Warner Home Video has confirmed to us that they will be re-issuing the Stanley Kubrick classic 'Full Metal Jacket' in a new "Deluxe Edition" on Blu-ray and HD DVD this October.
'Full Metal Jacket' was initially released on both next-gen formats in 2006, in feature-starved editions that were met with generally tepid reaction from early adopters and reviewers.
When Warnerunveiled plans last week for first-ever next-gen special editions of four other Kubrick classics due October 23 -- including 'A Clockwork Orange,' 'The Shining,' 'Eyes Wide Shut' and '2001: A Space Odyssey' -- 'Full Metal Jacket' was originally absent from that list, but as several eagle-eyed readers pointed out to us over the weekend, the studio has quietly added listings for a 'Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition' to its list of press materials for its upcoming Kubrick collection.
The re-issue of 'Jacket' will join the quartet of other Kubrick releases hitting high-def on October 23, though no tech specs were immediately available on what (if any) elements of the release will receive an upgrade.
List price for 'Full Metal Jacket' will match the other Kubrick releases, with a $28.99 MSRP.
Note also that the original standard Blu-ray and HD DVD editions of 'Full Metal Jacket' will now be discontinued.
We've added new listings for 'Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition' to both our Blu-ray Release Schedule and HD DVD Release Schedule, under October 23. We'll keep you posted as soon as specs are confirmed.
We've also set up dedicated threads for Paramount's latest in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition' Blu-ray release and the 'Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition' HD DVD release.
- Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
- Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (Blu-ray)
- Full Metal Jacket: Deluxe Edition (HD DVD)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (Blu-ray)
- 2001: A Space Odyssey (HD DVD)
- A Clockwork Orange (Blu-ray)
- A Clockwork Orange (HD DVD)
- Eyes Wide Shut (Blu-ray)
- Eyes Wide Shut (HD DVD)
- The Shining (1980) (Blu-ray)
- The Shining (1980) (HD DVD)
- Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray)
- Full Metal Jacket (HD DVD)