Will we ever get a Full Metal Jacket SE?

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  1. Jeff Pryor

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    I sure would love an OAR, DD 5.1 version of this awesome war movie. Any chance of this in the future?
     
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    The current SE just happens to be OAR and has 5.1 sound.

    The OAR is 1.33:1, BTW.
     
  3. Jeff Pryor

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    I was just wondering because the only DVD I've seen of this movie is P&S and mono. When did an SE come out?
     
  4. Patrick McCart

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    It came out early last year.
    Here's the covers...
    Original 1997 DVD (the one to avoid):
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    The 2001 remastered, restored, and remixed SE:
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    Most reviews I've read for the SE say it looks and sound excellent. There is only the theatrical trailer, but Kubrick preferred his films on disc to be simple.
     
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    6/12/2001
     
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    It was matted in commercial theaters, Jeff. Mr. Kubrick shot this in the Academy Ratio.
     
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    Why bother...the second half of the movie blew...
    The first half was a work of art.
     
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  11. Jack Briggs

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    Without bowing to an undignified post, I prefer we keep our comments focused on the topic at hand: the aspect ratio of this film. If you want to debate the film's merits, start another thread.
     
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    Kubrick who? He's the dude who died before that weird sex flick came out, right?
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    So, is the Original Theatrical Aspect Ratio different than the Original Home Video Aspect Ratio? If what we prefer is the OHVAR is it improper to present films letterboxed on DVD when the VHS OHVAR is 1.33?
     
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    Douglas? Problems? Send a PM if so.
     
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    I was just curious....I know Mr. Kubrick generally preferred mono sound in his movies. Was 5.1 the original sound or was it mono for FMJ?
     
  19. Peter Apruzzese

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    FMJ was released theatrically in mono (as were all of his films with the exception of Spartacus, 2001, and Eyes Wide Shut). The 5.1 remix was supervised by his longtime assistant, Leon Vitali. It's a very subtle and effective remix and there are no new sounds - it's all the original pieces. Ideally, Warner should have included the mono track for completeness, but they didn't.
     
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    The original soundtrack was mono.
     

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