Video Release: January 16, 2007
Theatrical Release: 1987
Rating: R (MPAA)
Studio: Warner Home Video
- Surround Sound, Digital Sound, Stereo, Dolby Surround AC-3, Dolby SR, Dolby
- Closed Captioned
- Digitally Re-Mastered
- Runtime: 117 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
- Released in English
In this riveting look at military life during the Vietnam conflict, Stanley Kubrick, who made the powerful anti-war classics "Paths of Glory" and "Dr. Strangelove," once again explores the behavior of men in battle. "Full Metal Jacket", adapted from Gustav Hasford's novel "The Short Timers", follows several raw recruits as they endure the soul-breaking rigors of boot camp. The film focuses particularly on Private Joker, an aspiring photojournalist who provides the story's point of view. After surviving basic training, Joker initially goes to Vietnam as a member of the army's press corps, but ends up with a combat unit during the 1968 Tet Offensive.
A squad of Marine grunts fight the battle of Hue City, the climactic battle of the 1968 Tet Offensive and the turning point of the Vietnam War. Academy Award Nominations: Best (Adapted) Screenplay.
Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification. A Natant film.