‘Full Metal Jacket’ Turns 25, Celebrates with New Box Set (Photo gallery, 14 pics)

The critically acclaimed war film “Full Metal Jacket” has been inspiring potty mouths and Marines for 25 years now, while terrifying everyone else. To honor the occasion an anniversary edition hits stores today. The Blu-ray box set includes a personal letter and reflections from actor Matthew Modine, behind-the-scenes photos, and a 60-minute documentary.

The film by Stanley Kubrick follows a group of Marines through bootcamp, where they’re tempered and hardened under the guidance of drill instructor Gunnery Sgt. Hartman portrayed by R. Lee Ermey — an amazing performance by the way. And then on to Vietnam.

And if you haven’t seen the film, Guns.com wanted to give you a little taste of what you’ve been missing… (by taste we mean a series of pictures, quotes and stupid comments).

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“Did your parents have any children who lived?”

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“Were you born a fat, slimy scumbag, puke, piece of shit, Private Pyle? Or did you have to work on it?”

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Gunny Hartman hates jelly donuts more than unlocked footlockers.

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It hurts so good.

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They were all surprised to learn that he wears his cover to bed.

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How long is that exactly?

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Nothing seems to wake him.

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Animal Mother

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“I’m hear to take combat photos, but if the shit gets too thick I’ll go to the rifle.”

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Oh! That was loud.

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Correct sight alignment and sight picture.

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“I am so happy that I am alive, in one piece and short. I’m in a world of shit, yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.”

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