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Rambo III

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    70
    from 3 reviewers
  • Rambo III
    1988
    102 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: Peter MacDonald

    Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

    Plot: Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

    Disc Release Date: 13 November 2018

    • Video
      81
    • Audio
      78
    • Extra
      71
    • Movie
      68

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Rambo III was shot using Arriflex 35-III and Arriflex 35 BL4cameras on 35mm film. This release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution and utilised for the creation...

    • Audio
      80
    • 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 can be found on previous releases. Unlike...

    • Extra
      60
    • UHD Audio Commentary – With director Peter MacDonald, whose somewhat dry and pause laden chat discusses all aspects of production including, sets, locations, stunts and his short time to prepare. Blu-ray...

    • Movie
      70
    • You're not with military, not mercenary - what you are? Lost tourist? By the time the third film of this particular franchise came along, so well-known was the titular character, that Rambo III was all...

    • Total
      80
    • Rambo III: violent and silly, that about sums it up, expect little and that’s what you will receive, even if there is the tiniest bit of substance hidden beneath all the mayhem. With bigger budgets comes...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      80
    • Rambo III is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. As with the two previous releases, the boot up menu asking for a language choice to be made and the Studio...

    • Audio
      80
    • Marty wasn't especially enthused about the original 1080p Blu-ray's DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix, but as I mentioned in ourRambo: First Blood Part II 4K Blu-ray review , I'm wondering if these new releases...

    • Extra
      80
    • As with bothFirst Blood 4K andRambo: First Blood Part II 4K, the 1080p Blu-ray in this package contains manifestly different supplements than the disc Marty reviewed, so I'm detailing them here. The 4K...

    • Movie
      60
    • If the Rambo films can reasonably be perceived as having lanced a couple of persistent boils on the American psyche (psyches can have boils, or so I've been told), it's kind of interesting to think that...

    • Total
      70
    • There's more than a whiff of "been there, done that" in this third Rambo outing, despite the new location of Afghanistan. Things proceed in an almost completely predictable manner here, but there are some...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Like the first two movies in the series, the third entry mounts a rescue mission on Ultra HD thanks to a brand-new 4K remaster and full restoration of the original 35mm camera negatives by StudioCanal....

    • Audio
      70
    • Once again, Lionsgate and StudioCanal have opted to port over what seems like the same DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtrack as before. Granted, this design comes with a better sense of presence than the...

    • Extra
      50
    • Like its predecessors, the third entry ports over many of the same bonuses as other home video releases, but this 4K edition features a brand-new featurette exclusive to this package. Special features...

    • Movie
      40
    • Halloween, 1990. With a strip of red fabric from mom’s sewing kit, a smear of red paint across a tattered shirt, and a clunky Star Wars action figure case shaped like a machine gun, I was John Rambo. At...

    • Total
      0
    • Rambo III is ultimately an exercise in over-the-top, flag-waving machismo, another quintessential 80s actioner emphasizing cartoonish violence. Sylvester Stallone reprises his now-iconic role as the troubled...