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Full Metal Jacket: Special Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 @ HMV
Full Metal Jacket: Special Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 @ HMV

Full Metal Jacket: Special Edition (Blu-ray) - £7.59 @ HMV

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I know this has been posted before but I cant see it recently at this price.

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

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Classic.

Good deal, I believe this is the second Blu-Ray edition, the first was one of the worst transfers I'd seen. The second was much better, but by no means of the highest quality. Extras are a bit limited, but hey ho, for £7.59 I can deal

I love the way this film ends, the way it actually 'fades out' (singing) won't spoil the actual "ending" (this film sort of doesn't 'end' but I guess that's how its supposed to be... odd.
Great film, hot

DarkFlame

I love the way this film ends, the way it actually 'fades out' (singing) … I love the way this film ends, the way it actually 'fades out' (singing) won't spoil the actual "ending" (this film sort of doesn't 'end' but I guess that's how its supposed to be... odd.Great film, hot



After 24 years you could be forgiven for spoilers

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What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?

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ODB_69

What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you … What is your major malfunction, numbnuts? Didn't Mommy and Daddy show you enough attention when you were a child?



Is that a quote from the film, cant remember. Still can,t wait to see it again

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No I'm just randomly having a go at the OP for posting a great deal for a great film

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Classic

one jellied doughnut...you eat it...they're paying for it
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