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As storytelling, the latest Rambo is the most bare-bones of the bunch. Rambo has little to say, so it's especially galling that Stallone, as director and co-writer, obliges him to have essentially the same conversation at three different points (the final distillation: "Live for nothing or die for something"). The Burmese army goons seem in competition to commit the most hideous atrocity (e.g., child skull-crushing underfoot), the better to justify the eventual, lovingly protracted spectacle of them being eviscerated by high-powered weaponry. Although shot in Thailand, the movie has mostly been photographed in brown, reducing any particular sense of place but, perhaps, perversely increasing our gratitude for the splashes of purple whenever hot metal tatters flesh. --Richard T. Jameson
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Rambo: The Complete Collector's Set
• 9 extra uncut minutes of the film
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This is not just the theatrical cut with a couple of extra bits, this is a true director's cut style extended edition with a completely re-edited opening, many extended takes, many alternate takes, and whole new extra scenes that all blend seemlessly to really compliment and add much to the film. A lot of this really helps to elaborate the story, and really flesh out character and themes that whilst hinted at in the original, were never really fully explored. When Rambo says in the original "no, what you're trying to do is change what is", and Sara asks him "and what is?"; he just says "go home". I always used to wonder, "yeah, what is??". Well, a whole knew alternate take here reveals all, and also a few real home truths about his real feelings about war and regret.Read more ›
Iv'e never seen anything like the violence in this movie. It's incredible.
It's filmed in Burma and the cinemaphotography is outstanding. Beautiful scenery. Good use of light and dark and camera angles. Very well done.
Be prepared for the violence because it is extreme. What's shown in this movie is going on there as I speak. We don't hear the story in the media. Stallone made this movie with Burmese people as actors and they were all at risk making this movie. Stallone still has it at 61 years.
If you don't like Rambo then don't bother. Otherwise it's highly entertaining!
First of all, don't be fooled by the unrated info. on the back of the package. As with a large degree of unrated releases, this particular version was not passed by the MPAA, or even submitted. In fact, if I were on the board, I would give this latest edition of "Rambo" a PG-13. Yep. While there are longer sequences of dialogue, the violence is toned down considerably from it's prior incarnation.
Judging from the on-screen title here, "John Rambo" (the project's original title) and the missing Weinstein Company logo, this new "extended cut" is actually, most likely, Stallone's first cut of the film prior to adding additional insert shots of extreme violence. One can only guess, as Stallone hasn't made a statement, yet, concerning this release.
At first, I was frustrated thinking that Stallone had finally succombed to critics who bashed him for the film's unflinching savagery, but I'm fairly certain this is not the case.
Here are some of the drastic changes, in terms of violence, that I noticed:
- The village massacre after Julie Benz and her crew first arrive is now quite soft.
There is virtually no on-screen violence towards children. Also missing are the shots of rape and the legs getting blown off of one of the church group members.
- Later, when Rambo leads the mercenaries into the Burmese camp, one of which knifes a Burmese soldier in the throat and proceeds to stab him several times in the side. Just the initial knifing remains.Read more ›
One might ask why I feel this way, well it is rather simple. Most movies are a plug in for a new phone, car or maybe to promote a soundtrack. These movies also rely more on special effects and visual stimulation, where acting, directing and story take the backseat. Therefore, movies (for the most part) in modern times are nothing more than a 90 to 100 minute commercial.
Then of course there are the movies that are so over the top they are just down right silly. This is the perception I had when I saw the trailer for "Rambo" (it was titled "John Rambo" when I first viewed it on the internet). I thought, "What the hell is Stallone thinking"? I didn't see the most recent "Rocky", but I heard it wasn't any good. I didn't really care too much about the quality of a new "Rocky" movie, but I felt like there was nothing else to do and all doors were closed when "Rocky 5" was made. Why was Stallone going back to Rocky? Was there a point to it? Now he is going to make another Rambo movie, why? Both these characters whose names start with "R" make a return after not being seen for almost 20 years?
I digress to the trailer for Rambo I saw on the internet. I was laughing so hard I couldn't take it. The way this movie was presented was comical. I had said to my brother and some friends, "I can't wait to see this movie, I need a good laugh".Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not as good as the first three Rambos. Glad to see Sly still kicking buttPublished 6 days ago by Candace Powell
Fantastic. Don't know how he does it. When I read that "old man" Stallone was doing another Rambo I laughed. Totally pulled it off! Maybe the best in the series. Read morePublished 7 days ago by James Kimble
Saw it in the movie theater. Very bloody & graphic but I was expecting it this time. I LOVE Sly!Published 15 days ago by Pam Dygert
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i know that the extended cut of Rambo does not have movie money
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DVD Active announced it will premiere only on Blu-ray Disc in Canada and the United States on July 27, 2010 sorry about that
Jul 31, 2010 by William J. Robinson | See all 3 posts
Amazon never charges me for something I've ordered until it actually ships. I've got pre-orders going up to a year in advance. Hope this helps.
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