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First Blood (1982)

This time he's fighting for his life.
First Blood (1982)First Blood (1982)

Synopsis:

The time has rolled around again for another home media update for First Blood. It has been released on VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, now it’s 4K UHD Blu-Ray’s turn. The film is being released separately along with two of the other sequels, Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rambo III (both reviewed in the coming week, as well). No Rambo though, the reason for that is unclear to me. I was going to review all three together, but it’s probably better to do each individually.

MAIN FEATURE

Sylvester Stallone heads on into Jerkwater, USA, looking “for something to eat”. Well, that kinda thing is unacceptable to the local Sheriff Teasle (Brian Dennehy, a surprisingly young 42 here) who takes Stallone in. And after a rampaging escape from the Police Department, the hunt is on. The best Rambo movie, the best Stallone movie and the best manhunt movie. Rambo is the ultimate weapon, retreating to the wilderness and eating things that’ll make a billy goat puke.

After being pushed by “that king-shit cop”, the Green Beret gets pissed and turns on his pursuers. Bringing in half the National Guard only serves to madden the veteran. Stallone looks damned near Terminator-like in his efficiency. I mean, you just love how within minutes one solitary survival knife is put to all sorts of uses. Something Stallone later references in Rambo II. Raw, thrilling and down to Earth. And the hero doesn’t get away either. Ground breaking.

Along with the A-Team, another show where outcast underdog Vietnam Veterans are painted in a positive light, First Blood was a first step in America bringing its PTSD-ridden, mistreated heroes back in from the cold.

Reviews First Blood By The_Night_Rider From ManlyMovie.Net

Original title
First Blood
Director
Conrad E. Palmisano, Craig Huston, Jacques Hubert, Otta Hanus, Pattie Robertson, Ted Kotcheff
Stars
Alf Humphreys, Bill McKinney, Brian Dennehy, Chris Mulkey, David Caruso, Jack Starrett, John McLiam, Michael Talbott, Richard Crenna, Sylvester Stallone
Release Date
22 Oct 1982
Rated
R
Runtime
93 min
Awards
1 win & 2 nominations.
Country
USA
Budget
USD $15 000 000,00
Revenue
USD $125 212 904,00
Popularity
19.694
Status
Released
ID IMDb.com
tt0083944
IMDB Rating
7.7
IMDB votes
200
ID Themoviedb.org
1368
TMDb Rating
7.3
TMDb votes
271