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Old 03-23-05, 09:56 AM
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Rambo Animated Series - Two Volumes - 6/14/05

I have never seen these shows. Are they any good?

Now the classic animated series comes to DVD on June 14th, in two separate volumes that each contain 11 episodes. The list of episodes wasn't available yet, but Rambo - Volume 1: A World of Trouble and Rambo - Volume 2: Enter The Dragon will each contain approximately 300 minutes of show for just $14.98 SRP per release. Lions Gate is the publisher, and they've provided us with this early look at the cover art:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3153
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Originally Posted by fryinpan1
I have never seen these shows. Are they any good?

Now the classic animated series comes to DVD on June 14th, in two separate volumes that each contain 11 episodes. The list of episodes wasn't available yet, but Rambo - Volume 1: A World of Trouble and Rambo - Volume 2: Enter The Dragon will each contain approximately 300 minutes of show for just $14.98 SRP per release. Lions Gate is the publisher, and they've provided us with this early look at the cover art:

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=3153
These were some fun cartoons. For $15 each, I'd pickup both in a second.
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Rambo Cartoons!?
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As a boy growing up, I loved Rambo as much as the next boy. However, I do not recall ever watching a Rambo cartoon.

For curiosity sake (and the low MSRP), I'll probably pick this up.
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Hmm...I don't remember this series either, but for a low price, probably $9.99, I may pick these up. They say 60 episodes total, with these two containing 22. Which means another 4 volumes, right?
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I think the Selling a Hero bonus feature on the Rambo tin trilogy discussed the figures/tv show relationship. I do not remember if there were any clips of the animated show.
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If I'm remembering right the only tie to the movies this had was that Colonel Trautman was in it. On the original Rambo dvd's I think there was an easter egg of him "gearing up" from the cartoon.
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For the uninitiated:







episodes


VERY toned down from the Rambo films, Rambo is now a member of a rag-tag force of heroes called "The Force of Freedom," a liberal-minded and ethnically-mixed group of men and women, each with his or her own combat specialties. Rambo and the Freedom Force always seemed to come up against the evil organization SAVAGE, led by renegade General Warhawk.

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this show peddled a very cheesy toy line. ha, i remember one of the episodes (maybe the first one?) had rambo laying around reading a book or magazine. quite funny.
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All I remember about the show is that my mom wouldn't let me watch it. Now that I have the freedom to do so... I think I'll pass.
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Originally Posted by stinkeye
For the uninitiated:







episodes


VERY toned down from the Rambo films, Rambo is now a member of a rag-tag force of heroes called "The Force of Freedom," a liberal-minded and ethnically-mixed group of men and women, each with his or her own combat specialties. Rambo and the Freedom Force always seemed to come up against the evil organization SAVAGE, led by renegade General Warhawk.
Yep, beat me to it. Google is a wonderful thing.
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Originally Posted by kar10
Rambo Cartoons!?
I'll see your

and double it



Wow, i never knew a Rambo cartoon exsisted. I do remember having a Rambo III lunchbox in grade school though
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I'll see your

and double it


I see your , and I raise you .

Your call.
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For those who remember watching this cartoon (if anyone), did the guy who provides the voice for Rambo sound anything remotely like Stallone?
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Originally Posted by Mike Lowrey
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Your call.
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From the description of this cartoon it sounds like a G.I.Joe ripoff...except without the billions spent on highly specialized weapons that get damaged 3 minutes into the show.
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jack kirby co creator of fantastic four did some work on this series and designed some of rambo`s mates.some of his final work
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Originally Posted by Geofferson
For those who remember watching this cartoon (if anyone), did the guy who provides the voice for Rambo sound anything remotely like Stallone?
uh, no. And yes it was a 2nd-rate attempt at replicating the G.I. Joe/Cobra success. And one of the more bizarre ideas to come out of the '80s pop-culture, if you ask me. Let's take an R-rated movie character, who originally was designed to represent the damage done to casualties of war through blood and graphic violence, and turn it into a Saturday morning cartoon where he fights a guy with an eyepatch.
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I've got to get in on this one.
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Originally Posted by rexinnih
I've got to get in on this one.
Oh, what the hell...I'm "all in".

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Originally Posted by stinkeye
uh, no. And yes it was a 2nd-rate attempt at replicating the G.I. Joe/Cobra success. And one of the more bizarre ideas to come out of the '80s pop-culture, if you ask me. Let's take an R-rated movie character, who originally was designed to represent the damage done to casualties of war through blood and graphic violence, and turn it into a Saturday morning cartoon where he fights a guy with an eyepatch.
Thanks - and all the more reason to be intrigued by this release.
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I used to watch these... I can't really remember much about them, except for the opening titles, and my mom commenting on how it looked violent.
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I like how they call it a "classic animated series" when hardly anyone even remembers it.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I like how they call it a "classic animated series" when hardly anyone even remembers it.
Good observation.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
I like how they call it a "classic animated series" when hardly anyone even remembers it.


I went on ebay and looked up some of the old figures. From what I remember they were actually some pretty cool toys.
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I went on ebay and looked up some of the old figures. From what I remember they were actually some pretty cool toys.
Yeah, I vaguely remember the toyline, but I don't remember the series at all.
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