Thursday, May 1, 2008

Stallone Again, Naturally

The nostalgia for John Rambo, everyone's favorite Vietnam veteran-turned-freelance death-dealer, is at a fever pitch. Stallone revived the character in January's Rambo; Son of Rambow, a 1980s-set indie comedy about two British kids who make their own DIY video version of First Blood, debuted at Sundance 2007 but will open theatrically in Salt Lake City on May 23.

And now, as a special treat for Rambo-maniacs, the original 1982 film will be making a one-night-only theatrical re-appearance. On Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m., theaters nationwide (including the Cinemark West Jordan and Century Theaters locally) will host a digitally re-mastered version of First Blood. Special features will include a look at the alternate ending, and an exclusive interview with the Sly-man himself. Oil up your bare chest and break out the thong headband. (Scott Renshaw)

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