Posted Fri Mar 7, 2008 at 10:00 AM PST by Peter Bracke
Announcing yet more Rambo on high-def, Liongate says it will bundle the first three films in the Sly Stallone franchise as a Blu-ray box set this May.
As we've previously reported, Lionsgate has turned May 27 into unofficial "Rambo Day" on Blu-ray, announcing a concurrent release of stand-alone editions of 'Rambo: First Blood Part II,' 'Rambo III' and the recent theatrical release 'Rambo.' (Lionsgate released the first film in the explosive saga, 'First Blood,' on Blu-ray back in February 2007.)
For fans who want to own the entire original trilogy at a lower price, Lionsgate plans to package the first three films together as the 'Rambo Box Set,' also to be made available on Blu-ray May 27. (Oddly, the fourth 'Rambo' is not included in the set, and will remain available only as a stand-alone release.)
Carrying a suggested list price of $49.98, the 'Rambo' bundle will offer a savings of at least $20 compared to buying each title separately. ('First Blood' currently carries an MSRP of $29.95, while 'Rambo II' and 'Rambo III' are each priced at $19.95.)
Note that the 'Rambo Box Set' will be identical to the stand-alone versions, with no new bonus features or other exclusives announced.
Finally, Lionsgate has issued box art for the 'Rambo' bundle:
You'll find complete specs for the 'Rambo Box Set' in our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it's indexed under May 27.
We've also set up a dedicated thread for Lionsgate's latest dose of Rambo in our Forums area -- click the following link to discuss the 'Rambo Box Set' Blu-ray release.
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