RockyDirector: John G. Avildsen, Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
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This special edition of Rocky includes an excellent collection of supplements that provides plenty of insight into the production. The highlight is a 28-minute video commentary from Sylvester Stallone, which contains very straightforward, honest information from the star. Combined with shots from the film, he discusses elements ranging from the story's origins to the casting of each part. This feature combines nicely with the impressive feature-length commentary from director John Avildsen, producers Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff, Burt Young, and others. There also are two brief tributes on this release to legendary actor Burgess Meredith and cinematographer James Crabe. Stallone and a few actors provide thoughts on the first one, and Avildsen speaks on the second feature. He also introduces some home video footage used to improve the technique for the fight sequences. This 12-minute, behind-the-scenes supplement offers a small view at the tremendous preparation needed to create the realistic battles. The remaining bonus materials on this disc include three television spots, one teaser, and theatrical trailers for all five Rocky films. Rocky is presented in a 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer that contains a decent amount of grain, especially in the night scenes. However, this is not too distracting considering the time period of its creation. The 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio track nicely presents Bill Conti's rousing score and utilizes considerable power. It is not the most complex transfer on the market, but it does soundly convey the necessary emotions. An adequate 2.0-channel Dolby Surround track also is offered.
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Cast & Crew
|Sylvester Stallone||Rocky Balboa|
|Carl Weathers||Apollo Creed|
|Bill Baldwin||Fight Announcer|
|Al Silvani||Cut Man|
|Frank Stallone||A Street Corner Singer|
|Kathleen Parker||Paulie's Date|
|George Memmoli||Ice Rink Attendant|
|Diana Lewis||TV Commentator|
|George O'Hanlon||TV Commentator|
|Larry Carroll||TV Interviewer|
|Billy Sands||Club Fight Announcer|
|DeForest Covan||Apollo's Corner|
|Simmy Bow||Club Cornerman|
|Tony Burton||Apollo's Trainer|
|Hank Rolike||Apollo Cornerman|
|Shirley O'Hara Krims||Jergens' Secretary|
|Jane Marla Robbins||Gloria, Pet Shop Owner|
|Frankie Van||Club Fight Referee|
|Lou Filippo||Championship Fight Announcer|
|John G. Avildsen||Director|
|Lyle J. Burbridge||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Robert Cambell||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|William J. Cassidy||Production Designer|
|Bill Conti||Score Composer,Songwriter|
|James A. Crabe||Cinematographer|
|Fred T. Gallo||Asst. Director|
|Joanne Hutchinson||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gene Kirkwood||Executive Producer|
|Wiliam L. McCaughey||Sound/Sound Designer|
|Ray Molyneaux||Set Decoration/Design|
|James Spencer||Art Director|
|Frank Stallone||Score Composer|
|Ted Adams Swanson||Production Manager|
|Harry W. Tetrick||Sound/Sound Designer|
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits; Fight [:02]
2. Turtle Food [7:09]
3. Break His Thumb [:57]
4. "Ain't Your Locker No More" [3:30]
5. "Giving Me The Shoulder" [4:34]
6. Advice [5:48]
7. The Italian Stallion [1:58]
8. "She's Very Excited" [1:46]
9. Ice Skating [4:15]
10. "I Want To Kiss You" [2:39]
11. The Proposition [1:02]
12. The Stuff On TV [2:20]
13. "You Wanna Help Me Out?" [3:52]
14. Morning Run [3:04]
15. "He's Awful Pushy" [4:18]
16. Women Weaken Legs [2:43]
17. Exposure [4:38]
18. Christmastime [2:26]
19. In Training [5:14]
20. "I Can't Beat Him" [1:29]
21. The Main Event [6:34]
22. Round 1 [2:31]
23. The Battles [4:22]
24. The Final Round [1:39]
25. End Credits [2:48]
Audio commentary with Director, Producers and Cast
Audio commentary with Director, Producers and Cast ON
Audio commentary with Director, Producers and Cast OFF
Video Commentary with Sylvester Stallone
Behind the Scenes with Director John Avildsen
Tribute to Burgess Meredith
Tribute to James Crabe
Rocky Teaser Trailer
Original Rocky TV Spots
"Introducing Sylvester Stallone"
SPOKEN LANGUAGES English 5.1
SPOKEN LANGUAGES Original English Mono
SPOKEN LANGUAGES Francais
SPOKEN LANGUAGES Espanol
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A great story written by Sylvester Stallone. The writing, the acting, and the music is outstanding. It's a love story and a sports movie. It is terrific!
ROCKY IS A GREAT MOVIE. IT HAS GREAT CHOREOGRAPHY, IT IS FUNNY AT TIMES, AND THIS MOVIE TEACHES YOU A LOT OF THINGS SUCH AS YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU SET YOUR MIND TO. I THOUGHT THE BEGINNING WAS PRETTY GOOD. THE FIGHT CAME AT THE RIGHT TIME WHEN ROCKY FOUGHT APOLLO. ONE OF MY FAVORITE SCENES IN THE MOVIE WAS WHEN ROCKY WAS PUNCHING ON THE CHICKEN. IF YOU WANT TO WATCH SOMETHING INSPARATIONAL ROCKY IS THE MOVIE FOR YOU.
In the movie, it starts off slow.I loved every single second of it. From the first fight until last punch. The only bad part is that Rocy lost.
Rocky is one of those movies that you can watch over and over again, and it is like watching it for the first time. This movie is timeless. Rocky is a movie about achieving your dreams, sticking to your goals, and Rocky lets everyone know that if you put your mind to it that you can accomplish anything. One of my favorite of all time. - Chad Castorina
A great appreciation for the emotions & thoughts you gifted to us in our still lasting teenage years, through your talent in perfoming "a not only American hero" as Rocky.
Rocky is my favorite movie! I think Appalo Creed is my favoirite charactor.This movie inspired me to go for my dreams.
This is the best work stallone has ever done. It will make you laugh, cry and not want to look away. It's a classic and you don't mind seeing it over and over again!
"Rocky" is a movie for anyone brave enough to dream. Dreaming takes risks. Rocky Balboa is a man trying to take full advantage of one of the few real shots Life gives us. Rocky risks love, loss and courage to see who is really is. Find out what a gem this too often overlooked movie is really about. Slyvester Stallone's career is one worthy of study. Here is a man capable of penning "Rocky" and yet he falls in to the trap of Hollywood and, almost, throws away an entire career. Stallone's writing is brilliant. Stallone's ability to tell a full story, with imperfect characters, is rare. His honesty with the audience should be copied. "Rocky" brings a level of realism too often shied away from.
An American classic. The characters have such depth in this first Rocky. Inspirational, exciting, sentimental. It really gets better everytime you see it.
No wonder this movie won Best Picture and Best Director! I think this movie should have won every Oscar Award. If anybody dislikes this movie by an inch their brain is full of lunicy. This movie is filled with humor,drama and fun from start to end. The story of a man who doubted his dream and got more than anybody could dream for will have you out of your seat cheering and maybe a few tears of happieness out of your eyes.
The great thing about Rocky, is that it appeals to everybody. Anyone who enjoys romance will be captivated by the relationship between Rocky and his girlfriend Adrian. Anyone who enjoys action will be awestruck by the beautifully choreographed fights. And anyone who would enjoy the drama of one man and his one in a million shot at glory, will enjoy ROCKY.
ANYONE WHO BAD MOUTHS ROCKY IS A TOTAL MORON! THIS MOVIE SHOULD BE PLAYED AT EVERY PORT COMING INTO THIS COUNTRY...THIS MOVIE IS AMERICA!
For the Rocky fan, this edition is pure gold. There are tons of features included. One of my favorites was the feature-length audio commentary by Stallone. It's inspiring to hear him reflect back on the film that changed his life forever. And last but certainly not least, it's also a wonderful movie that gets better and better with time.
for those who loves the rocky series i tell you this is the best of the best!
Rocky is a great movie from 1976 Sylvester Stallone does a wonderful job as Rocky Babloa he meets Adrin the girl who's sorta shy but they end up together i love Rocky!