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August 30, 2006

"What We Need is Strength"

With Duke [TONY BURTON} on board, Rocky [SYLVESTER STALLONE] can now focus on what it takes to win... building strength... building "hurting bombs."
- 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


2006 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., and Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC

82 Comments:

Blogger Slystallonefan said...

Sly looks totally awesome. This is going to be one great film. No doubt about that. WE LOVE YA ROCK.........

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait! I hope Going the Distance is playing during all these great training scenes!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig-

Do you know why all of the training footage shows Rocky in heavy clothing? Initially, when he was doing the pull ups, I assumed it was because of cold weather and to accentuate that the character had been out of shape.

But, why is he wearing the heavy sweats in the gym too?

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous rambo89 said...

absolutely awesome!!!

thanks Craig!

August 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, great picture. very inspiring too. thanks Craig.

www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

August 30, 2006  
Blogger dbourgeois said...

This movie is going to be special. I think Sly is going to turn a few heads with how great it's going to be.

Dan Bourgeois
www.myspace.com/theclintcallenderband

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks awesome. going the distance??? no no. for this we would need some power rock. lol oh yea. or maybe some vince dicola.

August 31, 2006  
Blogger minkahed said...

5, 45 plates on each side...

at 59, 60 years old???

Sly iz amazing!!!

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im counting down the days now, Ill be first in line come December!!

Dude, these pics are amazing

Loving your work

All the way from the UK

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo great!!!

I can't wait!!!!!!
Sly is amazing!!!
Love you Sly!

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'est incroyable, il soulève le poids au squat d'un bodybuilder pro!!!
Je sens que ROCKY BALBOA va être extraordinnaire...

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

C'est incroyable, il soulève le poids au squat d'un bodybuilder pro!!!
Je sens que ROCKY BALBOA va être extraordinnaire...

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous jomos352 said...

how many pounds is he pushing?

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous www.northeastboard.com said...

This is going to be the best Rocky yet!

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow this is so great. today is my squat day, and now im powered up, when i see this pic!!
really cant wait

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the bar, 495 pounds.

Stregth indeed.

-Sgt Mendez, A.

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

s-t-r-e-n-g-t-h indeed

-Sgt Mendez, A.

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That guy on the right looks just like Grant Mitchell

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets be serious. do you think this is fake wheight?

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

doesn't look like it, but you never know.

August 31, 2006  
Blogger Butkus said...

Sylvester Stallone once took a plunge off the side of a mountain (at least part of the way) while filming First Blood, breaking ribs during the fall. He recieved bruised kidneys, bruised ribs, torn pectoral muscles and abdominal muscles during the filming of Rocky II. (I once read in a biography that Stallone spent 8 months filming and coreogrphing and editing the fight sequence in Rocky II). In Rocky IV Dolph Lundgren nearly killed him with a body shot so hard that it caused his heart to swell. Over the years Stallone has put himself through hell to give the fans what they want. Think it's hard now squatting 500 pounds? Try it at 60!The quads are the strongest muscles in the body. There's no reason to believe a man in Stallones condition couldn't squat 500lbs. Let's give the man the benefit of the doubt and say the damn weight is real!!!

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOOOAAHHH!!!! I think lately Sly had been training with heavy weights,he wasn't doing this kind of heavy squat in the 80`s (and he is now a BIT older,he,he...AWESOME!!).The guy behind him is Gunnar Peterson,the owner of the vip gym in wich Sly had been training in the last years.Impresive scene...CAN`T WAIT...

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely FANTASTIC !!! Marek,Czech republik

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stallone doesnt fake his wrokouts i'll bet its the real thing

:)

August 31, 2006  
Blogger Veronica Gonzalez said...

Im loking forward to it!
myspace.com/rockythemovie

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yo I am gay but I am so into this movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a master piece and I just can;t wait to see the reaction on peoples faces once they find out that good old rocky is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockin !!

I love what they did with the lighting in these training shots. Even in the trailer ya have Duke punching his palm delivering his soon to be famous " hurtin bombs" line and the dust and powder just floating in that interesting light.

This movie is going to be so great. Fans are going to go back and see this over n over in record numbers. Fans have been WAITIING and the world needs a good shot of Rocky excitement too.

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

August 31, 2006  
Anonymous Ferhat Temiz said...

YEAAHH!!!ROCKY IS BACK!
WE LOVE U!
(TURKISH STALLONE TEAM"Fero")

September 01, 2006  
Blogger adnuk68 said...

simply in awe!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROOCKY ROOCKY ROOCKY !!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant wait this film will be better of the year

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Fanof30Years said...

Wow! Sly is the man! That is all there really is to say!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aspettiamo il vero Stallone Italiano.

We are waiting for the true Italian Stallion.

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Brenda Terzian said...

" Dream " , new original song ( by Brenda Terzian ) inspired by the new Rocky Balboa movie. At the web link:
http://rhymster.com/members/Brenda_Terzian/index4.htm

September 01, 2006  
Blogger DanielKyte said...

Like Adnuk said, im in awe really i am, it's a really cool pic to see Rocky lifting weights like that, omg mason dixon is gonna get some hurting bombs

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That SOB is gettin back up because we all love him!!!!!!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous ilcritiko said...

rocky the best forever

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Edmundo de França Pinto said...

Rocky, the best fighter of all the times is returning to the action. Rocky and Stallone, a champion couple!!!!
Edmundo, fan of Rocky Balboa of Brazil!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Gay?" Why do gay people like to bring up their sexual preference? You don't see heterosexual people yelling out, "I'm straight!" I mean c'mon! What does that have to do with anything? For the love of Pete!

This site is about Rocky! Let's keep it that way....and thank God Rocky is not gay.

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Iz Rael said...

Word up!! They should have casted me in this awesome chapter of this series. Totally down 4 this S**T.
First I hear Sly was gonna do a sixth, n I was like damm..but how, n what would it be like? Now I'm like damm, This has to be tha bombest of all endin film series, ya feel mea'! All them haterz can now see tha millions come in on this one! Sly is tha Bomb!!!!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn I cannot wait to see this movie!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Craig-

Do you know why all of the training footage shows Rocky in heavy clothing? Initially, when he was doing the pull ups, I assumed it was because of cold weather and to accentuate that the character had been out of shape.

But, why is he wearing the heavy sweats in the gym too?
----------------
I believe it is so he sweats, so he would lose weight, and get more cut, also it IS comfortable to train in sweats, but again so he sweats to lose fat+water weight ..just a humble opinion

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Another awesome glimpse of what is to come with this movie. Absolutely can not wait!!!! Rocky Balboa will shock the world once again! Sly's gonna deliver with this one!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOVE IT!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All you doubters are gonna owe us an engraved apology after this one!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Stuff!!!Ya gotta respect a guy who pushes his personal limits like this.

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rock-y! Rock-y! Rock-y!

September 01, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

GO FOR IT!

September 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this movie will be bigger than Pirates of the Carribbean, just because I'm going to see it 203832483240823409284 times..good or bad.

myspace.com/itriedthisnineteenth

September 02, 2006  
Blogger dev said...

i've been boxing for 10 years a lot of people cuss stallone for not being a proper boxer......stallone has heavy sparred some of the best in the world so he no's the game alright to answer the question about his sweats the reason boxers do it is so they can break down the fat levels and water retention whilst training plus sweats hold the water in so as your training session continues the clothes get heavier thus making for a more intense all over workout.this film is goin to be so important for the whole rocky story could we please have some shots of the fight sequence so i can get a decent desktop image thanks go rock go!!!!

September 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great photos can wait to see rocky again, Sly the Best !!!!!

September 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
That SOB is gettin back up because we all love him!!!!!!!!

September 01, 2006"

Just caught that line reading all this and a tear came in my eye and a smile. Can't wait. Bring it on!!!

September 02, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Always something great on this blog, Craig. Hope you get to do one for Rambo's return as well. You have made this blog come alive.

September 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

stallone looks awesome!!!!

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no pain, the eye of the tiger rocky
side to side.
remember what your friends said to you
duke ...the master of desaster apollo creed and the old mickey

portugal contig stallion

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous flora said...

I love mthe movies!Can't wait that movie!!Rocky you rock!

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky balboa movie will be the best of the yar and sly win the oscar i cant wait for this film billion peoples watch this film around the world

September 03, 2006  
Blogger mogli33 said...

Rocky is my all time favourite
Im eagerly awaiting Dec22 for Rocky6

September 03, 2006  
Blogger mogli33 said...

Rocky will crush all opponents

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLY, WE SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HK FANS

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NO Pain..NO PAIN!

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW...at 60! Sly you rule!!!

September 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you sly. This is what any die-hard fan could ever want. THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! I'll be one of the first in line to see this movie over and over again.

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

hey sly ya on the top of the world and fit as eva keep it up your doing a great job LOVE YOU

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous holls sly said...

i bet he can lift them weights on one finger. gret job fit as eva luv u

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is ADRIENNE, ADRIENNE?

September 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you didnt know? adrienne is dead in this one srry.

September 06, 2006  
Blogger rockyou said...

WE LOVE ROCKY.
WE SELL ROCKY GOODS
http://www.subcul.jp/index2.php

September 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EVERGREEN STALLONE'
FOREVER INSPIRING
THIS SERIES TURNED ME INTO REAL ATHELETE
ROCKY NEVER STOPPED AADRIAN BEING A WOMAN, SO DON'T ASK STALLONE STOP BEING A MAN.
I WISHED I WAS SHARING IN THE DRAMA THAT CHANGED MY LIFE!
AHMED IBRAHIM,
NIGHT MANAGER HILTON PYRAMIDS!

September 09, 2006  
Blogger Mariyan Cobretty said...

Thank you,thank you,thank you Sly.My dream come true and I can't wait december.Show to the world american dream again because you are the best real actor who can do that.We love you.Good luck!!!

Dimitri Belenets from London

September 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your movies inspire the most wild things. I want to be a film director. Like your rocky character I got smarts and I can say smart things and do clever things from time to time however people in general treat me like a bum or a moron. I know that doesnt matter though it doesnt matter how Im treated. Rocky cared just about being himself and doing what he enjoyed in life what he was good about in life. From time to time he would let people get to him emotionally but for the most part he was just all heart.

I intend on just being all heart I dont want to try to impress anyuoneI just know that someday my films will impress others. I know what I am capable of and Im taking the shot. I am going for it like rocky did.

September 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky te amo

September 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sly still the best

September 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to you my man Rock..!!!

September 25, 2006  
Anonymous cris madrid said...

eres el mejor y tus peliculas tambien no cambies ami me gustaria ser como tu...

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

jose antonio de sevilla..... gracias por darnos otra pelicula de esta increible saga, por hacernos vibrar, por hacernos emocionarnos y por hacernos ver, que aunque sea una pelicula de hollywood,podemos conseguir todo lo que queramos en la vida, luchando de la manera que lo hacia rocky. un abrazo

September 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Za MosT GrEaT MoViE iN Za WoRlD iS BaCk "ROCKY BALBOA"
every one in egypt loves u stallone
and i'am za most one of them,,

September 27, 2006  
Anonymous Alejandro Merizalde said...

My name is Alejandro Merizalde 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 ilyas said...

Rocky is the best movi i ever watched and i always will be a rocky fan your movi insperated all my life since i was six years old i stand up in the morning to rund and think off the rocky movies ROCKY YOU ARE THE BEST EVER !!!!!!!!!

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't even seen the thing et I already know it's gonna rock the haus! Philly gets the glory but Stallone will always be the man.
Damn the naysayers-Just keep puttin' it out there for them to see. If you build it they will come, yours is just around the corner')

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

DAMN! He is STRONG!!!

October 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the movie and the fact that the actors connected on most of the punches for authenticity but there is no way a 60 yro stallone can push press 315 pounds or incline bench 365

May 07, 2007  

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