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The D.I.

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Jim Moore is a tough-as-nails Drill Instructor with a chip on his shoulder: Pvt. Owens, who isn't quite up to snuff. Sgt. Moore is convinced that "there's a man underneath that baby powder" and sets out to force the private to rise to the occasion. Instead, he drives Owens to bail out altogether. Things only get worse when the Captain steps in and gives Moore three days to make the a Marine out of the petrified private.

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Product Details

  • Actors: Don Dubbins, Jack Webb, Monica Lewis
  • Directors: Jack Webb
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • DVD Release Date: June 22, 2009
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002EAYDUC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,717 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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101 of 105 people found the following review helpful By Robert Busko VINE VOICE on October 13, 2005
Format: VHS Tape
Here's a message to Hollywood. There are perhaps a million former Marines out there that will buy The D.I. on DVD as soon as its released.

I saw The DI as a 12 year old on television in 1960. I was petrified by the movie and never thought I'd join the Marines because of it. Well, in 67 I did join and went through bootcamp in San Diego, almost within sight of my house.

I think Full Metal Jacket is more realistic but doesn't deliver the positive message served up in The DI. Webb does a magnificent job depicting the stoic drill instructor. The intensity of the training in bookcamp, the concern for details (as depicted in the breaking down and reassembly of an M1) that make up a recruits world are dead on.

The DI is a classic. Like other reviewers before me I find it puzzling that this film hasn't made the transition to DVD when so much garbage has. But then Hollywood and the people that populate show biz haven't a clue about being a Marine. Its been almost 40 years and I still remember the names of my drill instructors. Sgt. Alley where are you?

Semper Fi
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57 of 59 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 20, 1998
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Jack Webb portrays a tough Marine drill instructor trying to mold his platoon of recruits into United States Marines. Resistance from one of the recruits provides dramatic interplay. Webb's infrequent visits to town include a not-well-developed romantic angle. The training shown is for real, though understated -- the viewer doesn't see how tired and hungry and frustrated a recruit can get. Anyone who has been through Marine boot camp will identify with many of the scenes in this film. Of historical interest to former Marines: the credits show Webb playing a "Tech Sergeant" and several of the advisors to the film hold that grade, yet Webb is called by the more familiar "Gunny" throughout the movie. Yes, Gunnery Sergeants officially disappeared from the Corps for a few years, though Marines never let go of the term. This film is highly recommended, both for Marines who want to remember and for those who have not served in the Corps who want to catch a glimpse of what it takes to make young men into Marines.
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86 of 92 people found the following review helpful By "boneyard3" on January 16, 2003
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Pardon me for venting... Why is a great film like this not in DVD? Or for that matter, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo"? Or "Battle Hymn"? Or "The Last Days of Patton"? It makes me wonder why idiotic drivel like "American Idol" or "The Real World" pop right onto DVD, and the best things are left in the can in a dusty archive waiting for a building fire.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Marble on February 2, 2003
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This film having been produced in 1957, was seen by me in 1958 while serving as a D.I. AT P.I. It showed for two consecutive nights and I think every D.I. on P.I. somehow arranged to see it. We wanted to see if they got it right I guess. I viewed it again recently and it was most nostalgic. A most memorable time and the film was reasonably accurate for the times. I highly recommend it.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By "isaac-taylor" on November 24, 2001
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I served as a Marine Drill Instructor at Parris Island S.C. from 1978 to 1981. In my opinion this is the best movie depicting what it takes to be Marine second only to the Discovery channel following real recruits in boot camp.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 4, 1999
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Even though this movie may seem outdated, as a former Parris Island Drill Instructor, I can say this movie still remains the best in showing what actually occurs in Marine Corps "Boot Camp," and what a Marine Corps D.I. faces. It is a great classic and was shown to recruits in training as a motivational film. OOH-RAH
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Jack Dempsey on October 12, 2005
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Brings back the days of going through USMCRD h*ll, which was also some of the best days of my life now that I look back. It's an absolute crime that this hasn't been officially released on DVD, along with R. Lee Ermey's "Boys of Company C." Why these films have been resigned to sitting in dusty VHS out-of-print shelves, while other cra*py films have already been released two or three times on DVD in various special, super-special, or ultra-super-special editions is beyond me.

As for the film itself, if you know the drill at all, get this movie. You'll love it. It will bring back a flood of memories, most you'll cherish, most will motivate, and most will resonate with you long after the movie is over. Jack Webb does an amazing performance...nails the SDI perfectly. Can't recommend highly enough.

Semper Fi brothers.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Roy K. Heitman on September 15, 2004
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I went through boot at MCRD San Diego in 1954 and first saw this film just after it came out. Webb's attention to detail was amazing. The romance angle left something to be desired, but the scenes on base caught the spirit of boot camp and are probably not too far off now. I have it on VHS from TV but really would like it in DVD.
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DVD version?
I doubt it. It is old enough to not get much attention, and also not considered a "classic".

Your best bet is to request it from AMC or Fox Movies.
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