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Other Formats:  Full Metal Jacket Deluxe Edition Blu-ray Disc
Full Metal Jacket 25th Anniversary; DigiBook Blu-ray Disc

Release Date: 5/15/2007
Original Release: 1987
Format: DVD
Rating: R (MPAA)
Rating Reason: for violence
UPC: 085391163114
Studio: Warner Home Video

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Featuring: Adam Baldwin, Arliss Howard, Dorian Harewood, Ed O'Ross, Kevyn Major Howard, Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
Categories: Dramas, Vietnam, War, Recommended, Military, Satire, Disturbing, Theatrical Release, Violence, Essential Cinema

Full Metal Jacket DVD Description
In this riveting look at military life during the Vietnam conflict, Stanley Kubrick, who made the powerful antiwar classics PATHS OF GLORY (WWI) and DR. STRANGELOVE (the Cold War), once again explores the behavior of men in battle. FULL METAL JACKET (1987), adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel THE SHORT TIMERS, is broken down into two very different parts. The first half of the film focuses on the training of a squad of Marine grunts on Parris Island, and more specifically on the troubled relationship between the brutal drill sergeant (a frightening Lee Ermey) and an oafish misfit (a brilliant Vincent D'Onofrio) who just happens to be a sharpshooter. The second half takes the grunts to Hue City, where the climactic battle of the 1968 Tet Offensive--and the turning point of the Vietnam War--took place. The story is told through the eyes of Private Joker (Matthew Modine), a cynical aspiring photojournalist who is forced to fight for his life and the lives of his fellow recruits.

Unusually for Kubrick, FULL METAL JACKET emerged at a time when a trend for films about Vietnam was in full swing. PLATOON had proceeded Kubrick's film by a year, and lesser efforts such as HAMBURGER HILL also emerged in 1987. London's abandoned docklands may not be the most obvious choice of location to replicate the ravages of the Vietnam landscape, but this is where Kubrick shot the film, sticking to his dogged principles of not shooting outside his adopted home. A moving commentary on the dehumanizing process that occurs when soldiers prepare and engage in battle, FULL METAL JACKET is an unforgettable experience from one of the most original voices to ever pick up a movie camera.

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Full Frame -
1.33
Audio:
Stereo 2S English

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