Blu-ray Review HTF BLU-RAY REVIEW: ROCKY BALBOA - HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!

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  1. Ben_Williams

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    Thanks for the review. Another blind-buy for me.

    My copy shipped a few days ago which means I'll probaly get it in my hands by early April if I'm lucky.
     
  3. AlanZ

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    Awesome review. As excited as I was to see this film, it exceeded my expectations. Anyone who has been with Rocky since the beginning will likely be overcome with a strong sense of nostalgia, even though the girl I saw the film with had never seen any of the prior installments and still loved it.
     
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    Ben, I'm with you all the way. I am not cynical (like many people I know) and I loved the film from beginning to end. I tried to catch a second viewing but it did not stay in the theaters as long as Casino Royale which opened about month before Rocky Balboa.

    Sly did a stellar job with this film, I only hope he brings the same amount of love and care to Rambo IV, that character deserves no less.

    I can't wait until Tuesday, Rocky Balboa and Justice League Unlimited Season 2 both released at the same time. I'd say March 20 should be a very good day [​IMG].
     
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    Nice review Ben. RB was one of my favorite films of 2006. Such a kind hearted film...and Stallone's best work ever maybe. [​IMG]

    Good to hear that the BD is first rate. One day I'll be format neutral and this one will be one of the first BD titles I'll get.

    Good job.
     
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    I am blind buying this. I missed it in theaters but have a soft spot for rocky movies.

    Corey, you mentioned Rambo IV...is this actually a go? I would love to see a Rambo movie that is actually good like the first one.
     
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    Damn, my copy hasn't shipped from Amazon yet [​IMG]
     
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    me too, seems that if you dont use the 2 day shiopping it doesnt even ship till a few days AFTER street date.

    this seems to have started recently, at least for me.

    i use to get everything the normal time frame before.
     
  9. CoreyII

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    Yeah, it's been a go for some time now. As a matter of fact, there has been several reports that Sly recently left Thailand where he was shooting footage for the fourth installment. I believe it is due for a 2008 release.

    I must say, that I have liked all three films not just the first one. I know most people tend to go for First Blood as opposed to the second and third film, but I've enjoyed them all for very different reasons.
     
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    I just pre-ordered this. Thanks for reviewing for us.
     
  11. Ben_Williams

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    Thanks, everyone... This is a very special movie with a great message. If this isn't the very definition of a film for the whole family, I'm not sure what is! If any of you have a copy of the original Rocky laying around, I highly recommend viewing it before watching Rocky Balboa. There are some amazing connections made between the two films...
     
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    Netflix mailed this one out to me today. I should have it tomorrow. I was going to blind buy it but thought I would try it out first. Now I wish I had just bought.
     
  13. Ben_Williams

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    Southpaw, you have, without a doubt, the perfect screen name for this thread!
     
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    Haha...thanks Ben. At least I have one thing in common with Stallone.
     
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    They've even taken a cue from Rocky Balboa's title and the film is now called John Rambo.
     
  16. Southpaw

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    Just got done watching this one along with the extras and commentary. What an enjoyable, heart warming movie this is. I loved it. I sure wish I had bought it to begin with because now I must own it. Well done Sly.
     
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    No chicken chasing? No deal! (Do we at least get one "Eye of the Tiger" montage"?)[​IMG]

    Seriously...I really didn't want to buy this movie, but now I'm seriously changing my mind.
     
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    Just watched this last night. very impressed with the quality and the film itself.

    I think this is the best performance from Stallone since Cop Land.

    Now I kind of want all the Rocky films on BD.
     
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    A question about the transfer. During on of the beginning scenes when he first takes the woman home from the bar. The dark scenes in the van - I am seeing a lot of noise - Is everyone seeing this?
     
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    I saw it too, but it isn't noise, its grain.
     

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