'Rambo' Joins Sequels on Blu-ray This May

Posted Wed Mar 5, 2008 at 12:00 PM PST by Peter Bracke

Confirming earlier reports, Lionsgate says it will bring the recent theatrical hit 'Rambo,' as well as the first two sequels in the series to Blu-ray in late May.

As previously reported, Lionsgate issued an early alert to retailers last month that it was preparing the Sylvester Stallone '80s epics 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' and 'Rambo III' for Blu-ray release on May 27. (Lionsgate released the first film in the bloody saga, 'First Blood,' on Blu-ray back in February 2007.)

The studio has now confirmed the May 27 arrival date, and announced that Parts 2 and 3 will be joined by the fourth (and apparently final) entry in the franchise, 'Rambo,' that same day (day-and-date with the standard DVD).

As Lionsgate has not yet issued the full press details for 'Rambo,' only basic 1080p video and English PCM 7.1 Surround audio specs are known. However, the release is billed as a "Special Edition," so we expect plenty of extras. Watch this space.

Suggested retail price for the Blu-ray has been set at $39.98.

You'll find preliminary specs for 'Rambo' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under May 27.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Lionsgate's latest in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Rambo' Blu-ray release.

Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Rambo (Blu-ray)
Rambo: First Blood Part II (Blu-ray)
Rambo III (Blu-ray)
First Blood (Blu-ray)
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