“40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic” Narrated by Sly Stallone is Coming!

40 Years of Rocky: The Birth of a Classic is a new documentary premiering on-demand June 9th.  Narrated by Sylvester Stallone and directed by  Derek Wayne Johnson (director of John G. Avildsen: King of the Underdogs), the new film will heavily feature behind-the-scenes footage taken by Alvidsen and Lloyd Kaufman (Rocky production manager).

For more details check out Rocky Making-Of Documentary Narrated By Sylvester Stallone Sets On-Demand Bow by Dade Hayes at Deadline.

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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Sly Stallone to Host “Rocky” Livestream for Charity!

Sylvester Stallone will be the first celebrity host for a new live Facebook series called Screening Room With The Stars.  Each week a livestream of a movie will be hosted by someone from the film with fans having the opportunity to interact with the star. The series will benefit organizations / communities impacted by the coronavirus.  The series starts tomorrow at 4pm on MGM Studios’ Facebook page.

For full details check out CAA Launches ‘Screening Room With The Stars’ Series For COVID-19 Charities; Sly Stallone & ‘Rocky’ Go First by Patrick Hipes at Deadline.

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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Quentin Tarantino’s Top 5 Boxing Movies

Boxing Clever at the Boxing Scene recently posted Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies.  The first one mentioned was Rocky and here is what Tarantino had to say…

“If we talk about boxing and cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is Rocky. By far the most successful boxing film in history. The story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone, in the role that catapulted him to stardom.

“The history of cinema mixes the necessary ingredients to be liked by most of the public. The humble man who attains fame by pure heart, a love story behind the rise of relevance in a super emotional finale. And some action in a fight worthy of the great boxing evenings in boxing history.

“The film won 3 Oscars and was a huge box office success, as well as being the kickoff for its sequels.”

Tarantino rounded out his top five with Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter, Cinderella Man and Raging BullClick over and check out Tarantino’s thoughts on each film.  (If it was my list I would have found a spot for The Set-up! – Craig)

Ranking All Eight Movies in ‘Rocky’ Series

Peter Botte at the New York Post took on the task of Ranking All Eight Movies in ‘Rocky’ Series with his comments.  I thought it would be interesting to compare Botte’s rankings with mine.

Botte

Zablo

1. Rocky (1976) 1. Rocky (1976)
2. Creed (2015) 2. Rocky Balboa (2006)
3. Rocky II (1979) 3. Creed (2015)
4. Rocky III (1982) 4. Rocky III (1982)
5. Creed II (2018) 5. Creed II (2018)
6. Rocky Balboa (2006) 6. Rocky II (1979)
7. Rocky IV (1985) 7. Rocky IV (1985)
8. Rocky V (1990) 8. Rocky V (1990)

So, what do you think? (And for those of you following closely, my rankings have changed just a bit since the last time I did this!)

Sly and the Family Stallone News for the Week

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