Posted Wed Sep 26, 2018 at 12:08 PM PDT by Tom Landy
The first three films in Sylvester Stallone's iconic action franchise will be getting a 4K release in November.
In an early announcement to retailers, Lionsgate is preparing First Blood, Rambo: First Blood Part 2, and Rambo III for 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on November 13.
First Blood - He never fought a battle he couldn't win--except the conflict raging within his own soul. Academy Award®-nominee Sylvester Stallone stars as war hero John Rambo. An ex-Green Beret haunted by memories of Vietnam, he was once the perfect killing machine. Now he's searching for peace, but finds instead an over-zealous, small-town sheriff who's spoiling for a fight. All hell breaks loose when an unjustly imprisoned Rambo escapes and becomes the target of a massive manhunt. Now he must use all his cunning, combat skills and weapons training to stay alive and outwit his pursuers. Co-starring Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna, First Blood is an explosive action-thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final, powerful frame.
Rambo: First Blood Part 2 - He's back! Superstar Sylvester Stallone is John Rambo, the ultimate action hero, in this explosive Oscar®-nominated sequel to First Blood that boasts a riveting screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and James Cameron (Titanic). Although the Vietnam War is officially over, Rambo remains the perfect fighting machine. But his survival skills are tested with a vengeance on a top-secret mission that takes him back to the jungles of Vietnam in search of American POWs. For when Rambo is double-crossed, this "expendable" hero, armed with just a bow, arrows and knife, must defeat savage enemies equipped with deadly firepower.
Rambo III - The battle rages on as superstar Sylvester Stallone detonates the third blast in the action-packed Rambo series. Combat has taken its toll on John Rambo (Stallone), but he has finally begun to find inner peace inside a monastery -- until his friend and mentor Col. Sam Trautman (Richard Crenna) shows up to ask for his help on a top-secret mission in Afghanistan. A war-weary Rambo declines, but when Trautman is captured, Rambo erupts into a one-man firestorm to rescue his former commanding officer and decimate the enemy. It's an intense, pulse-pounding adventure that boasts unrelenting action and suspense from start to finish!
Each release will feature a 5.1 DTS-HD MA lossless soundtrack (likely the same as the previous Blu-rays) and a brand new retrospective featurette -- plus previously released bonus materials. Lionsgate made no mention of HDR in their press release, so, for now, our best guess is that all three films will graded in HDR10. If that changes, we'll let you know. Suggested list price for each 4K UHD is $22.99.
You can find the latest specs for each of these titles from our 4K Blu-ray Release Schedule, where they are indexed under November 13.
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