Rambo 2008 R CC

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(474) IMDb 7.1/10
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When a group of missionary aid workers disappear, vigilante Vietnam War veteran John Rambo accompanies a group of mercenaries on a daring rescue mission.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

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Rambo

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Thriller, Action
Director Sylvester Stallone
Starring Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz
Supporting actors Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Reynaldo Gallegos, Jake La Botz, Tim Kang, Maung Maung Khin, Paul Schulze, Cameron Pearson, Thomas Peterson, Tony Skarberg, James With, Kasikorn Niyompattana, Shaliew 'Lek' Bamrungbun, Supakorn Kitsuwon, Aung Aay Noi, Ken Howard, Aung Theng, Pornpop 'Tor' Kampusiri
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great movie with a lot of action... Very realistic...Rambo is not a superhero..just very Human...and that's a good point with this Movie.
Laurent Kasprowicz
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.
The Straw Man
The atrocities depicted in the film are a real life daily occurrence for the people living in Burma, and it is because of this reality that the story rings so true.
David M. Rossi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

87 of 91 people found the following review helpful By Deckard on July 23, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Well I must admit I had to have this, cos let's face it, it's Rambo. I'm a huge fan of the original trilogy and was a huge fan of Stallone's recent revival of the character in 'John Rambo' which i thought was a raw and gritty supercharged action film yet with depth of character and story that easily surpassed any of it's disposable contemporaries. Make no bones about it; "the expendables" sticker on the front the "expendables" trailer; the trailers of films from all of the actors in the "expendables" - this is a pure money making and marketing combo to tie in with the release of Sly's latest actioner. BUT, I have to say, what whilst expecting nothing more than the all new "Rambo - to hell and back" production diaries special feature, and maybe a couple of extended scenes in the movie, I was actually really surprised at just how different this new cut of the film is.

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.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Nathan on July 28, 2010
Format: Blu-ray
Just a quick review for those wondering about this latest "Extended Cut". What hasn't been mentioned here and what I'm still trying to figure out is where this particular cut came from.

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.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Jason VINE VOICE on March 29, 2008
Format: DVD
Ignore the fact that this is a Rambo movie and some have the audacity to say that Stallone is past his prime. This Rambo movie is not only the best in the Rambo series, but it's also one of the best action movies of all time.

Did you think that Commando had a lot of killing? BAH!
Did you think that Saving Private Ryan had the most gruesome injuries? Hardly.

This movie is saturated with arms being cut off, legs exploding into bloody stumps, heads popping like over-inflated balloons, and enough gun-play to satisfy even the most hardcore, extremist gun-enthusiast. If it isn't an arrow evenly dividing a man's skull, or someone's intestines being spilled on the ground, then it's an extreme amount of people being sawed in half by high calibre machine gun fire. There's even a crazy-intense seen in which Rambo basically pulls off the throat removal move from Roadhouse, only with a little slower satisfaction to it. About the only thing lacking is a Colombian necktie.

The story itself plays second-fiddle to the incredible amount of action. A church-group from Colorado is doing peacework in Burma, bringing medicine and religion to people oppressed by a militaristic regime intent on genocide. To make their way into hostile territory, the church-goers ask for Rambo's services as a river guide. At first he is hesitant, but the kind-hearted but deadly Rambo eventually consents.

Sure enough, after Rambo drops them off for their jungle-trek to the villagers, the church-group gets caught in the middle of chaos, as the evil military members are senselessly slaughtering every villager in sight. Once they are captured, it's up to Rambo to save the day.
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