This fanedit is so awesome! It's one of the most stylish, original and action-packed and awesome fanedits ever created, at least in my opinion. It's in my top 3 favourite LastSurvivor edits ever created. From the title cards to the audio commentary is crafted by a true master of editing and dips it all in the pure 80's adrenaline action. I really loved that LastSurvivor managed to also make Rambo 2 and 3 a lot better in pace, dialogue and action. I highly recommend this edit to anyone, who wants to witness Rambo's journey in TV format.
Audio/Video Quality: Cropping, colour correction, panning and scanning done to the original picture is done really expertly to make the movies a little bit more beautiful in my opinion. Well done.
Visual Editing: The look of TV series works incredibly well for Rambo and it feels invisible to the casual viewer.
Audio Editing: I was surprised to hear from the commentary how much editing had to be done to create each episode from the movies. It's seamless and it doesn't feel lazy. It feels professional which speaks to the editor's talent.
Narrative: It's incredible. So incredible. From the first episode, the story hooked me in and didn't let go of me until the very end of the journey. It was really exciting to see what came next on the next episode and it felt like a traditional addicting TV show that you would watch on TV at night.
Enjoyment: It's so awesome. The action and the story of Rambo in this edit is so awesome and you can't look away from the awesomeness of the experience.
if you like the Rambo series of movies then you will love this. action and 80s vibe all the way thru. i loved the bumpers and commercials for other fan edits. this was a good way to watch these movies with my middle son who isnt really the Ramboesque type of movies but he thoroughly enjoyed these as well. great job, well done
I'd just like to say from the start that although I bought the Rambo boxset sometime ago I've yet to watch them and my memory of the Rambo movies is sketchy at best.
What Lone Survivor has achieved with this episodic series of Rambo is nothing short of genious. Condensing these films to bite size all out 80s action tv episodes seems the best way to rewatch these orginal classics. I watched these with a few friends some of which have been spoilt with modern CG action films and loose interest too quickly when watching original classics like Rambo that started it all but everyone found these very watchable with the right amount of action and cheesy one liners.
The editing is seemless and the attention to detail for each scene used to drive the plot forward seemed floid without leaving you thinking theres been any cuts and the LS Network intro and TV spots really gave it that "recorded on VHS" nostagic goodnes.
The only small thing that was noticed is the heavy use of the flashbacks in the early episodes with Chuck Noris. I think these might of benefited with a little bit more of a hazy blur style dream like filter to those scenes but still done the job well making you believe Noris was Rambos war buddy.
I cant rate each episode individually as each ones as good as the last but if I had to choose the high points for me was the Rambo 2 episodes. The stereo sound in every one is great although I could'nt help but listen in Pro Logic II mode which had really good back speaker action. I'd recommend watching these with contrast and brightness bumped up a bit to give it that washed out 80's TV vibe. Also well worth a listen to is the commentary tracks from Lone Survivor explaining what went into editing each one. He has also made two video diaries which is commented on in the commentary tracks but were not added to the discs extras also I think the episodes were titled which would of made a nice touch in the menu instead of episode 1, episode 2 ect.
Heres the links for Lone Survivors Rambo Video Diaries:
Video Diary #1: http://vimeo.com/59697809#at=0
Video Diary #2: http://vimeo.com/66009910
Complete nostalgic 80s cheesy joy from start to finish that leaves you wanting more, Great job Lone Survivour, Looking forward to seeing what other films you can Rad up 80's style and add to the LS Network.
I loved this edit so much that after I finished watching all 5+ hours of it, I went back and listened to another 5+ hours of Last Survivor talking about it. Simply put, this is one of the most professional, original and downright fun fanedits ever created. Everything from the title cards to the audio commentary has been carefully crafted by a true master. Highly recommend.
Audio/Video Quality: With the amount of cropping, colour correction and panning and scanning done to the original picture, I'm surprised this looks as good as it does. Well done.
Visual Editing: As above, Last Survivor has done a ton of work to make this look and feel like a TV series. It works incredibly well and the editor's hand is invisible. The only thing that jumped out at me was the aspect ratio of the Payback commercial seemed to be off.
Audio Editing: Listening to the commentary track, I was shocked by how much actual editing was done to create each episode. It's professional and seamless.
Narrative: Incredible. The story hooks you right in and doesn't let go. It's one of those "Oh, I'll just watch one more episode then I really should be off to bed" scenarios where before you know it, it's the middle of the night and you've just finished episode 8 and you're disappointed that there's no episode 9 to watch.