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ROCKY I-IV FILM COLLECTION COMING TO 4K ULTRA HD
FROM MGM AND UNITED ARTISTS, ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III AND ROCKY IV
WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)


Own it on 4K Ultra HD and Digital on February 28


Burbank, Calif., February 6, 2023 – Get knocked out by the new 4K contender – the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection newly remastered in stunning 4K Ultra HD. 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 punches his way to the top against impossible odds when the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection is released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 28.

The ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection includes the MGM feature films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III and ROCKY IV, along with the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO. This collection contains a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind the scenes documentary on the making of this extended director’s cut of ROCKY IV, ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO as well as a selection of previously existing EC.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc featuring the films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV and the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with each feature film in 4K with HDR, a bonus Blu-ray disc with the documentary and a selection of pre-existing special features, and a Digital version of the feature films.

For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.


About the Films:

ROCKY (1976)
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, this 1976 Best Picture Winner inspired a nation. A struggling Philadelphia club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for love, glory and self-respect. Featuring a legendary musical score and thrilling fight sequences, this rousing crowd-pleaser scores a knockout!

The film is directed by John G. Avilsden from a screenplay and story by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.

ROCKY received ten Academy Award nominations and won three, including Best Picture. Best Director and Best Film Editing. In 2006, the Library of Congress selected ROCKY for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

ROCKY II (1979)
After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries 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.

The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.

ROCKY III (1982)
As Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn’t be better. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) KOs 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 (Carl Weathers). With Creed’s help, Rocky strives to regain the “eye of the tiger” before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch!

The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, and Mr. T.

ROCKY IV (1985)
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) holds the world heavyweight boxing championship but faces a new challenger: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a 6'4", 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. Rocky prepares for a powerfully charged fight, in which he must defend not only himself but the honor of his country!

Also included is Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago. Stallone masterfully reshapes Rocky IV in the ultimate director’s cut!

The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, and Dolph Lundgren.



BASICS
PRODUCT ERP
ROCKY I-IV 4K Knock Out Collection
Ultra HD Blu-ray $79.99
Includes: ROCKY I
ROCKY II
ROCKY III
ROCKY IV & ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS DRAGO


ROCKY
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 119 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 2/28/23

ROCKY II
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 120 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 2/28/23

ROCKY III
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 100 minutes
Rating: PG
Street Date: 2/28/23

ROCKY IV
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 91 minutes (Theatrical Version)
Run Time: 93 minutes (Extended Version)
Rating: PG
Street Date: 2/28/23


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Hmmmm- I hope they release these as stand alone films (they likely won’t). Don’t really care for #4.
 

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So, they must have seen the overwhelmingly positive reaction Paramount got from fans when they released Star Trek 1-4 in a box set and then 5&6 as standalones a year later and thought, "Yo! We should totally do that with Rocky!"
 

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So, they must have seen the overwhelmingly positive reaction Paramount got from fans when they released Star Trek 1-4 in a box set and then 5&6 as standalones a year later and thought, "Yo! We should totally do that with Rocky!"
Technically Sony owns Rocky Balboa. I'm not sure why Rocky V isn't here though.
 

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Is part of the 100th anniversaries for both WB and MGM?

WB announced their 100th celebration just before Christmas to a warm fan fare while Amazon hasn't said anything about MGM's yet. Is WB and MGM doing a combine 100th anniversary outing together?
 

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From what I understand "Rocky Vs. Drago" is a whole new director's cut of Rocky IV done by Sly for this release.
The recut version is definitely an improvement, but it's not radically different from the original version. The biggest differences are the removal of the robot subplot and the addition of some character beats. The running time of the two versions is almost identical. I think it was available to stream on Prime, but it may not be there anymore.
 

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Here's the individual 4K releases for the first 4 movies

Mostly a Black, White, and Red color scheme WB gone with for the front and back covers with only color inside and on the flag for Rocky 4.

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I'm just waiting for someone to complain about the cover art :laugh:

As a matter of fact...

Physical media is now primarily a collector's market. Those of us who are abnormally more passionate about collecting than the average guy care very much about things like packaging and artwork so, yes, we think this artwork is terrible. Makes it look like something you'll find at the bottom of a Walmart sale bin. Thankfully, the majority of us rabid fans still value the films and PQ above a piece of cardboard or poor design choice but there's still nothing wrong with admiring attractive and thoughtful packaging and nice art.

I plan on skipping this release because it is incomplete. Going to wait for the inevitable re-release of the 6 film set.
 

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