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First Blood (1982)

NOTE: This commentary is only available on the "Special Edition" DVD. A different commentary track is available on the "Ultimate Edition" First Blood DVD.

Commentaries on this disc:

Commentary 1: Screenwriter David Morrell Rating:7.6/10 (11 votes) [graph]Login to vote or review
Reviewed by space guy on July 23rd, 2004:Find all reviews by space guy
Not only is Morrell the screenwriter, he also wrote the original book that this film is based on. He discribes here what it's like to have your book made into a movie. He explains what its like to give up creative control of something you worked on to someone else. All things considered a good comentary.
Reviewed by ZachRomero on January 8th, 2009:Find all reviews by ZachRomero
Pretty interesting commentary. Describes in depth the creation, meanings behind characters, themes, action, Hollywoodization, and the cultural phenomenon around Rambo, as well as many other great tidbits about Sly and the director and filmmaking in general. Very engaging and very informative.
Reviewed by reidca on February 25th, 2012:Find all reviews by reidca
Morrell speaks very highly of the film, pointing out where the film deviates from his book, bit always gives a balanced view. He has good knowledge of filmmaking and gives a lot of credit to the filmmakers, impressed by Jerry Goldsmith's score, Ted Kotcheff's direction and relays nice stories about Richard Crenna and Sylvester Stallone. I like it when commentators reference other films as inspiration as it often goes down on to my short list, here Morrell considers Kirk Douglas' Only Are The Brave and Glenn Ford's The Sheep Man as inspirations - he essentially considers this story a western. Plus the role model for Rambo was Audie Murphy! An engaging, thoughtful listen. 7/10
Reviewed by Kgprophet79 on June 21st, 2013:Find all reviews by Kgprophet79
A good commentary by the writer who shows his talent by pointing out themes and messages about society and the aftermath of Viet Nam. And you thought it was just a good Sly Stallone action movie.