It's easy to forget that this Spartan, violent film, which begat the Rambo series, was such a big hit in 1982 because it was a good movie. Green Beret vet John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) wanders into the wrong small town to find a fellow 'Nam buddy and gets the living heck kicked out of him by the local law enforcement (led by Brian Dennehy). The vet strikes back the only way he knows how, leading to a visceral, if unrealistic, flight and fight through the local mountains. Based on the 1972 novel by David Morrell, this film saved Stallone's then-foundering career and the Rambo character became the inspiration for countless political cartoons. But this film is Deliverance without the moral ambiguity. --Keith Simanton --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Drawing First Blood, First Blood : A Look Back, Audio Commentary With Sylvester Stallone, Audio Commentary With Writer David Morrell, Alternate Ending, Humorous Ending, 2 Trailers, Deleted Scenes : Dream In Saïgon, The Real Nam : Voices From Within, Forging Heroes : America’s Green Berets, Guts and Glory, and How To Become Rambo. --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.
You need to remember to turn your mind off while watching, but very entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Read morePublished 5 months ago by drew allum
And the mountains chasing scenes is breath taking for an old film this is incrediblePublished 14 months ago by Sylvain Béchamp
Lots of action and violence but with a good story behind it. This was my kind of movie back when it was made.Published on Sept. 18 2013 by David C. McKay
I've seen all the other Rambo movies but there always seemed to be some information missing. First Blood fills in the blanks. I would recommend this movie to all Rambo fans.Published on Feb. 12 2013 by Ken
DVDis of good quality. Wanted this product because it was the first Rambo and probably the best one in the series.Published on Jan. 17 2013 by Paul
A classic film of it's era. Very authentic acting. Compelling movie set in the mountains of Brittish Columbia. Read morePublished on Feb. 18 2011 by NewfoundlanderAdrift
When your only skill is to kill and you have had enough of that, you tend to wander. This is the circumstance in which we find John J. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) Vietnam vet. Read morePublished on June 29 2006 by B. Chandler