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Rocky Balboa [Blu-ray] [2006]

  • SKU: 7477001
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    84% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (36 out of 43)

    Special Features


    • Deleted Scenes & Alternative Ending
    • Boxing's Bloopers
    • Skill vs. Will: The Making Of Rocky Balboa
    • Reality In The Ring: Filming Rocky's Final Fight
    • Virtual Champion: Creating The Computer Fight
    • Audio Commentary With Sylvester Stallone

    Synopsis


    Rocky Balboa
    Sylvester Stallone returns to the director's chair for Rocky Balboa, the fifth sequel to the film that made him a superstar 30 years before. The movie begins with Rocky (Stallone) still mourning the death of his loyal and beloved wife, Adrian, who died three years previously after losing a battle against cancer. Rocky owns an Italian restaurant and spends his days living in his working-class Philadelphia neighborhood, visiting with his customers, and telling stories about his past. His grown son has a job as a business professional, but the relationship between the two is strained. Rocky's growing dissatisfaction leads him to attempt to purge the feelings of frustration and loss by applying for a boxing license. When the current heavyweight champion, Mason "The Line" Dixon (Antonio Tarver), needs to rehabilitate his image as a pretty boy who has never shown any real heart in the ring, his manager offers Rocky an exhibition match. This comeback allows Rocky to get his own life back on track, while also offering him the opportunity to help those around him redeem themselves and once again be a symbol of hope for the common man. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sylvester Stallone
      Sylvester Stallone - Rocky Balboa
    • Burt Young
      Burt Young - Paulie
    • Antonio Tarver
      Antonio Tarver - Mason "The Line" Dixon
    • Geraldine Hughes
      Geraldine Hughes - Marie
    • Milo Ventimiglia
      Milo Ventimiglia - Rocky Balboa Jr.



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews

    84%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      An action movie it is not

      Posted
      KCinAustin

      The first time I saw Rocky Balboa, I enjoyed it thoroughly. After buying it, I noticed how much screen time is wastes. I loved the concept for the movie: The current heavyweight champion, Mason Dixon, is called undeserving for having never had to go the distance in the ring. A computer fight pits Dixon fight against the Italian Stallion, and the outcome causes both Dixon and the now 59-year-old Rocky to ultimately agree to an exhibition match. Unfortunately, too much screen time was dedicated to poorly chosen and/or executed dramatic plot lines that all fell flat: Rocky's memories and mourning of Adrian, Paulie's yelling (I think almost every line of his dialogue was yelled), and the champ's awkward interest in a single mother 20-30 years his junior. Though Rocky reminisces as much as you would expect from a man in his place in life, so much film time was dedicated to showing those flashbacks that I felt like they were one of the main characters, rather than just a tool to advance his personal development. They jarred you out of the plot, including during the climax, rather than contributing to it. Dixon's character was left relatively one-sided, and with a movie that was more dramatic than action, that was a major oversight. They tried to give him some depth, but it left me feeling that he was indeed the sell-out that the media accused him of being. Oh, and Rocky has a weak relationship with his son and tries to fix it by citing wisdom in the form of boxing metaphors. It's not a movie I will watch again, and I would feel ill treated if I had paid more than $0.99 on Black Friday.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Really a great movie

      Posted
      IGotMUFFins

      I believe this is a great movie because you're viewing rocky at an old age already. For you to really enjoy this movie you have to understand life. What it is to live and do. To see change and adapt to new times. I think this is stallone's best work because he likes to incorporate his beliefs into his own characters. If you really listen and try to understand what he says in this movie. I can completely agree with him on how you live life. The boxing was not as exciting as in the other films. However it was indeed more realistic to actual boxing. In the other rocky movies there was too much punching and taking blows to the head. There was enough action for the actual fighting. This is one movie I would actually spend money on buying it on Blue-ray. But that's just me. I always advice you read other reviews before you make a final decision.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Inspirational

      Posted
      txbe

      This movie was tremendous. It's uplifting and inspirational. Mr. Stallone did an excellent job completing the Rocky legacy with class and style. The movie might not be full of boxing, but it's full of heart. The story focuses on Rocky the man, and what drives him. His love for family and friends, and the burning desire in his gut to live up to the potential he knows that's in him, regardless of his age. Anyone who was effected and touched by the first film will find a similar feeling with this one. While Rocky II-V were good, this final chapter deserves to stand on it's own in the series. Be sure to watch the credits, and the special features. Well worth the extra viewing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Better than you might think

      Posted
      MaxPower0001

      We joke about Rocky's old age and the fact that there were so many previous Rocky movies, but this movie is almost in another category. Rather than a movie about being a great fighter and trying to beat up the other person in the ring, this movie takes a more down to earth approach. What makes this film great (at least for me) was not the boxing scenes but the messages Rocky was trying to teach. It's not about getting hit, it's about being able to keep going. This is a great movie that many people underestimated.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Rocky Balboa

      Posted
      Morvant
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      this is the final installment of the Rocky movies just because this is the last movie in the mood rockin movies don't be fooled into thinking it's not as good as the first because it is in fact from rocky to rocky balboa it is a mean night of enjoyment from a highly skilled actor showing you his best work so get this movie along with the others in the series and sit back and enjoy I have enjoyed all of them

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Classic

      Posted
      BossHogJD
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      This movie is the classic under dog story. It kind of set the trend for productions for years after. When I was younger I wanted to be like Rocky. But Watching it now he reminds me of Lenny from of mice and men.... All in all it is still a favorite from my youth and even though they acted like they didn't enjoy it the kids were acting like, repeating scenes and lines, Rocky for a couple of days after watching it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Not that good

      Posted
      realmusic2

      now if you collect rocky items then sure your going to wont to get this for your collection. However if you just wont to watch it i dont recommend it at all.And the only thing that truely destroyed this movie was the ending.If you watched it you know what im talking about.I dont wont to ruin the end for you, so i wont say much about it except that he (Stallone) did a horrific job at putting an end to this thing.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Probably best Rocky Movie since the 1st one

      Posted
      Dslayer121
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      I really enjoyed this movie, but my expectations were low going in. The last couple Rocky movies had not stood up to the reputation of the series, and I wasn't sure what to expect here. The story was really good, and this DVD version is well done. I would recommend it to anyone, not just Rocky fans.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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