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ROCKY I-VI FILM COLLECTION COMING TO 4K ULTRA HD

MGM’s ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V AND ROCKY BALBOA WILL BE AVAILABLE AS A COMPLETE SET FOR THE FIRST TIME ON DISC IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)


Own it on 4K Ultra HD Disc on July 16, 2024
Burbank, Calif., May 28, 2024 – Relive every punch from one of the most iconic and beloved sports drama franchises with the ROCKY I-VI 4K 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-VI 4K Collection is released on July 16, 2024.

The ROCKY I-VI 4K Collection includes the MGM feature films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY V and ROCKY BALBOA, along with the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO and the ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut. The collection contains a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind the scenes documentary on the making of the extended director’s cut of ROCKY IV, Sylvester Stallone’s commentary on ROCKY BALBOA along with an alternate ending, deleted scenes and four behind the scenes featurettes from the film. The disc also includes a selection of previously released special features.

In addition, ROCKY V and ROCKY BALBOA will be available individually in steelbook packaging.

The 4K 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.

Ultra HD Blu-ray showcases 4K resolution with High Dynamic Range (HDR) and a wider color spectrum, offering consumers brighter, deeper, more lifelike colors for a home entertainment viewing experience like never before.

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.

The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc featuring the films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV, ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO, ROCKY, ROCKY BALBOA and the ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut 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.



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.

ROCKY V (1990)
Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) learns that his money has been lost and that his fight-related injuries mean retirement. Moving the family back to South Philly, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son (Sage Stallone), a bitterness that only grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. And when Tommy turns against his mentor, Rocky knows he must fight once more!

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, Sage Stallone, Tommy Morrison, and Burgess Meredith.

ROCKY BALBOA (2006)
When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon (Antonio Tarver) retaliates by challenging the Italian Stallion to a 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son (Milo Ventimiglia) and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior. Rocky takes on Dixon in what will become the greatest fight in boxing history!

Also included is ROCKY BALBOA Director’s Cut, featuring an additional 14 minutes of footage not seen in theaters.

The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, and Kevin King and stars Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Traver, A.J. Benza, Geraldine Hughes, Milo Ventimiglia, and Tony Burton.

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: 7/16/24

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: 7/16/24

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: 7/16/24

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)
Rating: PG

Run Time: 93 minutes (Extended Director’s Cut Version)
Rating: PG-13 for violent sports action and brief strong language

Street Date: 7/16/24


ROCKY V
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 104 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Street Date: 7/16/24

ROCKY BALBOA
Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
Run Time: 102 minutes (Theatrical Version)
Rating: PG

Run Time: 116 minutes (Extended Director’s Cut Version)
Rating: Not Rated

Street Date: 7/16/24


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Jonathan Perregaux

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Ah yes, I see something (perhaps apocryphal) where Stallone said he’d love to re-edit V (which he did not direct). He supposedly said he would start with tossing out all the music and then overhaul it. Guess I believe too many things I read on the Internet!

He redid IV during lockdown, between Expendables.
 

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Hopefully they have time to fix the packaging. There are six movies. I hope there are many unforgettable moments.

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This is great n' all (esp. if the technical issues are fixed, ofcourse) but the lack of a Blu ray edition is unfortunate.. Let's face it, atleast 1/3rd of us fans of this series are older people who remain stuck (not necessarily uncomfortably) in the early--to--middle ages of technology.
 

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Top post updated with official press release from Warner Bros.
 

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Only grabbing individuals of V and Balboa since I already invested in the previous collection. I really wish these had been licensed to a boutique like Arrow. I hate the generic cheap-looking artwork design Warner comes up with.
 

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I got this set the other day and watched Rocky II last night. It was a wonderful experience, even better than the print I saw nine years ago, which had a phase problem. The audio on Rocky II has also been corrected on this release. The earlier disc had a pitch problem.
 

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