Three Effing Bears: Rambo Grindhoused

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Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
93
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Fanedit Running Time:
111
Time Cut:
25
Time Added:
44
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Brief Synopsis:
A less serious retelling of John Rambo's story. Rambo himself is a narrator who tells us story of his life in Forrest Gump fashion - the main narrative is the story from "First Blood" while second and third movie (along with some more additional material) become flashbacks of his earlier adventures. Everything is tied with John's quest to find and face three mysterious bears colonel Trautman told him about. Or maybe he took it a little bit too literally? Sex, guns and Rock'n'Roll along the way, not exactly John Rambo you were familiar with.
Intention:
To have a fun, alternative way to watch one of my favourite movie series and to see what can be done using AI that creates fake voice.
Other Sources:
- alternate and deleted material from First Blood and Rambo III taken from Ultimate Blu-ray edition
- Rambo: First Blood Part II expanded soundtrack by Jerry Goldsmith
- Sylvester Stallone voice model from fakeyou.com by Vegito1089
- Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack 2 Official Trailer
- additional music by Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Doors, Jon Hare, Pornosonic, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sammy Hagar, Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Pride & Glory, Mike Post, Simon Boswell and... Sylvester Stallone
- additional footage from Platoon, Apocalypse Now, Forrest Gump, Party at Kitty and Stud's, Twogether, Rhinestone, Rocky II, Hot Shots Part Deux, Commando, Predator, Robocop 2 and The Terminator.
- some footage of Wat Phra Tak Pha temple, Thailand.
Special Thanks:
AMDS for some inspirations and Etbiludecalcinha for box of grenades ;)
Release Information:
Digital
Cuts and Additions:
- primary storyline of the edit is "First Blood" plot
- added flashback showing Rambo's life before the events depicted in original films
- Rambo II and III are compressed to the form of flashbacks tied to the main plotline.
- some additional scenes were created using footage from various movies mixed with Rambo movies footage.
- opening credits were remade to include some of actors that originally did not appear in "First Blood", title card also changed.
- Rambo voiceover created through AI has been applied to the whole film, he is commenting events depicted in the edit Forrest Gump style.
- there was no excessive re-scoring ( source files are not re-scoring friendly) so it is still mostly Goldsmith music, but some songs and music were added to newly created scenes and to scenes which had originally no music at all. Some little re-building SFX in few instances.
- some deleted material from First Blood and Rambo III from Ultimate Blu-ray edition has been included
- most of the scenes from First Blood that don't include Rambo himself have been cut. The story is now shown mostly from his point of view but there are still some exceptions from that (but we never leave Rambo for more than seconds).
- the mine sequence has been shortened (no rats)
- blowing up gun store was cut and replaced with new sequence
- grindhouse effects of varying severity added thoughout the movie
- be warned that this edit includes high amount of swearing as well as nudity and sex scenes not present in original Rambo movies.

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Wow, this edit has it all. With the added benefit of a very convincing voice over.
On the technical front, the cutting was excellent especially the scenes including Arnold. A lot of effort went into this.
The edit even managed to fill in the gaps in the characters timeline.
Would highly recommend.

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If you ever wanted to see Quentin Tarantino directing Rambo in the style of Inglourious Basterds. This is for you!

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Firstly, I rated the Audio/Video Quality 6 because it's meant to be a grindhouse film, but it's 10 on the grindhouse scale!!

I freakin' loved this version of the film. As many people have mentioned before. This IS Forrest 'RAMBO' Gump.
The narrative was excellent. It kept me glued wondering where the hell is this film going next.
There are so many tasty little easter eggs scattered throughout this movie and I love that Rambo swears so much. It's awesome.
Sadly, I'm not one of those people that can easily type out reviews in the form of an essay.

I'll finish with this...

First Blood is one of my favorite movies and getting to experience watching this FanEdit was soooooo much fun.
I thoroughly recommend it.
It would also be an amazing film to watch with a group of friends having drinks.

Thank You Gieferg

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If you looking for a for Forest Gump on steroids, you just found it. I really enjoy these grindhoused movies for a great novelty films. The only really thing negative for me in the film was at some point the music drowns out the words. Other than that this is a very fun film.

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Here we have John Rambo narrating his own life's story. The edit uses a variety of sources and some cgi to bring this to life. It works very well for the most part but I had two issues. Another reviewer had mentioned the narrative going from parody to being very dark. I would agree with this and it sort of throws things off.

Personally what did not work for me is when it went into slapstick Airplane/Naked Gun comedy territory for one short segment. Sure Hot Shots (or its sequel) were used for this, but felt very out of place when watching the edit as a whole

The second issue I had was with the audio levels. I am not sure if this was done purposely ( Gieferg's edit Star Beast had something similar with the audio levels), but it came across like a badly mixed 5.1 and when down converted to a 2.0 has the music and effects loud and vocal track very low. This is close to what occurs here. Rambo's narration is loud. Some of the added in music and FX audio are loud. The actual source film audio especially for any dialog tracks is very low. The vocal/film audio should have been upped by at least 5 decibels or had the narration, dubbed music and effects lowered by at 4db and this would have blended it together much better. On my end I had to constantly raise and lower the volume. The actual audio editing itself was fine.

The Rambo voice over narration was a blast and this is what truly brings the whole story together. I'm not sure if it was a program that converted the voice this way or if he found someone to do it, but nice job!

I also wonder if the original 3 hour cut of First Blood was similar to this edit? On the commentary Stallone had mentioned they ended up hating the film so much and had no idea what to do with it that they wanted to break into the studio to burn the actual print. It was the distributor who ended up editing and giving us First Blood. Too bad they did not have a time machine to see Gieferg's edit. Perhaps it would have given them some idea on how to bring that original cut together in a different way. Some of the deleted scenes (including one with Stallone and his army crew at a whore house) from First Blood make it into this edit. This edit shows how well it could have been mixed in

I never like giving spoilers to projects like this. Its worth your time to check this out and even if you were not a fan of Rambo type films, it may draw you in anyway

Hmmm. You know, you could even technically make a total serious toned version of this edit because it would still work--Gieferg, maybe something to think about





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