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October 11, 2006

Taping the "Hurtin' Bombs"

Duke [TONY BURTON] tapes ROCKY BALBOA's [SYLVESTER STALLONE] fists as final preparations for the big fight draw near. Rocky places it all on the line when he steps in the ring against a younger, more skilled fighter.
-Craig Zablo



It's will versus skill when the final round of the Academy Award® winning "Rocky" franchise [written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE] opens in theaters on Friday, December 22, 2006!

Photo by: John Bramley

71 Comments:

Anonymous rambo89 said...

that John Bramley makes some great photos,cheers for him.

cool update craig.

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes he does! Awsome photo.
thanks!

slycenter
www.slycenter.mfbiz.com

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous LEFT HOOK said...

Excellent!

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks more like sly. Not Rocky.

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ho boy, mason is gonna be shocked when he gets punched by Rockys hurtin bombs. will power beat speed? i think so

-Big J

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Rocky loose at the end by points??? Are the filming alternat endings? I hope he wins, I heard he loses.

October 11, 2006  
Blogger Adam said...

Another great update. Looking good Rocky!

I cannot wait for December 22!

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not one of the better pictures. Bring on the next one.

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The build up to this movie I shall not forget.


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

October 11, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he wins the fight. I heard he loses the fight by points. but sly can`t do this. i think everybody want to see rocky win. sorry for my english :-D

come and visit the dell xps forum. www.xps-forum.eu


tmr

October 11, 2006  
Blogger Slystallonefan said...

YES. TIME TO START BUILDIN SOME HURTIN BIMBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs. LETS GO FOR IT ROCKKKKK..........

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of tape!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting comment, looks more like Stallone than Rocky. What's the difference? Is Stallone a happier, more contented, more bubblier guy than Rocky? Seems that way in interviews. But Stallone must have the fire inside to keep himself in shape and to create what looks like a really good movie here.

I guess I like them both.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

know what? i think the pictures are leading to the big fight...

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong.

Knitting competition.


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

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok smarty-pants.

October 12, 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.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240

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

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok you're startin' to get a bit annoying with that petition. it's really not that big of a deal if the movie opens on the same date for the entire planet. the point is that it gets released period and people go see it.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one perspective. Mr. petition has another.

I admire his enthusiasm. Go for it dude !

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they filmed separate endings, but not sure how it will end....

70 days and counting!!! I cannot wait!

Merry Christmas to us!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're going to find that many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Rhoda said...

I'm knitting up special grey sweatsuits with Sly's likeness emblazened on the back. The front says 'Balboa' above the left breast. I already have 20 made. 10 XL and 10 XXL. Also, I have some Vince Papale jersies left over from 'Invincible'

I accept paypal.

Rhoda Zeigler, Philadelphia.

emailme: zeiglerclan1@roxboro.com

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you ask me, one thing has nothing to do with another. Pride is pride and faith takes over from there. Loving with enthusiasm means that humility wins over. Take it from me, there is no greater collaboration than heartfelt gratitude.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Knock his block off!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

What better way to end 2006, then watching one of the greatest underdogs of alll time, step in the ring one more time!!! 8-)

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what i want to know is , what is clubber lang doing right now hahahahahaha.....pain!!!!

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky Balboa vs. Santa Claus. The "Italian Stallion" vs. "The Polar Express"!

Actually, Clubber Lang vs. Santa Claus would be just as entertaining. Clubber probably never forgave Santa for giving him plaid pajamas for Christmas.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky Balboa vs. Santa Claus. Southpaw vs. Northpa.

Okay, I'll stop.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stallone loves Christmas. In rocky 4, it was on christmas for the fight. Lol maybe he's religious because he makes Rocky pray before each fight. But it's cool, I think Christmas is the most beautiful day in the year even 100000 better than summer days !!! And this Christmas, what a gift from Sly...Amen

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, it sure looks like he worked hard to get into shape. Lotta pride there.

October 12, 2006  
Anonymous charlotte said...

Like always,great pic!!
December for all countries,please!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pourquoi Rocky Balboa ne sort-il pas en également en décembre en Europe?????????????????
S.v.p faites quelque chose!!!!!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pourquoi Rocky Balboa ne sort-il pas en également en décembre en Europe?????????????????
S.v.p faites quelque chose!!!!!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Oscar said...

ROCKY BALBOA RULES!

SLY RULES

my opinion is better to loose by points at the end (like in rocky 1976)

is more realistic and all the rocky magic will be on those frames

GOING THE DISTANCE! 22.12.06

October 13, 2006  
Blogger anastasia said...

hey!

i think its a great time of the year that 'rocky balboa' is being released.
But!! maybe "boxing day" would be better? :P i dunno, i think its a clever marketing strategy :)

(sorry if anyone has already suggested this).

cheers from downunder!

p.s keep signing ppl.....
www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/749234240?ltl=1160481716

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Rocky should fight his heart out. Shake the hell outta the heavyweight champion of the world, but still lose like in Rocky I. That would be suh-weet! And talk about coming full circle, huh?

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you ask me, one thing has nothing to do with another. Pride is pride and faith takes over from there. Loving with enthusiasm means that humility wins over. Take it from me, there is no greater collaboration than heartfelt gratitude.

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok. what are you talkin' about?

October 13, 2006  
Blogger Edmundo Falcão said...

This is the last fight. All preparation and cares are necessary therefore are about Rocky Balboa. Edmundo, a super fan of Brazil!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Spain said...

Hello! I'm from Spain, my name's Jose. I seed the five movies of Rocky. They are the best in the world. Rambo are the best in the world too. I like Rocky III. In Rocky III Mr. T vs Rocky Balboa. Is the best

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah. Where there's a will, there's a way. Foreman win his championship on his first comaback attempts. It takes will, perserverance, and the heart of a champion.

Rocky's not done.

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nah. Where there's a will, there's a way. Foreman didn't win his championship on his first comaback attempts. It takes will, perserverance, and the heart of a champion.

Rocky's not done.

October 13, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

I agree with the guy who said this looks more like Sly than Rocky. Strange because they are the same man but you can tell the difference in their mannerisms and facial expressions. This does look more like Sly but OK, that's still a good thing! Absolutely can not wait until this movie comes out! What a build-up it has been so far. We all love you, Rock! Can't wait to see you again!

October 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was told Rocky dies...I hate that thought. I hope I heard wrong. I've been mad ever since I heard that. This will be the best movie of the year. I'm Ready to hear that song at the movies. Your the best Rocky!!!!! Thank you for all the great movies. YOUR #1 Fan Franco C

October 13, 2006  
Blogger anastasia said...

hey guys!

just replying to the posts where ppl are saying that the photos look more like sly than rocky...

i understand where you guys are getting that, but, i think that these photos may have been taken during 'rehursals,' and not during the actual taking of the scene. also take note that the camera and lighting may also play a major part. also, he has grown up quite a bit since the last installments!

thats my theory! hope that puts your minds a little at ease!

:)

October 13, 2006  
Blogger Brenda Terzian said...

Yo, go for it Rocky !!!
Still got that Eye of the Tiger .

October 13, 2006  
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October 14, 2006  
Blogger Craig Zablo said...

rambo89 said...that John Bramley makes some great photos,cheers for him.. cool update craig.

Craig: Thanks!

sly center said: Awsome photo…thanks!

Craig: You’re welcome!

Left Hook said: Excellent!

Craig: True!

Big J said ho boy, mason is gonna be shocked when he gets punched by Rockys hurtin bombs. will power beat speed? i think so

Craig: I think you’re right!

Adam said Another great update. Looking good Rocky! I cannot wait for December 22!

Craig: December 22nd is more anticipated than the 25th this year!

Jazz said The build up to this movie I shall not forget.

Craig: And wait until you see the payoff!

Slystallonefan said.. YES. TIME TO START BUILDIN SOME HURTIN BIMBSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSs. LETS GO FOR IT ROCKKKKK..........

Craig: The bombs are ready…. Get the word out now!

Anonymous said...
know what? i think the pictures are leading to the big fight...

Craig: You’ve got that right!

CMoney said... What better way to end 2006, then watching one of the greatest underdogs of alll time, step in the ring one more time!!! 8-)

Craig: I’ll end 2006 just as you said… any guesses on how I will then start 2007?

charlotte said... Like always,great pic!!

Craig: And like always a great comment. Thanks Charlotte!

Oscar said... ROCKY BALBOA RULES! SLY RULES!

Craig: Oscar rules!

anastasia said... i think its a great time of the year that 'rocky balboa' is being released. But!! maybe "boxing day" would be better? cheers from downunder!

Craig: Any day but April 1st! ; )

Edmundo de França Pinto said... This is the last fight. All preparation and cares are necessary therefore are about Rocky Balboa

Craig: Sly saved the best for last!

Jose said Hello! I'm from Spain, my name's Jose. The five movies of Rocky. They are the best in the world. Rambo are the best in the world too.

Craig: And “Rambo IV” is next up!

Bridget said.. Absolutely can not wait until this movie comes out! What a build-up it has been so far. We all love you, Rock! Can't wait to see you again!

Craig: Soon, Bridget, soon!

Brenda Terzian said... Yo, go for it Rocky !!! Still got that Eye of the Tiger .

Craig: Yes, he does!

October 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You think Sly is wearing pants in this picture?

October 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig, I think you will do a Rambo IV blog. This Rocky Balboa blog has been really good. A lot of positive comments.

Burma. I wonder if Rambo will find one of McArthur's pipes?

October 14, 2006  
Blogger anastasia said...

hey all !!!! i have awesome news!

Just wanted to let you all know that a program on TV "the most inspirational movies of all time" was just shown (in australia) and Rocky was rated the 4th most insirational movie of all time! which is brilliant! i feel so proud!!!
most would agree that the 3rd, 2nd and 1st top rated films (which were black and white films) are great, but are NOWHERE near as inspirational as Rocky...of course ;) !

Now theyre playing it on TV, so im off to watch it for the 1,000,001 time, regardless of the fact i have it on dvd anyway!

!!!!!BRING ON ROCKY 6!!!!!!

October 15, 2006  
Blogger Zachay Buckler said...

Go get 'em Rock!

October 18, 2006  
Anonymous Mark A Lerch said...

I for one im damn glad the old man is back....the trailer is a hit for people in their 40s. It ain't over till it's over

October 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think rocky balboa could be the best of the whole lot but will my hgero mr.t be in it in some way

October 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go out there and jab im till it's over man!!!

October 23, 2006  
Anonymous christian luke forster said...

go win win win!!! rocky!! you rock!

October 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It ain't over till it's over"... CLASSIC, I LOVE IT!!!. Rocky Balboa is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. This world needs more Sylvester Stallones. LUV YA SLY... - Aron Scott Asmussen

October 24, 2006  
Anonymous sly lover holl said...

go rocky go we are all shouting for you do it the good old take him out we love you sly

October 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

PEPARANDOSE PARA LA GUERRA...DALE CON TODO,DALE CON TODO!!MUY BUENA FOTO CRAIG,THANKS!
RICARDO, A FAN FROM URUGUAY

October 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh c’mon people rocky five?? Surely there is a limit of how many times you can do a sequel? Obviously not “police academy proved that”. But hey if people want to watch a geriatric dance around the ring slurring his words still go for it. Just hope you all feel this way still when sly is 80 and they wheel him out again to do Rocky 15 – the story where rocky beats up the local social security person for with holding his payment and food stamps.

November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to watch new film about beloved hero Rocky. Stallone made emotionally different image of a fighter, having represented great positive drama of love and dream

November 09, 2006  
Anonymous lewis said...

rocky 6 will be awesome rocky is the best

November 09, 2006  
Anonymous lewis said...

stallone is the best im glad hes makin a new rocky ive been waiting for this for ages

November 09, 2006  
Anonymous rocky rulez said...

ome on balboa win!

November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Cinghiale said...

Manca poco ormai per l'uscita del nuovo film (in America), essendo giovane non ho potuto gustarmi al cinema i precedenti sequel, spero di poter rimediare con questo. Sono rimasto colpito positivamente dal trailer e dalle foto, che, trasmettono l'atmosfera del primo inimitabile Rocky I, spero anche in una colonna sonora all'altezza, beh, lo scopriremo solo vivendo... Rocky the best!!!! sempre e comunque.

November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the best on the 22nd
and i hope ur golf game
get better with the new body.

November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dovrò attendere fino a Marzo ma non vedo l'ora che esca Roky 6 in Italia. Stallone è il più grande attore in circolazione e sono sicuro che l'interpretazione sarà altissima, come lo sarà quella degli interpreti di Paulie e Duke.

The Italian Stallion is back!!!

November 10, 2006  
Anonymous southpaw said...

go for it rock!

November 10, 2006  
Anonymous lewis said...

cant wait for it to be out. luv the other 5 so this should be brilliant

November 10, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky is de best,veel beter dan de rest

May 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky is de best,veel beter dan de rest.

May 11, 2007  

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