If you have the DVD version, stick with that, if you do not own this movie, get it on DVD!!!