Just what the world needs: Another Rocky release!

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  1. Christian Preischl

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    Well, there's a surprise! And just in time for the newest entry to the Rocky franchise. Taken from davisdvd.com:

     
  2. Mike Wadkins

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    The first of many I feel now with Sony, Fox and MGM together its one big unstoppable double dip monster !!
     
  3. Carter of Mars

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    How many new high definition transfers exist for this movie?
     
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    Isn't this the 4th or 5th release of this movie? [​IMG]

    I'm just waiting for the inevitable box set of all six.
     
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    I'd be nice if all the films received similar treatments. Those extras look nice.
     
  6. Travis Brashear

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    I'm a little ticked to "have to" buy another boxed set so soon after I bought the last one, but I am excited about the newly remastered print for the first ROCKY since the last one was so poorly misframed (zoomed in).
     
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    First they didn't carry over all of the extras from the first Rocky, when they released the second set, now this? I'd have to own all 3 versions if I wanted to have all the extras!
     
  8. Andrew Radke

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    This comes as no surprise, given the upcoming 6th installment. I have the second anthology set and am quite happy with it. If anything, I'll get rid of the original film in the box and replace it with the Collector's Edition. As for the rest of the films, I'm happy with what I've got. I refuse to buy this anthology a third time.
     
  9. Doug Miller

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    But, Andrew.... it's OAR, and the other one's aren't. You should change your sig. [​IMG]

    Doug
     
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    Doug are you sure? According to DVDProfiler all of them from the newer Rocky Anthology are 1.85 anamorphic. And on the box it said "All new high-definition transfers"
     
  11. Travis Brashear

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    Huh? What does this mean? Other than the framing issue with the original ROCKY, all of the films in the current ROCKY Anthology are OAR. There's no major reason to upgrade unless you just have to have the-latest-and-the-greatest.
     
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    believe it or not i have never seen any of the Rocky movies and everytime i want to buy a Rocky boxset, some new boxset gets announced!
     
  13. Andrew Radke

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    You're mistaken Doug. The films in the current release are OAR. I don't have to change a thing. Mind you, I was unaware of the apparent framing issue that Travis pointed out with the original film. But as I stated earlier, that will be the only film in the set I do replace for the Collector's Edition.
     
  14. Doug Miller

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    I must have been thinking of one of the previous releases when I was giving Andrew a ribbing. (Along with the current framing issue.)

    Doug
     
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    I just watched the trailer for Rocky VI online, what a joke it will be. The only real thing it conveys is that boxers don't know when to stay retired.
     
  16. These extras don't look too promising. Seriously, does anyone really care what Bert Sugar has to say about this film? Where are the actual participants?

    I was expecting them to release one big SE set next year, when part 6 hits dvd. Sadly, the quality of extras for all films may now be dependent upon that film's box office performance.
     
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    The Anthology box set out now is good enough for me.
     
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    Thanks for the info Travis. Like I said, I didn't even know there was a framing issue, but the screencaps definitely clarified it. Hopefully it'll be corrected in the upcoming collector's edition.
     

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