Sylvester Stallone returns to the character which made him famous in this wildly successful sequel. Rocky III starts with the Italian Stallion so famous that his likeness is everywhere, including pinball machines. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to young thug Clubber Lang (Mr. T), who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's beloved trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), before their first championship bout. After sinking into a depression, Balboa must regain the love and support of his family, as well as the elusive "eye of the tiger," the hungry need to beat the opponent which former foe Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) teaches him during this film's de rigueur training sequence. In the end, Balboa faces off against Lang for a second time. "Eye of the Tiger," the theme song Stallone commissioned from the band Survivor, became a huge hit single.~Perry Seibert
I love Sylvester Stallone his acting is above reproach and there's an added bonus Mr T now that's something you can really be entertained by two actors at their best best and know that there is still more to come
'Rocky III' is the best film of the series in my opinion, partly because my favorite character of the 'Rocky' films was always Burt Young's 'Paulie,' and he is at his best in this third installment of the series. Good dvd transfer, but no extras other than the trailer.
This review is from Rocky III [DVD] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best of the Series
'Rocky III' is the best movie of the series in my opinion, partly because I was always partial to Burt Young's 'Paulie' character, who is at his best in this film. Like many recent releases, this dvd sports a newly remastered high-definition image transfer and supposed 'upgraded' audio that seem overdone to me. Try to get the 2001 dvd version if you can.