Stanley Kubrick's return to filmmaking after a seven-year hiatus, this film crystallizes the experience of the Vietnam War by concentrating on a group of raw Marine volunteers. Based on Gustav Hasford's novel The Short Timers, the film's first half details the volunteers' harrowing boot-camp training under the profane, power-saw guidance of drill instructor Sgt. Hartman (R. LEE ERMEY, a real-life drill instructor whose performance is one of the most terrifyingly realistic on record). Part two takes place in Nam, as seen through the eyes of the now thoroughly indoctrinated marines. Ironically, Full Metal Jacket was filmed almost entirely in England.~Hal Erickson
Commentary by Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey and critic/screenwriter Jay Cocks
New featurette Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil
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A:AnswerI have been trying to pre order this since about September 3rd and it has said "Coming Soon" since then. I caught it a couple times where it said "Pre Order" and it let me add it to my cart but when I went to checkout it said the item was not available. Maybe they sold out all the pre orders. I think they can only sell a certain amount through pre order so they can give the people a chance to buy it in store, I may be wrong though. I'm assuming this because when it was first listed on their site you were able to buy/pre order it for a while, at least up until around September 3rd since that's when I ordered all this month's other pre order Steelbooks. I should have just bought it the second it went up for pre order but I'll just wait until release day, the 22nd, and order it super early in the morning in case it sells out. I know this has happened in the past with Steelbooks, they'll go up for pre order for a while then they just say coming soon until release day. Actually this just happened to me a month or two ago but I can't remember what movie it was. Just keep an eye on it and check back a few times a day and/or just wait until early morning on release day before Best Buy opens their stores and you should be able to order it then.