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Rambo: First Blood

Released on 04 August 2008

Featuring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna & Brian Dennehy

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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He never fought a battle he couldn't win: except the conflict raging within his own soul. Academy Award winner Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero John Rambo. An ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam, he was once the perfect killing machine. Now he's searching for peace, but finds instead an over-zealous, small-town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight. All hell breaks loose when an unjustly imprisoned Rambo escapes and becomes the target of a massive manhunt. Now he must use his cunning, combat skills, and weapons training to stay alive and outwit his pursuers. Co-starring Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna, First Blood is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.
  • Trailers
  • Featurettes
  • Interviews
  • Director's Commentary
  • Commentary With Sylvester Stallone.

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 Average rating (6 reviews)

 The one that started it all!

| | See all JonathanE's reviews (3)

I won't bother you by explaining the story or telling you how good this film is because if you don't already know or if you haven't seen this yet where have you been ?
I will on the other hand cover the extra's that this Optimum release has on the disc.

1) Commentary by Sylvester Stallone: If you have not heard a Stallone commentary you are missing out as this one is especially good. Stallone does not miss a beat and this commentary is both informative and humorous at times.

2) Commentary by writer David Morrell: Previously only available on region 1 this is an interesting commentary as he gives his opinion on the differences between his version and the version that made it to screen along with some very nice anecdotes.

3) A look back is a short making of - worth a watch and nice to have the late Richard Crenna talking of his experiences.

The menu screens are very nicely put together while you move a knife around the extra's and set-up.

The sound and picture quality are of a very high standard for a movie mostly filmed in Canada during very dull but breathtaking locations.
Is it worth a double dip if you already own the original R2 edition ? I would say yes given the superb commentaries by Stallone and Morrell.

The back of the box INCORRECTLY states that it has a Director's commentary - which it definately does not.

 The Story Begins.

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The best one in terms Acting and actual Impact and Story.
Easily one of Stallone's BEST performances along with Rocky and Copland.

 High Noon for the Reagan Era

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To his Mum he's John, to his Dad simply J, but to the rest of us, this one man fighting machine is known only as... Rambo. Based on David Morrell's Novel, and directed by Ted Kotcheff, First Blood sees Rambo back from Vietnam and searching; searching for answers. Rambo has become a vagabond, a Green Beret in a country that doesn't care and doesn't want him there.

First Blood is Kotcheff's Reaganite response to High Noon, just as Rio Bravo was for Howard Hawks, only this time we have moved forward 30 years and small town America isn't like it use to be. Brian Dennehy stars as the Sheriff Will Teasle, hell bent on keeping the peace being Gary Cooper. But this is post-Vietnam Reagan era film making, the establishment can no longer be Gary Cooper, the Establishment turned into Lee Van Cleef. Rambo is the one man army; he doesn't want to kill, he doesn't want to be pushed around, he just wants to eat. But the Sheriff and his establishment soon find out what happens when you stop a wild animal from eating and this is where Rambo replaces small town America for Small town Vietnam.

After some one-sided scuffles we realise the Establishment can't handle the starving beast, the beast who seeks peace. So an unwanted visitor arrives, promises to help, knows Rambo inside out, taught him everything he knows, can put the beast back on the straight -and-narrow, in comes Colonel Samuel Trautman; but in classic fashion they don't want to listen to Uncle Sam, small town Vietnam can handle their own problems and small town Vietnam want to handle their own problems. The small town forgot it was Uncle Sam who created Rambo and its Uncle Sam who must stop Rambo.

First Blood is action, it's gung ho, it's sentimental and at times it's absurd but it is Rambo at his best. Before Afghanistan and Burma, before the pen was truly replaced by the sword and Rambo became invincible, First Blood is a great tonic to these heady times. Sit back, enjoy and watch Uncle Sam control his beast.

 Sylvester Stallones best performance

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Stallone is John Rambo,a Vietnam Veteren who is looking up his old war buddies ,while walking through a small southern town he is arrested by the local law ,while in thier custody he is mistreated and flips out ,sparking off a manhunt that escalates into an all out war . . . This is more than a revenge type film,it portrays Rambo's feeling of alienation in society ,all his skills and resposibilities amount to nothing in a civilian society

 Sylvester Stallones best performance

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Stallone is John Rambo,a Vietnam Veteren who is looking up his old war buddies ,while walking through a small southern town he is arrested by the local law ,while in thier custody he is mistreated and flips out ,sparking off a manhunt that escalates into an all out war . . . This is more than a revenge type film,it portrays Rambo's feeling of alienation in society ,all his skills and resposibilities amount to nothing in a civilian society

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ActorsSylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott & Chris Mulkey
DirectorTed Kotcheff
Certificate15 years and over
Year1982
ScreenWidescreen 2.35:1
LanguagesEnglish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.