RAMBO 4 banned in Myanmar!

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Police in military-run Myanmar have banned DVD vendors from selling the new “Rambo” film about a Vietnam war veteran fighting the junta’s soldiers, but that hasn’t stopped people from trying to buy it. “Many customers keep asking about ‘Rambo 4′ but I dare not to sell it. Police have warned me I could go to jail for up to seven years if I sell the latest Rambo film,” said one vendor, who declined to be named. Another seller said at least 20 customers asked him each day whether he had a copy of Rambo. “I don’t even know what kind of movie it is. I too want to see it but even among sellers it is very difficult to get copies,” he said.

Starring Sylvester Stallone, the blood-splattering follow-up to the classic 1980s film trilogy sees war veteran John Rambo fighting Myanmar forces to rescue captured Christian missionaries helping ethnic Karen villagers. The film, which portrays Myanmar’s military as sadistic and depraved, opened recently in the United States and Singapore against a backdrop of the junta’s ongoing persecution of Karen minorities.

Author: Melissa

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