As Blu-rays go, this one straddles the boundary between an acceptable transfer and mediocre one. He captures the British Columbia mountains and forests with beautiful scope, but in keeping with the tone of the film his colour palette is suitably grey and green. The sarcastic may point to his lack of dialogue hardly constituting a great acting performance, that's rot, because this is a fine character portrayal by Stallone. Yes, its to excess and a ridiculous level of gunfire and blowing things up, but at this point no one had really seen anything like it. I hate to say it, but the idea of a solo track by the film's writer seemed like a tough slog, but this guy gives even the best director tracks a run for the money. Though 'First Blood' contains plenty of action and graphic violence, it is not a mindless or manipulative film. This is a fine message to convey during its time but this message is the sole reason why it takes itself too seriously.
From a truck full of weapons Rambo arms himself with a massive M-60 machine gun. Since this is an 80s action film though, the villains are as one-dimensional and stereotypical as they get. As soon as we get back to daylight and in the camp it all takes a sharp turn for the better. He is quite knowledgeable and articulate about all aspects of the production, from adapting the novel to the screen, to shooting, to cinematography and the film's rather unusual climax at least for an action film. Overall, this is a lackluster audio mix for such an action-packed film. While Lionsgate is putting out the release, I believe this was all headed up by Studio Canal and distributed by Lionsgate.
Here dialogue stands out better, with even the gruffer, mumbling ramblings of Sylvester Stallone sounding relatively intelligible. Rambo: 2008 Stallone interview in Paris. This review will be covering the sequel, which was also a seminal action film for the 1980s, setting a whole slew of standards and really unleashing the beast. This film looks and feels damn expensive and really walks the walk and talks the talk. The Chinese I could have accepted as vaguely plausible, but Russians? But it is in the film's surprisingly emotional climax that 'First Blood' truly elevates itself to the top ranks of the genre. Foreground and background separation are much more three dimensional. The helicopter battles look pretty spacious and floaty.
Jobless and lost in a world that no longer has a place for him, Rambo visits a small town to connect with old war buddies, only to be arrested and abused by local Sheriff Will Teasle Brian Dennehy. The Sheriff will send in the National Guard to take down Rambo. Now that Rambo has been laid out, how about our old pal Jigsaw get his series ported over to 4K? The first 3 scenes look damn near perfect with the dark levels filling in nicely where needed. Given the film's very realistic visual style and the consistent quality of the remaster, I'm going to say this one hits a solid triple. When given the opportunity to at least make amends with his past, he takes it honorably.
So I figured 'First Blood' could only be more of the same, and simply wrote the film off completely. First it was the general population, now its the one sect he thought still had his back. These are the examples I can think of now. To give you an idea of what I mean, the 4K version of Terminator 2 got low ratings for it's video quality, yet when I popped that in - I saw the immediate 4K difference! Bringing you all the best reviews of high definition entertainment. Maybe it is heavy handed, and maybe it is sentimental, but Stallone's eloquent handling of a difficult scene ends up making a strong statement about a sad chapter in U.
The new bonus feature here just is something to analyze and poke a little fun at the film. Flesh Tones: Skin tones are a tad warm and keep their look from the beginning to the end of the film. An avid lover of horror, schlock and trash, Brandon hosts the Cult Cinema Cavalcade podcast on the Creative Zombie Studios Network www. The action scenes are spectacular, and Jerry Goldsmith's score to me is one of the best he ever wrote. This and Rocky are Sylvester Stallone's best movies in my opinion.
Just as the film is beginning it establishes a critique of American foreign policy in the war in Vietnam as well as the national indifference to the returning troops from that war. I personally feel just like the other 2 films that the nit picking complaints are still tied to the source material. Audio Commentary with David Morrell. Definitely worth a look for Rambo fans. During this time, there is only one type of villains in an 80s film: Communists.
It's all in the past now. His emotional counterpoint is the amazing, and sadly late, Richard Crenna as Col. Superstar Sylvester Stallone is John Rambo, the ultimate action hero, in this explosive Oscar ®-nominated sequel to First Blood that boasts a riveting screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron. In stepped Crenna to put a bit of father figure pathos into Trautman, and subsequently earning himself a three picture deal and a place in pop culture in the process. The reality is this is not the Rambo that became a dominant force in pop culture. As a character, its interesting how Stallone is able to still channel this guy after how deep and full gamut the first film had been with him. Facial details are very strong with stubble, make-up, wrinkles, sweat beads, dried blood and dirt and more coming through from any reasonable distance.