First Blood

Revisiting some movie classic from my youth, I came across “First Blood“. I remember watching it on VHS a number of times. And it’s still rather good.

I can’t explain why I never watched any of the other Rambo movies but to this day, I don’t actually want to. This movie works; both as self-contained and as a thought-provoking action movie, with multiple many-faceted characters.

Reading about the movie I was surprised that the first rough cut was more than 3 hours long and so absolutely bad that Sylvester Stallone wanted to buy the rights so he could destroy it, rather than risk it killing his career. A very successful edit brought the movie down to just over 1½ hours (and seriously – how did they pack so much story into that short a movie?) and the action classic it is.













This entry was posted in Other and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.