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Rambo III [Ultimate Edition] [DVD] [1988]

  • SKU: 7847397
  • Release Date: 11/23/2004
  • Rating: R
The third entry in the ultra-macho Rambo action movie series finds muscle-bound warrior John Rambo (co-writer and star Sylvester Stallone) refusing a request from his former Vietnam superior, Green Beret Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna). Trautman is to lead a mission to aid the mujahedeen rebels fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns his friend down. When the mission goes awry and Trautman is subsequently captured and tortured within a prison fortress, Rambo launches a rescue effort of his own, armed with his trademark bow and exploding arrows. Along the way, he allies himself with the freedom fighters and runs afoul of the villainous Russian commander Zaysen (Marc de Jonge). At the time of its release, Rambo III -- released in the same month in 1988 that Russian troops began withdrawing from Afghanistan -- was the most expensive film ever made, at $63 million.
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    85% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (11 out of 13)

    Special Features


    • Groundbreaking military special operations features including:
    • Survival Mode: enhance your Rambo experience with a suite of special ops playback upgrades
    • -Early Warning System (EWS): Get advance notification of upcoming Survival Mode viewing enhancements
    • -MetaBrief: Access instant intelligence dossiers at critical moments in the film
    • -MetaScope: Scope out people, places and events as they occur in the movie
    • -MetaSight: Acquire enemies and objectives via laser-guided targeting
    • -MetaPoint: Track action with a picture-in-picture radar sweep of topography and terrain
    • -MetaMap: Dial in a 3-D on-screen satellite positioning map
    • 16:9 widescreen version/2.35:1 aspect ratio
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround
    • Deleted scenes
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Rambo III
    The third entry in the ultra-macho Rambo action movie series finds muscle-bound warrior John Rambo (co-writer and star Sylvester Stallone) refusing a request from his former Vietnam superior, Green Beret Colonel Trautman (Richard Crenna). Trautman is to lead a mission to aid the mujahedeen rebels fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns his friend down. When the mission goes awry and Trautman is subsequently captured and tortured within a prison fortress, Rambo launches a rescue effort of his own, armed with his trademark bow and exploding arrows. Along the way, he allies himself with the freedom fighters and runs afoul of the villainous Russian commander Zaysen (Marc de Jonge). At the time of its release, Rambo III -- released in the same month in 1988 that Russian troops began withdrawing from Afghanistan -- was the most expensive film ever made, at 63 million dollars. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sylvester Stallone
      Sylvester Stallone - John Rambo
    • Richard Crenna
      Richard Crenna - Col. Trautman
    • Marc de Jonge
      Marc de Jonge - Colonel Zaysen
    • Kurtwood Smith
      Kurtwood Smith - Griggs
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      Spiros Focas - Masoud



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

    85%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      RAMBO 3 IS POWER PACKED!

      Posted
      KingofPop

      THIS FILM IS EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS THE FIRST TWO! EACH ONE PICKS UP WHERE THE OTHER LEFT OFF AND LET ME TELL YOU THEY WILL ALL TAKE YOU FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE! JOHN RAMBO BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER IN THIS ONE! THE ULTIMATE TOUGH MAN AND COLD STARE CONTENUES THE RAMBO EPIC LEGACY WITHOUT A GLITCH. THIS FILM IS AN ALL AMERICAN HEART POUNDING ACTION PACKED INSPIRING FILM THAT LEAVES YOU WANTING MORE. THANK GOD JOHN RAMBO 4 IS OUT NOW! I RECOMED THIS ENTIRE SERIES HIGHLY TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO BE COMPLETELY ENTERTAINED!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Altered subtitles!?

      Posted
      kevman79

      This Rambo III dvd has translation subtitles appear on it that did not appear in the original theatrical release... almost as though they decided to add in more of what the Russians were saying so it would make more sense to the viewer. The 2002 special edition had a few problems with the translation subtitles also, therefore, if you want the film exactly as it appeared in theaters you will need to buy the now out-of-print 1998 dvd version. Actually, I would just skip 'Rambo III' altogether as it wasn't nearly in the same league as the first two pictures.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      RAMBO 3 is AWESOME!

      Posted
      DjJokerr

      I just bought this Rambo 3 which is my favorite with First Blood of course. I was never into Rambo 2, it had it's good moments but the action wasn't so great. I got the DVD version of this movie and now when I look at it it's so crappppy. The new Blu-Ray version has more color too it, more alive if anything. For any Rambo fan I would suggest buying this blu-ray movie, but for best quality you still need 1080P Tv and really good expensive HDMI cable like Monster company. I got mine 4ft for $80 but it was worth it, you get what you payed for, quality.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Now On Blue Ray

      Posted
      kevman79

      The first two Rambo films were exceptionally good, this third film in the series was not, but at least it's not as bad as the most recent addition. Considering you can find the Lions Gate Ultimate dvd version for $5 just about everywhere, I can't necessarily recommend spending $25 on this one.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      God is merciful, Rambo doesn't.

      Posted
      wallaceVe
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      I needed soo much for my Rambo (First Blood) BR collection, that was the last, missing item. For a few bucks it gave me surprisingly good picture quality, which I really didn't expect. The movie on the other hand is just so-so.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Movie!

      Posted
      moviekiller
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      I can't believe I waited all these years to really watch Rambo III and man I wish I saw this sooner. This movie was full of action from beginning to end.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great classic action film!

      Posted
      Jeff79
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      Awesome action film from my childhood. Rambo III is a classic that looks sweet on blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

      Posted
      Rambo
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      I love Rambo III best of the series I can watch it over and over

      I would recommend this to a friend


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