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Rocky [40th Anniversary Edition] [Blu-ray] [Eng/Fre/Spa] [1976]

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.7
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (115 out of 119)

Special Features

  • 8mm home movies of Rocky (1975) - narrated by director John G. avildson and production manager Lloyd Kaufman
  • Behind-the-scenes featurettes:
  • Boxing featurettes:
  • Burgess Meredith
  • In the ring: three-part making-of documentary
  • James Crabe
  • Makeup, music, directing and camera work
  • The Opponets
  • The ring of truth
  • Three rounds with legendary trailer Lou Duva
  • Tributes:
  • Video commentary with Sylvester Stallone

Synopsis

Rocky
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A once-promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strongarm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), has given up on Rocky. All this changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only Cinderella involved here: writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to sell his Rocky script (one of 35 that he'd written over the years) on the proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars, Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times its cost. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Sylvester Stallone
    Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
  • Talia Shire
    Talia Shire - Adrian
  • Burt Young
    Burt Young - Paulie
  • Carl Weathers
    Carl Weathers - Apollo Creed
  • Burgess Meredith
    Burgess Meredith - Mickey

Overall Customer Rating

4.7 (119 Reviews)
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