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Marine recruits endure basic training under a leather-lunged D.I., then plunge into the hell of Vietnam. Matthew Modine heads a talented ensemble in this searing look at a process that turns people into killers.]]>
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One of the best Vietnam-era war movies. Gives a realistic (so I have been told by several who experienced it) idea of boot camp, and then one major event (Tet) through the eyes of... Read morePublished 15 hours ago by myshopper
When this movie came out I was on active duty in the Marines. We burned through multiple VHS copies of this movie in the barracks, playing it over and over in the rec room. Read morePublished 1 day ago by JohnGuad
Classic Vietnam movie. I wish that they still had the guts to create a movie that tells it like it is. I will be owning this title.Published 8 days ago by Rufina Taylor
The boot camp scenes are accurate but artistic license is taken with some of the specifics. Vietnam scenes are as real as you can get.Published 15 days ago by Michael Rauch
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|Another same full screen release again?||
I know I'm late to this party but the film was actually filmed in widescreen but Kubrick mandated it be shown on home video/laser disc/dvd in full screen. The box set that was released 10/23/07 is the first time a home viewer can see it in the original wide-screen format.
Do your research.
Nov 23, 2007 by Heybub1 | See all 5 posts
I've been wondering the same thing. I've come tot he conclusion that the second disc is the film's soundtrack (or OST). I saw it in one of the descriptions for one that is being sold.
I'm definitely buying this from one of the used sellers (even though I own the regular edition already) that... Read More
Oct 18, 2008 by John DeVito | See all 2 posts
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Uhhh, because it's NOT HD? Read the Format line again. HD DVD's actually say HD DVD, and contain a notice telling you that it may or may not also contain a format standard version on the disc.
Jun 21, 2007 by Mertado | See all 2 posts
|No True Widescreen For Full Metal Jacket||
I have the original Release of "The Kubrick Collection" on DVD, the only version approved by Kubrick himself. Kubrick did NOT like widescreen format, preferring the old TV format of 1.39:1. Clockwork Orange was filmed in the 1.85:1 format, but was cropped by Kubrick to 1.69:1 for VHS... Read More
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