Full Metal Jacket Blu Ray £9.99 delivered @ HMV + Quidco!

Full Metal Jacket Blu Ray £9.99 delivered @ HMV + Quidco!

Found 13th Feb 2009Made hot 15th Feb 2009
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, 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 first half ends with a devastating, unforgettable scene, leading into the second half, which takes the grunts to Hue City, the climactic battle of the 1968 Tet Offensive and the turning point of the Vietnam War. The story is told through the eyes of Private Joker (Matthew Modine), a cynical aspiring photojournalist who is soon forced to fight for his life and the lives of his fellow recruits. The sniper scene, which takes place amid bombed-out buildings (rather than in the familiar jungles), serves as a microcosm for the Vietnam War--as well as war in general. FULL METAL JACKET is an unrelenting, intelligent, and challenging examination of war told by a master filmmaker.


Word has it that this is one of the worst transfers and that the Blu-ray HD picture is not much different to the standard DVD and that there is also some problem with the aspect ratio. Good price though.


yup good price http://www.avatarjunkie.net/cimg/06fe1c234519f6812fc4c1baae25d6af.gif

get the Deluxe Edition BluRay, which have extra features, and also supposedly a remastered transfer. (bought the Deluxe Edition HDDVD from Play for £3.99 when they had it on offer)

sound off like you got a pair!

I think this is rated as one of the worst HD transfers ever done, seriously its awful. I would only get the deluxe version of this. Reviews put some of the DVD releases with a better picture.

Great film to watch in HD. If anyone's interested and have got a HD-DVD player or Blu-ray/HD-DVD combo like me, HMV are selling the HD-DVD version of this for £3.

Awesome film :-)

I owned this version of the movie & it looks terrible on bluray. I sold my copy & bought the remastered version which looked far better, DON'T get this version spend a few more pounds & get the remastered version.

No disrespect to the poster as this is a good price.

Not happy to here this.

Bought this for Christmas and checked reviews and seemed okay. Suddenly another version comes out and this ones rubbish. Havent watched it yet and probably wont now.


Now £9.98 and part of the 3 for 2 offer at Amazon UK
So £6.65 when selected with 2 other similarly priced titles
Titles listed ]here

The Deluxe version is the way to go though
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