Lionsgate Unveils Specs, Adds Digital Copy to 'Rambo' Blu-ray

Posted Thu Mar 13, 2008 at 08:00 AM PDT by Peter Bracke

Lionsgate has released final specs for the May Blu-ray arrival of 'Rambo,' promising a fully stocked supplements package and a studio-first "digital copy" of the film.

As we first reported last week, the studio will bring the final chapter in the Sylvester Stallone carnage-fest to Blu-ray on May 27, day-and-date with the DVD.

Extensive bonus features shared across all versions of 'Rambo' include audio commentary with Stallone, a suite of six featurettes, deleted scenes, and a trailer gallery of past Rambo films.

Exclusive to the Blu-ray will be a Bonus View (Profile 1.1) picture-in-picture video commentary with Stallone, who will guide viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of duty making 'Rambo.'

In a studio first, the 'Rambo' Blu-ray will also come with a bonus second DVD disc, which contains a standard-definition iTunes Digital Copy of the movie, enabling viewers to watch it on portable devices, such as a PC, iPod, or iPhone. (Lionsgate now follows Fox as the second major studio to team with Apple for Digital Copy.)

Previously announced tech specs for 'Rambo' boast 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 video, and audio options in English PCM 7.1 Surround and Dolby Digital Surround EX 5.1.

Finally, Lionsgate has issued the final box art for 'Rambo,' which highlights Stallone's still-bulging physique:

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

You'll find final specs for 'Rambo' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 27. There it joins stand-alone editions of 'Rambo: First Blood Part II' and 'Rambo III,' as well as the 'Rambo Trilogy (Box Set),' all of which Lionsgate recently announced for release on the same date.

We've also set up a dedicated thread for Lionsgate's Digital Copy debut 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)
Rambo (Box Set) (Blu-ray)
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