RAMBO has the bloodiest climax since THE WILD BUNCH. It's amount of gore at the end never flinches away from what the weapons
really can do to a person. After several years, Rambo is back. He's still in Thailand. He takes a Christian aid group into
Burma to bring medical aid. Soon he is leading a team of mercenaries to rescue the missionaries.
The original theatrical trailer is on the disc. Actor/Director/Writer Sylvester Stallone talks about the film and the story
on his audio commentary
IT'S A LONG ROAD: RESURRECTION OF AN ICON- It took a long time to make the fourth Rambo film due to finding the right script.
After a brief brush with a Mexico script, Stallone brought up Burma. RAMBO was sold before ROCKY BALBO, but it didn't get
made until after that film. Stallone fell into directing the film and approached it through Rambo's eyes.
A SCORE TO SETTLE: THE MUSIC OF RAMBO- composer Brian Tyler talks about the score being a homage to Jerry Goldsmith's score
in FIRST BLOOD while bringing in new material and Stallone's involvement with the music.
THE ART OF WAR: COMPLETING RAMBO- It's in two parts and deals with Part 1 (Editing) and Part 2 (Sound). The editing process
was fast due to the amount of time they had. Two editors were putting together the film. Stallone was involved with it.
Part 2 deals with the sound editing.
THE WEAPONRY OF RAMBO- a look at the weapons used and the amount of prep work including a one week boot camp with Thailand
special forces. Prop Master Kevin Johnson was very detailed with everything. He and Stallone talk about the various weapons
and the involvement of Independent Studio Services (which is the best house for movie weapons).
A HERO'S WELCOME: RELEASE AND REACTION- The cast talk about the reaction of the audience, family members, and soldiers to
LEGACY OF DESPAIR: THE STRUGGLE IN BURMA- the terrible things that are happening under the Burma military regime. They even
FINAL ANALYSIS: RAMBO is an intense and very bloody action film.
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