Published On: September 22, 2009

All Six Rocky Films Coming To Blu-ray

Published On: September 22, 2009

All Six Rocky Films Coming To Blu-ray

Sylvester Stallone, times six, is coming to Blu-ray as all of the Rocky films - the first five, plus the most recent entry - are being released as MGM Home Entertainment brings out Rocky: The Undisputed Collection, just in time for the holidays.

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This holiday season, a "nobody" becomes a "somebody" when Rocky: The Undisputed Collection unveils all six powerhouse films together on stunning Blu-ray Disc (BD) November 3 from MGM Home Entertainment. This definitive collection enshrines the rags to riches tale of Philadelphia club fighter Rocky Balboa and his unwavering tenacity to go the distance. Memorialized with pristine picture and captivating audio, witness the epic span of Rocky's fighting career, including memorable matchups with Mr. T, Hulk Hogan, Dolph Lundgren and Tommy Morrison. This celebrated saga of the battle for glory and self-respect boasts crowd-pleasing performances by Sylvester Stallone (Rambo) Talia Shire (The Godfather), Burt Young ("The Sopranos"), Carl Weathers (Predator) and Burgess Meredith (Grumpy Old Men). A triumph outside the ring, the monumental Academy Award©* winning Rocky franchise has won over audiences as well as critics and, over 30 years after the original film, Rocky continues to be recognized as a film icon, sports legend and American hero.

Relive every unforgettable round in high definition with the BD premieres of Rocky II-V along with an exclusive bonus disc featuring over two hours of documentaries, interviews, behind-the scenes footage and an all-new "Feeling Strong Now" trivia game. The Rocky: The Undisputed Collection packs a punch as a seven BD set for the suggested retail price of $99.99 U.S./$139.99 Canada. Prebook is October 7.

SYNOPSES

Rocky
Rocky (Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in a ring with the world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time -- a once in a lifetime opportunity to "go the distance" and come out a winner!

Rocky II
After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can't escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the "Italian Stallion" must prepare for the fight of his life.

Rocky III
As Rocky Balboa (Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn't be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) K.O.s Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Weathers). With Creed's help, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship.

Rocky IV
Rocky (Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot, six-inch, 240-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. This time, Rocky's training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepares for a globally-televised match in the heart of Moscow. But nothing can truly prepare him for what he's about to face -- a powerfully charged fight to the finish in which he must defend not only himself, but also the honor of his country!

Rocky V
Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky (Stallone) learns that all of his money has been lost by an unscrupulous financial advisor. To make matters worse, his fight-related injuries force his retirement from the ring. So Rocky, his wife Adrian (Shire) and his son Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone) move to their old low-rent neighborhood in South Philadelphia. There, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son, a bitterness that grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. When Tommy turns against his mentor and publicly taunts him, Rocky knows he must fight once more.

Rocky Balboa
30 years after the clang of the first bell, Rocky Balboa dons his gloves for the last time...and delivers "a knockout" (US Weekly)! Armed with a highly credible, heart-wrenching story, Sylvester Stallone leaps "back in the ring with a champ" (Rolling Stone): this "triumphant final chapter for one of the most iconic characters in the history of motion pictures" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)! Since retiring, Rocky Balboa reminisces about his glory days for the locals at his Philly diner, Adrian's. But his quiet world is suddenly rocked when the current reigning champ (Antonio Tarver) - after losing to a virtual, in-his-prime Rocky in a computer-simulated match -- challenges the "out-to-pasture" stallion to the real thing! Not one to back down, Rocky commits to the unthinkable: He agrees to the fight of his life...and pushes himself to the breaking point to go the distance one last time.

DVD Specs:
Disc One: Rocky
Disc Two: Rocky II
Disc Three: Rocky III
Disc Four: Rocky IV
Disc Five: Rocky V
Disc Six: Rocky Balboa
Disc Seven: Rocky Anthology Bonus Disc
- "Feeling Strong Now!" Trivia Game
- Three Rounds with Legendary Trainer Lou Duva featurette
- Interview with a Legend - Bret Sugar (Author/Commentator and Historian)
- "The Opponents"
- In The Ring: Three-Part Making-Of Documentary
- Steadicam: Then and Now with Garrett Brown

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