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Sylvester Stallone’s explosive portrayal of John Rambo began back in 1982 and concluded last year with the fourth and most violent film of the franchise.

This four-disc Blu-ray set beautifully and consistently brings to visual life his adventures, reaching from the cold and dreary Pacific Northwest to steamy jungles of Southeast Asia.

In “First Blood,” our hero runs into a surly sheriff and blows up his town.

In “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” our hero runs into a surly Vietnamese leader in cahoots with Russians holding American POWs. So naturally he helps the prisoners and blows up the detention compound. (I’m seeing a trend here.)

In “Rambo III,” our hero travels to Afghanistan to help rescue his mentor, Col. Sam Trautman, from surly Russians and blows up a variety of aircraft and a small part of the country.

Finally, in “Rambo,” our now-surly hero reluctantly helps kidnapped missionaries, only to be pulled into a Burmese conflict that forces him to turn the Asian lands into a .50-caliber-machine-gun-assisted slaughterhouse.

The action and violence escalates and becomes more far-fetched with each film, much to the pleasure of this audience member.

Hopefully, Mr. Stallone can work with Rambo author David Morrell to bring our unstoppable hero back for another round of mayhem. Because as his character says, “Nothing is over.”

Best extras: There’s no question, the separate optional commentary tracks from Mr. Stallone and Mr. Morrell attached to the first film are required listening for the fan of the series.

Additionally, the first three films get a pop-up-box interactive called Out of the Blu Trivia. During parts of each movie (about every 10 minutes or so) text arrives over the action delivered via such visual cues as a small GPS tracking screen, a series of bullet holes and an open dossier file.

Viewers learn Harold Diamond (a world champion stick fighter and martial artist) fought Mr. Stallone in “Rambo III,” Mr. Stallone was paid $3.5 million for the first Rambo film, and Rambo’s famous cutlery is based on an aviator survivor knife.

The fourth film extends the viewer experience with a Bonus View (a too-small pop-up box) offering an on-screen commentary track with Mr. Stallone, who is watching the action with the viewer, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

My only beef with the set is that it should have included the recently released latest version of the final film (“Rambo: Extended Cut,” $19.99), which featured an 83-minute production diary in standard definition.

To sum up, for those who already own last year’s Blu-ray “Rambo” trilogy, there’s nothing new here, just the addition of the last film.

Read all about it: Let’s reach deep into the way-back machine and stop in the late 1980s to find the comic-book adaptation of Rambo and Rambo III from Blackthorne Publishing (still available for the cover price, $2). Also, check out a 3-D version of Rambo III from Blackthorne (a steal for $2, if you can find it).

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