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UHD Review A few words about...™ First Blood: Rambo Part II -- in 4k UHD Blu-ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Robert Harris, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Robert Harris

    Robert Harris Archivist

    Feb 8, 1999
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    Rambo: First Blood Part II is a bit of a rara avis.

    A pure action thriller, photographed by the great Jack Cardiff.

    And the production company's desire to go for the best in the follow-up to the hugely popular First Blood, speaks well of their ethic.

    George P. Cosmastos' film, which allowed for triple the budget of the original has a dollar on screen, and the new 4K from Lionsgate, sends it our way in a gorgeously produced 4k Blu-ray, with HDR, and a strong track in DTS-HD MA 5.1.

    We have enough grain to enliven the monks, and meticulously reproduced color, as captured by Mr. Cardiff.

    Another stellar release in Lionsgate's program of re-issuing their library at higher resolution.

    Image - 5

    Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

    Pass / Fail - Pass

    Upgrade from Blu-ray - Definitely

    Highly Recommended

    DavidJ, Dave H, Mike2001 and 2 others like this.
  2. cb1

    cb1 Stunt Coordinator

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    OK I love this movie, even though I don't have 4K, I'll pick it up.
    I went to see this at the movie theater on Ft Hood in 1985 as a 19 year old 1st Cav Bradley Driver. First off, being on post, we all had to rise to honor the National Anthem at the beginning of the film.

    That got us all in the mood for RAMBO!

    So as the movie progresses to the real action the entire theater is hooting and barking just like you imagine a bunch of 18 year old Soldiers would!! The "Murdoc, I'm coming for you" caused such a reaction that you couldn't hear the movie anymore.

    When Rambo fired the LAW rocket from the downed Huey window to destroy the Soviet Hind there was a near riot of barking and hooting Soldiers in the theater!!!!

    The movie ended with lots of … yes, hooting and barking!!!

    Rambo II was by far the absolutely best theater experience I ever had. Never to be repeated.

    Rambo II will always bring a huge smile to my face as I remember the excitement and fun of this experience.
    TravisR, B-ROLL, DavidJ and 1 other person like this.
  3. LeeBob

    LeeBob Stunt Coordinator

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    Great story - Thank you for sharing and thank you for your service!
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