GI Jane (Blu-ray) (1997)
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Failure is Not an Option.
|Demi Moore gives "the performance of her career" (NBC-TV, New York) in director/producer Ridley Scott's (Gladiator) riveting saga of uncompromising courage. Presented for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, this tale of grit and determination is more triumphant than ever in this astonishing format. Moore stars as trailblazer Lieutenant O'Neil, the first woman to earn a place in the elite Navy SEALs. Experience the brutal rigors of training camp - and O'Neil's endless battles with top military brass and her male Navy SEAL teammates - in hard-hitting, in-your-face 1080p. Feel the explosive action of combat with 5.1 48 kHz, 24-bit uncompressed audio. You'll stand up and cheer for G.I. Jane, thanks to Blu-ray High Definition!|
"What [Scott] does superbly is establish a rare, compelling reality that transcends his movie... Richard Schickel, Time
"Two thumbs up! Siskel & Ebert
"High-powered! The Boston Globe
"A very entertaining get-tough fantasy with political and feminist underpinnings. Todd McCarthy, Variety
Editor's NoteDemi Moore stars as Lieutenant Jordan O'Neil, the first female candidate for the U.S. Navy SEAL unit, a clandestine strike force drawn from the crème de la crème of the combined services--an opportunity provided her by the political maneuvering of Senator Lillian de Haven (Anne Bancroft). To make the grade, Jordan has to survive a grueling selection process in which 60 percent of all candidates wash out. Enigmatic Master Chief John Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen) runs the brutal training program that involves 20-hour days of running, marching, and crawling through obstacle courses under the worst weather conditions while carrying landing rafts--not to mention eating out of a garbage can during breaks. Along with the best of the men, the lean, mean, shaven-headed Jordan handles the punishment, including a bizarrely motivated beating from her drill sergeant. The top brass, confident that a woman would quickly drop out, becomes concerned as Jordan's ability to handle SEAL training becomes evident. Soon she must contend with trumped-up charges that she's fraternizing with women, and the senator begins receiving threats that military bases in her state may have to be closed. Director Ridley Scott aestheticizes the harrowingly realistic training sequences with photography of austere beauty.
Cast & Crew
|John Michael Higgins|
|Chris Zarpas - Executive Producer|
|Danielle Alexandra - Screenplay|
|Danielle Alexandra - Story By|
|David Twohy - Screenplay|
|Hugh Johnson - Cinematographer|
|Pietro Scalia - Editor|
|Richard L. Johnson - Art Director|
|Ridley Scott - Producer|
|Ridley Scott - Director|
|Trevor Jones - Original Music By|
Plot SummaryIn Ridley Scott's G.I. JANE, navy lieutenant Jordan O'Neil smashes the glass ceiling as the first female candidate for SEAL training, but her biggest battles are yet to come--brutal training regimens, persecution from her tough-as-nails master chief, and the growing realization that she is a pawn in the political games played by her chief supporter, a hardened female senator.
|MTV Award, Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Best Fight|