Stripes [Blu-ray] [1981]

  • SKU: 3209019
  • Release Date: 01/24/2012
  • Rating: R
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Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (117 out of 119)

Special Features


  • Commentary with director Ivan Reitman and writer/producer Dan Glodberg
  • Two-part documentary featuring interviews with the cast including Bill Murray

Synopsis


Stripes
Bill Murray decides to be all that he can be -- and it ain't pretty -- in this hit comedy. John Winger (Murray) is a quick-witted but unambitious loser who comes home after getting fired to discover that his car has been repossessed and his girlfriend is leaving him. With no idea of what to do next, John and his best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis) impulsively join the Army, more as a practical joke than a career goal. John and Russell find themselves in basic training under the hard-nosed and impatient Sgt. Hulka (Warren Oates), who is stuck with an outfit of goofballs, including overweight Ox (John Candy), naive Cruiser (John Deihl), perpetually stoned Elmo (Judge Reinhold), and the appropriately-nicknamed Psycho (Conrad Dunn). The platoon succeeds in impressing the generals spite of themselves, and John and Russell even find time to romance two pretty female MPs, Stella (P.J. Soles) and Louise (Sean Young). However, when John and Russell commandeer a high-tech military vehicle for a European weekend getaway with the girls, they happen into Soviet territory and stumble into an international incident. Remarkably, Stripes was made with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, despite its less-than-rosy view of the all-volunteer armed forces. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bill Murray
    Bill Murray - John Winger
  • Harold Ramis
    Harold Ramis - Russell Ziskey
  • Warren Oates
    Warren Oates - Sgt. Hulka
  • P.J. Soles
    P.J. Soles - Stella
  • Sean Young
    Sean Young - Louise



Customer rating

4.8
99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Movie, Great Steelbook

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    Jericho1964
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    I first saw this movie at the theater upon its release. For the most part it has aged well, some spots not so much. The main plus of this edition is the addition of 17 minutes of footage which makes it the definitive Version. Bill Murray decides to be all that he can be -- and it ain't pretty -- in this hit comedy. John Winger (Murray) is a quick-witted but unambitious loser who comes home after getting fired to discover that his car has been repossessed and his girlfriend is leaving him. With no idea of what to do next, John and his best friend Russell Ziskey (Harold Ramis) impulsively join the Army, more as a practical joke than a career goal. John and Russell find themselves in basic training under the hard-nosed and impatient Sgt. Hulka (Warren Oates), who is stuck with an outfit of goofballs, including overweight Ox (John Candy), naive Cruiser (John Deihl), perpetually stoned Elmo (Judge Reinhold), and the appropriately-nicknamed Psycho (Conrad Dunn). The platoon succeeds in impressing the generals spite of themselves, and John and Russell even find time to romance two pretty female MPs, Stella (P.J. Soles) and Louise (Sean Young). However, when John and Russell commandeer a high-tech military vehicle for a European weekend getaway with the girls, they happen into Soviet territory and stumble into an international incident. Special Features include a commentary track and a two part documentary featuring interviews with the cast (including Bill Murray).. It's a real treat to see Murray, John Candy & Harold Ramis in their younger days and there are many laugh out loud moments. The Steeelbook itself has a very colorful, eye-catching look and is one of the Project Pop Art Limited edition series.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    ARRRRMMMMMYYYY TRAINING SIR!!!

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    JaySomewhereinTX
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    This movie is a classic. Heck, it's one of the ones that made me decide to join the military (others being Top Gun, Full Metal Jacket, Hamburger Hill, Platoon, and of course watching Hogan's Heroes as a kid). You will be hard pressed to find any other movie with such suspense, intrigue, drama, oh and of course laugh till it hurts comedy. this is Bill "BFM" Murray at his all time best. Forget Caddy Shack and Ghostbusters, this is what a legend looks like. If you have never seen this movie, go watch it right now. If you have seen it, go watch it again. If you are watching it right now, stop it, rewind, and watch it from the beginning. It's that d@mn good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Flick

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    Catfan
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    If you haven't seen "Stripes" then you don't know what you have been missing. This is Bill Murray and Harold Ramis at the top of their game. Supporting players are (a very young) John Larroquette and John Candy. How can you go wrong. This version is to cash in on the steelbook craze, but it is inexpensive and the film is great so you really can't lose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    an anarchic slob movie

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    Anonymous
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    Stripes squanders at least an hour belaboring situations contradicted from the outset by Murray's personality. The premise and star remain out of whack until the rambling, diffuse screenplay finally struggles beyond basic training.Stripes will keep potential felons off the streets for two hours. Few people seem to be asking, these days, that movies do more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One of Bill Murray's best comedies

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    MyrtleW
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    another great Ivan Reitman comedy. One of Bill Murray's best roles. Great Cast. This blu-ray has the extended cut which runs about 19 minutes longer than the original cut. Just a great comedy, with great directing and very good supporting cast. Blu-ray is better than the previous DVD release in video and audio, but not the best transfer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Little disappointed

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    ScottW
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    Stripes is a hilarious film, but I'm a little disappointed that this steelbook only contains the extended version of the film, the theatrical version is not included. I was aware when I purchased it because I wanted the movie in HD, still I feel it was a mistake not to let one choose between the two cuts.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic Bill Murray Comedy in an amazing Steelbook

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    Vmerc
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    My review isnt of the movie because everyone knows its a Bill Murray classic. I am reviewing the steelbook and it is amazing. I like when Steelbook art is creative and not just generic shots from the movie. These pop art steelbooks are all amazingly creative.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic never looked better

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    Aron
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    Another classic that gets the Blu Ray treatment. Felt like I was watching it for the first time. You can even watch the extended cut of the movie with the additional scenes highlighted by a small star on the top corner of the image!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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