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

September 30, 2006

With a Little Help From My Friends

It's prefight time as Rocky [SYLVESTER STALLONE] spends a contemplative moment with an old friend before going to do battle with a much younger and more skilled opponent.
- 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

97 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool picture, cant wait for this movie

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is the friend?

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IS THAT FATHER CARMINE? NO WAY? IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S GOT A BIBLE OPEN!

YO FATHER CARMINE!

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol i wish it was father carmine. if it is....hes gotten a slimer face. this is rele cool! can not wait!!!


-Big J

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

予告を見てるだけでテンションがあがるよ!!
早く日本でも上映してほしい!
すごく楽しみです。

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aww yo

September 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that looks nothing like father carmine. besides, father carumine would be like 100 years old at this point in the rocky saga. please someone come forth with who this really is.

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

At least Sly still looks like Rocky. Takin me back...

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea your right. it doen really matter. Rocky's back, and thats all that counts. Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thats spider rico everyone!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a really emotional picture. Look at Rockys face!
Imagine what he is thinking.
He is thinking about his past life...

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi sylvester ah iv never talked to a movie star before.I think you were great in rocky 3 & all the others I think Im your #1 fan I think its so so so so so COOL that rocky 6 is coming out and I cant wait from vincent cogliandro!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Great pic!!
I can't wait march for the movie!!!!!!!!

Is he really spider Rico?

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you're from US, Canada, Europe or elsewhere please support Sly and Rocky by signing the following which will be sent to Sony/MGM to ensure the film is released WORLDWIDE on December 22nd - rather than the strange spread out schedule that would lead to piracy and will make the box-office gross plummet:

http://www.thepetitionsit
e.com/takeaction/74923424
0

We have talked to Sony and they have said that they will take the idea into account if the numbers were significant enough.

Everyone please sign this and reply so that as many people read this post and sign the petition by it remaining at the top of the boards.

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you're from US, Canada, Europe or elsewhere please support Sly and Rocky by signing the following which will be sent to Sony/MGM to ensure the film is released WORLDWIDE on December 22nd - rather than the strange spread out schedule that would lead to piracy and will make the box-office gross plummet:

http://www.thepetitionsit
e.com/takeaction/74923424
0

We have talked to Sony and they have said that they will take the idea into account if the numbers were significant enough.

Everyone please sign this and reply so that as many people read this post and sign the petition by it remaining at the top of the boards.

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether you're from US, Canada, Europe or elsewhere please support Sly and Rocky by signing the following which will be sent to Sony/MGM to ensure the film is released WORLDWIDE on December 22nd - rather than the strange spread out schedule that would lead to piracy and will make the box-office gross plummet:

http://www.thepetitionsit
e.com/takeaction/74923424
0

We have talked to

October 01, 2006  
Blogger Lotofsly said...

Go Rocky go !!!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i cant wait for this!its gonna be awsome! they should definately do a world wide release on dec22.

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how many people do you need for sony to take into consideration? cos it doesnt seem very busy

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love sly and i love rocky.nothing would make me more happ to see rocky balboa bing a box office smash!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

look at his face so sad so beautiful.

love ya rock!!!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice shots. Nice lighting. This is going to be AWESOME !!

Peace,
Jazz

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't that Spider Rico holding the bible ?

Peace,
Jazz

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Balboa!!!!You are always on my mind;)
"Turkish Team zone of Ferhat Temiz"

October 01, 2006  
Blogger The Torr said...

Its most important that Rocky gets a universal release date - vote for it here!

http://www.thepetitionsit
e.com/takeaction/74923424
0

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 01, 2006  
Blogger Adam said...

It's Spider Rico.

Great picture! I cannot wait for this movie!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous silver said...

Awsome picture :) looks like Spider Rico is giving him a speech before Rocky's big fight.
Spider is in a way what Rocky would have been if he hadent gotten the shot ;)

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous D Jon said...

Make sure yall check my myspace page out. I have two songs in this movie and you can hear snippets of them at www.myspace.com/djon41. Holla atcha boy!

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea that looks like spider rico

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's the deal with the soundtrack? The "Rocky" films are widely notorized for their up-tempo, hard-hitting, sometimes deep-thinking soundtracks...yet no real word on this yet...and a new trailer...it's October already?

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 01, 2006  
Blogger Slystallonefan said...

MAN THAT LOOOOOOOOOOKS AMAZING. I was hoping as usual that Rocky has this scene ....just like in the other Rocky's.

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous LEFT HOOK said...

Looks like these blog pics are leading up to the fight! This shot in particular is very emotional. I wonder what Rock is thinking?

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, That is Spider Rico.

Great photo by the way!

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

October 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant waite to see this movie.
I have a really bad feeling about this movie, in the sense that i fear the worse for Rocky at the ned of the movie.
Rocky 1 and V where very sentimental movies and worked on the stories rather than the boxing. Rocky 1 was a film where our hero didnt win the fight but won our hearts. I also read rumors that Rocky was to be originally killed off in Rocky V. Could it be that this film, that is being billed as the final round see the death of Rocky????
We all want to see him win the fight but is that too predicatable and if he loses it ends on a bit of a downer. so could he win but end up dying in the ring and really wining our hearts forever.

Sorry to put things on a downer, just cant help thinking this.

Win Rocky Win!!!!

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gutsy move indeed and I'd be VERY suprised if they went that route. Be nice to see it as an alternate ending on the DVD if they did shoot it.

Rocky is BACK on the big screen and I'll be happy with whatever ending Sly goes with. The fact that the final film made it to the cinemas is miracle just like the 1st ROCKY.

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

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Father Carmine?

Anyone know if the Survivor songs Reach and/or Fire Makes Steel have made it onto the soundtrack?

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ainmt that father jeramiya?

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous akshai said...

Ainmt that father jeramiya?

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there any truth to a flash back seen or dream sequence in the movie i have looked all over the net for it to no avail

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys!

I am from Vienna and i just wanted to complain about the release date here in Austria but then I read about the petition. I hope its going to work because i would love to see sly on the 22nd of december.

October 02, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Another cool picture! Rocky is just the greatest and I can't wait for this movie!

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is father jeramiya?

October 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey I just can´t wait for this
when this will be up in brazil?

October 02, 2006  
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October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First let me begin by saying that I can't wait to see this picture. Judging by the release date of 12/22 MGM has alot of faith in "Rocky Balboa" However I do have some concerns...

My biggest question is how will this film work within the "Rocky" chronology? The first film was supposed to be in 1976 with the second fight happening about a year later. The fights with Clubber couldn't have been more than a few years after that, and that's when Rocky's son was born. In Rocky 4 his kid looks to be around 8 and the movie is obviously set in 1984. When Rocky gets off of the plain from the fight with Drago suddenly his kid is in High School. How long was he in Russia? Now for the final chapter. It is 30 yrs from the first fight with Apolo. Is Rocky supposed to be 61? If so why does the actor portraying his son look like he's in his late teens? Doesn't somebody pay attention to continuity in this franchise?

Besides that, where along the line does Pauly turn into a loveable goof? He's an abusive alcoholic in the first two films, which by the way were the only good films from a dramatic standpoint. The next three films in the series made a mockery of Pauly's character, as well as the franchise.

Back to MGM's faith in the series. They don't have alot going for them right now besides the upcoming "Casino Royal." That may explain the primo opening date. I actually wouldn't be surprised if we see "Rocky" bumped to early 2007 but I digress.

Finally speeking of faith in the franchise it appears that Talia Shire has lost hers. What has she been in lately? I'm pretty sure it was "Rocky 5." She must be looking for a paycheck. It's obvious from the synopsis that Rocky suffers an extreme tragedy. From the absence of Talia's name on the cast list one can surmise that Adrienne dies. Is that because Shire didn't agree to be in the film? I can't see Sly purposefully righting her out, after all who's name will he yell at the end of the fight?

In the end I'm still excited to see this movie. Hopefully it will answer all the questions left from the first five.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax and enjoy the whole thing okay ? It's for charity.

lol

ROCKY IS BACK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I 2nd that.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe they wrote Talia Shire out as she would have been a too obvious reminder of Rocky's age.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky you are the great you are the better

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I can't wait. Stallone did such a good job with the previous Rockys...and he's coming back to do it again! How cool is that? Not only that, he has trained to provide a really "first-class exhibition"!

I like effort. I know he has written a good story. This is going to rock!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S ABOUT TIME THAT HOLLYWOOD MADE A MOVIE WORTH WATCHING!!!

FRANK
TAMPA

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Damn Rock, c'mon! You thought I was tough, this chump'll kill you."

"There is no tomorrow! There is no tomorrow!"

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Discontinuity in the Rocky movies is a given. One just has to be at peace with that fact (or ignore it all together) and take the movie for what it is: a bit of escapism and alot of entertainment.

-Sgt

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you people been? We discussed a lot of these issues a long time ago, and if you are going to pipe in and add your 2 cents worth, at least know what you are talking about. And I am too tired to explain all these issues like where Adrian is again.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, OK. Quit your crying. It's just a movie.

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

October 03, 2006  
Blogger Butkus said...

WOW!!! I just got done reading that long winded objection filled banter about how bad the chronology of the Rocky movies are! Ok, if you get right down to it the entire Rocky story, from 1 to 5 could have taken place in about 5 years or less. Rocky fights Apollo Jan '76. Thogh Rocky II doesn't premier 'till '79, the settin for the fight is Thanksgiving '76. Rocky is champ for 3 years before having his ass handed to him by Clubber. He wins a rematch and the story then picks up again in RockyIV. So one could argue that all this has taken place between '79 and 80. So theoretically Rocky IV could have taken place Christmas, 1980. But if you have an imagination, and obviously that guy doesn't, one could surmise that maybe a few months here and there can be added to give it some continuity. But honestly, who cares? I don't believe these inconsistensies make or break a Rocky movie. And fyi, Vito M. (can't spell his last name) was 28 years old at the time of shooting for Rocky Balboa. My question is this. If you hated the last three Rocky movies so much why are you looking forward to another one? And as for Paulie's character people change. And I don't think a person like Rocky could have a close friendship and make it believable for 30 years if there wasn't something lovable about the guy. It's called character development. Remember in Rocky II he wasn't quite as mean as the first and even offered Rocky money to get by on. And in 3 he had a breakdown because of his jealousy, but you learn later on he's not as bad as he seemed. Great, now I'm as long winded as the guy complaining!!! Just have fun!!!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AMEN BUTKUS!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

It's do or die time for Rocky. Either rise up to victory, or roll over in defeat!!! 8-)

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This new film feels so right !

Over analyzing little details can't stop the Italian Stallion and the love fans have for him. Especialy with Adrian shining down on Rocko's corner...

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky's back for a 6th and final time, i cant wait. I loved all the movies and the emotive soundtracks. Lets hope sly finishes the saga well - i'd hate to see it ruined. I have faith though! Go Sly - you are great, and a legend !

Steve - London, UK

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok. I can't take all these ignorant Rocky fans anymore about this chronology issue. Not that it matters in the end, but people need to be set straight.

Want to know how many years take place between Rocky-Rocky V?

11 YEARS!

...Even though 14 years had passed from the creation of the first and the debut of the last. (1976-1990)

Rocky plays a 39 or 40 year old boxer in Rocky IV. He marries at 31 in Part II and celebrates his 9th wedding Anniversary in Rocky IV, which would make him the aforementioned age. Part V takes place right after Part IV. So Rocky's 40 or 41, even though he was more like 45 in real life.

"Rocky Balboa" will take place about 15 years after the last Rocky, which is coincidentally the SAME amount of time that has passed since Rocky V was made. Balboa will play about 54. Slightly younger than what he is.

So there IS continuity in this movie. TOTALLY. (I.E, about 15 years since the Rocky V debut, and about 15 years later for "Balboa" in the story.)

The record has now been set straight.

L

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're hilarious!

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't take it personally dude. We are all passionate here. Try a different perspective on for size...

If you're going into the theater with all these continuity details swimming around your head then you are going to miss the point.

Enjoy this because THIS IS IT ! The final ROCKY film. Sly will NOT dissapoint...

Ding ! Ding !

October 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so, does he die in this one?

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He doesn't die...

Like three or four different endings were filmed for the movie, none of which involve him dying...

And nobody knows for sure which ending they're using...

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Gavin Taylor said...

Yo Sly, don"nt ever stop doing movies screwwhat people say you've encouraged millions even billions maybe you the man & God Bless ya. You've inspired thru ya movies over & over time & again Signed Cincinnatti Kid Gavin Taylor. gvn_tylr@hotmial.com

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am really glad they went ahead and finally made this movie! Rocky is a great character. I wish there were someway they could keep it going with other actors....hey look at 007..wouldnt he be like 100 by now? I know...who could play Rocky other than Stallone..No One!! Cant wait till December!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you fans may be able to explain away the inconsistant Rocky timeline to your little heart's content, but none of you can escape the glaring age difference in Rocky Jr between IV and V. I mean, c'mon! The kid goes from being like 7 to being like 13! No amount of linguistic gymnastics can explain that. Even for you diehards.

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous D Jon said...

What up yall? I'm D Jon and I have two songs in this movie. You can hear snippets of the two songs Raw and Get Up (feat. Frank Stallone) on myspace.com/djon41. Make sure you leave me a message and I'll get back atcha! Holla atcha boy!

October 04, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yoo rocky don`t stop with making moviess,,,, your my insperation to train even harder, your the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 05, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

muy buena foto donde nos muestra una parte del circulo de Rocky:sus amigos.
Simplemente ya se acaba la paciencia...QUE SE ESTRENE YA!!!!!!!!
Ricardo, a fan from uruguay

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Timo said...

I am double of Sylvester Stallone that am my side Stallone is the best



http://de.360.yahoo.com/timo_stallone

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Michelle said...

I don't know, not to be a loser or anything but doesn't Rocky IV start off with him coming home to Paulie's robot birthday party from his play-sparr with Apollo presumeably soon after his victory over clubber?

He spends a few weeks listening to Survivor songs and giving sleighrides in Russia then gets off the plane in PA to rap music and "the kid" is noticably older. Maybe Rocky knows something about the theory of relativity that we don't : )
Love the movies regardless!

October 06, 2006  
Blogger Edmundo Falcão said...

It is the last challenge, all help it will be necessary for Rocky Balboa to close with success a victorious cycle. Edmundo, a super fan of Brazil!!!!

October 06, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

c'moon you can kick that afro ass!!! :D

October 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi everybody and sly's fan out there..Stallone is like god to me and he inspired the world and me too and whenever i feel down then i always remember rocky3 and remember that "EYE OF THE TIGER
" and then i feel like doin anything...thanx to stallone for bringing kind of movies to us..and im desperately waiting for rocky 6.. i know he will be back the same way and will inspire us ance again..kapil..india

October 08, 2006  
Anonymous ela said...

I love rocky because he is very handsome,good fighter.

October 08, 2006  
Anonymous carole.price said...

HI SLY AND EVERY BODY
cant wait to watch the new movie id like to now who rocky,s friend is that helps him in his new movie and also if it is the last rocky movie/ hope it isnt. rocky inspire,s people to go along with there dreams and to fight for what they want.rocky would be the same if it wasnt for sylvester stallone now he,s a ledgend ROCKY THE 1

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous LUIS GIL said...

Una vez mas Rocky nos muestra su lado humano rezando y apegandose a la religion Catolica a la cual siempre pertenecio demostrando que un verdadero campeon no solo necesita de los puños y la rapidez y astucia sino que tambien de su FE y el amor a Dios Y LA FUERZA QUE BRINDA y su compasion en los momentos dificiles,siempre en sus anteriores peliculas lo ha demostrado no dejando a Dios por un lado.
Luis Gil,luismaica70@hotmail.com
de Venezuela.

October 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can hardly wait for this movie . is adrian dead in this final movie? saw trailor looked like the roc was putting flowers on her grave! looked sad

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Zachay Buckler said...

This movie is going to do well Sly.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sylvesteri ei osaa lopettaa ajoissa, sitä se vanhuus teettää.

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous david rogers said...

Hi Sly, im a great fan of your movies especially all the rocky's.Take no notice of people wondering how jnr had such a growth spurt while rock was in russia. maybe he was eatin rocks raw eggss, who cares. just enjoy the movies people and stop anylizing them!cheers sly hope it does well.david uk

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a beautiful and emotional picture, brings tears to my eyes. Go For it ROCK!

October 24, 2006  
Anonymous Filipe Ralha said...

Oi meu e eu tenho 12 anos , sou do Brasil e gosto muito do Rocky Balboa ,e como vai ter mais 1 filme dele eu quero que o tempo passe logo para quando chegar no natal eu ver no cinema.
Se tiver como, mande um abraço para o Sly porque eu sou fã dele .E se tiver tambem como gostaria que ele viesse aqui no Rio de Janeiro em Copacabana.Um
abraço e tenha boa sorte com o seu novo filme.

October 25, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky tu sei davvero un mitico ed unico STALLONE ITALIANO!!!!! Sei il mio mito!!!!!!!! Correrò a vederti al cinema... sei unico, silvester sei un grande.. evviva rocky!!!!

October 25, 2006  
Anonymous sly lover holl said...

yaaaa carnt wait out on my birthday but only in the usa but still carnt wait

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi sly

joe nagy nottingham england


foreman did it so can you

cant wait till 22nd dec

had me hooked from rocky 1

October 26, 2006  
Blogger joe90 said...

hi sly

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi im karthik from INDIA.... i never thought rocky 6 would happen... im very happy that sly has made it happen... its one of the most pleasant surprises 4 me... the whole rocky series was awesome.. in fact its the most inspirational movies i've seen... whenever im down i watch them... with god's blessings rocky 6 will capture the hearts of everyone... once again thanks a lot sly 4 making the final rocky movie

December 02, 2006  
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