Stallone, Sylvester

SKU: 031398232995

UPC 031398232995
Release Date 2008-05-27
Studio Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 93
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Coming off the success of 2006's ROCKY BALBOA, action star Sylvester Stallone revisits yet another of his iconic characters from the 1980s, John Rambo. Now living like a hermit and wrangling rattlesnakes in Thailand, Rambo is drawn back into the action by a group of do-gooder missionaries who want the taciturn, possibly psychotic, Vietnam vet to ferry them upriver into Burma. Though he initially proves reluctant--Burma's a warzone--Sarah, played by Julie Benz, convinces Rambo of their noble intentions. Doesn't he want to relieve suffering and stop ethnic cleansing? But when the group of idealists gets captured by the Burmese army, it's up to Rambo and a team of multinational mercenaries to save the day. What follows is an exhilarating, hypnotic explosion of violence as Rambo fights genocide with genocide, turning men into hamburger meat with high-powered machine guns, well-placed bombs, razor-sharp machetes, and, the most deadly weapon of all, his bare hands. Rather than trying to update the character, RAMBO succeeds largely by returning to the Reagan-era values that made its hero so great in the first place: his pathological obsession with laying waste to emphatically evil characters in increasingly grotesque ways. Indeed, the film's action sequences recall the opening of SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, as bodies turn to reddish slush, entrails pour forth with abandon, and limbs are severed with bewildering frequency. Stallone (who also wrote and directed) perfectly embodies his role, a muscular, mumbling killing machine that recalls, in all the best of ways, Karloff's Frankenstein monster. While some may take issue with RAMBO's brutal onscreen violence, the film has an undeniably cathartic impact that has less to do with realistic storytelling, and more to do with the power of myth.As he did in 2006's ROCKY BALBOA, the 60-year-old star dons the persona like a comfy old suit...
Cast John Thompson (Producer)
Brian Tyler (Composer)
Glen MacPherson (Director of Photography)
Ken Howard (Star)
Julie Benz (Star)
Sylvester Stallone (Director)
Graham McTavish (Star)
Matthew Marsden (Star)
Kevin King (Producer)
David Morrell (Source Writer)
Tim Kang (Star)
Sylvester Stallone (Star)
Sylvester Stallone (Screenwriter)
Sylvester Stallone (Producer)
Avi Lerner (Producer)
Art Monterastelli (Screenwriter)
Rey Gallegos (Star)
Jake LaBotz (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: 2-Disc Set Region 1 Note: This version includes a standard definition iTunes digital copy, playable on iPods and other Apple devices. Keep Case Special Edition Full Frame - 1.33 Disc 1: RAMBO: Feature Presentation Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: 7.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English Subtitles - English, Spanish Additional Release Material: Deleted Scenes Trailers: RAMBO Series Gallery Audio Commentary: Sylvester Stallone - Director/Star Featurette: 1. A Hero's Welcome: Release and Reaction 2. A Score to Settle: The Music of RAMBO 3. It's a Long Road: Resurrection of an Icon 4. Legacy of Despair: The Struggle in Burma 5. The Art of War: Completing RAMBO 6. The Weaponry of RAMBO Interactive Features: Optional Picture-in-Picture Exploration (During Audio Commentary) DVD-ROM Features: Weblink Disc 2: Digital Copy
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Additional Footage,BluRay HD-DVD,Closed Captioned,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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