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Rambo: First Blood Part II

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    76
    from 3 reviewers
  • Rambo: First Blood Part II
    1985
    96 min
    R
    True 4K
    HDR10

    Director: George P. Cosmatos

    Actors: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

    Plot: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

    Disc Release Date: 13 November 2018

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      75
    • Extra
      73
    • Movie
      71

    all scores

    avforums review by Simon Crust
    • Video
      90
    • Rambo: First Blood Part II was shot using Arriflex 35-III and Panavision Panaflex Gold cameras on 35mm film. This release was made using the original camera negative which was scanned at 4K resolution...

    • 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, which is a shame...

    • Extra
      60
    • UHD Audio Commentary – With director George P. Cosmatos, who, despite his accent, delivers a thorough chat on just about all aspects of the film making process, including set design, problems, filming...

    • Movie
      60
    • Do we get to win this time? When I reviewed tonight’s feature for HD DVD, oh, some years ago, here were my first few opening lines: “Rambo: First Blood Part 2, is exactly how I remembered it to be, loud,...

    • Total
      70
    • Written by Sly, himself, and James Cameron, Rambo: First Blood Part II can justly be labelled as popcorn for idiots – its invincible hero, carrying the hurt of an aggrieved nation, wages war on the Ruskies...

    Blu-ray.com review by Jeffrey Kauffman
    • Video
      90
    • Note Rambo: First Blood II is presented on 4K UHD courtesy of Lionsgate Films with a 2160p transfer in 2.35:1. Having now made it to the second of the three Rambo films Lionsgate is releasing on 4K UHD,...

    • Audio
      80
    • I'm wondering if this release sports a "new, improved" DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix to accompany its upgraded visuals, since I found the track here at least marginally more appealing than Marty evidently...

    • Extra
      90
    • Since as with First Blood 4K, the 1080p Blu-ray in this package contains manifestly different supplements than the disc Marty reviewed, I'm detailing them here. The 4K UHD disc contains the Commentary...

    • Movie
      70
    • There's a really interesting and maybe unexpected credit that shows up in Rambo: First Blood II, though I have to kind of wonder how many people will even notice it. Sadly and perhaps even a bit shockingly,...

    • Total
      80
    • Rambo: First Blood IIRecommended....

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      90
    • Rambo charges into the Ultra HD camps guns blazing, explosive-tipped arrows primed, and rocket launcher at the ready thanks to a spectacular, eye-popping HEVC H.265 encode. As with its predecessor, the...

    • Audio
      60
    • Given the massive, muscular upgrade witnessed in the 4K video, it would have been nice to also hear a new lossless audio mix, if not perhaps updated with an object-based audio option. Sadly, it's not meant...

    • Extra
      50
    • As with the first movie on Ultra HD, the sequel arrives with many of the same bonuses enjoyed in other home video releases, but this 4K edition entices fans with a brand-new featurette exclusive to this...

    • Movie
      60
    • I'm continually fascinated by how drastically a film genre changes over the decades. The Rambo sequels are such a distinct product of the '80s that the series' [last] entry feels positively ancient compared...

    • Total
      70
    • Sylvester Stallone reprised his now iconic role as the troubled one-man army in George P. Cosmatos' military actioner Rambo: First Blood Part II that completely changed the tone and direction of the franchise....