Screen Rant presents an exclusive clip of The Inspection’s behind-the-scenes DVD extra shares new insights into the military training scenes.

Screen Rant is proud to present an exclusive clip from the military drama The Inspection. The movie follows Ellis French, who is rejected by his mother because of his sexuality and decides to enlist in the Marine Corps. Ellis works hard and does whatever he needs to in order to succeed, including hiding his sexual orientation. As Ellis battles prejudice and the hardships of basic training, he finds an unexpected comradery with his fellow Marines and an unexpected sense of belonging.


The Inspection is Elegance Bratton’s feature directorial debut and is a semi-autobiographical story based on his own experience in the Marine Corps and his strained relationship with his mother. This deeply moving and emotional film debuted at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. The Inspection is a Lionsgate and A24 film and is available now on DVD and Blu-ray.

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Screen Rant’s exclusive clip from The Inspection’s behind-the-scenes DVD extra gives new insight into Bratton’s deeply personal military drama. The clip includes Nicholas Logan, who plays Brooks, one of the grill sergeants, talking about how he was able to get into character with the cast and how Bratton allowed him to improvise while he put them through these very physical scenes. The ensemble cast also talks about having real Marines as military advisors to bring authenticity to the film and their performances.

Bratton is able to capture the real boot camp experience with The Inspection because he lived through it. The cast also took these scenes incredibly seriously, training to handle the physical aspect of their roles as Marines going through boot camp. Interestingly, the clip features a number of the cast members sharing how they enjoyed the sense of camaraderie that developed, which mirrors the main character’s own experience.

Special Features included on The Inspection Blu-ray and DVD include deleted scenes, “Protect and Serve: Making The Inspection,” and audio commentary from Elegance Bratton. The Inspection is written and directed by Elegance Bratton. The Inspection stars Jeremy Pope (One Night In Miami), Raúl Castillo (Army of the Dead), Bokeem Woodbine (Spider-Man: Homecoming), and Gabrielle Union (Bad Boys II).

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The Inspection is available on Blu-ray and DVD now at the suggested retail price of $21.99 for Blu-ray and $19.98 for DVD.

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