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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby Jox on 03 Nov 2021, 14:18

Park Circus has updated their list of cinemas showing the DC in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, and the UK:
bit.ly/Rocky4SlyCut


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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby Jox on 04 Nov 2021, 15:25

Jox wrote:Park Circus has updated their list of cinemas showing the DC in Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, and the UK:
bit.ly/Rocky4SlyCut

In the Netherlands from November 22
bit.ly/Rocky4SlyCut

As for France, if they follow the usual dates for ROCKY films and if it gets some kind of theatrical release, I assume that this would come out sometime in January 2022...
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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby Jox on 06 Nov 2021, 13:52

Next prep reading in anticipation of the "Director's Cut"

• Rough first draft screenplay dated October 31st 1984
• Final shooting script revised May 17th 1985

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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby GeneralMcFaiL on 08 Nov 2021, 15:30

I gotta say I get pumped everytime I watch that Director's Cut trailer... this maybe one of the few times I add an older film to my collection if this cut is as good as it appears to be.
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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

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Apparently the third guy up for the part of Ivan Drago was the late wrester Kerry Von Erich:

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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby Jox on 09 Nov 2021, 20:53

Director of 40 YEARS OF ROCKY and JOHN G. AVILDSEN: KING OF THE UNDERDOGS Derek Wayne Johnson discusses "The Making of Rocky vs Drago" aka "Keep Punching: The Present Meets the Past", which he edited for Sly and John Herzfeld:

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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby GeneralMcFaiL on 09 Nov 2021, 22:08

Jox wrote:



Apparently the third guy up for the part of Ivan Drago was the late wrester Kerry Von Erich:

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Oh wow. KVE would never have worked for that part in a million years :lol: . I guess Stallone had him up against Dolph for that futuristic vision of what a male athlete would look like down the road. I'm guessing Dolph had the role once they decided against using Nikita.
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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985) DC in US theatres No

Postby Jox on 11 Nov 2021, 20:00

Just got the DC press release notes and here's what it says about the presentation:
Plus, the iconic Rocky opening banner (with the screen-filling title crawl moving from the right side of the screen to left) and classic end titles are now included. Among the boosted technical specs are remastered Dolby ATMOS (which places each voice, instrument, or sound detail in its own space to add clarity and depth, and elevating ROCKY VS. DRAGO’s music and aural atmosphere) as well as Dolby Vision Home Entertainment. The film will be presented for the first time in wide screen format (2.39:1).
ROCKY VS. DRAGO also features some new versions of the film’s music — including clean, alternate takes of composer Vince DiCola’s exciting score and songs by James Brown, Survivor, John Cafferty, and others.


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“There were takes from the film that I hadn’t seen since 1985 — it was so much footage, it was hard to wrap my head around,” says Stallone. “It was all there. I knew that I now could take the audience in a different direction, using sound and a new cutting pattern. Even in terms of its color: I wanted the Russian training sequence to be in a bluer, colder tone. And the final fight is now in more realistic color tones.”
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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985)

Postby Jox on 12 Nov 2021, 11:14

Jox wrote:Announced a while ago, Premium Collectibles Studio unveiled their upcoming 1/3 scale statue of Drago (tobe distributed by Sideshow Collectibles). This is gonna cost a lot...
https://www.instagram.com/p/CUxVHmcg0IP/
https://www.facebook.com/sideshowcollec ... 5962824145

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Those 1/3 scale statues are 28" / 71.1 cm high and cost more than $1,000 each...

Pre-orders are up for 2023 delivery:
https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/r ... pcs-906653
https://www.sideshow.com/collectibles/r ... ar=9066532
https://www.collectpcs.com/product/ivan ... press-set/
https://www.collectpcs.com/product/ivan ... rian-bull/
https://www.collectpcs.com/product/pcs- ... le-statue/

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ROCKY VS. DRAGO is now available on demand in the US in both HD and 4K UHD
https://www.amazon.com/Rocky-IV-Vs-Drago/dp/B09LHF88JB/
https://www.amazon.com/Rocky-IV-Vs-Drag ... 09LH331WT/

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Q&A soundbites (6 min)


Full Q&A (24 min)


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Re: ROCKY IV (Sylvester Stallone, 1985) DC in US theatres No

Postby Jox on 12 Nov 2021, 20:02

BBFC certificate
https://www.bbfc.co.uk/release/rocky-iv ... c0zmzu4mzi
12A
moderate violence, bloody images

ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO (DIRECTOR'S CUT) is a sports drama in which an American boxer competes against a Russian opponent.

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violence
There are prolonged boxing scenes, which include repeated blows to the head and body. There is some injury detail and blood in the aftermath of violence.

injury detail
There are brief blood spurts after boxers are punched in the face.

It is implied a boxer is given a performance enhancing drug while training. A boxer dies as a result of injuries sustained in a fight, and this is followed by a funeral scene. There is also brief emphasis on a female dancer wearing a revealing costume, and very mild bad language ('butt', 'hell', 'damn', 'God').
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