Making the Grades
Making the Grades
Details on home video releases of Rocky The Undisputed Collection...
Release Date: 3 November 2009
Disc 1: Rocky (Original Release 3 Dec 1976)
Rocky (Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in a ring with the world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that its his one shot at the big time—a once in a lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner!
Disc 2: Rocky II (Original Release 15 June 1979)
After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he cant escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the Italian Stallion must prepare for the fight of his life.
Disc 3: Rocky III (Original Release 28 May 1982)
As Rocky Balboa (Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldnt be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) K.O.s 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 (Weathers). With Creeds help, Rocky strives to regain the eye of the tiger before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship.
Disc 4: Rocky IV (Original Release 27 Nov 1985)
Rocky (Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot, six-inch, 240-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. This time, Rockys training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepares for a globally-televised match in the heart of Moscow. But nothing can truly prepare him for what hes about to face—a powerfully charged fight to the finish in which he must defend not only himself, but also the honour of his country!
Disc 5: Rocky V (Original Release 16 November 1990 )
MPAA: PG -13
Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky (Stallone) learns that all of his money has been lost by an unscrupulous financial advisor. To make matters worse, his fight-related injuries force his retirement from the ring. So Rocky, his wife Adrian (Shire) and his son Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone) move to their old low-rent neighborhood in South Philadelphia. There, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son, a bitterness that grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. When Tommy turns against his mentor and publicly taunts him, Rocky knows he must fight once more.
Disc 6: Rocky Balboa (Original Release 22 Dec 2006)
MPAA: PG for boxing violence and some language.
30 years after the clang of the first bell, Rocky Balboa dons his gloves for the last time. Since retiring, Rocky Balboa reminisces about his glory days for the locals at his Philly diner, Adrians. But his quiet world is suddenly rocked when the current reigning champ (Antonio Tarver) after losing to a virtual, in-his-prime Rocky in a computer-simulated match—challenges the out-to-pasture stallion to the real thing! Not one to back down, Rocky commits to the unthinkable: He agrees to the fight of his life and pushes himself to the breaking point to go the distance one last time.
Disc 7: Bonus Materials
- Game: Feeling Strong Now!
-Three Rounds with Legendary Trainer Lou Duva
- Interview with a Legend Bret Sugar (Author/Commentator and Historian)
- The Opponents
- In The Ring: Three-Part Making-Of Documentary
- Steadicam: Then and Now with Garrett Brown