"Rocky Balboa" - Own it now on DVD, PSP™ & Blu-ray™

August 08, 2006

"Skill vs Will"

Although Rocky (SYLVESTER STALLONE) just wanted some small local fights, he finds himself back into the ring facing a new rival, Mason Dixon (ANTONIO TARVER) in a dramatically different era.
- 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

63 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That new pic is AWESOME!

Gotta love Balboa...

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The backdrop says "charity exhibition"; is that the case or does the fight represent the heavyweight championship?

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the new photo. Thanks Craig.

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

August 08, 2006  
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August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Roberto Angeli said...

Great pictures Craig!
What about a pic of you and Sly together?
Go for it Balboa !!
Best wishes!
Roberto Angeli (from Porto Alegre, Brazil)

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Elysha said...

Love it! thank you craig

http://www.slyscope.moonfruit.com

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous I Must Break U said...

Thanks Craig. Thanks for taking the time to do all this.


"What will we do when it's over?"

"Ah... You know me Stallion-always think of something else."

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really nice shot. Dixon doesn't look too happy. Couple cracks to the jaw might fix it.

Peace,
Jazz
http://www.theaartof jazzman.com

August 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey sly! greetings from frankfurt germany! we are very proud that ur making the 6th rocky cause we love the whole collection!!
go ahead! we hope there will be a happy end! please don't die in the movie! u are such a strong person! dont end like apollo and micky! u have to fight against the death and for the life and that u get rich again and live in a villa and drive two lamborghinis! dont forget that u have promised your son to buy all the things back that u have lost, because of a big mistake from paulie. we love ur lamborghini and the robot! what happened to buttkiss??! where is the dog?? we think that u should integrate a cat called shushu. that would show ur sensitive side.
stallone... or rocky (who are we talking to?! damn!)
i think we should end our opinion! cause it's getting longer and longer and longer and longer.. haha. maybe we will go on with the next photo ;)

we're representing croatia, turkey and italy!!
we love rocky!!!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm loving ALL the new still photos obviously, but why aren't there LARGER options to download?
This pic is brilliant but way too small and it's hardly a spoiler by having a larger image.
We're all going to see the film - so a larger image can't hurt until the premiere.

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent!!!!

Dominican Republic Are Supporting this great film..We Love you Rocky!...

What a Great Pic!!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Luke aka conantheking said...

Awsome, Im listening to the soundtrack of the other films right now and am getting hyped for this film. I now run from my house to the top of a hill Rocky style.

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous tom said...

nice picture, but colour of rocky's suite is crap... :(

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig! What about some training pictures?! Please!

August 09, 2006  
Blogger kieran/hebden said...

cant wait luvin all da pics and rocky i know u can do it

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good stuff

August 09, 2006  
Blogger bandit9874 said...

I have to agree with the above comment about the crappy suit. And you know something? I wouldn't want it any other way. Have we forgotten that horrid example of a suit Rocky wore when he was job hunting in Rocky II? I really think some thought was put into the wardrobe because, cool tiger jacket aside(lol) the rock didn't have the best taste in clothes when he was down and out. Only in 3 and 4 did he have the good stuff...I gotta tell you, when 4 came out I loved it, but I hoped even then Rocky would hang it up. But when V came out I went to see it, and I tell ya, I wasn't as disappointed as many others were. Boxers never go out on top, unless their name is Marciano. And even back then before 5 came out I was wondering what Rocky was up to. I was a little sad also that he was broke at the end of 5, but I convinced myself that with Rock's popularity he would get into commercials again, maybe even training again. Never liked the idea of Rocky Jr. stepping in the ring. "See, I fight so you don't have to fight. Cuz I want you to use your head for something instead a punching bag like I do." And maybe even a Rocky grill! As cool as George Foreman is now, he wasn't the most popular guy when he was coming up under the shadow of Ali. Surely Balboa was a more popular champion and his grills would sell like crazy...But you know what? I'm curious now about how Rocky is living his life and that's the way I see it now. It's another chapter in the life of one of America's favorite cinematic heros, not a cheesy sequel or another chance to milk Balboa dry of every dollar he's worth. No one complained about all the Star Wars movies coming out, only that they didn't like the prequels as much as the originals. Stallone has been hearing the same critisism since Rocky III. I say let's see where he's at at this stage of his life. I say look at that 60 year old man and compare him to todays leading men. How many times have we seen Leo Dicaprio with his shirt off and said,"man I hope I look like that when I'm his age." Stallone has been an inspiration for me all my life. I say let the man do what he does best and let all the idiotic remarks people make about him be laid to rest. I can honestly say I've never felt as much anticipation for a movie in my life, thanks to all the stuff on the internet nowadays. I know this movie will do well, and another generation of fans who always wanted to see a Rocky movie on the big screen will help push it's success along with us fans of the series since day one. Great idea using the Talor Hopkins backdrop for the movie. I ordered PPV when Talor and Hopkins fought and flipped when Stallone came to the ring! My guess was they were using the arena for the movie and I was right...YIPEE!!! Good luck Sly, and if you can find a bigger fan than myself you should put him on your payroll...

Johnny Horne

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can not wait to see this movie. My nephew who is only 3 1/2 loves all the Rockys, and he's gonna come with me when this one comes out. In fact for his next b-day, he's having a Rocky party. Don't suppose there's any chance of getting Sly to come out to Philly for one day is there?? His b-day is Feb 5th just to throw that out there. This movie is gonna kick a**! Can't wait, love ya Sly!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go for it ROCKYYYY you are the BEST!!!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

I like how they're using HBO, which makes the fight seem "real." 8-)

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since I'm swedish, it seems like I'll have to wait a bit longer than you americans. February!!! DOH! Man, I can't wait!

The next 6-7 months will be long ones...

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This movie is going to be sooooooo........ exciting. I can't wait.

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Robert said...

this movie has got me so excited!!! Rocky's story is the greatest ever told, i cant wait, lets get more teaser videos!!!!!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HERE IS A LINK FOR THE LONG LOST ROCKY IV TEASER TRAILER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t8m0o2LFJc

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky is the man when it cones to fighting... altough Antonio Tarver is also... it looks like a good movie!

August 09, 2006  
Anonymous Andre Dias said...

Great picture!!!

Cant wait to see this movie!!!

August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone catch the sign in front of Paulie? It looks like it says Paulie Pennina....however it should be Pennino...whats up with the obvious flaw?

I am pysched for the movie though...its a great story and a great way to end it all. He is an inspiration to many.

August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DID catch that! Why such an obvious flaw? It IS "Pennino."

Oh well. Sh*t happens...

August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this time, Rocky will prove to us all that he actually knows how to block and use his guard. :) With more realistic fight scenes, this movie will blow peoples minds.

August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps this time, Rocky will prove to us all that he actually knows how to block and use his guard. :) With more realistic fight scenes, this movie will blow peoples minds.

August 10, 2006  
Blogger Veronica Gonzalez said...

COMPLETE TEASER TRAILER JUST ADDED FROM ROCKY IV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8vl-Oe4eCo

August 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch this for a clip
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qh-wE4a4Tw4
Greez from GERMANY

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHAHA LOOK AT THE FOTO!!! NOW I KNOW THE STORY ! IT IS AN CHARITY FIGHT, LOOK AT THE BACK OF SLY, "CHARITY EXHIBITION", HAHAHAH!!!! IT'S NO CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT. In my opinion Balboa is going to win this fight or maybe it'll be a draw. hahaha now i got it! Pls show us more Trailers and Pics from rocky 6 !!!1

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratualtions, smart guy. Really.

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, thats no news to those of us who have actually watched the official trailer. You should watch it too. Some kind of promotor-guy called it "a first class exhibition fight". So...

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So I guess with this being a "Charity Bout"--even if he wins--he doesn't get to retire (or end the series) with any real financial gain?

Should be an interesting story...

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous James A said...

LOL, it has a golden boy promotions sign at the back, is Oscar De La Hoya promoting it??!?!?


GO ROCKY!

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

im sorry, but i didn't got that out, that it is a charity fight. So, it all makes sence to me, rocky will win the fight, and that is why he also says in die end "it's never over", "that problem is seventies" HAHA the series won't end guys ! be prepared, i told you !

August 11, 2006  
Blogger lovinrocky said...

"Nothin's over till it's over" is what Rocky says in the end of the trailer; not necessarily the end of the movie.

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the most inspirational movie of all time! Inspiration is the word. It just goes to show that age is just a number. I love sylvester stalone with that awesome hat only he can sport it off!

August 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok this is what I think will happen...First of all Anyone who bought SLY magazine last year knew this was an exibition fight! Now I think Rocky Will lose on points because the Champ Dixon is actually a Good Guy. So remember what I said. Rocky will win lose on points but of course it'll be a great fight. The ending, my sources have told me that it will end with Him talking to adrian on her tomb as a voice Narrates the final seconds...
God Bless
Arturo
p.s...My sources are REAL!
anyone have questions e mail me at
itsjustme619@aol.com

August 12, 2006  
Blogger lovinrocky said...

I hate to say this, but I am going to have to stop reading this blog. So many of you KEEP coming on here and writing what happens. Call me old fashioned, but I want to go to the theater on December 22nd and watch the movie and see for myself. All you people who keep telling us all the details are really spoiling it. Craig, thanks for your hard work and I will continue to enjoy the pics; but as far as this blog goes, I 'm done!

August 12, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Great stuff, Craig. Love the way you are always keeping the blog updated. With each picture and blurb the excitement builds! keep 'em coming!

August 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It even says the the official trailer for the film it a CHARITY EXHIBITION fight

August 12, 2006  
Blogger Zachary said...

Mason is going down-down to the ground!

August 15, 2006  
Blogger rockystallone said...

haha this guys a loser, rockys tonna woop his ass

August 18, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Very nice pic.
I don't know Mason but he looks like a nice guy...



Vas y Rocko pete z'y la gueule...mais perd aux points hein.lol


Tu seras toujours le meilleur.

You are always the best Rock'!

August 25, 2006  
Anonymous christian said...

all the best rocky !!!

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous christian said...

rocky u can do it
there is no reason why not
you beat drago
you can beat any one else listen to mick
adrian is as col as u
eh!

August 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, is a friend I love your movies very much I have the five movies and I heard that the sixth movie is coming.....

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hello, is laura I am a big fan of you I have 10 years old and I just love your movies and I know that your gonna beat them,*I HAVE ALL YOUR MOVIES* 1,2,3,4,5 you inspire me very much and I live in p.r well...your friend laura*I act i am in a acting comyty*

August 27, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

GO ROCKY GO ROCKY YA i have all of your movies 1,2,3,4,5 they are great and i am saw 6 is to. so go roc give him a beating ya

LOVE YOU SLY

August 29, 2006  
Blogger DanielKyte said...

Cool image, would like to see more of Dixon, really want Tarver to do a good job as this dude

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

esta chevere sigue asi stallone
te voy ha dra mi correo taurus_1_1@hotmail.com

September 01, 2006  
Blogger mogli33 said...

Rocky has experience and experience is the best teacher so Rocky will crush the young opponent

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

SIT DOWN ROCKY IS MORE EXPERIENCE
love you sly and go and get him

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no importa cuantos rockys se filmen todos sabemos que rocky pelea con el corazon, y eso es dificil de vencer para los que se enfrentan a el...pase lo que pase en esta sexta entrega del campeon, rocky fue,es y seguira siendo el mejor! vamos rocky!

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much can you bench rocky. will this film be better than the other ones like the 4.

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One thing I have never read mentioned in any blog or write-up on the Rocky films is the phenonmenal audience reaction. I have never seen an audience lose its collective cool as it invariably does during the fight scenes at the end of every Rocky film...corporate madness, with people out of their seats, jumping up and down in the aisles, screaming, pounding the seats, hugging the person in the next seat, whether they know them or not! And, in the days before VCR's, I saw the first and second films in theaters over and over with different audiences...the reaction was always the same. Gee, I hope it happens again! :-D

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one and only of the universe is back..................
let's build up some hurting bombs....hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 05, 2006  
Anonymous Alan L. in Wesley Chapel, FL said...

I saw Rocky I through V in the theaters and I will see Rocky Balboa, too! I also own Rocky I-V on video cassette. I was in boxing, powerlifting, football, wrestling, etc. during middle and high school (I graduated in 1986) and the Rocky series gave me motiviation all the way through! Now as a 38 yr old he is motivating me again! Go for it, Rock!!

September 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky series made me take up boxing wen i was 13.i had an outstanding unbeaten record in the army now out the army and at 30 yrs of age i hope the italian stallion gives me the motivation to go out there and expand that unbeaten record longlive-paul-DAF-layland

September 22, 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  

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