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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must see in blue ray
In my opinion this is the best Rambo film with none stop action as well as being educational. In blue ray some of the scenery is breathtaking and with excelent sound quality this is a must see movie for those who like none stop action.
Published on 9 Feb 2009 by Shaun Carter

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3.0 out of 5 stars Engages the plight of the Mujahideen with a humanizing, doc-like approach (fascinating to witness, all these years later, when t
Engages the plight of the Mujahideen with a humanizing, doc-like approach (fascinating to witness, all these years later, when the ally/enemy tables have turned so drastically). It's a very bad film, but now has an interesting element when viewed in retrospect -- Rambo goes to Afghanistan to fight with the Mujaheddin against the Soviets. At least it helped inspire "Hot...
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars must see in blue ray, 9 Feb 2009
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In my opinion this is the best Rambo film with none stop action as well as being educational. In blue ray some of the scenery is breathtaking and with excelent sound quality this is a must see movie for those who like none stop action.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars God Would Have Mercy, Rambo Won't, 21 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Rambo III [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Blu ray Info.
Running time 97 minutes, Region B/2, Interview with Sylvester Stallone.

Trivia.
1)Upon it's cinema release the BBFC cut out over 2 minutes of violence especially the opening stick fight sequence, These cuts have since been restored by the BBFC since the first dvd releases in 2000.
2)Original Director Russell Mulcahy was replaced via creative differences by Director Peter MacDonald.
3)Sylvester Stallone again wrote the sceenplay on this movie.
4)Kurtwood,Smith (Griggs) played villian Clarence Boddicker in Robocop.
5)At $63 million dollars this was at the time the most expensive action movie ever made.
6)This film depicts 221 act's of violence & 108 on screen deaths.

Review.
John Rambo is living a quiet peaceful life in Thailand when his old friend Colonel Trautman & Government offical Griggs visit Rambo as his old friend asks for Rambo's help to go on a mission with Trautman crossing Soviet lines in Afghanistan & help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting against the Soviets in Afghanistan.

Rambo refuses claiming he no longer wishes to fight in anymore war's as he just wants a peaceful existence now.

Trautman goes on the mission anyway but is captured, Tortured & interrogated by the vicious Soviet Colonel Zaysen.

Griggs visits Rambo informing him that Trautman has been captured & held behind enemy lines & a rescue mission won't be sanctioned by the US Government, Rambo requests he go on a rescue mission alone, Griggs agrees on the condition that if he's also captured the US will deny any involvement of Rambo's existence.

Rambo launches a rescue attempt & allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels to go behind enemy lines & rescue his friend & mentor Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the soviet army & there brutal Colonel Zaysen.

Timelord Thoughts.

This movie is now uncut on both dvd & Blu ray which includes many extended action sequences mostly at the begining & at end of the movie, Including a far more brutal stick fight & explosive action shootouts.

This is my personal favourite of the Rambo movie's as it showcases a conflicted Rambo torn between who he is & who he wishes to be.

Sylvester Stallone shows why he's the king of the action movies here & delivers another fantastic performance as John Rambo as the action here is full on hardcore & moves at a frenetic exciting pace.

Richard Crenna reprising his role as Colonel Trautman also gets involved within the action sequences here & the chemistry between Rambo & Tautman is of a loyal uncompromising friendship of mutual respect.

This movie delivers on the action front as it was made at a time when action movies delivered quality action sequences & attention to detail which is why this film tower's over anything made in today's era of dumbed down 12a lower quality fast editing movie making.

A excellent Blu ray conversion of a classic Stallone action movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rambo III, 25 Dec 2012
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Typical of this character plenty of action (albeit) tongue in cheek, but thoroughly enjoyable.
Recommend to be viewed, so buy it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Rambo sequel, 26 Nov 2009
This review is from: Rambo III [DVD] (DVD)
Rambo 3 starts off quite dramatic - Troutman (brilliantly played by Richard Crenna) finds Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in Thailand living and working for monks in a Buddhist monastary - Troutman asks Rambo to join him on a mission to Afghanistan. Some great philosophy ensues here about a warrior always being a warrior. Rambo declines the offer to help his old friend and continues his simplistic and satisfied life in the monastery.

The movie kicks off when Troutman is captured by the Russian army and is being tortured by an angry Russian Colenel Zaysen(played by brilliant French actor 'Marc de Jonge') - Some of the best lines of dialogue in this movie come from Troutman in his scenes with Marc de Jonge.

Rambo is soon on the case and is sent into Afghanistan by 'Griggs' played by Kurtwood Smith (delivering a smart performance.) - There is a lot of humour in this 3rd Rambo movie and a lot of philosophy - the movie almost takes on a spiritual sense as Rambo sets out across the desert to rescue Troutman - with the help of a new friend and guide 'Mousa' played by Sasson Gabai who provides some excellent dialogue and humour along the journey for the hero (and for the audience).

When Rambo finally does rescue Troutman - the movie could have ended quickly but we get extra value as the series takes a new turn - that of a double act of Stallone and Crenna as their characters now attempt to escape the Russians. We get wise cracks between Rambo and Troutman which add to the overall sense of humour - in the past Troutman taught Rambo how to ignore pain - in a scene following a battle, Troutman asks the injured Rambo "Does it work?" - Rambo's response "Not really." - there are many little jokes referring to the series in general which makes this 3rd episode very refreshing.

The cinematography once again is very beautiful and different to the previous entries in the series as too is the direction. The action in this is almost treble that of the previous movies - there is a much bigger body count - In the final scenes Rambo and Troutman are trapped in a natural trench with a Russian army of hundreds of foot soldiers and tanks heading in their direction - its certain death - I remember when I first watched this and thought this was the end for both heroes. Its a gripping scene.

From the start this movie ventures into boys-own-action-adventure comic-book territory like the second movie - but it does make a lot of improvements over the 2nd movie - for instance the much missed humour of the 1st movie returns in this in a different form and its good humour.

This is a big budget epic - the set design of the Russian occupied Afghan fortress is amazing to see and the lighting in those scenes is really atmospheric. The weapons and vehicles are also nicely designed, the scenery and setting is all spectacular - we travel from Thailand to Pakistan to Afghanistan in the same movie. Truely a massive Rambo movie project and probably the most epic in the series.

The movie also paved the way for possible sequels to it - Rambo gives his necklace to a young boy 'Hamid' - in a significant scene (maybe meaning Hamid could return in a future sequel).

Most of all - this feels like a Rambo movie - and fits in line with the first two movies as a perfectly good episode of a series of movies which can be watched individually without having to watch previous entries. That makes this a great sequel and a good movie.

While First Blood is the best in the series, Rambo 3 is my favourite sequel to it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rambo III Blu Ray DVD, 10 Feb 2009
I had not seen this film for years and brought it for a good price on Amazon. When I watched it I was really impressed with how good it looked on Blu-ray. The film is what you expect loads of hero moments which are cringe worthy, but thats why guys like Rambo. Well impressed with the quality and a good hour and half viewing.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Rambo looks bigger and better on Blue Ray, 26 Nov 2009
This review is from: Rambo III [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Rambo 3 starts off quite dramatic and the tension never lets up - Troutman (brilliantly played by Richard Crenna) finds Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) in Thailand living and working for monks in a Buddhist monastary - Troutman asks Rambo to join him on a mission to Afghanistan. Some great philosophy ensues here about a warrior always being a warrior. Rambo declines the offer to help his old friend and continues his simplistic and satisfied life in the monastery.

The movie kicks off when Troutman is captured by the Russian army and is being tortured by an angry Russian Colenel Zaysen(played by brilliant French actor 'Marc de Jonge') - Some of the best lines of dialogue in this movie come from Troutman in his scenes with Marc de Jonge.

Rambo is soon on the case and is sent into Afghanistan by 'Griggs' played by Kurtwood Smith (delivering a smart performance.) - There is a lot of humour in this 3rd Rambo movie and a lot of philosophy - the movie almost takes on a spiritual sense as Rambo sets out across the desert to rescue Troutman - with the help of a new friend and guide 'Mousa' played by Sasson Gabai who provides some excellent dialogue and humour along the journey for the hero (and for the audience).

When Rambo finally does rescue Troutman - the movie could have ended quickly but we get extra value as the series takes a new turn - that of a double act of Stallone and Crenna as their characters now attempt to escape the Russians. We get wise cracks between Rambo and Troutman which add to the overall sense of humour - in the past Troutman taught Rambo how to ignore pain - in a scene following a battle, Troutman asks the injured Rambo "Does it work?" - Rambo's response "Not really." - there are many little jokes referring to the series in general which makes this 3rd episode very refreshing.

The cinematography once again is very beautiful and different to the previous entries in the series as too is the direction. The action in this is almost treble that of the previous movies - there is a much bigger body count - In the final scenes Rambo and Troutman are trapped in a natural trench with a Russian army of hundreds of foot soldiers and tanks heading in their direction - its certain death - I remember when I first watched this and thought this was the end for both heroes. Its a gripping scene.

From the start this movie ventures into boys-own-action-adventure comic-book territory like the second movie - but it does make a lot of improvements over the 2nd movie - for instance the much missed humour of the 1st movie returns in this in a different form and its good humour.

This is a big budget epic - the set design of the Russian occupied Afghan fortress is amazing to see and the lighting in those scenes is really atmospheric. The weapons and vehicles are also nicely designed, the scenery and setting is all spectacular - we travel from Thailand to Pakistan to Afghanistan in the same movie. Truely a massive Rambo movie project and probably the most epic in the series.

The explosive sound effects and music are also magnificent in this entry - Like the previous episode it has massively improved over its previous episode.

The movie also paved the way for possible sequels to it - Rambo gives his necklace to a young boy 'Hamid' - in a significant scene (maybe meaning Hamid could return in a future sequel).

Most of all - this feels like a Rambo movie - and fits in line with the first two movies as a perfectly good episode of a series of movies which can be watched individually without having to watch previous entries. That makes this a great sequel and a good movie.

While First Blood is the best in the series, Rambo 3 is my favourite sequel to it.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars big rambo fan, 30 Dec 2009
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This review is from: Rambo III [DVD] (DVD)
very happy with the picture quality.sound is amazing.totally uncut apart from a 2 sec horse fall,extras suck,its missing the audio commentary,deleted scenes and brill documentaries from the region 1 dvd.
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4.0 out of 5 stars came quickly, 5 April 2014
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it was bought as a present and the recipient is extremely pleased with it. it works fine on his player
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rambo III Blu Ray, 5 Feb 2014
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Film arrived when I was told it would, fully sealed and in great nick. Very pleased, thank you very much!
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5.0 out of 5 stars only one rambo, 29 Jan 2014
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lets face it
this might be a bit dated now
but for pure entertainment
this is the one of four
enjoy them all
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