Go The Distance With The Rocky Heavyweight Collection on Blu-ray!

RockyLet’s face it, besides the Aliens box set years ago and the Universal Monsters one, in my opinion this may be one the greatest Blu-ray packages ever assembled, even though it’s repackage (although with a new transfer on the first film) of an earlier set.  One may expect me to say that of the Star Wars Saga set put out a few years ago, but let’s admit the facts.  There’s only one stinker in the Rocky franchise where there’s three in the Star Wars universe, right?  Well, to be fair, they didn’t suck.  But they weren’t that great either!  Haha.  So all in all, the story of Rocky and the films that follow in the franchise mean so much to me personally that I don’t think words can ever accurately describe my love and affinity for them.  So I’ll let the press release below do the rest of the talking for this February 11th Blu-ray release!

Go the distance with this Rocky Heavyweight collection, featuring all six knockout Rocky films including the first film with a stunning new master. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action-packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky strives for greatness through sheer determination against impossible odds. This collection contains over three hours of bonus features including a new featurette “8mm Home Movies of Rocky” narrated by Director John Avildsen.
Special Features
8mm Home Movies of Rocky (1975) — Narrated by Director John G. Avildsen and Production Manager Lloyd Kaufman
In the Ring: Three-Part Making-of Documentary
Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: Makeup, Music, Directing and Camera Work
Boxing Featurettes: Three Rounds with Legendary Trainer Lou Duva, The Opponents and The Ring of Truth
Tributes: Burgess Meredith, James Crabe
Interview with a Legend: Bert Sugar
Video Commentary with Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone on Dinah! (1976)
Theatrical Trailers, TV Spots and More!
Rocky Heavyweight collection Blu-ray
Street Date: February 11, 2014
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: Disc 1: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Digital 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, French DTS 5.1 / Discs 2-5: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English Dolby Surround, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French DTS 5.1 / Disc 6: English PCM (Uncompressed) 5.1, English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH/Spanish/French
U.S. Rating: PG-13
Total Run Time: 368 minutes
Closed Captioned: Yes

ONE HECK OF A PROMOTER!!! Also a Dreamer, Producer, Agent of Love, Film Lover, Writer of Screenplays and a Devoted Apostle to all things Ford Mustangs (the real ones with V8's!). Some of my favorite films include FIGHT CLUB, MOULIN ROUGE, THE DARK KNIGHT, STAR WARS alongside television shows such as SEINFELD, 24, SANFORD & SON and even the often loathed in the geek community BIG BANG THEORY. Outside of my three lives I live I also enjoy spending time with my girlfriend and our three girls (of the furry kind).

1 Response to “Go The Distance With The Rocky Heavyweight Collection on Blu-ray!”

  1. Brandon Peters

    Bond 50, Dirty Harry (original packaging), The Godfather, Indiana Jones, Back To The Future, Jurassic Park, Superman 78-88, Batman 89-97, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek (both sets) and The Matrix are also all box sets with worthy transfers and enough movie-specific extras for each film.

    The Rocky sets are a bit disappointing in the extras department as they tend to just focus on the original film (or don’t focus enough on individual sequels).