Coming Home in a Bodybag

Updated: 8th May 2024

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Faneditor: MoviesRemastered
Fanedit Type: FanMix
Fanedit Release Date: 3rd August 2023
Fanedit Runtime: 3h:19m:22s
Time Cut: 0h:0m:0s
Time Added: 0h:0m:0s
Genre: ActionDramaHistoricalWar
Original Title: Good Morning Vietnam (1987)  Platoon (1986)  Full Metal Jacket (1987)  Forrest Gump (1994)  Born of the 4th July (1989)  Casualties of War (1989)  The Deer Hunter (1978)  Apocalypse Now (1979)  Jacob’s Ladder (1990)  
Original Release Date: 1st January 1979
Original Runtime: 0h:0m:0s
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Certificate: 18
Format: Blu-Ray
Resolution: 1080p
Sound Mix: 5.1. Channels
Language: English
Subtitles: No


Inspired by the fictional Lee Donowitz film in True Romance, "Coming Home in a Body Bag" is a riveting and poignant war epic that weaves together the lives of several individuals against the tumultuous backdrop of the Vietnam War. This multi-layered narrative follows their journeys from the innocence of youth to the harsh realities of combat, and ultimately to the profound impact of war on their lives. This edit masterfully intertwines these iconic elements from classic war films, creating a deeply moving and thought-provoking narrative that explores the human cost of war, the strength of friendship, and the enduring power of the human spirit. Through the eyes of these interconnected characters, the film captures the essence of an era and the lasting impact of war on individuals and society. The story begins with a charismatic radio DJ with a razor-sharp wit. Adrian's broadcasts offer a unique blend of humor and truth, providing a glimmer of hope and normalcy amidst the chaos of war. We then transition to a soldier named Forrest, an earnest and simple-minded young man from Alabama, who inadvertently finds himself enlisted in the Vietnam War. His extraordinary journey takes him from the rural landscapes of Alabama to the chaotic jungles of Vietnam. Michael, Steven, and Nick are held captive by the Viet Cong. Forced to play Russian roulette for their captors' amusement, showing the intense emotional and physical toll of war on the characters. As the men take turns pulling the trigger, the tension builds, emphasizing the randomness of survival and the desperate struggle to maintain their sanity amidst the horrors of their captivity. The stark representation of the dehumanizing effects of war, highlights the fragility of life and the depths of despair that soldiers can endure. Their courage and resilience are put to the test, pushing them to the brink. The tension and conflict that has been building throughout the film reaches its climax. The battle takes place in the dense and chaotic jungles of Vietnam during the height of the Vietnam War. The soldiers of the platoon find themselves caught between the harsh realities of combat, their own moral dilemmas, and the complexities of camaraderie. As the battle rages on, the platoon becomes deeply divided between two opposing leaders, Sergeant Barnes and Sergeant Elias, who represent contrasting ideologies and approaches to the war. This climactic confrontation not only serves as a physical battle against the enemy, but also as a symbolic struggle within the soldiers' hearts and minds, highlighting the psychological toll of war and the internal conflict faced by each individual. The final battle captures the brutal intensity of warfare and its profound impact on the human spirit, leaving a lasting impression on both the characters and the audience.


Some of you may be familiar with the title of this movie but for those that aren't, this was the name of the Vietnam movie mentioned in True Romance. It was never meant to be a real Quentin Tarantino film but after a great brainstorming session during the MR True Romance watch party, I thought I'd give it a go. I aim to make a coherant movie using as many scenes from popular Vietnam films during the late 70s and 80s. The intention is to create the most expensive War movie ever made, not only with Hollywoods biggest star studded line-up but also including some of the largest explosions and battle scenes caught on film during this era. Along with a killer soundtrack.

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Released only on MR Discord to initiate members who own the original Blu-rays. Invite link here:

Special Thanks:

To Gazza75, Seamus Mac, Jedifonz66, Dawnrazor and everyone at the preview watch party. — Thanks to the MR Discord Community

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