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Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey: Season 1 (2010)

R. Lee Ermey , History  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: R. Lee Ermey
  • Directors: History
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo)
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: February 23, 2010
  • Run Time: 540 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002M3JJDW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #84,786 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Lock N' Load with R. Lee Ermey: Season 1" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

Get hands-on with some of the world s fiercest firearms as Gunnery Sergeant, drill instructor, Vietnam veteran, actor and former Mail Call host R. Lee Ermey demonstrates the weapons that made battlefield history, from machine guns and tanks, to pistols and rockets. Get an unprecedented look at the inner workings of a particular weapon in each episode of Lock N Load with R. Lee Ermey how it works and what really happens at the point of impact. Special high-speed photography and advanced 3D graphics help to detail the improvements, changes in technology and thinking behind each weapon, providing a deep understanding of the how the weapon has evolved throughout history, from its humble, often cumbersome and even awkward beginnings, to its sheer power and precision today. It s an enthralling ride through the evolution, origins, innovations, victories and defeats of weapons, as Ermey delivers the story with, literally, one finger on the trigger.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gunney is GREAT!! March 16, 2010
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This is not some actor playing a role; Ermey is the real deal.

When this old guy spoke about some people doubting the stories of one man firing a water cooled machine gun that was supposed to take a four man crew, he made his point in a very convincing way. He walked over, picked the machine gun UP, and blazed away at the target with it.

Don't mess with Ermey.
He is for real.

And the information in Lock and Load is really great! Historical, topical, up-to-date, accurate and entertaining.
What more could anyone aski for?
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A crazy guy with realllly big boom sticks! February 28, 2010
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Wow! If R. Lee Ermey wants to retire, sign me up! What a great job-just running around acting crazy and shooting off reallllly big boom sticks! Did I mention that he gets paid too!
The gunny- direct from History Channel's "Mail Call"- presents the first season of "Lock N' Load" complete with no commercials. This big hit from the History Channel is a must view for anyone interested in firearms and military technology.
It comes packaged in a tidy four disc unit in a format that actually does not allow the discs to fall out on the floor, an apparent technological breakthrough. Great!
Provides historical data without being boring, with animated graphics to demonstrate functions from really primitive firearms to the latest explosive delivery system.
Buy this set, and watch R. Lee blow stuff up! Enjoy.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great entertainment! November 2, 2009
Even though I have not bought the DVD season set, I've seen some of the shows on tv. I think they are great. Not only are they very descriptive, they are also entertaining! He goes in depth and shows slow motion and cut aways and all the stuff you would need to see in order to learn how a gun, tank or whatever he is using works. It really helped me learn about the different parts of a gun. It also is fun to watch when he tries them out. For example, in the machine gun show, he tries to cut down trees with one or shoot a letter G in a wall with another. He goes in order from the very first gun of that kind all the way to the latest. In the machine gun one he starts out with the gatling gun and ends with some rapid fire chain gun on top of a humvee. In the pistol show, he starts out with one from the 1500s where you have to crank it up every time and ends with a Glock pistol that can switch from semi-auto to auto. I think they're pretty cool and if you like guns, tanks, or anything to do with war, you'll probably like this show.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The man/myth/ action! January 5, 2012
It's hard not to be envious of Gunny, as he travels all over, explore the history of ancient and modern weapons, from tanks to full-auto shotguns....and then gets to use them! I think that is what makes this show partially so successful, is that while many documentary shows on weapons (and other things for that matter) highlight the history, they almost never show them live-firing, the true test of what they are capable of. Chances are, if it's featured in the show, it is used, even hundreds of years old weapons. It's like the classic car that stays in a garage, never driven...if you've got it, use it! The private owners of these weapons are an eclectic bunch, and it's cool to get a glimpse into the various subcultures of collectors such as tank owners.

Of course, the main reason the show hits it out of the park is Gunny. He's genuinely enthusiastic, humorous but serious as well, appreciative of the historical value and power of the weapons (like a kid in a candy store), and at the end of the day, a capable host, by which I mean effective on all levels. It's one thing for a host to talk about a gun - it's another for him to pick up a foreign or ancient weapon and shoot tight groups at decent ranges. Gunny is the real deal, and while sometimes the zaniness is turned up to 11, knowing that he is going to hip fire a tripod mounted machine gun or full-auto unload an M16 (not to mention hit a target with a smooth bore musket at 50 yards) gives him all the credibility a host needs.

That, and he positively scares the crap out of just about everyone else on the show. From mousey collectors, who are clearly nervous, to trained professionals who always defer to him, to even military who outrank him but clearly give him reverence, he commands that type of respect that you can only get by being genuinely who you are. This is what ultimately makes the show so good, and makes it even more unfortunate that one season is all we got.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift March 27, 2011
Tried forever to find the episode of the M-16 vs. Ak-47 for my cousin who fought in the Vietnam war. Turns out the History Channel doesn't sell that individual episode, but does sell Season One for somewhat more. So this was a great gift for him, he enjoyed watching that episode as well as all the others. If your into war machines this make a pretty good present.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lock.N.Load Review April 14, 2010
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Interesting information for everyone (you don't have be any particular type) presented at its entertaining best. Weapons - and other components of ordnance designed to ensure their delivery and effectiveness - are a fact of life and denying their existence is as futile as all other forms of blinkered denial. R. Lee Ermey's enthusiastic presentations nicely intereweave how history has generated needs for weapons of defence/offence and how technology has evolved to meet those needs. It is a sheer delight for those who appreciate the aesthetics of form following function in weapons manufacture and beautifully augmented by superior computer graphic images of the internal mechanisms and explanations in plain, but not patronising, terms of the mysteries of Ballistics and Trajectory in the continuum of Target Identification, Acquistion, Engagement and Effect. This is not simply a "Gun" show. I have become a fan of the Gunnery Sergeant and any who are unable to relate to the show's content and his style are unlikely to read this anyway. No problem! Semper Fi! Carry on! (PS: I hate melons - water-melons - too.)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting
Great dvd's , all you need to know about guns and everything else very interesting.
Published 1 month ago by Les Rheault
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent show!
My sons and I watch this and it is not only very informative, but very enjoyable as well. If you like R. Lee Ermey's style, you'll thoroughly enjoy this show.
Published 1 month ago by J. Slaybaugh
5.0 out of 5 stars outstanding fun
Always been a fan of the gunny sgt. and his Lock N' Load series. You won't be disappointed.
A lot of action and information and as always an excellent history account behind... Read more
Published 12 months ago by 10bullets
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed it!
My son loves watching and learning from Gunney. A very informative and well presented DVD for those interested in
the various artillery used throughout history.
Published 13 months ago by Minime
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun!
Gunny made my day! Plus, you get to learn plenty if you are a history/military afficionado. He almost made me like Kubrick for a while...
Published 14 months ago by Woody_A
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set!
This is a great addition to my husband's collection. He loves R. Lee Ermey. I would recommend this to anyone.
Published 15 months ago by Brandi Allen Wood
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for my hunny
Being a Marine my fiance loves R. Lee Emery. So buying him this dvd was the perfect gift for xmas..
Published 18 months ago by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift
My brother is obsessed with guns so this was perfect for him. He watched as soon as he got it Christmas and has been telling everyone about the stuff he has learned so far. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Cupcake
5.0 out of 5 stars Bang, Bang, shoot em up !!!
As R.Lee would say .... "I Hate Melons" ..... Lock N Load ... Shoot to kill ... All R. Lee ... All day ... The only way it could be better is if R. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Robert Styger
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Video
This is a great video if you are into guns and how ammo came to where it is today. Would give this at top ten.
Published on March 30, 2012 by Larry Dearman
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