Three Effing Bears: Rambo Grindhoused

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Sex, Guns & Rock'n'Roll
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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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Available in HD?
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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(Updated: June 29, 2022)
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I was always a big fan of Rambo, in fact, me and my dad watch the whole franchise once a year, so needless to i was really excited when i saw the trailer of this edit, but the question is, does it live up? The answer is yes, it's really, really good.

The editing is top notch, it mixes a lot of movies in such a natural way, it feels like everything is connected to present a single story.

The narration is also pretty good, for the most part the AI used works pretty well, but i will admit that i couldn't understand what it was saying in 3 scenes, but other than that, there's no problem at all.

The comedy here is great, i had a blast watching it, there's so many moments that are pure comedy gold.

As for the soundtrack, it's great, all the tracks fit like a glove, shout out to the song that that Stallone sings.

Overall it's a phenomenal edit, i would recommended to everyone check it out, you won't be disappointed

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What to say…
A whole lotta fun.
Well edited, impressive splicing with Hot Shots in the middle there, good choose of footage for flashbacks, effective rescore. Sure, it has an AI Stallone voiceover that kind of takes you out of the movie when it mispronounces stuff or sounds like a robot, but an impersonator would cost money, and that breaks the rules of fan editing, so I don’t see how this could have been done better if the editor doesn’t know an impersonator who owes him a favor. John Rambo also becomes kind of an inconsistent character, his body language saying one thing, his narration another, and his flashback-self acting entirely different, but hey, it’s a great edit, the best I’ve seen in a while, if you’re set on Grindhouse like I was, none of that will bother you too much.
I would definelty recommend this

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This is quite a funny version of Rambo complete with alternate ending (if that was not from a deleted scene, then damn that was some phenomenal editing at the end). Be prepared for full frontal Stallone in all his glory. It's unfortunate the original score could not be easily removed-- but a lot of new music was still able to be added.

The narration was at times hard to understand which bumped the audio editing down slightly.
Most of it was fine though and listening to Stallone as a philosopher is what the world was missing until now: Life is like a box of grenades...

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I really enjoyed this edit! I found it really funny at times and it's a very unique re-telling of the Rambo story.

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Life is a box of grenades....

This fan edit is very difficult for me to review. Trying to turn any modern movie, but particularly one as iconic as First Blood, into a Grindhouse experience is fraught with difficult challenges. It goes beyond just altering the look or sound, it is about capturing the right tone. And while this constantly swings for the fences, it does not always hit a home run for me.

Visually, I thought the new colour grading and damaged film fx evoked the proper Grindhouse look.

I enjoyed all the new music additions; the A-Team theme in particular made me chuckle. If anything, the new fun throw back music selections made Goldsmith's original score stand out in a negative a way for me. The original score segments sound too good, too professional, too polished for a Grindhouse experience.

The Stallone A.I. voice over -- a brilliant idea. And for the most part it works very well and made me laugh many times. However, there were also many times due to the Stallone impersonation and the mispronunciation of words, I had difficulty understanding what was being said.

And then there was the narrative tone. I found it wildly uneven. The movie swings widely from absurdist parody to dark dramatic action, and for me, that did not always work. I thoroughly enjoyed the insane absurd segments and wished the edit had gone even further into that territory.

There is much to appreciate in this fan edit. To paraphrase Rambo, this fan edit has balls!

Thumbs Up.
:)

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