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Old 08-07-2007, 06:13 AM
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Big fan of the movie, and was so disappointed with the picture quality. I know its an old movie and all, but was expecting so much more. Hardly any improvement over the upconverted standard DVD!!
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:28 AM
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Rambo 2 was like that as well.
3 was a big improvement though.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:32 AM
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How does it compare to the HD DVD Studio Canal version? I have that disc and thought it looked okay given the age. It has a natural looking, very film like picture.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:05 AM
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don't bother buying the blu ray of this. Just use the newer release of the SD. that looks almost as good as blu
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:43 AM
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don't bother buying the blu ray of this. Just use the newer release of the SD. that looks almost as good as blu
I don't know what your setup is like but I think the Blu-ray version a way better than the standard version, the color is much more richer and the overall picture quality is sharper.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:58 AM
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big improvement i though it picture and the 1.5 mpb dts 6.1 track

4 stars here for picture quality

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Interestingly, the presentation actually picks up in darker scenes, particularly the extended climax between Rambo and the Brian Dennehy character. It is here where the Blu-ray offers the most marked improvement over the standard-def release, with noticeably improved shadow detail and better depth. I also was surprised that there was no apparent edge enhancement, so while the transfer can look soft at times, at least it's natural.

Overall, I can't say this presentation ever made me go "wow!", but it does have some moments of very impressive video for a twenty-odd year-old film. Given the film's very realistic visual style and the consistent quality of the remaster, I'm going to say this one hits a solid triple.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:04 AM
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Big fan of the movie, and was so disappointed with the picture quality. I know its an old movie and all, but was expecting so much more. Hardly any improvement over the upconverted standard DVD!!
Got to disagree with you here, I was quite impressed with the quality of Rambo on Blu Ray, I thought the picture was sharp and had way more detail then the dvd, and dark scenes werent too bad either.

The film I was most disappointed with was Total Recall, now that was a poor transfer!
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:46 PM
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this is on sale for only $19.99 (CND) at my BB, is it worth that price ?/ I am a big fan of Sly but i havnt seen the Rambo series for a couple of years now
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i think it's worth it. Obviously the best of the rambo series and a favorite of mine.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:39 PM
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this is on sale for only $19.99 (CND) at my BB, is it worth that price ?/ I am a big fan of Sly but i havnt seen the Rambo series for a couple of years now
Yeah, this is the best one, classic I hadnt watched it for a few years, the score on this is quality as well, $20 bargain
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