Two Vintage INTERVIEW Interviews with Sly Stallone!

As I was going through the Zablo vault I came across the October 1994 issue of Interview magazine.  The photo header is NOT that cover.  Instead the picture above is of the September 1985 issue of Interview.  Let me explain.

As I was going through the vault, I found my copy of the October ’94 issue.  In it there is a new (for that time) interview with Sly Stallone.  But instead of a new photo, they reprinted the cover of the September ’85 issue. Well, as it turns out, you can read that interview here.  (By the way, I love the cover art of Sly,)

Getting back to the Interview October 1994 issue.  Below is that interview. Click on the photos to see a larger version, Enjoy! – Craig
PS – The thing that really struck me about the interview below is the question about Sly always having a sense of mortality.  Even then Sly new that time was our greatest currency.

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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Sly Stallone’s All-Time Best Movies

Thomas Leatham and Calum Russell at Far Out came up with their list of The 10 best Sylvester Stallone movies.  Before you click over to see their thoughts on each film, here is how our rankings compared.  I also included some Stallone films that would have made my list, but didn’t make theirs.

Leatham & Russell

Zablo

10. Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986)

09. The Suicide Squad (James Gunn, 2021)

08. Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993)

07. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

06. Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin, 1993)

05. Nighthawks (Bruce Malmuth, 1981)

04. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

03. Cop Land (James Mangold, 1997)

02. Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2016)

01. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

10. The Suicide Squad (James Gunn, 2021)

09. Demolition Man (Marco Brambilla, 1993)

08. Cobra (George P. Cosmatos, 1986)

06. Cliffhanger (Renny Harlin, 1993)

06. Rocky IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

05. First Blood (Ted Kotcheff, 1982)

04. Creed (Ryan Coogler, 2016)

03. Nighthawks (Bruce Malmuth, 1981)

02. Cop Land (James Mangold, 1997)

01. Rocky (John G. Avildsen, 1976)

  • Get Carter (Stephen Kay, 2000)
  • Rambo (Sylvester Stallone, 2008)
  • Paradise Alley (Sylvester Stallone, 1978)
  • FIST (Norman Jewison, 1978)
  • Rocky III (Sylvester Stallone, 1982)

Sly Stallone’s Best Movies Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes and Craig Zablo

Blaine Turner at Movieweb posted Sylvester Stallone’s 18 Best Movies, Ranked by Rotten Tomatoes.  You know me and lists.  So using just the films ranked by Rotten Tomatoes, here’s how I compare.

Rotton Tomatoes

18. Demolition Man (1993) – 62%

17. The Lords of Flatbush (1974) – 64%

16. Rocky III (1982) – 65%

15. Escape to Victory (1981) – 67%

14. Shade (2003) – 67%

13. The Expendables 2 (2012) – 67%

12. Cliffhanger (1993) – 68%

11. Rocky II (1979) – 70%

10. Nighthawks (1981) – 71%

09. F.I.S.T. (1978) – 73%

08. Cop Land (1997) – 75%

07. Rocky Balboa (2006) – 77%

06. Death Race 2000 (1975) – 82%

05. Creed II (2018) – 83%

04. First Blood (1982) – 86%

03. Antz (1998) – 92%

02. Rocky (1976) – 92%

01. Creed (2015) – 95%

Zablo

18. The Lords of Flatbush (1974) – 64%

17. Death Race 2000 (1975) – 82%

16. Antz (1998) – 92%

15. Escape to Victory (1981) – 67%

14. Demolition Man (1993) – 62%

13. Creed II (2018) – 83%

12. Shade (2003) – 67%

11. Rocky II (1979) – 70%

10. Cliffhanger (1993) – 68%

09. F.I.S.T. (1978) – 73%

08. The Expendables 2 (2012) – 67%

07. First Blood (1982) – 86%

06. Creed (2015) – 95%

05. Rocky Balboa (2006) – 77%

04. Cop Land (1997) – 75%

03. Nighthawks (1981) – 71%

02. Rocky III (1982) – 65%

01. Rocky (1976) – 92%