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August 13, 2006

Rock Bottom

Everyone is getting on the "Rocky Balboa" bandwagon!

Entertainment Weekly's August 18, 2006 issue highlights "Rocky Balboa" in the "Things We're Pumped for in December" section and calls it the "unlikely, but still stirring idea of Stallone climbing back into the ring for 'Rocky Balboa.'" EW also runs a cropped version of today's photo with a look at the film.



Here are a couple of excerpts: Adrian's death "is a dramatic ploy to put Roc at rock bottom" and from Sly, "What they [Mason Dixon's camp] don't understand is that Rocky's got this beast inside, this grief, and to him it's not a fight, it's a purging."

- Craig Zablo

The final round of the Academy Award™-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006.
Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.

Photo by: John Bramley

74 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a powerful shot!!!!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Fanatiker said...

Yeah nice Shot!!!

Go For SLY

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking this shot...rocky will train really hard this time.

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'll miss Adrian... It will probably be a great movie, though.

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dixon's camp is gonna be shocked at the Rock!! His purging is gonna be Dixon's demise!! GO ROCKY!!!

(Wow! He's wearing those old time Converse sneaks in that pic! I chuckled when I saw those!)

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(^That was my comment above. I couldn't log in - SLYCE.)

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Roberto Angeli said...

Sly U are the best of all time!!
I've just seen you in Death Race 2000, Carradine beats you, what about a rematch in Rocky VII? Balboa vs. Frankenstein?
Just kiddind !!
Go for it Balboa !!
Best wishes.
Roberto, brazilian #1 Fan !

August 13, 2006  
Blogger Adam said...

This website is fantastic!

Craig, you are doing a wonderful job.

I love every update you have added. You gave The Rocky Balboa Blog life.

It was so patheric before. Now it is one of the best movie sites on the web.

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Elysha said...

That's a great picture. It's very moody. Awesome, Craig! Thanks!!

www.slyscope.r8.org

-Elysha

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great new photo. It looks great!

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfiz.com

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how on earth did stallone get into that kind of shape for this movie... that's what i'm wondering lol

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

he never stopped working out and eating right :)

read sly moves for more info it's a great book

love ya sly keep on rocking and kicking ages butt!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go for it sly!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr.Stallone!

You are the best of all time.
Action Cinema wouldn´t be worth anything with out you! You are a genius and i hope god gives you the strength to keep up the good work.

NO ONE DOES IT BETTER THAN YOU!

GOD BLESS YOU! † FOREVER!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It will the best movie of 2006
Rocky Rocky Rocky

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

very niiiiiiiice!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie has got me working out again. I'm forty seven, and I've decided to try to get in as good a shape as Sly at 60. Not a bad comment about me, or Sly!

You know where I will be on December 22!

August 13, 2006  
Anonymous Santosh said...

There are millions of fans waiting for Rocky to return. The Rocky series has influenced of sports(wo)men around the world and continues to be a source of inspiration for sports community even today.

The Rocky movies would definately feature top in the list of movies that I would want my children and grandchildren to see.

Rock Rocky, Rock !!

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the pic. Plus the comments from EW. My baby is due around the 22nd. I hope it come later so my wife and I can go see it. (YES, my wife is a HUGE fan of Rocky as well, I am so lucky).

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hereby wanne thank Craig Zablo for this great and awesome website. I think the pictures say a lot about the caracter of this new Rocky movie, which I think will be in the style of the first two movies..

August 14, 2006  
Blogger Butkus said...

Any word yet on what the rock will weigh in for this fight? He definitely looks heavier than in previous movies. Maybe Stallone can actually weigh in as a heavyweight for this one, albeit a small heavy. How much does Stallone actually weigh? Last report I saw had him at around 196. Just curious.

August 14, 2006  
Blogger Belly Be-Bop said...

This is such a great site/blog...AND it feels good to have a place to go to to share the Rocky Balboa excitement...I was pretty much the laughing stock this weekend when I shared the release date and trailer info with friends and family, whateva'...I love Rocky and am proud to admit it!!!! GO ROCKY GO!!!! I've never before been so anxious for winter to hit NY...already have a babysitter for 12/22/06 lined up!!! Keep up the GREAT work on this blog!!!

August 14, 2006  
Blogger kornykyle said...

I'm 30 years old and been a Sly/Rocky fan for as long as I can remember. I always looked up Stallone and that character (and still do), so needless to say I'm looking forward to seeing this new chapter in Balboa's life and so is my 10 year old son, he also is becoming a Rocky fan. However, I have to say that I feel a little sorry for Mr. Stallone. And what I mean by that is: Even though Rocky and/or Rambo is what Sly will always be remembered for, I'm not sure the "general" public wants another Rocky movie (hopefully I'm wrong). And I hate to see Sly not succeed with a character that he truely loves and cares about. I mean he has already been critisized for doing a 6th film. I truely hope and pray it works for him in so many ways, because Sylvester Stallone has not been given near the credit for his films that he deserves. But you better believe that me, my wife, and son will be there opening day and see this great film, probably multiple times.

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really nice shot !


Peace,
Jazz
http://www.theartofjazzman.com

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no kornykyle quoting the trailer "No matter how it looks to other people Fighter fights"
WOW the promo has made me real exited .. i am going to stand out side the ticket window and will watch the movie
first day first show

Go rocky and if u r down remember that an angel is sitting on your shoulder saying "Get up, you son of a bitch, cause Mickey loves you."

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous carlosenseniat said...

Sly en su personaje de Rocky, es como un padre, un maetsro. ¡¡¡Te esparabamos Rocky!!! Gracias Sly.

August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Gary G said...

Is there any truth to the rumor that the movie will premier in Philli in late November? Maybe a special promotional viewing, as opposed to the general release date of 12/22?

August 14, 2006  
Blogger Zachary said...

Go get 'em Rock!

August 15, 2006  
Blogger rockystallone said...

that picture is so awsome, i love the shoes! i have them! its a honor to have the same shoes as such a hero like rocky! the rocky movies have been such a great addition to my life, everytime i feel like giving up i think of rocky and he pushes me further, WE LOVE YOU ROCKY, THE ONE AND ONLY ITALIAN STALLION!

August 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie is going to do WELL! Better than what most people think.

I think it'll break 100 million in the domestic box office.

This one's NOT just another Rocky Sequel. It seems to have many elements of a "stand-alone" film. Much like the orignal.

Go Rocky!

August 16, 2006  
Blogger Markus said...

Hi @ all,

what a great picture. I'm a big Rocky fan and I think this is gonna be the best of all Rocky movies except the original Rocky from 1977. I'm looking forward to see the movie in december. This cool pictures are a good reason and motivates me to go to the gym. Thank you Sly!

Greets
Markus

August 16, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe the two Last Pics !
I can't wait !

please make a worldwide release in December !

i live in France and i will never be able to wait 2 month more !

Thanks Sly !

SlySysteM

August 17, 2006  
Blogger you knock him down now try knocking me down now said...

lets do it make it world wide go for it

August 22, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!

What i'm suppose to say here?
I have no words...

Sly,all France is with you!!!

Sly,Sly,Sly,Sly,Sly!!

August 25, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Love this pensive look. Sly, we love you so much! Can't wait for Rocky Balboa to shock the world once again.

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Rocky!

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Terry said...

I loved Rocky I-II- and V. I thought Rocky III and IV were not even close to the caliber of the other three. The fight choreographer in Rocky I-II-and V was the same all the time Jimmy Gambina. In III and IV it was someone else. Stallone chose to try it again without Gambina, and he will probably stink again.

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

terry go to hell,rocky rules 1,11,111,1v,v,and soon rockyv1,so you say it will stink well check yourself its probly you that hasnt takin a shower,and you know what?you suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

up yours terry,gambina rules as a choreographer,you stupid ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Terry said...

Hey Anonymous, figure it out! Stalone DID NOT use Gambina for Rocky III and IV, and REFUSED to use him in Rocky VI. There is NO choreographer even close to Jimmy Gambina.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahhhh,shut up!!!!!you still suck,terry,(big time?)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahhahahahahahahhahhahahhahhahahhahhahhahahh.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous and terry both of yous are stupid and should shut the hell up,all stallones rockys rule,period!!!!so both of use keep your trap shut.youall got a problem with it just let me know,k.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't get mad at me beacuse your a retard who has his head so far up his ass that he can't tell the difference between a great movie and a pile of shit.

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

STFU and train.

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is real simple, If you don't like it, then do not go see it, but before you go and judge SLy or his decision to make another Rocky movie, compare how much money you have made with how much Sly has made with his decisions. Thanks you. The man knows what he is doing, and if you are a critic, than start your own page or something, but get the hell off this one, because this is for people who appreciate what he is doing!! Go for it Roc!!

August 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLY IS GREAT AND ONE OF THE BEST ACTORS IN THE WORLD AND ANY OF YOU THAT DISAGREE DONT NO WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT. THE MAN KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING AND GOOD FOR HIM

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

GREAT BRITAN IS WITH YOU SLY AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

LOVE YOU

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also beleive that in the action genre Stallone is one of the best... I thinks its great that this movie is being made and I think it will be wonderful to bring back this landmark franchise, and also some of that magic thats sorly been missing from Hollywood latley.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also beleive that in the action genre Stallone is one of the best... I thinks its great that this movie is being made and I think it will be wonderful to bring back this landmark franchise, and also some of that magic thats sorly been missing from Hollywood latley.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i agree with all of yous im italian myself it just ticks the hell out of me about that person,terry,if yous dont like some of the things about rocky than get off this site you know?and start your own like anonymous said.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky rules totally and im glad he came back to do rocky 6,cant wait to see it in december.sly all philidelphias with yous,keep it up.

August 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCKY IS THE BEST!!!!! I HOPE STALLONE REALLY MAKeS MONEY FOR THIS!!! SUPPORT HIM PEOPLE!!! Do you think he will die?......THEN I HOPE HE DIES WITH HONOR AND REALLY BEATS THE CRAP OUT OF THAT YOUNGSTER!!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky is the champ and will always be the champ no matter what

August 30, 2006  
Blogger DanielKyte said...

Great image, i would imagine that this would come after he was done with his weight training, he sits down for a moment to rest, washes his face in the ice, gonna fly now starts and it shows him on his jog.

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

MAN NOW IM PISSED IF ROCKY IS GOING TO LOSE BECAUSE OF POINTS AGAINST DIXON...THEN I AND MANY OF MY FRIENDS WILL BUY THE BOOTLEG DVD'S. WHAT A WASTE OF FILM AND SCREW UP TO THE FRANCHISE AS IF THE LAST ONE DIDNT DO ENOUGH DAMAGE!! P.S. only if he loses this ridiculous charity fight. DONT SINK LOWER THEN WHAT YOU ARE SLY.

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

MICKY LOVES YA ROC AND GO AND SHOW EM WHOS BOSS GO AND GET EM

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally the Rocky films have changed my perspective on life....i look up on to rocky when i have no ther and i have always exceeded. Thank You Rocky

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adrian dies? that is shit

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'mon people i wanna see another rocky 4...not another piece of shit rocky 5 or worst.

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved Rocky V...I guess it's a matter of what hits you. I thought it was real and endearing.

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the rocky movies and have seen them all many many times but you can't make a rocky film without adrian period. If this movie has a chance it's because of peoples expectations of another great rocky story but without adrian it's not going to be the same.

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all i know that if Rock loses I think I speak for everyone when i say then this movie will suck....dont even bother mentioneing "but oh what if there is a great fight". NO!!!!!!!! Not happening!!

September 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read that the Rocky statue has been reinstated to the library steps...for good. Only two people voted against it. My heavens...what other movie ever made this kind of impact thirty years after? I'm proud of you, Sly!

September 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think it will work well with adrian as all he will feel he has nothing to lose and therefore will go for the last fight, "there is still something in the basement" and the "lets start building some hurting bombs" line has got me so excited about the film. i think it will be rocky back to its best.

September 07, 2006  
Anonymous JULIO PENAYO said...

NOS HACIA FALTA UNA PELICULA COMO ESTA, LA ESPERA LLEGA A SU FIN, UNA PELICULA QUE NOS IDENTIFICA CON ALGUN MOMENTO DE NUESTRAS VIDA.
UNA PELICULA QUE NOS VA HACER SALTAR DE LAS BUTACAS. GRACIAS SLY POR NUESTRA ULTIMA
ALEGRIA.
JULIO.
BS.AS./ARGENTINA
JULIO260298@YAHOO.COM.AR

September 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is wrong with you people??!!! What age do you think Rocky is...what??..you are expecting a rocky 2,3,4...???!!!! A fucking titty sagging, ball dropping, abs flabbing, white pubic haired chump...or should i say bum dance like "just like in the other movies" a freaking monkey punching bag!!!! Wake up!!! I swear you might as well make another sequel for Rambo!! Jesus, you guys are so fucking patheic.

September 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought 1 through 4 were great. 5 was ruined caused they didn't fight in the ring. Hopefully 6 will not tarnish the series.

September 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What inspiration

Should be great!!

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is going to be grate

September 08, 2006  
Blogger rockyou said...

i LOVE ROCKY FROM KOBE JAPAN.HIDEAKI YASUI CANNOIT BE THERE WITHOUT YOU.THANK YOU FOR YOUR GIFT

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ilove you from palestine. a boxing movi without sly no no no. sly gonna fly now in rocky 6.بحبك

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANKS SLY! FOR MAKING THE MOVIES I'M SURE IT IS GOING TO BE THE ONE OF BLOCKBUSTERS OF THE YEAR I AM SURE THAT MANY PEOPLE FEEL LIKE AND CAN'T WAIT TO SCREAM ROCKY, ROCKY!! ONE MORE TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 10, 2006  
Anonymous Alejandro said...

My name is Alejandro from Colombia S.A . Im your biggest fan since I was 5 years old when I saw my 1st Rocky movie. Ive been inspired all my life with your story and I hope that you do good in this film (I know you are). Thank you for inspiring me throughout my life WIN ROCKY WIN!!!!!!! thank you!!!!

September 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SOY De chile probablemente no me entiendan ni una wea xD PERO este filme me insipro bastante gracias rocky sly """

October 02, 2006  

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