First Blood (DVD)

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First Blood (DVD)

After being arrested for a crime which he did not commit, a Green Beret survivor of the Vietnam War begins having terrible nightmares. This gripping, ...

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“First Blood :POW and PTSD”

published 15/11/2011

ProStory, Stalone's acting

ConsThe sequels...

“First Blood”, the 1982 classic movie was shot in British Columbia, Canada and it is based on the book “First Blood” written by David Morrell in 1972. Since its release it has been a major success and it attracted many positive critiques (unlike the sequels that followed). John Rambo is a veteran...

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Excellent

ProSurprising storyline, high tension action adventur...

ConsNone

Rambo - First Blood. (Film Review Only.) = I must confess when Rambo-First Blood was advertised in the Stallone Series currently being aired on Sky One I was a bit downhearted as I knew my Husband would want to watch it and this would mean either a very early night for me or being subjected to...

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Super

Proa well done yet restrained action movie

Consnone

Stallone's character, John Rambo, has gone down in film history as a bit of a cardboard action hero, like his Rocky and almost everything his archrival in the beef stakes, Arnie, has brought to the big screen. But before Rambo became the all American hero taking on and defeating whole armies...

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Good

“Don't Push Him”

published 28/07/2002

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Think Rambo and most action movie fans will think of the blood soaked, pneumatic killing machine who graced the ludicrously excessive 2 sequels to First Blood whilst neatly forgeting the more intelligently crafted, ground breaking first movie...and yes, I did say both "intelligent" and "ground...

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“Typically American!”

published 26/07/2008

ProIts Rambo!

ConsShows its age

Smacks of overkill, going to the extreme. The film starts all calm and mellow with Rambo going to visit one of his former Army Buddies only to discover he'd died of cancer from Agent Orange. So the film is getting it's political messages in early. Rambo is prevented entering the town by Sheriff...

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Excellent

“Rambo...first blood”

published 27/05/2008

Progreat action and some good survival tips (but try ...

Consa little over the top in parts

Director: Ted Kotcheff Producer: Buzz Feitshans Writers: David Morrell, Micheal Kozoll, William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone. Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy. Released in 1982 this is an all action, shoot everything on screen sort of film. **BRIEF PLOT** You are...

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Super

ProRip roaring action picture with a strong message

ConsUltra-violent

~ ~ Think of Sylvester Stallone, and two movie characters spring readily to most people’s minds. The working-class boxing hero Rocky, the “Italian Stallion”, and John Rambo, the embittered and somewhat unbalanced Vietnam veteran, with the dubious talent for killing nearly...

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Super

“First Blood to Johnny”

published 22/07/2003

ProAn 80s action classic

ConsViolent, dated, the message may be lost

Rambo: First Blood is the first of the Rambo films (followed by First Blood Part 2 and Rambo 3). Obviously I was aware of the cult status of Rambo films – in which Sylvester Stallone cemented the tough guy film star image he’d earned in the Rocky series – but I’d never previously seen any of them...

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“Rambo vs Small Hick Town”

published 06/06/2006

ProGreat Action film.

ConsA bit unbelievable maybe?

I really enjoy the Rambo films, they are the type of film you can just sit back and relax to after a hard days work. You don't need to pay too much attention, so you can have a chat, enjoy a beer and enjoy the action on the screen... The Story: Basically Rambo (John J Rambo, to give him his full...

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“Rambo - need we say more”

published 04/08/2005

Progreat childhood memory, dramatic story

Conscorny, unbelievable at times

Ive seen Rambo a few times, once when i was young and the memory of him fall of a cliff and a tree breaking his fall to which he then stitched himself up with him survival needle and thread was amazing even if it was a bit unrealistic. Stallone plays a vietnam renegade, straight out of the war...

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Excellent

ProA violent yet touching film.

ConsPlays with some issues some people will find sensi...

During my last shopping trip I managed to pick up Rambo 1 & 2 on VHS for £5 from a discount store, and because I had seen the original film on TV a few years ago I decided to buy it as I remember being fond of the film. When I got home I decided to watch the film that evening as it is a perfect...

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Good

Problood and guts and plenty of grunts from sly

Conspoor acting and a little stereotypical

John Rambo...what a guy! he is trained in all forms of killing, guns, knives, bare hands, sticks he finds lying around. But he has been sent home after the vietnam war, the last remaining of an elite group and all he wants to do is have a quiet life. But society just wont let him they push him...

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“Rambo First Blood”

published 05/08/2001

ProGreat Action

ConsNone

Rambo first blood to me was the best of the three rambo films,the action was greatt something you could imagine happening in america.The action starts when john rambo gets arrested and took to the police station,when they start to ask him questions and being rough he starts to get flash backs of...

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Super

“Just Leave Him Alone”

published 02/09/2000

John Rambo is the last surviving member of an elite army unit from the Vietnam War. He is now a drifter, not quite right in the head but harmless enough if left alone. He wanders into a small town where the local police chief takes an instant dislike to him. He is 'asked' and then forced to leave...

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Excellent

ProViolence but understandable violence

ConsNone

When First Blood was first released I wasn't old enough to watch it, along with a number of other adult rated films of the time such as Arnie's The Running Man and Predator. However, as a teenager in the 80s I managed to get it on video from the video man, a chap who would turn up at your home...

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After being arrested for a crime which he did not commit, a Green Beret survivor of the Vietnam War begins having terrible nightmares. This gripping, action-packed tale demonstrates the tragic psychological consequences of armed struggle. Sequel: "Rambo: First Blood Part II."

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