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Movie Renter's Guide - May, 2008

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"Rambo 4" (Blu-ray)

movie-rambo.jpgSynopsis

John Rambo (Stallone) lives in Burma, where the military-run government is living the high-life and trying to suppress the rebels who don't particularly care for an oppressive administration.

A group of Americans approach Rambo, asking for his help in guiding them to a village up the river where medical assistance is needed. At first he says no, but finally is convinced to aid them.

Once the Americans are there, he leaves, only to find out a few days later that the military has taken them hostage. He joins a group of mercenaries who are sent in to retrieve the hostages.

Specifications

  • Lionsgate
    2008, Color, Rated R, 1 Hr 31 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English DD 5.1, English DTS-HD 7.1 Master Audio
  • Directed by Sylvester Stallone
  • Starring Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Paul Schulze, Matthew Marsden, Graham McTavish, Ken Howard
    Rating
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  • Violence: Graphic
  • Sex: Rape
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Stallone produced this film, which is number four in the series. By now, he knew exactly what Rambo fans wanted to see (the bad guys getting their faces ripped off), and he delivered. The violence is extremely graphic, with heads being blown apart, and body segments generously distributed all over the scenes.

It is coincidental that this movie is being released to DVD just now, when Burma, a.k.a., Myanmar, is so much in the news. Rambo is not exactly a flattering look at the Burmese government. Odd that the fourth installment has the same title as the first.

Technical

I don't know what the video codec was here, but the image quality is fantastic. The DTS-HD Master Audio has 7.1 tracks.

Extras

Lot of extras on this one, including Resurrection of an Icon, The Weaponry of Rambo, a second disc with a digital copy for loading on your video iPod, and other things.