August 13, 2020
Full Metal Jacket, Stanley Kubrick’s acclaimed 1987 Vietnam War film, will come out on 4K Ultra HD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Sept. 22.
Based on Gustav Hasford’s 1979 novel The Short-Timers, Full Metal Jacket was produced and directed by Kubrick from a screenplay by Kubrick, Michael Herr and Hasford.
The film stars Matthew Modine (Birdy, Vision Quest, television’s “Stranger Things”), Adam Baldwin (Independence Day, Serenity), Vincent D’Onofrio (Men in Black, Jurassic World), Lee Ermey (Seven, Toy Story franchise), Dorian Harewood (Gothika, Assault on Precinct 13), Arliss Howard (Amistad, Moneyball), Kevyn Major Howard (Alien Nation) and Ed O’Ross (Dick Tracy).
A saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanizing process that turns people into trained killers, the film follows ‘Joker’ (Matthew Modine), ‘Animal Mother’ (Adam Baldwin), ‘Gomer’ (Vincent D’Onofrio), ‘Eightball’ (Dorian Harewood) and ‘Cowboy’ (Arliss Howard), some of the Marine recruits experiencing boot-camp hell under the punishing command of the foul-mouthed Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermy).
Full Metal Jacket was nominated for an Oscar at the 60th Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for Kubrick, Herr and Hasford.
The 4K remastering was done using a new 4K scan of the original 35mm camera negative at Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging, according to the studio. Kubrick’s former personal assistant Leon Vitali worked closely with the team at Warner Bros. during the mastering process.
The Full Metal Jacket Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the feature film in 4K with HDR, a Blu-ray disc with the film in high definition and the previously released special features in high definition, and a digital version of the movie. Fans can also own Full Metal Jacket in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers.
Extras include commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D’Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks; the featurette Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil; and the theatrical trailer.