Rocky [videorecording] /
by Avildsen, John G; Winkler, Irwin; Chartoff, Robert; Stallone, Sylvester; Shire, Talia; Young, Burt; Weathers, Carl; Meredith, Burgess; Conti, Bill; United Artists Corporation; MGM Home Entertainment Inc.Material type: Visual materialSeries: MGM DVD: Publisher: Santa Monica, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment, 2001Edition: Widescreen special ed.Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 0792849329; 9780792849322; 0792849310 (set); 9780792849315 (set).Language note: In English with optional soundtracks in French or Spanish; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.Title notes: $19.99 3/14/2016 (cw)Uniform titles: Rocky (Motion picture).Subject(s): DVD-Video discs | Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) -- Drama | Boxers (Sports) -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama | Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Drama | Man-woman relationships -- Drama | Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia | Sports films | Feature films | Fiction films | Feature films -- United States | Films for the hearing impaired | Video recordings for the hearing impaired | Drama | Feature films | Fiction films | Films for the hearing impaired | Sports films | Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a Philadelphia boxer, is but one step removed from total bum-hood. A once-promising pugilist, Rocky is now taking nickel-and-dime bouts and running strongarm errands for local loan sharks to survive. Even his supportive trainer, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), has given up on Rocky. All this changes thanks to Muhammad Ali-like super-boxer Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With the Bicentennial celebration coming up, Creed must find a "Cinderella" opponent for the big July 4th bout -- some unknown whom Creed can "glorify" for a few minutes before knocking him cold. Rocky Balboa was not the only Cinderella involved here: writer/director Sylvester Stallone, himself a virtual unknown, managed to sell his Rocky script (one of 35 that he'd written over the years) on the proviso that he be given the starring role. Since the film was to be made on a shoestring and marketed on a low-level basis, the risk factor to United Artists was small. For Stallone, this was a make-or-break opportunity -- just like Rocky's million-to-one shot with Apollo Creed. Costing under a million dollars, Rocky managed to register with audiences everywhere, earning back 60 times its cost. The film won several Academy Awards, including Best Picture. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
$19.99 3/14/2016 (cw)
DVD; 5.1 Dolby surround and mono (English track), 5.1 surround (French track), mono (Spanish track); widescreen (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.
In English with optional soundtracks in French or Spanish; optional subtitles in French or Spanish; closed-captioned in English for the hearing impaired.
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith.
Director of photography, James Crabe ; editor, Richard Halsey ; music, Bill Conti.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1976.
Rocky Balboa, the underdog, gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown and comes out a winner.
Special features: audio commentary with director, producers, and cast; video commentary with Stallone (28 min.); Behind-the-scenes with director Avildsen; A tribute to Burgess Meredith; A tribute to James Crabe; original theatrical trailers and television spots.
Academy Awards (1976) for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Film Editing. Academy Award nominations include: Best Actor (Stallone), Best Supporting Actor (Meredith and Young), Best Actress (Shire), Best Original Screenplay (Stallone).
Added to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry in 2006.
Special features include: 8 page booklet revealing an insight into the making of the film ; chapter search ; original theatrical trailer.