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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deutsche Sprache nur fuer Teil 1 - 3
Very good quality and worth it. Please note, that there are many languages on it for the first three parts (German, French for sure, I didn't look, whether other languages are on it). Part IV (John Rambo) ís an English-only-version.
Published on 13 Jan. 2009 by J. Römer

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst 'Special' EVER!
** Note: This review is about the Special Grenade Packing only **

I have just unwrapped my 'Special Grenade Packaging' and immediately felt compelled to write a 'review' before someone else makes a BIG mistake.

The grenade itself is the cheapest plastic I have ever seen, or touched. The discs themselves are not in any cases or special packing, you...
Published on 19 Sept. 2011 by Damian


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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Worst 'Special' EVER!, 19 Sept. 2011
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** Note: This review is about the Special Grenade Packing only **

I have just unwrapped my 'Special Grenade Packaging' and immediately felt compelled to write a 'review' before someone else makes a BIG mistake.

The grenade itself is the cheapest plastic I have ever seen, or touched. The discs themselves are not in any cases or special packing, you simply unscrew the top 1/4 of the grenades and the 4 discs are just sat there on a mini spindle, with 'bits' all over them.

An utter waste of £30 over the normal non-Special edition.
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deutsche Sprache nur fuer Teil 1 - 3, 13 Jan. 2009
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J. Römer (Deutschland) - See all my reviews
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Very good quality and worth it. Please note, that there are many languages on it for the first three parts (German, French for sure, I didn't look, whether other languages are on it). Part IV (John Rambo) ís an English-only-version.
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57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For each Rambo Fan a must have!, 6 Aug. 2008
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First: It is Blu-Ray and not a cheap copy of the DVD.
From movie to movie it gets even better.
The sound is well mixed. That means that you are not pushed
from your seats when explosions occur. The balance between speach and effects is perfect.

Except of the fourth part "John Rambo" you have nearly no extras.
Only one interview with Sly, but this is worth a look.

Of course there are no cuts. You can enjoy the complete movies.
This is interesting for german costumers. They also find the uncut
german-version on this. Very nice.

Good quality, price is fair. Clear recommandation!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rambo 4 disc collection: From the sublime to the ridiculous, but all good fun., 9 Jun. 2011
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This review is from: Rambo - The Complete Collection (1-4 Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
This 4 disc collection brings together the 4 Rambo films starring Sylvester Stallone into one easy package. All have been nicely mastered and are well presented.

First Blood: the original, and in my opinion, the best. It is a thoughtful and well put together film which examines the attitudes of America to its returning Vietnam veterans. John Rambo is drifting around until he meets Brian Dennehey's tough sherriff, who sets out on a personal mission to drive Rambo out of town. Pushed too far by the police, Rambo snaps and goes on the run, using all his survival expertise to deter those hunting him until he decides finally to take explosive vengeance on the town that broke him. It has its fair share of big action set pieces and lots of shots of Sly hitting, shooting and stabbing things, but it is essentially an excellent character study of one man pushed to his limit and another man's obsession. It also does not live up to its violent reputation, Rambo only kills one person, and that is by accident.

First Blood 2 - Here the series starts to get silly. Rambo is asked to go on a deniable black op into Vietnam in peacetime to suss out a camp where some American soldiers might still be held even after the cease of hostilities years before. Cue Rambo's one man mission to rescue the soldiers against all the odds after he is cut off by his duplicitous superior. There are lots of explosions as he blows up anything he can and kills everything that moves. It's big, loud, daft, and a whole lot of fun. Stallone tries to put in some character study, but this movie is all about the big bangs and the body count.

First Blood 3 - Rambo goes off on a one man mission to save his old boss, Colonel Troutman, from nasty Russian types in the depths of Afghanistan. As with First Blood 2, this film is all about big bangs and body counts as Rambo wreaks havoc all around, managing to save the Colonel and singlehandedly winning the war against the Russkies for the Mujahadin in the process. It's very very silly (especially the helicopter/tank duel) but very well shot big action adventure that really entertains.

Rambo - The fourth film in the series finds Rambo leading a quiet life in the East. Some missionaries get into trouble in Burma, and it is up to an ageing Sly to get them out. Stallone fits back into the role with remarkable ease, and gives a pretty good performance of a man torn by his desire for the quite life and the knowledge that he is a man of action and it is his destiny to act. It is by far bloodier and more gruesome than any of its predecessors, but still an entertaining film.

All in all a great box set with three silly but entertaining films and one more serious and actually very worthy film. A highly recommended buy!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Legendary- heroes never die..., 21 Jun. 2008
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R. Fisher "entertainment lover" (west midlands uk) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rambo - The Complete Collection (1-4 Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
This set contains all four Rambo movies a saga spanning twenty-six years

Rambo First blood (1982) - when for no apparent reason, a small town police chief arrests a vagrant hitch-hiker, little does he realise that he has set in motion a catastrophic series of events. The vagrant in question is in fact John Rambo congressional medal of honour winner and Vietnam war hero. Responding to the harassment of his captors with sudden ferociousness Rambo makes a daring escape from the small town jail, and heads for the shelter of the nearby mountains as the manhunt begins Rambo prepares himself for a one man war.

The first and undoubtedly the best of the series which combined action with the sensitive political issue of the treatment of Vietnam veterans. The action sequences stand up still to the likes of today's Hollywood blockbusters. Edited well and a powerhouse performance from Stallone makes this a winner which unlike a lot of action films from the eighties has not become cheesy with age. Rating 10/10

Rambo First blood part 2 (1985) - Rambo is released from prison and is sent back to Vietnam on a secret mission to track down American soldiers MIA. Rambo parachutes into the foreboding jungle with nothing but a hunting knife and a bow and arrow, he is ordered not to engage the enemy just to take reconnaissance pictures but betrayed by his own Rambo struggles against deadly odds, vowing to get revenge on those who betrayed him and lead the POWS to safety.

Part 2, penned by Stallone and James Cameron, ups the action ante , its still took a hard jab against American foreign policy regarding Vietnam soldiers but the political dealings generally took a back seat droned out by the sound of endless gunfire. The action sequences are frantic and enjoyable giving Schwarzenegger's eighties flicks a run for there money in terms of body count, Part 2 has aged not so well but its well worth watching and will satisfy any action junkies needing a fix. Rating 8/10

Rambo III (1988) - when Rambo refuses the request of his old platoon leader Colonel Trautman for a new mission he chooses to continue with his new Buddhist beliefs. However, when the colonel is kidnapped by the soviets at the Afghanistan border and the American government are unable to take official action, Rambo goes in to rescue his friend.

Rambo III proves to be the worst in the franchise, while it quiet happily fills the required action quota and then some, the script feels dulled with the film draging in places and it shows the most signs of it age out of all the films, regardless of this its still worth a watch for its well orchestrated sequences of over the top action just don't be expecting an action classic. Rating 7/10

Rambo (2008)- Rambo has been leading a quiet life in Thailand until he is asked to ferry a group of missionaries into war-torn Burma. When they are captured, Rambo teams up with a rag tag regiment of mercenaries and heads back into the jungle on a rescue mission that will force him to return to the battlefield with explosively violent consequences. The one man killing machine is back with a vengeance.

Heroes don't die they just reload, twenty years it took for the fourth instalment and Rambo has changed, very much a old hero revamped for a new generation, Stallone shifts the political angle away from Vietnam veterans and shines the spotlight on the raging civil wars in Burma. Because of this Rambo seems to somewhat loose some personal connection with the war he finds himself involved in, as later in the film character development gives way for the relentlessly violent action scenes.

This is where the fourth films strengths lie. The action is ferocious, bloody and chaotic, I've seen a lot of action films and final sequence just blew me away a visceral experience that grabs you and doesn't let go. Rambo proves to hold some of the most exciting action sequences ever committed to film however this film is not for the faint of heart infinitely more gruesome than the previous three entries the violence portrayed in no holds barred. Stallone succeeds in pumping new life into the franchise with one of the greatest action movies ever made even if the hero isn't quite how you remember him. Rating 9/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars TOP FILMS, BUT VERY POOR BLU-RAY BOX-SET, 14 April 2015
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This review is from: Rambo - The Complete Collection (1-4 Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
Brilliant films, but very poor box-set, number one there is no title ie Rambo or Rambo collection on the side, so looks stupid in your collection, number two you have to open the box like a deodorant or aftershave box, and with every time you want to watch a film, this is just a pain plus the flaps eventually get damaged, number three the postcards are just flimsy pieces of paper, to tell you the truth they are only good for wiping your a*s with..

This a rubbish release and I did expect better, the only positive thing I can say is the Blu-ray picture quality plus 5.1 surround sound is just amazing, especially Rambo 4, which was pure class.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A legendary series, 24 April 2011
This review is from: Rambo - The Complete Collection (1-4 Box Set) [DVD] (DVD)
First Blood

First entry into the Rambo series is the strongest and has the most exciting stunts of the entire series. As well as being the most dramatically brilliant entry. This is definitely a 10/10 for action, drama and set design. The atmosphere created when the tables turn on the cops and they become the hunted, is brilliant and also watch out for some brilliant stunts (A helicopter face-off that leads to cliff-side fall is still riveting and far ahead of some of today's modern action movie scenes.).

First Blood is very well paced and will have you rooting for the hero from start to finish even when he is at his most menacing while punishing some of the rookie cops.

rating - 10/10 - The best in the series.

Rambo: First Blood Part 2

The second entry is very exciting and epic - it looks beautiful (Jack Cardiff 'The African Queen' did the cinematography.) - Its also been penned by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron. The movie sees Rambo go back to Vietnam on a covert operation which goes seriously wrong -

This movie is weaker than the first movie in terms of its drama and the stunts while dramatic are nowhere as thrilling or kinetic as the ones seen in First Blood - However the movie is not a let-down. It is pure boys-own comic-book adventure which made Rambo an action movie icon. The violent death scenes were heavily cut and publicised at the time - making the movie an ever bigger blockbuster in the cinema houses. This not as good as the first movie but still a great sequel nonetheless.

I rate this as 8/10 - Beautiful Visuals - More style over content but still rich.

Rambo 3

The 3rd entry in the series takes on a more epic style with even more beautifully visualised settings. This is by the far the most expensive looking Rambo movie yet - and probably the best Rambo sequel as it improves on the movie that proceeded it (while not better than First Blood - this is better than Rambo: First Blood Part 2).

This one has Rambo travel from Thailand, to Pakistan to Afghanistan to rescue his captured friend Colenel Troutman. This movie is so epic you have to see the Russian fort which has been built from Afghan ruins - its built into a cliff! This one has some explosive drama in it and some great humour. This is the one where Rambo and Troutman team up at the end to take on a whole army of Russians! When I went to see this at the cinema the scene was so exciting I actually heard one of the other audience members utter a line "Rambo's going to die here!!"

While the stunts are not as exciting as the 1st movie this one makes up for that with immense drama and er... body count! This is one of the most violent movies ever.

Rating 9/10 - Excellent!! Beautifully cinematic with great drama and humour.

Rambo

The 4th entry in the series is by far easily the weakest - there is no Troutman (Well there is but not much - just a flashback.) - this one is visually the most brutal of the 4 movies - its a shocker - but it falls down because the climax is nowhere near as epic as the previous movies in the series - this one also looks like the most low budget entry in the series (even though it may have cost the most.).

It also falls down in terms of the storyline - and the fact that there is no Troutman character to balance the Rambo character hits hard, so it seems like a different movie altogether in some bits - Also it falls down in the fact that there are some irritating mercenary characters that team up with Rambo and mostly survive (making the threat less of a threat.)- it would have been far more thrilling if all the backup mercenaries got killed and it was just Rambo and maybe another character left to fend off the bad guys.

This is still a great movie because it deals with a forgotten war and has some shocking scenes of a whole village getting executed but its also a wasted chance - the ending seems rushed. However this was still the best action movie at the time of its release - which goes to show even the weakest Rambo movie is still better than your average action movie.

Rating: 7/10 - Still a great thrill ride but the weakest in the series.

All in all this is a great movie series - as a whole set I would rate this better than the ALIEN Anthology - even though it doesnt have the mass of special features, the four movies are all brilliant and talking points in cinematic history and are classics.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars WARNING! expensive - horrid cheap plastic boxset, 4 Oct. 2011
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WARNING! DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! DO NOT BE MISLEAD BY THE PRODUCT PICTURE ON AMAZON WEBSITE, THIS IS NOT WHAT WILL ARRIVE, INSTEAD IT LOOKS A CHEAP IMITATION WITH SIMILARITIES TO THE PICTURE ON AMAZON AND BACK OF BOX.

Although I have not watched the films yet, I am thinking about returning this box set as the actual hand grenade is cheap plastic and does not look much like pictured on Amazon website or on the back box.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply great..., 16 April 2009
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Its the cheapest you will find this classic collection... And the blu-ray conversion is superb...

A must buy for any Rambo fan...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Beware!, 13 Oct. 2012
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I am a massive fan of all 4 movies and have had first blood in every format betamax-blu-ray - but the plastc of the grenade must be the weakest and worst i have ever purchased cheap + tacky would be an apt description my advice would be to buy it from amazon inspect it and decide - love the films but can do loads better atb , mark - 1 star is for packaging only
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