Rocky III

Rocky III

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Cast: Carl Weathers, Mr. T, Talia Shire

     
 

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This double-sided, widescreen anamorphic (1.85:1 ratio) DVD comes in a five-part boxed set that includes all the Rocky movies from one to five. Special features on the Rocky DVD -- extra footage cut from the final version of the film, a making-of featurette, audio commentary by the director, and a long interview with Sylvester Stallone -- do not appear on this

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This double-sided, widescreen anamorphic (1.85:1 ratio) DVD comes in a five-part boxed set that includes all the Rocky movies from one to five. Special features on the Rocky DVD -- extra footage cut from the final version of the film, a making-of featurette, audio commentary by the director, and a long interview with Sylvester Stallone -- do not appear on this DVD except for theatrical trailers (all of which also appear on Rocky). Subtitles are also missing. The Dolby Digital sound quality is clear, but the bass is barely adequate. Picture quality is similar to that of a VHS video. The usual chapter index is also included.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Rocky has changed. Not just the character, but also the series. The difference can be found in the theme songs. "Gonna Fly Now" (arguably the most famous piece of movie music not written by John Williams or Bernard Herrmann) was a stirring piece of music that communicated the early Rocky's desire to be the best that he could be. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor is about the need to be the toughest, the meanest, and the best. Stallone was not interested in making the best film he could, he wanted to be the heavyweight champion of Hollywood. There is a warmth and humor in the first half-hour of Rocky III. At this point in the series, these characters are like favorite shoes, and the audience slips into them with comfort and gratitude. The sequence where Rocky "fights" professional wrestler Thunderlips (Hulk Hogan) has more laughs in it than Stop! or My Mom Will Shoot and Rhinestone combined. Stallone proves in this film that he can force the public to cheer for him, ratcheting up the emotional level of the film to near operatic levels. This film works, but it works like storm troopers marching through your emotional village, forcing you to care about Rocky even if you are unable to see many of the traits that made him appealing in the first place.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/2003
UPC:
0027616861269
Original Release:
1982
Rating:
PG
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital, monaural]
Time:
1:39:00

Special Features

Original theatrical trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Rocky Balboa
Carl Weathers Apollo Creed
T Clubber Lang
Talia Shire Adrian
Burt Young Paulie
Burgess Meredith Mickey
Ian Fried Rocky, Jr.
Hulk Hogan Thunderlips
Al Silvani Al
Wally Taylor Clubber's manager
Tony Burton Duke
Bill Baldwin Actor
Leif Erickson Actor
Ray Gideon Actor
Bill Medley Actor
Leslie Morris Actor
Leroy Neiman Actor
Russell Forte Actor
Jeff Bannister Actor
Jim Hill Sportscaster
Don Sherman Andy
Dennis James Wrestling Commentator
Jim Healy Wrestling Commentator
Ray Gedeon Wrestling Referee
Stu Nahan Title Rematch Commentator
Jimmy Lennon Title Announcer
Marty Denkin Title Referee
Lou Filippo Rematch Referee
Jeff Temkin Rematch Ring Announcer
Mario Machado Interviewer
Frank Stallone Opponent/Singer
Big Yank Sparring Partner
Eddie Smith Clubber's Cornerman
Don Charles McGovern Stunt Double
Chino "Fats" Williams Derelict
Bob Minor Challenger
Julius Le Flore Challenger
Tony Brubaker Challenger
Rex Pierson Challenger
Carey Lindley Challenger
Jophery Brown Challenger
David Cadiente Opponent
J.D. Smith Opponent
Melvin Jones Opponent
David R. Ellis Opponent
George O'Mara Opponent
Clarke Coleman Police
Hank Hooker Police
Mickey Gilbert Police
Fred M. Waugh Police
James M. Halty Police
Chuck Tamburro Challenger
Gilbert B. Combs Challenger
Alex Brown Opponent

Technical Credits
Sylvester Stallone Director,Screenwriter
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
James D. Brubaker Associate Producer,Production Manager
Bill Butler Cinematographer
William J. Cassidy Production Designer
Robert Chartoff Producer
Arthur Chobanian Producer
Clifford C. Coleman Asst. Director
James Connell Camera Operator
Bill Conti Score Composer
Ron Foreman Art Director
Joe Mitchell Set Decoration/Design
Herb Nanas Executive Producer
Jim Peterik Songwriter
Frankie Sullivan Songwriter
Mark Warner Editor
Michael Westmore Makeup
Irwin Winkler Producer
Don Zimmerman Editor

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Title/Champion [:30]
2. Defender [2:31]
3. Credits/Poor Paulie [3:38]
4. Thunder Lips [:04]
5. One More Fight [1:47]
6. Cross-Training [4:14]
7. Clubber Lang [1:20]
8. Mourning Mickey [4:04]
9. Eye Of The Tiger [4:27]
10. New Beginning [:15]
11. No Tomorrow [5:53]
12. Pep Talk [4:43]
13. Getting Strong [:10]
14. "Go For It!" [4:00]
15. Favor [:02]
16. End Credits [6:09]

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Rocky III 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Omg This is tha best Rocky ever!!!!! Mr. T hits Rocky so hard and there are great sound effects. Apllo and him become friends and its juss becomes a great flim you will love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago