G.I. Jane [DVD] [1997]

  • SKU: 3355988
  • Release Date: 04/22/1998
  • Rating: R
Ridley Scott's feminist action film G.I. Jane comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. A closed-captioned English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental features are limited to the original theatrical trailer. Fans of Demi Moore will certainly want to take a look at this disc, but those who failed to see it in the theaters probably will not find anything to interest them in this DVD.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (29 out of 30)

    Special Features


    • French-language track
    • Spanish subtitles
    • Original theatrical trailer
    • Chapter search

    Synopsis


    G.I. Jane
    Ridley Scott directed this flawed but involving study of Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore), a Navy topographic analyst who is chosen as a test case for the presence of women in combat. Aware that she is making history and knowing that 60% of all male trainees will fail the rigorous training, Lt. O'Neil struggles to prove herself physically and mentally worthy of becoming a Navy SEAL. What she doesn't know is that she is being sold out by hardbitten Texas senator Lillian DeHaven (Anne Bancroft in an amusing turn), who is being blackmailed by the Defense Department with politically fatal base closings unless O'Neil fails the program. The complicated political subplot, however, only distracts from the film's real virtues -- the wonderfully staged scenes of CRT selection training -- and fizzles at its climactic moment. The training scenes are wonderful, however, as the central recruits are pushed to their physical limits by a grueling weeding-out process. Viggo Mortensen is outstanding as Master Chief John James Urgayle, a steely-eyed, tough-as-nails instructor who somehow finds time to quote D.H. Lawrence when he isn't making people eat garbage and beating O'Neil senseless as part of a training exercise. Mortensen and the believably-buffed Moore are terrific, and their scenes of confrontation are the film's high points. Unfortunately, the screenplay by David Twohy and Danielle Alexandra falls down every time it attempts to sidestep a cliche, and the climactic mission (involving a downed satellite in the Libyan desert) positively wallows in a predictable Top Gun muddle. Still, the characters are engaging and those looking for an enjoyable variant on the basic-training subgenre of high-octane modern action films should be pleased. ~ Robert Firsching, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Demi Moore
      Demi Moore - Lt. Jordan O'Neil
    • Viggo Mortensen
      Viggo Mortensen - Master Chief John Urgayle
    • Anne Bancroft
      Anne Bancroft - Sen. Lillian DeHaven
    • Jason Beghe
      Jason Beghe - Royce
    • Lucinda Jenney
      Lucinda Jenney - Blondell



    Customer rating

    4.6
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great insperational and entertaining view.

      Posted
      CWLW
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      GI Jane is a high-speed story that was for the most past shot On-Location at various SEAL Training Facilities to include Coronado, California and Marco Island, Florida, and it is a fairly realistic portrayal the BUDS Seal Training. The story is both well-acted and directed and it is accompanied by both a “spirited” sound-track and realistic sound-effects. Both Moore and Mortensen are at the top-of-their-game and Ridley Scott tied the entire package together to produce a solid entertainment package. This “powerful” film will reach out and “touch” you!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      strong story, strong acting

      Posted
      sewerrat
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      enjoyed the story, enjoyed the acting, enjoyed the actors, the character profiles and the situations! Demi's character was challeged in many ways and she rose to the occasion in many differt situations. Loved her response to being in the "mans army" and how dedicated she was to seeing her mission to the end. In the end, she just wanted to be treated equally and do her part to the highest level she could!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A great Action-Adventure movie!

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      Alone
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      A great Action-Adventure movie. From 1997, a movie that explores whether a woman has the grit, the strength and the nerve to survive Navy SEAL training, with a bald Demi Moore sweating, swearing, smoking cigars and fighting in head-to-head combat to prove that she can.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great performances that hold strong against time

      Posted
      Marty
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      Great performances that hold strong against time. Hadn't seen the film since its original release and feel it's held up wonderfully. Brilliant direction ( a given) and in depth performances by Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen. Recommended.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Movie review

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      MovieFanatic
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      A must have in a movie collection. When the movie came out no females were allowed in the special forces. Now the first female graduate from ranger school. Demi Moore was a pioneer for women in this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good

      Posted
      Dolfan99
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      I did not expect much from this movie, bought it because it was cheap and appeared exciting. However the movie did keep my attention and the story was better than expected.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!!!

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      pookiebear66
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      Demi Moore does a great job of acting, making it believable for a female to pass SEAL training. Viggo Mortensen is perfect in the role of Master Chief.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Still a Great Movie

      Posted
      chrissy0404
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      I have seen this movie before but couldn't remember where it was. So when I saw it on Best Buy's shelf I wanted to see it again! Great movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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