Sly in Total Film

Ernest “Jazzman” Resendes sent in the pic and quotes from:

TOTAL FILM [August 2001/issue 55]

— “Ask him which movies he rates from the past, and he’ll list First Blood, Nighthawks, F.I.S.T.and Cop Land. Ask about the choices he’s likely to make in the future, and he’ll stress that he’s looking for more ensemble pieces, more character work. ”

— “There’s a kind of thrill at seeing something that came off the page being enacted before your very eyes as opposed to just being an actor for hire.”

— “Next up he’s acting opposite MADELINE STOWE as a mafia bodyguard wanting payback for his boss’ murder in Avenging Angelo, before carrying on down the revenge trail as a widower out for justice in Dolan’s Cadillac. “

— “In fact neither the remake of Get Carter nor cop thriller Eye See You (aka Detox) look likely to get theatrical release over here (UK ).”

— “His career did perk up momentarily , however, when racing movie Driven thrust him onto the winners podium as it took the number one spot at the US box office in April.”

Thanks to Jazz for sharing!

– Craig Zablo

Sly and Mr. Perfect

“Mr. Perfect” is the title of an article (by Joyce Maynard) about celebrity trainer Bill Phillips. It appears in the August 6, 2001 issue of US WeeklyBill Phillips wrote the bestseller Body for Life and is a personal trainer who has worked with Sylvester StalloneMel GibsonClint Eastwood and others. Sly is pictured with Bill Phillips and is quoted as saying, “Bill is at the top of his field… Bill is a fantastically gifted communicator who has a devout passion when it comes to training and creating a mindset.”- Craig Zablo (July 31, 2001)

Sly and Mr. Perfect

“Mr. Perfect” is the title of an article [by Joyce Maynard] about celebrity trainer BILL PHILLIPS. It appears in the August 6, 2001 issue of US WeeklyBILL PHILLIPS wrote the bestseller Body for Life and is a personal trainer who has worked with SYLVESTER STALLONEMEL GIBSONCLINT EASTWOODand others. SLY is pictured with BILL PHILLIPS and is quoted as saying, “BILL is at the top of his field… BILL is a fantastically gifted communicator who has a devout passion when it comes to training and creating a mindset.”

– Craig Zablo 
[July 28, 2001]

Sylvester Stallone Fights for a Parking Garage

by Tony Eufinger ABCNEWS.com

SYLVESTER STALLONE is on a new mission: to save a British parking garage from impending disaster.

Although a far cry from an action-packed Rambo plot, The Mirror reports the Hollywood tough guy is keen to stop the Gateshead Borough Council from tearing down the garage because it’s the setting for one of Britain’s cult classic gangster films.

The scene from the original “Get Carter,” released in 1971, features British actor MICHAEL CAINE tossing a local bad guy off the five-story building to his death. According to the tabloid, fans still flock to the site for photographs.

But not everyone wants STALLONE to come to the rescue.

“Instead of trying to save it he should put on his Rambo gear and blast it into oblivion,” suggests one observer who thinks the garage is an eyesore.

STALLONE starred in an American remake of “Get Carter” last year.

– Craig Zablo 
[July 28, 2001]

Rambo IV News Everywhere

Today CNNDark Horizons, and the Internet Movie Database have all reported that SLY STALLONE will be back in “Rambo IV.”

According to the reports Miramax‘s Bob Weinstein has stated that a budget of around $50 million is expected to tell the story of Rambo taking on drug dealers in a U.S. government building. The script will be re-worked this summer and SLY will return to play John Rambo.

Before we all get too excited, we should consider the following:

#1. SLY has not announced his return for the fourth film.

#2. Garth at Dark Horizons is basing his report on tips sent in by two fans who read it at IMDB.com.

#3. The IMDB item quotes Bob WeinsteinWeinstein was also quoted earlier this year about the same thing — that the script was being reworked and that it was HOPED that SLY would return. Right after that announcement was made  SLY was quoted as saying he had no plans to return to Rambo.

I think that most likely the IMDB item was based on the earlier report, or that Mr. Weinstein is again hoping to get fans [and possibly SLY] interested in a fourth Rambo.

In other words…until I hear it from an official source, I’ll consider it to be simply a rumor.

best,

– Craig Zablo

“Driven” DVD Pre-Order

The DRIVEN DVD will be released on Sept. 18th at the low MSRP price of $24.98. Pre-orders can be made |HERE| now at the low price of $18.74!

Extra features include:
• Commentary by director Renny Harlin
• Theatrical trailer(s)
• 2 Behind-the-scenes documentaries: The Making of Driven and Conquering Speed Through Live Action and Visual Effects
 Jo Dee Messina Burn music video
• Widescreen anamorphic format

-Craig Zablo (July 25, 2001)

ROCKY COLLECTOR FIGURES

Most Sly Stallone fans are aware that there is going to be some new Rambo collector figures released later this year.

Many fans have wished for some new Rocky collector figures to be released as well.  Perhaps our wait is coming to and end!  Click [HERE – Link no longer works.] to see what could be very cool!  Thanks to SZ friend “Magic” Gary  for the tip!  – Craig Zablo  (July 22, 2001)