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First Blood

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 3 reviewers
  • First Blood
    1982
    93 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Ted Kotcheff

    Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney

    Plot: A veteran Green Beret is forced by a cruel Sheriff and his deputies to flee into the mountains and wage an escalating one-man war against his pursuers.

    Disc Release Date: 13 November 2018

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      80
    • Extra
      75
    • Movie
      81

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • First Blood was shot using Panavision cameras on 35mm film. This release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and utilised for the creation of this Ultra HD Blu-ray...

    • Audio
      70
    • Unfortunately, the disc has not been up-graded to the immersive surround tracks, so no Dolby Atmos or DTS-X, what we do have is the same DTS-HD MA 5.1 track that adorns previous releases. It is a reasonably...

    • Extra
      60
    • UHDAudio commentary – With Sylvester Stallone who talks about the character, his initial reluctance and many other aspects of the production. Audio commentary – With screenwriter David Morell, the creator...

    • Movie
      80
    • I don't think you understand. I didn't come to rescue Rambo from you. I came here to rescue you from him After the glut of anti-Vietnam war films during the seventies, Mr John J. Rambo esquire, Vietnam...

    • Total
      80
    • Before the ‘action hero’ became the Action Hero!, there was Rambo, a sympathetic, misguided and reluctant veteran, who had no place to turn to except what he knew: war. Mistreatment at the hands of enthusiastic...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • First Blood is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. Kind of interestingly and for the first time in my personal reviewing career of Lionsgate products, both...

    • Audio
      90
    • The 4K UHD presentation features a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix which for all intents and purposes sounds at least similar to the surround tracks Marty described in his First Blood Blu-ray review. The lossless...

    • Extra
      90
    • I joked in a now fairly long ago review of a Lionsgate 4K UHD release that I had surmised that an office lackey or two had a big dartboard in some hidden basement hovel where they would throw projectiles...

    • Movie
      90
    • John Rambo remains one of Sylvester Stallone's most memorable characters, but it turns out that hindsight is not always 20/20, since most people probably think of Rambo as an unadulterated hero, while...

    • Total
      90
    • For those who perhaps only remember the slightly "revisionist" (in terms of the original Rambo character formulation) second and third Rambo films, it can be almost a bit of a shock to see the character...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • A squad of trigger-happy weekend warriors charge Ultra HD with a stunningly gorgeously HEVC H.265 encode, which was struck from a brand-new 4K remaster and full restoration of the original camera negatives...

    • Audio
      80
    • Although the classic action thriller strolls into town with what seems like a new DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack, it does not reveal a significant, night-and-day difference from the matrixed DTS-HD...

    • Extra
      60
    • Many of the supplements are ported over from previous home video releases, but as far as I can tell, it's the first time they are all offered together on the Blu-ray format. And to further entice fans...

    • Movie
      80
    • (Written by Peter Bracke for his review of the original Blu-ray.)I had avoided seeing First Blood until [some] years ago, largely because I made the mistake of seeing Rambo III first, and then Rambo II....

    • Total
      80
    • Responsible for catapulting Sylvester Stallone into action stardom and turning the name Rambo into a cultural icon since its original theatrical run, First Blood remains a fascinating motion picture with...