Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. 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 (played by Kevin Conroy, Joshua Maurer, Tony Becker, Terence Knox, Steven Caffrey, Eric Bruskotter, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Steve Akahoshi, and Stan Foster) 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 the entirety of the show’s series 1-3.
Every episode of the drama centred around a platoon of US soldiers on a tour of Vietnam. The platoon, under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Myron Goldman (Stephen Caffrey) and Staff Sergeant Zeke Anderson (Terence Knox), face a variety of challenges in the Vietnamese jungle: homesickness, internal quarrels and, of course, their enemy, the Vietcong. The episodes are: ‘Pilot’, ‘Notes from the Underground’, ‘Dislocations’, ‘War Lover’, ‘Sitting Ducks’, ‘Burn Baby, Burn’, ‘Brothers, Fathers and Sons’, ‘The Good, the Bad and the Dead’, ‘Battling Baker Brothers’, ‘Nowhere to Run’, ‘Roadrunner’, ‘Pushin’ Too Hard’, ‘USO Down’, ‘Under Seige’, ‘Soldiers’, ‘Gray-Brown Odyssey’, ‘Blood Brothers’, ‘The Short Timer’, ‘Paradise Lost’, ‘Angel of Mercy’, ‘The Hill’, ‘Saigon: Part 1’, ‘Saigon: Part 2’, ‘For What It’s Worth’, ‘True Grit’, ‘Non-Essential Personnel’, ‘Sleeping Dogs’, ‘I Wish It Would Rain’, ‘Popular Forces’, ‘Terms of Enlistment’, ‘Nightmare’, ‘Promised Land’, ‘Lonesome Cowboy Blues’, ‘Sins of the Fathers’, ‘Sealed With a Kiss’, ‘Hard Stripe’, ‘The Volunteer’, ‘The Luck’, ‘Doc Hock’, ‘The Ties That Bind’, ‘Lonely at the Top’, ‘A Bodyguard of Lies’, ‘A Necessary End’, ‘Cloud Nine’, ‘Thanks for the Memories’, ‘I Am What I Am’, ‘World in Changes’, ‘Green Christmas’, ‘Odd Man Out’, ‘And Make Death Proud to Take Us’, ‘Dead Man Tales’, ‘Road to Long Binh’, ‘Acceptable Losses’, ‘Vietnam Rag’, ‘War Is a Contact Sport’, ‘Three Cheers for the Orange, White and Blue’, ‘The Raid’ and ‘Payback’.
Tour of Duty focuses on a single platoon of young U.S. soldiers during their tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960’s. Terence Knox, Kevin Conroy, Stephen Caffrey, Joshua Maurer, Steve Akahoshi, Tony Becker, Eric Bruskotter, Stan Foster, Ramon Franco, Miguel A. Nunez Jr, Dan Gauthier and Kyle Chandler star as the infantrymen, who represent diverse racial, cultural and philosophical backgrounds, but must ultimately depend on one another, whilst facing the enemy troops and struggling to survive the hostile terrain of South East Asia. Now for the first time ever, all 58 full length episodes contain the complete original soundtrack, featuring many of the biggest artists and greatest songs of the era, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Steppenwolf, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and the unforgettable theme tune ‘Paint It Black’ by The Rolling Stones.