Rocky II [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 6973527
  • Release Date: 02/08/2005
  • Rating: PG
By concentrating on character development with this first of several sequels to his Oscar-winning smash Rocky (1976), writer/director Sylvester Stallone earned critical praise that would desert him with the boxing saga's shallower subsequent chapters. Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, a Philadelphia prize fighter enjoying his brief fame after nearly defeating world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). Offered lucrative product endorsement opportunities, Rocky's limited education and lack of sophistication quickly become an impediment to his future success, causing him embarrassment and his pregnant wife Adrian (Talia Shire) a great deal of financial concern. Meanwhile, Creed is brooding over his near-loss to a fighter he considers an amateur far beneath him and decides to goad a reluctant Rocky into a high-profile rematch. With the family resources dwindling and his pride wounded, Rocky decides that fighting is all he knows and makes the fateful decision to climb back into the ring once more with Creed, despite assurances from all concerned that he will damage himself irreparably. Although their first meeting was simply an exhibition fight, the second Balboa-Creed face-off is an officially sanctioned battle for Creed's championship belt.
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Synopsis


    Rocky II
    By concentrating on character development with this first of several sequels to his Oscar-winning smash Rocky (1976), writer/director Sylvester Stallone earned critical praise that would desert him with the boxing saga's shallower subsequent chapters. Stallone returns as Rocky Balboa, a Philadelphia prize fighter enjoying his brief fame after nearly defeating world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). When Rocky is offered lucrative product endorsement opportunities, his limited education and lack of sophistication quickly become an impediment to his future success, causing him embarrassment and his pregnant wife, Adrian (Talia Shire), a great deal of financial concern. Meanwhile, Creed is brooding over his near loss to a fighter he considers an amateur far beneath him and decides to goad a reluctant Rocky into a high-profile rematch. With the family resources dwindling and his pride wounded, Rocky decides that fighting is all he knows and makes the fateful decision to climb back into the ring once more with Creed to vie for the championship belt, despite assurances from all concerned that he will blind himself irreparably. ~ Karl Williams, 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



    Customer rating

    4.6
    93%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Movie, Terrible High-Def Transfer

      Posted
      kevman79

      'Rocky II' is a great movie, but this first ever anamorphic widescreen release of the film leaves a lot to be desired. The image appears much cleaner than the original 1997 'Rocky II' dvd, however, coloring and sharpness appear 'washed out' and the cinematography considerably compromised. No bonus extras on this disc either, other than the trailer, so I would recommend fans buy the original 1997 release if they can find it.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      ROCKY 2 JUST PLAIN ROCKS!

      Posted
      KingofPop

      ""THE ITALIAN STALION IS BACK&BETTER THAN EVER! THIS IS A HEART POUNDING AND COMPLETELY INSPIRING FILM THAT WILL LEAVE YOU FEELING LIKE YOU CAN DO ANYTHING THAT YOU PUT YOUR HEART&MIND INTO. THIS IS ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIES EVER! I RECOMEND TO ANYONE AND EVERYONE THAT ENJOYS AN ALL HEART, INSPIRING AMERICAN LEGACY!""

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      great movie

      Posted
      Morvant
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      I love rocky 1 2 & 3 & 4 and five this is the film that I love more than any other this is something you should see together with friends and popcorn and make sure you have something to drink so that you don't have to stop this is something that you need to see

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      An Excellent Sequel

      Posted
      kevman79

      Great sequel not to be missed by fans of the first film. Dvd is bare bones, other than the trailer, but offers the film in both letterbox widescreen (non-anamorphic) and full-screen. Image is very good overall as is the sound. Recommended!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      George96
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      I love this movie, it is neck and neck when it come to the original, but the picture quality isn't the most amazing, and there are no special features at all.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      vintage

      Posted
      jerry
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      awesome movie from back in the day , love these old movies

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic movie

      Posted
      Roberto
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      This is an excellent classic movie. Glad it's still carried by Best Buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great installment of the Rocky series

      Posted
      Michael
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      Good character development of Rocky Balboa and his relationship with Adrian.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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