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‘Full Metal Jacket’ Actor R. Lee Ermey Has Died
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Full Metal Jacket star R. Lee Ermey died at a Santa Monica, CA, hospital on Sunday from complications from pneumonia. He was 74. The Kansas-born actor was best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Gunnery Sgt. Hartman in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 Academy Award-nominated Vietnam film.

A real-life decorated military veteran, Ermey (born Ronald Lee Ermey) served 11 years in the U.S. Marine Corps and spent over a year in Vietnam rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant. He turned to acting in the late 1970s and passed away with over 120 credits on IMDb, including acclaimed film roles, as well as appearances on television, video games, and voice-acting credits.

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Deal: 59% Off ‘The Stanley Kubrick Collection’ DVD & Blu-ray
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Stanley Kubrick Collection on DVD for only $30.99 (that’s 59% off the list price of $74.98) and Blu-ray for only $60.99 (that’s 59% off the list price of $148.95).

Note, this deal is valid only for today, Friday, March 16, 2012, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

Both box sets come with 10 discs with 9 films from director Stanley Kubrick: Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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Deal: ‘The Stanley Kubrick Collection’ DVD & Blu-ray
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The Gold Box spotlight deal of the day over at Amazon today is The Stanley Kubrick Collection on DVD for only $31.49 (that’s 58% off the list price of $74.98) and Blu-ray for only $62.99 (that’s 58% off the list price of $148.99).

Note, this deal is valid only for today, Thursday, November 10, 2011, until 11:59pm PST while supplies last.

Both box sets comes with 10 discs with 9 films from director Stanley Kubrick: Spartacus, Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, and Eyes Wide Shut.

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Blend Of Doom: Determining The Ultimate Geek Movies Of All Time
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This week, the podcast Social Blend, which I co-host with Jay Fowler aka SilentJay74, was invaded by the Geeks of Doom! Empress Eve and Tched were considerate enough to join us in a discussion focusing on what we believe to be The Ultimate Geek Movies of All Time.

Quite frequently, you will find some blogs try to come up with some attempt at a “Top 10” list of best movies within any given subject area, but for this special edition of Social Blend, we decided to simply discuss, debate, and squabble about (and in some cases, ridicule) the movies we collectively believe should be on every geek’s DVD shelf.

Aside from the obvious selections from the dominions of Star Wars and Star Trek, we had a look at all kinds of movies from a wide range of genres and categories — from movies based on comics, to science fiction, to music-based films, to horror and beyond.

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