Quantity:
Ships from/sold by Buy.com
See All Buying Options
advertisement
Director: Stanley Kubrick     Starring: Matthew Modine R. Lee Ermey
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
42%
OFF
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 1 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 2 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 3 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 4 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 5 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 6 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 7 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 8 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 9 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 10 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 11 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 12 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 13 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 14 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 15 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 16 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 17 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 18 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 19 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 20 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 21 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 22 of 23
Full Metal Jacket  (Blu-ray) Blu-Ray DVD 23 of 23
23 Photo(s) See all
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
$14.97
(Save 42%)
Today
$8.64 + $2.90 SHIPPING
EARN 9 RAKUTEN SUPER POINTS™ Super Points
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Also Available: Other Formats Choose Format
Condition:  Brand New
In Stock: Usually Ships within 24 hours
6 New
from
$7.88
See all sellers
45 day return policy
Share

Product Details:

Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 205115562
UPC: 085391186274
UPC 14: 00085391186274
Sales Rank: 12934
Rating: Game Rating Code
See more in Drama
 
"Blu-Ray Disc, Experience High Definition."
See DVD for synposis

"As brutally unsparing as "Platoon" was, it was ultimately warm and embracing.  Jack Kroll, NewsWeek
"The best war movie ever made!  Jay Scott, The Globe & Mail
"Elliptical, full of subtle inner rhymes...profoundly moving...  Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"An intense, schematic, superbly made Vietnam War drama.  Variety
"...harrowing, beautiful and characteristically eccentric...A film of immense and very rare imagination.  Vincent Canby, The New York Times

Editor's Note
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.

Features
Video Features DVD, Deluxe Edition
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/28/2013
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1987
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 118627
Video UPC UPC: 00085391186274
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Adam Baldwin
Video Cast Info Arliss Howard
Video Cast Info Dorian Harewood
Video Cast Info Kevyn Major Howard
Video Cast Info Kirk Taylor
Video Cast Info Matthew Modine
Video Cast Info R. Lee Ermey
Video Cast Info Vincent D'Onofrio
Video Cast Info Douglas Milsome - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Gustav Hasford - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Jan Harlan - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info Keith Pain, et. al. - Art Director
Video Cast Info Martin Hunter - Editor
Video Cast Info Stanley Kubrick - Director
Video Cast Info Stanley Kubrick - Producer
Video Cast Info Stanley Kubrick, et. al. - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Vivian Kubrick - Original Music By
Plot Summary
Based on Gustav Hasford's novel THE SHORT TIMERS, Kubrick's unusual answer to the 1980s spate of Vietnam War films (PLATOON, HAMBURGER HILL, 84 CHARLIE MOPIC, etc.) actually seems like two films in one. The first half 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 (Ermey) and an oafish misfit (a brilliant D'Onofrio) who just happens to be a sharpshooter. Post-training, we follow the grunts to battle of Hue City, the climactic battle of the 1968 Tet Offensive and the turning point of the Vietnam War, seeing mostly through the eyes of a cynical reporter nicknamed Joker (Modine). As a Vietnam War film, Kubrick's is notable for focusing on urban, rather than jungle, battlefields--with snipers hiding behind every bombed-out building.

Awards


Nominee (1988)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Nigel Galt, et. al., Best Sound
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, John Evans, Best Special Effects
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, R. Lee Ermey, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Oscar, Stanley Kubrick, et. al., Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Memorable Quotes

"Here you are all equally worthless."----Gny. Sgt. Hartman (Lee Ermey) to the new recruits

"What is your major malfunction, Pvt. Pyle?"----Gny. Sgt. Hartman to Pvt. Pyle (Vincent D'Onofrio)

"You write 'Born to Kill' on your helmet and you wear a peace button. What's that supposed to be, some kind of sick joke?!"----Colonel (Bruce Boa) to Pvt. Joker (Matthew Modine)|"I think I was trying to suggest something about the duality of man, sir."----Pvt. Joker's eventual response|"We gotta keep our heads until this peace craze blows over."----Colonel's later comment to Pvt. Joker

Professional Reviews

New York Times
"...Harrowing, beautiful and characteristically eccentric....The performances are splendid..." 06/26/1987 p.C3

New York Times
Included in the New York Times "10 Best Films of 1987" 12/27/1987 p.II, 23

Variety
"...An intense, schematic, superbly made Vietnam War drama..." 06/24/1987

Los Angeles Times
"...A powerful and centered statement of outrage....It is a muscular return to form..." 06/26/1987 p.C1

Widescreen Review
"The picture looks like it was shot in the 70s, which is suitable for the setting of the storytelling." 07/01/2006 p.66

Washington Post 9 of 10
"There's a major star in Full Metal Jacket: Stanley Kubrick's direction. Resurfacing like a cinematic cicada after a seven-year absence, the American expatriate has overtaken the homegrown Viet Pack of Coppolas, Ciminos and Stones to make the most eloquent and exacting vision of the war to date...Although the elements of the story are simple and precise, Kubrick infuses a dreamlike, fatalistic quality. Sometimes the characters come alive, other times they seem like so many props for Kubrick's smoldering landscapes and tracking camera movements. The finale, a harrowing cat-and-mouse game with a sniper, ends in a building that -- with its forever-burning (and strategically placed) fires -- looks like a satanic temple. Kubrick's soundtrack is characteristically dynamic and explosive...Inspired with technique rather than overblown with it, Kubrick, the filmmaker's filmmaker, lays one on you." - Desson Howe

Reel.com 8 of 10
Stanley Kubrick's war drama Full Metal Jacket is really two films: the first is a blistering indictment of the military's soul-crushing indoctrination techniques; the second, a coolly cynical look at the plight of the G.I. in the killing fields of Vietnam...While the latter is merely good, the former is truly superb - a searing, powerful, darkly hilarious attack on traditional notions of patriotism and soldiery. In Jacket's first post-credit scene, we meet one of film's most outspoken villains - Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey), a senior drill instructor in United States Marine Corps...Although certainly bloody, Jacket's second half never captures the creeping suspense of Platoon nor the visceral combat of Saving Private Ryan. The result is an intriguing, if somewhat cold, grunt's-eye-view of America's worst military debacle. - Tor Thorsen

The Washington Post 9 of 10
There's a major star in Full Metal Jacket: Stanley Kubrick's direction. Resurfacing like a cinematic cicada after a seven-year absence, the American expatriate has overtaken the homegrown Viet Pack of Coppolas, Ciminos and Stones to make the most eloquent and exacting vision of the war to date...Although the elements of the story are simple and precise, Kubrick infuses a dreamlike, fatalistic quality. Sometimes the characters come alive, other times they seem like so many props for Kubrick's smoldering landscapes and tracking camera movements. The finale, a harrowing cat-and-mouse game with a sniper, ends in a building that -- with its forever-burning (and strategically placed) fires -- looks like a satanic temple. Kubrick's soundtrack is characteristically dynamic and explosive...Inspired with technique rather than overblown with it, Kubrick, the filmmaker's filmmaker, lays one on you. - Desson Howe

Product Attributes
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
Advertisement Bottom
BloomReach Content