Sunday, December 23, 2007

Full Metal Jacket (1987) - Vietnam War film

Full Metal Jacket (1987) is an Oscar-nominated Stanley Kubrick film which portrays the urban Vietnam War fought by the US Marine Corps. The title refers to the type of ammunition used by infantry riflemen.

Senior Drill Instructor Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey, a former drill instructor in real life) didn't really have to act - he just had to be himself and he was excellent at it. The whole basic training aspect brings back a lot of memories for a lot of us who did BMT during NS.

Sideshow released this figure and i think he is the first 12" figure with a Rating becoz of his language. Press a button on his back and Gunnery Sergeant Hartman will shout out "motivational" phrases, some with the words "numb nuts" in it, just for kicks.

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman about to go into his war cry.

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