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4K Ultra HD + Blu-Ray  +  Digital |  Warner Bros.  | 1987 |  116 mins |  Rated R  | Sept 22, 2020

Director:   Stanley Kubrick

Starring:   Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio 

91 %


Codec: HEVC / H.265 (62.69 Mbps)
Resolution: Native 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 1.78:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1


English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital Mono (192kbps)
French: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
German: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1 (448 kbps)

| Film Synopsis |

Director Stanley Kubrick rips the skin from the face of war to expose the dehumanizing effect of the military on the people fed to its emotional meat grinder in FULL METAL JACKET. Through the eyes of an 18-year-old recruit--from his first days in the seeming hell of Marine Corps boot camp as his superiors try to strip of him his individuality and re-create him as a Marine, to the hell of the 1968 Tet offensive, Kubrick reveals the damage done to the collective human soul by the inhumanity of war. Based on the novel The Short-Timers by #GustavHasford. Starring #MatthewModine, #RLeeErmey, and #VincentDOnofrio

| Video |

Warner Bros. has given us outstanding 4K releases from other Kubrick films such as "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Shining". FULL METAL JACKET is no different. Warner Bros. gives us a 4K release with a brand new 2160p UHD transfer with HDR10 with a 1.78:1 aspect ratio. The colors are very natural. From the greens of the fields, grey skies and the burning reds and oranges of fire. Blacks are often deep. This new remaster shows off a great level of detail.   

| Audio |

This 4K comes with a new lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio mix along with the film's original mono track. Dialogue is clear and easy to listen.​ Sound effects of gunfire and explosions, all sound great on the surround speakers. 

| Special Features |
  • Audio Commentary with Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lee Ermey, and screenwriter/author Jack Cock


  • Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil

  • Trailer 

| Overall Reaction |

FULL METAL JACKET stands as being one of the greatest war films ever made with outstanding performances by Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey and Vincent D' Onofrio.   This new 4K restoration looks downright fantastic and sounds amazing. Unfortunately the special features has no added material other than from the Blu-Ray release.  Highly Recommended.

Summary (out of 5)

Film:  5.0   Video:  5.0    Audio:  4.5    Extras:  3.0    Overall:  4.5