Rambo: Last Blood appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this 4K UHD Disc. Taken from a true 4K source, this became a terrific presentation.
Sharpness worked fine. Virtually no softness materialized, so the film appeared accurate and well-defined.
I saw no shimmering or jaggies, and edge haloes remained absent. Print flaws also caused no concerns.
Last Blood went with a mix of amber, yellow and teal. That was fine for the movie’s visual design, so I found the hues to seem appropriate. The disc’s HDR added emphasis and power to the colors.
Blacks were dense and deep, and shadows fared well. Low-light shots delivered appropriate delineation and clarity. All in all, this became a satisfying Dolby Vision presentation.
Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, I also felt pleased with the Dolby Atmos soundtrack of Last Blood. A solid soundfield, it just barely lacked the ambition to reach “A”-level.
Not surprisingly, the mix came to life best during the violent sequences. Bullets, explosions and the like zipped around us and made sure that we felt as though we were part of the action.
Even during more passive sequences, the film offered a good soundscape. Music showed nice stereo presence, while environmental elements popped up in logical, natural locations. Although the mix only soared on occasion, it still formed a solid sense of atmosphere.
From start to finish, the flick boasted excellent audio quality. Speech was crisp and concise, with good intelligibility and no edginess.
Music sounded bright and dynamic, and effects were very strong. They demonstrated fine clarity and accuracy, and the mix also featured positive bass response. This was a consistently engaging track.
How did the 4K UHD compare to the Blu-ray version? Audio remained identical, as both offered the same Atmos track.
As mentioned, this Dolby Vision presentation came from a true 4K source, and that allowed it to show considerable improvements over the Blu-ray. The 4K UHD offered superior accuracy, with stronger colors, blacks, whites and contrast. It turned into an obvious upgrade.
As we head to extras, we find Drawing Last Blood, a five-part production diary that runs a total of 50 minutes, 20 seconds. It mixes footage from the set with narration from writer/actor Sylbester Stallone, director Adrian Grunberg, producers Les Weldon and Kevin King Templeton, production designer Franco-Giacomo Carbone, 2nd unit director Vern Nobles, and actors Yvette Monreal and Paz Vega.
In these comments, we get a mix of production domains like cast/performances, sets and locations, stunts, and related areas. This doesn’t quite substitute for a full-length commentary, but the participants give us a good examination of the film’s creation, and the use of behind the scenes footage adds value.
From First Note to Last Blood runs 17 minutes, 22 seconds and offers comments from composer Brian Tyler. As expected, he discusses his score, and Tyler makes this a reasonably engaging piece.
The disc opens with ads for John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Angel Has Fallen, Escape Plan: The Extractors, Semper Fi and 3 From Hell. We also get the trailer for Last Blood.
The package also comes with a Blu-ray copy. It includes the same extras as the 4K UHD.
Easily the lowest-grossing film in the series, I suspect Rambo: Last Blood will finally put the franchise to rest. I can’t bemoan this possibility, as Last Blood offers a thin, predictable kill-fest with little merit. The 4K UHD offers very good picture and audio along with a few informative bonus features. Last Blood lacks much to make it an effective action flick.
To rate this film, visit the prior review of RAMBO: LAST BLOOD