August 23, 2009
The HDRoom.com has announced that on November 3rd, a seven disc collection of all of the “Rocky” movies will be released on Blu-ray. Amazon.com has the collection listed at 30% off for pre-orders. Hopefully this will be the definitve collection that all fans have requested. As more information on the extras becomes available, we’ll post the information.
July 5, 2009
On June 27, 2009, Christopher Crespo at the Orlando Movie Examiner posted an article titled “Why Rocky Balboa Works Where the Other Rocky Sequels Failed”. Crespo actually has some good things to say about “Rocky II” and “Rocky III” but focuses his attention on how “Rocky Balboa” (like the original “Rocky”) mirrors what was happening in Sly’s life and “Stallone (didn’t) pretend things (were) different from what they (were).” You can read the full piece by clicking here.
February 8, 2009
William Russo, over at the Bleacher Report, takes a look at “The Best and Worst Opponents of Rocky Balboa.” There’s an online poll and right now Apollo and Clubber are at at 30% with Drago close behind at 28%. Thunderlips [2%], Tommy Gunn [6%], and Mason Dixon [4%] are lagging way behind.
Click here to read the article and get your vote in!
January 18, 2009
Simon Brew, at the Den of Geek, lists 19 Underrated Sequels That Deserve a Second Chance. Here’s what he had to say about some Stallone-starring choices:
Rocky II, III & IV
Our love of Rocky IV has already been documented at Den Of Geek, but the saga of Sylvester Stallone’s Italian Stallion is really enjoyable right up until 30 seconds before Rocky V starts. The second movie is a glossy and very functional sequel, but let’s cut film three slack for loosening up and having some fun, with Mr T’s Clubber Lang a great introduction to the franchise. Rocky IV, of course, remains without modern day parallel…
You can read the entire article here.
January 1, 2006
In an interview at UGO.com, Dolph Lundgren praised Sly in the following exchange:
UGO: You’ve worked with great directors over the years – Roland Emmerich, John Woo, Russell Mulcahey, even Sylvester Stallone – were there any that inspired you more than others during your career?
DOLPH: Sly Stallone was extremely organized and well-prepared, the script – and dialogue – was number one for him. He wrote, directed, and starred in Rocky IV, that’s one hell of a workload. Sly was very sensitive to the “guy in the street’s” taste.
I love it that he spoke of Sly so highly and first. Sly must have really made an impact on Dolph. For the full interview click [HERE].
January 5, 2003
Azim sent in a new Rocky montage that he recently painted [A detail from the painting is posted to the left.] . He also has started a new site dedicated to his artwork. Check it out and then drop him a line!
Craig Zablo [January 5, 2003]