The D.I. DVD

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Jim Moore is a tough-as-nails Drill Instructor with a chip on his shoulder: Pvt. Owens, who isn't quite up to snuff. Sgt. Moore is convinced that "there's a man underneath that baby powder" and sets out to force the private to rise to the occasion. Instead, he drives Owens to bail out altogether. Things only get worse when the Captain steps in and gives Moore three days to make the a Marine out of the petrified private.


**Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.
Technical Specs
  • Format: DVD [MOD]
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 106 Minutes
  • Region: 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Studio: Warner Archives
  • DVD Release Date: March 23, 2009
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Color: Black & White
Reviews
11 Reviews
4.3

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4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging characters (9)
  • Entertaining (7)
  • Informative (7)
  • Original (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • At home (5)
    • Adult viewers (3)
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    5.0

    great movie

    By gang green

    from Blaine, wa

    About Me Avid Moviegoer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • At Home

      Comments about this product:

      great story line

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Absolutely Real And Great

      By The P. I. D. I.

      from Juliette, GA.

      About Me Avid Moviegoer

      Pros

      • Original

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          Even though this is a 50's movie, this is the only movie I know of that accurately shows what a U. S. Marine Corps Drill Instructor does day after day. It is truly accurate and I have seen no other movie come close to this. For general information . . . for years, this movie was shown to Drill Instructor candidates in both USMC D. I. Schools - Parris Island and San Diego several times to show that recruits could be handled without physical force. From being a former USMC D. I. I would really recommend this movie to be shown to church groups, schools, and those interested in becoming a U. S. Marine.

           
          5.0

          The best

          By Watchdog5803

          from Lexington, NC

          About Me Movie Buff

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          Pros

          • Engaging Characters
          • Entertaining
          • Great Cinematography
          • Informative
          • Nostalgic
          • Original

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              Comments about this product:

              This movie helps me remember the one most greatest times in my life. Jack really got it right.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding,

              By Dave

              from Albany, NY

              About Me Movie Buff

              Pros

              • Engaging Characters
              • Entertaining
              • Informative
              • Original
              • The real Deal

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                  This is the best and totally right on movie about Marine Corps Boot camp on P.I. . No one has done since the part of a Drill Instructor like was done here. I was there in 1968 and this movie hit what it was on the nose. This gives you all the disciplines that you can use in life and more. When I sit back and think about that experience 46 years ago, I wouldn't change a thing. Full Medal Jacket is not even close to this one.

                   
                  3.0

                  Where are the subtitles for 50 plus film

                  By Need subtitles

                  from San Juan, Puerto Rico

                  About Me Movie Buff

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                        Gentlemen, part of the appeal to buy older films, is us "veterans" movie lovers, and the over 60 crowd in many cases have auditory problems, and most of the Archives dvds, great as they are do not have subtitles.
                        In addition 80% of movie grosses today come from International markets and not having subtitles automatically takes out 80% of the possible market for the great Archives collection.
                        Think about it.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Semper-Fi

                        By D'allen

                        from Austin, Tx.

                        About Me Casual Viewer

                        Pros

                        • Engaging Characters
                        • Entertaining
                        • Informative

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • At Home
                          • Younger Viewers

                          Comments about this product:

                          Having gone through MCRD,San Diego in '68 (Plt.#2212), I seem to recall the continued practice of "rough treatment". Don't get me wrong . . . I would not change a thing! It was the best decision I ever made. Going in a boy, coming out a man.
                          Semper-Fi

                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          THE MAKING OF A MARINE

                          By Derbyhat

                          from Lewiston, ME

                          About Me Movie Buff

                          Pros

                          • Engaging Characters
                          • Entertaining
                          • Informative

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adult Viewers
                            • At Home
                            • Travel

                            Comments about this product:

                            With the resources the United States had prior to the technology boom of recent decades, the Drill Instructor (D.I.) or its service equivalent were vital components of our national security. Methods, though harsh, were crucial to combat effectiveness in a 12 week window of time.

                            No doubt, if we were Spartans instead of Americans, the nation could steal the childhood of their children to grow up as soldiers and would be a more effective way of amassing a seasoned group of 16 year olds as a fearsome fighting force. I have no doubt the DI was cleaned up for an audience, but it still showed the disciplines required of a Marine for his unit to survive and take any fight to the enemy. After all, just one giving less than 100% to his immediate duty could cause the deaths of many. Some more easily conform to the military mold and I'm sure the best DIs agonize over the chance of allowing an incompetent to wear the uniform of a Marine. As a retired Navy Corpsman and Civil War POW researcher, I see the fear of training ground troops only good enough to get them killed or captured and withering away under fed, demoralized and abused to die alone.

                            Here in "The D.I.", a Marine true to his motto, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) is training a company of eager recruits containing one who is carrying a personal history is not quite in sync with the program. The recruit's dismal efforts effect company morale, fuel a growing discord within the unit and feeling like pincers closing on him causing frustration and anxiety for the DI and himself. Seeing a Marine deep inside the DI insists in more time for him to shape up, but a Commanding Officer is insisting on culling him from the Corps and reluctant is reluctant to grant more than a few days. With self-respect at a low, a Marine Corps secret weapon arrives in a Drill Hall to turn it all around. Success may be closer on one front, then another.

                            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Creating a New Marine

                            By Derbyhat

                            from Lewiston, ME

                            About Me Movie Buff

                            Pros

                            • Engaging Characters
                            • Informative

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Adult Viewers
                              • At Home

                              Comments about this product:

                              With the resources the United States had prior to the technology boom of recent decades, the Drill Instructor (D.I.) or its service equivalent were vital components of our national security. Methods, though harsh, were crucial to combat effectiveness in a 12 week window of time.

                              No doubt, if we were Spartans instead of Americans, the nation could steal the childhood of their children to grow up as soldiers and would be a more effective way of amassing a seasoned group of 16 year olds as a fearsome fighting force. I have no doubt the DI was cleaned up for an audience, but it still showed the disciplines required of a Marine for his unit to survive and take any fight to the enemy. After all, just one giving less than 100% to his immediate duty could cause the deaths of many. Some more easily conform to the military mold and I'm sure the best DIs agonize over the chance of allowing an incompetent to wear the uniform of a Marine. As a retired Navy Corpsman and Civil War POW researcher, I see the fear of training ground troops only good enough to get them killed or captured and withering away under fed, demoralized and abused to die alone.

                              Here in "The D.I.", a Marine true to his motto, Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful) is training a company of eager recruits containing one who is carrying a personal history is not quite in sync with the program. The recruit's dismal efforts effect company morale, fuel a growing discord within the unit and feeling like pincers closing on him causing frustration and anxiety for the DI and himself. Seeing a Marine deep inside the DI insists in more time for him to shape up, but a Commanding Officer is insisting on culling him from the Corps and reluctant is reluctant to grant more than a few days. With self-respect at a low, a Marine Corps secret weapon arrives in a Drill Hall to turn it all around. Success may be closer on one front, then another.

                              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              Inspirational

                              By PJK

                              from New Jersey

                              About Me Movie Buff

                              Pros

                              • Engaging Characters
                              • Entertaining
                              • Informative
                              • Original
                              • Realistic

                              Cons

                              • Poor Plot Development
                              • Poor Visual Effects

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                                Comments about this product:

                                A updated SOP , standard operational procedure was put into effect after the 1956 ribbon creek recruit drownings. Although , the DI's physical abuse subsided , the verbal confrontations continued unabated which was my experience in 1961. The discipline gained by close order drill and personal submission to
                                authority, the DI was fundamental to manhood and maturity that lasts for a lifetime.

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Way Back When, Back When and Now

                                By Gunny Sergeant WIlsford

                                from Hanceville, AL

                                About Me Casual Viewer

                                Pros

                                • Engaging Characters
                                • Informative

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • At Home
                                  • Younger Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  I was honored to have been an honored member of the U.S. Marine Corps and still am to this date. I retired after twenty. One character was Joseph C. Holmes who played Pvt. Madison. It took several years to make my decision to join, but after talking to Joe (who retired a Master Gunnery Sergeant) arranged a call to Hollywood, where I received the chance to speak with Jack Webb. That was my first honor. But, back to the Corps. Back then it was tough and it made boys into men. When I went through we were also roughly handled, but in September the order came down that no service member could be touched, even with the brim of the Campaign Cover (D.I. hat). When we were told that morale in our platoon actually went down, although our D.I. changed that very quickly. For years the Corps began to look weak, but toward my last two years, the training had changed and you could not earn your "Eagle, Globe, and Anchor" until you finished the Gauntlet or field test. My pride is back and I show this film even to young men and women that has not seen a movie like this in black and white. It does also bring back fond memories, especially the sand flea, except for our platoon it was a fly (which meant a bigger hole"

                                  (4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  White Wash

                                  By John the surviver

                                  from Leland, NC

                                  About Me Movie Buff

                                  Pros

                                  • Engaging Characters
                                  • Entertaining

                                  Cons

                                  • Not What I Expected

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Adult Viewers

                                  Comments about this product:

                                  This movie was made to appease the public after six marines were drowned on Parris Island in 1956. I was a recruit in 1955/56 just prior to the incident. The movie show how we were trained except the beating's we received at the hands of the DI's, (not good public policy) After the tragic drowings the beatings stopped, "I assume". The abuse was brought to the attention of the chaplin who asked us to come forward. None of us did. Six men died to inforce "discipline". VERY STUPID.

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