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Full Metal Jacket

(DVD - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Full Metal Jacket


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Vietnam War drama which begins with a lengthy depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.
Statement of Responsibility: Warner Bros. presents ; directed and produced by Stanley Kubrick
Title: Full metal jacket
[videorecording]
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. :, Warner Home Video,, 2001
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
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Was looking forward to seeing this film again after so many years, but didn't realize this DVD is a FULL SCREEN copy from 10 years ago!!! So I returned it without watching it. :( Sorry, but if you're gonna watch it (on a modern TV) you gotta do it right.

Report This Mar 20, 2013
  • sdelao rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Recommend HIGHLY. A great film!

Report This Mar 05, 2013
  • strider643 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Really this movie is two different movie in one. The first part about boot camp is chilling, powerful and mesmerizing. However, the second part about actually going to war is pretty pedestrian and quite dull and boring. I give the first part 5 stars and the second part 0 stars and thus average to 3 stars overall. For a much more visceral and powerful portrayal of Vietnam front lines I recommend Platoon, a 5 star movie overall.

Report This Mar 05, 2013
  • Beardzilla rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I had waited a long time to see this movie, and the wait was well worth it! This movie is raw, fierce and brutal, representing how terrible and pointless war can be. Lee Ermy, who was a real drill instructor from the Vietnam War, is outstanding as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. One of the best war movies ever made!

Komet, this is the only format I am aware of that was released for the movie. Stanley Kubrick was always worried about how his films would look on standard (for the time) TVs which were 4:3. From what I recall reading there was no letterbox version released and the movie was shot in 4:3.

Great, great film but this version is the standard (1:33) version, not in it's original theatrical format. Would be nice to see it in all it's widescreen glory.

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  • LT rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very good, very disturbing.

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  • Koenigstiger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliant- simply brilliant.

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  • aaa5756 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A++ for the Marine Corps and A++ for this DVD!!!!!

Report This Nov 23, 2009
  • bigcajunman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

An excellent (if not a little uneven) movie. Kubrick does his thing and the character development is quite intriguing. The start of the movie sticks out a bit more due to the Drill Sargent and his character, but still an excellent movie to watch and understand how U.S. Maries are indoctrinated.

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Report This Nov 05, 2007
  • corydee2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

corydee2 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Report This Nov 05, 2007
  • corydee2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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  • corydee2 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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  • bigcajunman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is my rifile, this is my gun, This is for fighting, this is for fun!

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