It’s been 25 years since Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket” was released, but this Vietnam War drama still packs a wallop. The Oscar-winning director let us look through the lens of one young Marine as the men in his troop break down and crack up through their military training and brutal fighting in Vietnam.
We’ve got an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Kubrick hard at work on set, along with interviews from his collaborators about the charismatic and dedicated director. Learn more about the auteur’s filmmaking methods and what he was like to work with from some of the people who knew him best.
Plus, we’re giving away two fully loaded 25th anniversary “Full Metal Jacket” Blu-rays so you can revisit this masterpiece in its full glory.
Although it’s been even longer than 25 year since the US went to war in Vietnam, “Full Metal Jacket” and its crew of young Marines is as relevant as ever. Matthew Modine appears as narrator James “Joker” Davis in a breakthrough performance, alongside Arliss Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio as Joker’s closest pals and Adam Baldwin as Animal Mother. And who could forget R. Lee Ermey as the furious, screaming Sergeant Hartman? “Full Metal Jacket” is an unforgettable movie about violence and its effects on our psyche.
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