Three Effing Bears: Rambo Grindhoused

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Original Movie/Show Title:
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Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
93 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
111 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
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.
Faneditor Name:
Original Movie/Show Title:
Genre:
Franchise:
Fanedit Type:
Original Release Date:
1982
Original Running Time:
93 minutes
Fanedit Release Date:
Fanedit Running Time:
111 minutes
Subtitles Available:
Available in HD:
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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Gieferg continues to be one of the (if not THE) most ambitious fan-editor around, and this one is a shining example. What a stroke of genius to use footage from Hot Shots II as the basis for creating the ultimate Rambo spoof/tribute movie. My only criticism is a technical one, that the mechanical auto-Stallone voiceover used here isn't quite up to par with Gieferg's hilarious newly written narration. I laughed plenty, but if somehow some more emotion could have been injected into the lines (a human impersonator?), it would have bumped the whole affair up another level. (Not to say Stallone isn't pretty close to robotic already, but Gieferg's writing here deserves the best.)

That small quibble aside, this one is an edit for all-time, my description can't do the insanity of it justice, just watch it, enjoy the ride and don't be surprised if you find you have somehow grown a sweet mullet by the time the final bear has been put down.
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Three Fveking Bears (Rambo, et al) - Vilgefortz

Filesize = 7.6 GB, Video = 1920 X 1080p AVC, Audio = 192 kbps AC-3, 2-Channel stereo. No subs.

“Why are you pushing me?”
Rambo’s initial story, totally reworked, via flashbacks and voiceovers.
The flashback work to propel the narrative pace of this irreverent actioner.
Contemplative lulls are fewer here. Prudish Americans ought to brace for steamy nudity, as well.
The voiceover work is funny as well. Rambo sounds like he is sippin’ syrup throughout, just about to nod off into permanent dreamland.
Here and there, the image is battered, though not overly so.
Dialogue is fairly clear – I gripe about this frequently. I listened through headphones.
Too bad Neglify is no longer reviewing. This is one he should have enjoyed.

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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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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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Full Disclosure: Kept falling asleep on it, not because of no other reason than I am just tired all the time...but I finally sat back and watched it in all its glory, and FFS this is a damn classic! I totally forgot Crenna was in Hot Shots as well, as I kept saying what version of Rambo 3 is that scene from? LOL A redux on the Stallone AI narration could be of use, even if AI hasn't fully digested the intricacies of verbalization via impersonation yet, but overall I found it just fucking hilarious. I had heard of the Rambo Dies At The End, but never thought I would actually get a chance to see it IRL, even if it's just a punchline for the real ending, which is just as WTF anyway...Dropping the reel in a way to gloss over just how the hell did Troutman and Rambo survive that Russian armored Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid v. the Mexcian Army scene?, and 'Rambo' just moves on back to the war against the Sheriff...none of this is criticism in any way, I can't wait to show this to people I know who might find it as fucked up as I do, including Stallone's early softcore porn to paper over the cracks in manufacturing a cohesive narrative to tie all three films together, even if the first movie is used as the framing device, as if all that happened before Rambo (1). I give all 10s only because Geiferg, to me, hits all the grindhouse bullet points in each factor, you expect a GH movie to be kinda scuzzy looking, you expect the sound to be not right, and you are certainly not looking for a rational storyline for the most part. I even think Stallone could even be impressed with it, if there was any way he could see it for himself.

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What a wild ride.

This movie is awesome. A love letter to Rambo, Stallone, and great action movies of the 80's.

My only complaint really is the narration can be a little off putting but for what it is I think it still was a great job, it was Stalloney enough, Would highly recommend.

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I didn't ask Geiferg for the edit.
I'd recently watched First blood and 2 but saw this over on The Fanedit Network on reddit and decided to give it a watch regardless. So I figure the least I could do is still review it over here on IFDB like I would do if I had asked.

Where to begin, the trailers were a wild ride, I'd love to see those movies, but not sure they can be given a true movie treatment, regardless they set the tone for what was going to be coming with Rambo.

I don't want to spoil things, chances are you read the description on the release information tab and that is pretty much what's on offer, a one man killing machine with a healthly amount of T&A, guns, digitized squibs, it feels like a love letter to stallones career as a whole, even the less hollywood side. I was impressed by not only the use of Hot shots to make the Colonel seem more in tone for the grindhouse, but to serve up another conquest for Rambo.

The only drawbacks are the autoread AI script is a little iffy and some of the early deepfake shots aren't so good, but at the same time, I'm impressed this is the work of one person so can easily dismiss these faults. It's just a madcap 1980's style yayo-fuelled execs dream and easily up there with the best grindhouse edits like War of the Stars.
Give it a look in, chances are you won't be disappointed.

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What a ride. I loved it.
Flawless in every way. And dso damn funny.

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I grew up with the steroid Rambo from part III - and as a kid I was a little disappointed when I finally saw "First Blood".

That was corrected today - because this is the Rambo we all deserve.
I love the over-the-top narration and laughed out loud several times.

Overall, a brilliant done edit that you can see the tremendous effort that went into making. Gieferg created a completely new script and with it a new viewing experience. I love the comedy and (sometimes) naughty jokes written for the dialogue script for the voice over.

I noticed two effects (we're talking seconds here) of the film that I realized were manipulated but didn't bother me. Gieferg explained to me that these were done with overlay material.

Probably one of the best fan edits I've seen. Highly recommended, and I dare to say I like this version better than the original. It was a blast and a lot of fun.

Looking forward to seeing more of Gieferg's edits!

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