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

November 28, 2006

Toe to Toe

Rocky (SYLVESTER STALLONE) and Mason Dixon (ANTONIO TARVER) battle from bell to bell standing toe to toe. Rocky Jr. (MILO VENTIMIGLIA) comes out to assist the ref as he attempts to separate these modern day gladiators as the round ends.
-Craig Zablo



The final chapter of the Academy Award-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Wednesday, December 20, 2006. Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.

Photo by: John Bramley

And as an added bonus, here's another question for Sly!

Craig Zablo: Sly, how about a shout out to the SZoners?

SYLVESTER STALLONE: Hey SZoners, it's Sylvester Stallone!! Thank you very much. You're doing great, ya know. You're doing very good and I appreciate you hanging in there! Thanks.

94 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sly !

Thank you so much for you to make another Rocky Movie !

you're the best ! You're my inspiration !

Sly SysteM WebMaster

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers for everything Sly!, your the best mate!

Paul Liverpool England.

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you sly, for bringing back our hero, and for being such a great influence to us all. we love ya Rock!

John from Philly

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is it true that The new date will be December 20th?

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cheers Sly!! Good to know you're back in fine form and looking forward to being at the first screening in Melbourne, Australia!

November 28, 2006  
Blogger Slystallonefan said...

We love ya Sly :)
Just please Sly I say PLEASE, dont let us wait too long for your movies to come out :)
We want to see you working and coming out with new projects always. cuz without you Sly and your movies, trust me our lives get boring and we feel down. So just please keep up the great work and good luck :)

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great picture!!!!!

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the date moved up to December 20th? That would be even better!

I'm sooooo psyched to see this!!

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has the date moved up to December 20th? That would be even better!!

I'm sooooo psyched to see this!!

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Rocky Fan said...

Dude you Rock!! I have been a huge Rocky fan since I was kid!! Me and my kid are so excited to see the movie on the 22nd! He became a fan through me and the Rocky movie collection I have. Its amazing the Rocky fans span generations, that is so cool! Rock on!

November 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NOW ITS COMING OUT WED DEC 20? I THOUGHT FRI THE 22ND? ANYBODY KNOW WHATS UP?

November 28, 2006  
Blogger Jazz said...

Too cool.

All the best to you and your family.


Peace & Blessings,
Jazz

November 28, 2006  
Blogger Zachay Buckler said...

SZoner Zachary checking in. Keep punching Sly!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome picture! i hope he wins!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sly cant wait for christmas day. I was thinking of camping out in front of the theater for the new rocky movie. Its gonna be awsome Awsome I tells ya! Best of wishes.
Chris

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous derek baker, dbake379@uwsp.edu said...

ahhh, the blog sais december 20th, i believe its the 22nd

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice picture, but I hope that's not the end of the fifteenth round - that round has to end with Mason on the floor, even if it does end up going to a decision.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did I read that right?

Did the release date just get pushed up two days from Friday the 22nd, to Wednesday the 20th? Or was that just a typo?

Just curious...

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

man this is gonna be one hell of a movie! opening night here i come!!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is gonna be one hell of a movie. Opening night here i come!!!!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCKY BEAT HIM DOWN!!!! YEA!!

-Big J

November 29, 2006  
Blogger ROCKYBALBOA said...

ROCKY IS LA BEST

THE CLOSER IT GETS, THE MORE EXCITED I AM!!!

ROCKY!! ROCKY!! ROCKY!!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous borton said...

Does somebody knows when the Rocky Balboa soundtrack is coming out?
I hope that the compilation "Rocky Balboa - The Best of Rocky" (wich includes "it's a Fight", the song you hear in the second trailer!) coming out on December 12th is not supposed to be the one I'm looking foward to.
Did Bill Conti compose or Re-worked something new?
Can anybody help me?

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Antonio said...

Hey thankyo very much for your next movie, its great for all the real Rocky fans

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

KICK HIS ASS ROCKY!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think this will be an great succesful movie,here in Italy there's a lot of fan and in generally Rocky is an institution! He capture all the generations,from my father to my son!
I'm really pleased that an genuine man like Mr. Stallone play this charchter and represent an little part of italian culture.
Thank you,
Good luck !

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Toni Gyalog said...

Sly's my hero <3

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay I've heard 3 dates now for this movie. Originally I heard Dec. 22. Then on TV I heared Christmas day. Now I'm hearing Dec. 20th. Is there an official date set?

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This pic looks like the ending of the fight in the first Rocky. Where apollo says "aint gonna be no rematch"..

During that scene rocky and apolla stumble the same way as rocky does here with Dixon...

What do you guys think?

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Antreas said...

do you know whats the name of that song ''its a fight...'' from the second trailer??

You Rock Sly!!! Cyprus Rocky Fans live 4 you

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Al - UK Rocky Fan said...

Borton - Is the song 'Its A Fight' in the second trailer the Rap song that's on just before the 'Eye Of The Tiger' theme? Love that tune and would love to get hold of it!

Anyone know who it's by?

November 29, 2006  
Blogger drew.hyatt@gmail.com said...

Sly...it sounds like you're getting more interested in directing. That's cool, but don't give up acting. We loved you in CopLand.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man...Rocky, I am so like anxiously awaiting this comback. Rocky has been with me since i was a little kid. and i am 40 now and everytime they give the marothons on tv I sit and make it a balboa fest day. Sly your the best man.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow les den a month to rocky 6, canot wait its gunna b gr8

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

Toe to toe, blow for blow, this uis going to be a 12 round war! 8-)

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I write from italy. I'm twenty years old and i'm a really great fan of all sly's films, especially rocky. I'd like to tell you all something that happened to me yesterday.
I was playing soccer in a park with some old friends of mine and when they have to go home i stayed there for a while.
So i met a kid, a very young kid. He's eleven years hold and his name is Ares. Very strangely i felt like he was the younger me and we start playing soccer togheter and speaking about films we had grown up with and so he sad to me that he liked very much Terminetor. My answer was: "I just don't love too much that movie...my generation (1981) you know, has grown up with other type of films and heros"...and he sad to me: "what kind of films what kind of heros you are talking about" and me "...Rocky, for example".
"Yeah, that movie is absolutely awesome...i know everything about the films and life of Sylvester Stallone!!!" I couldn't believe to my eyes! He was jus eleven years old and he just knew more things about rocky and sly's life than me.
I always thought that sly's movies were fucking dead...you know, like you can read in so many papers and on-line previews...i always thought that the values in his movies were fuckin dead, in a so bad world...I always thought that no one in those new generations can love his movies anymore...I always went wrong. So thank you Ares...you have lighted me and i hope that you won't never forget sly and his films cause the're so great and true and talk about dreaming and hoping...two things that usually nowadays don't have any importance...this is way this world sucks so much.
At the end of the day i realesed that maybe not everything is gone, not everything is lost...there's always a chance for a better world, and the fact that the one who has given to me a sign was a eleven years old kid...it's extremely positive. Sly, we will always love you, no matter what some sceptic can tell or write and no matter how old are you or your friends.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Borton said...

"It's a Fight", the song before "Eye of the Tiger" in the second trailer, i played by "Three 6 Mafia".
You're welcome Al!

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the song is called "it's a fight" by The Three Six Mafia. If you go to amazon.com they have the soundtrack up for sale....but you can only pre order cause it won't be released til Dec. 26.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAADRRRRIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Alexandre Caliman said...

Hi Greg It`s a great job you`re doing you know... In Brasil we are all expecting the premiere of Rocky Balboa and this blog give us all what we want... Thank you a hundred times! Could you please ask Sly or anyone if the movie will be exibith in Brasil at december 20 please?
tks again!

November 29, 2006  
Blogger YOADRIAN75 said...

Hey Sly, It's Spyder Rico. How you doin?
Actually it's Jeff. I can't wait to see the new movie. It seems like you really went back to the beginning.

November 29, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't get movies like this anymore, Rocky is one of a kind, I can't wait to see this movie, it's marked on my calender, there is one thing I know for sure what will happen in that movie theather, people will go crazy, they'll be chanting Rocky's name, it's gonna be like a Rock Concert.

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Keelan (UK) said...

Guys and Gals,

A Rocky Balboa TV spot from YouTube. Quality aint great, but it is genuine...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQCqxy6fDjY

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great!!!

i cannot wait for this flim oh btw thank you for thr shout out sly!

:)

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Adam said...

I can not WAIT for this movie, I get so pumped watching the trailer. It's one of those movies you just know are going to be great.

What's the deal with Wednesday the 20th and Friday the 22nd for the release date? Which one is it?

November 30, 2006  
Blogger Bridget said...

Another great blog update with a wonderful surprise.....a shout out from Sly to the SZoners!!!! Thanks for asking for this, Craig! We hang in there because we love Sly and the SZone is the best Sly site in the world!!!!

November 30, 2006  
Blogger The Evil Pickle said...

I was reading the Rocky article in this months Empire and they reckon Rocky Balboa is the surprise movie of 2007 and could be in the running come Oscar time. How great would that be? You guys in the US are lucky, we in the UK have to wait until Feb 2007 for this. This is already the movie event of 2007. COME ON!!!!!!!

epx

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah Sly;)it's true...and coming to my historical nice country Turkey:)maybe this summer,we hope so and waiting,thanks.
(Ferhat Temiz from istanbul)

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its the 20th for sure, i've looked around

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Its December 22nd everybody! Don't worry about what these other people are saying, they don't even know what they are talking about, it is December 22nd in the U.S.! only a few more weeks! Thank you Sly!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!! You are TRUELY "ONE IN A MILLION"! This world needs MORE people like you, we would be MUCH better off if there were!:) thank you ssssoooo much for this film it means more to all of us than you could possibly imagine!!! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND YOUR MOVIES!:) You're the BEST! The greatest underdog story of OUR time, is back... for... ONE... FINAL... ROUND!:) "We LOVE Ya ROCK!" Peace -Aron Scott

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Came across this MP3 audio of Sylvester Stallone talking about the new rocky movie, life, and courage.

http://www.thoughtquotient.com/2006/11/30/sylvester-stallone-life-and-courage/

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SLy were only doin great cause your doing great; brinig us back our hero. Your makin all this happen for us. And i know i speak for every sly/rocky fan out there, when we all wanna say thank you!
its a Great Circle we have going on here.

November 30, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is rocky releasing on the 22 WORLDWIDE or is it just in the US??

December 01, 2006  
Blogger WATTSY10 said...

I have seen the TV spot on 'Your Tube' it's pretty good, infact I loved it! the quality is not brilliant though.
Empire Magazine the UK edition says that Rocky Balboa looks to exceed all expectations and it continues by saying that you can not rule it out for an oscar nomination in 2007. That's a direct quote from Empire. It also has a big Rocky Balboa poster inside which is pretty dam cool!

I can't wait until Fen 7 2007.

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have seen the ROCKY BALBOA TV spot on 'Your Tube' and it looks pretty dam good even though the quality is not all that. Roll on Feb 7th 2007 when it's released in the UK.

In this month's EMPIRE magazine the UK EDITION has a review on Rocky Balboa and it quotes the following - Rocky Balboa looks set to exceed everyone's expectations and you can not rule it out for a possible oscar nomination in 2007. If you don't believe me see it for your self. You also get a large Rocky Balboa poster inside which is pretty cool.

December 01, 2006  
Blogger Edmundo Falcão said...

Rocky Jr goes to confirm that its father is not any one, it is Rocky Balboa, optimum fighter of all the times. Edmundo, a super fan of Brazil!

December 01, 2006  
Blogger crosie said...

I saw the movie last night at the Detroit Premier. It was fabulous! I will not be telling what happens like some other obnoxious people on this website. They are assholes and try to ruin life for other people because they are truly that depressed in life. Quite the opposite to the Rocky Movies which are of inspiration to others and this movie is just that as well. Enjoy the movie fans....I know you will!!!!!

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HOLA ! MUY BUENA FOTO,Y SI,SON GLADIADORES MODERNOS!!
CRAIG, DESDE URUGUAY TE MANDO UN FUERTE SALUDO Y UN GRACIAS,POR BRINDARNOS TODAS ESTAS EXCELENTES FOTOS,COMO ASI DELEITARNOS CON ESTAS ENTEREVISTAS,QUE LOS SZONERS SABEMOS DISFRUTAR.SEGUI ASI!!!!!
SALUDOS,RICARDO, A FAN FROM URUGUAY

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that 20th release in the States only? Anybody know about Canada?

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Leonardo Leite said...

Olá gente! Estou super feliz por mais um Rocky, eu assisti o primeiro eu deveria ter entorno de 10 a 12 anos de idade, e continuo super fã, também espero o retorno do Rambo!!! o Stallone é execelente, espero anciosamente a estréa aqui no Brasil. Um grande abraço a todos!!!

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Keelan(UK) said...

Guys an Gals,

You dont need to wait until February in the UK now - check out the IMDB. All the release date shave been changed (approx last weekend). Rocky Balboa is now being released in the UK on 19 January (this was changed after the latest Total Film and Empire Mags had been published!).

Show your support - You're Rocky needs you!!

I want you Stallion!

December 01, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't make it as the final round, keep going, Rocky! Your movies delighted me a lot!

Fans from Hong Kong

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yu rock rocky yu are so cute and SEXY!

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I AM SO PUMPED

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

niiiiiiiiiiiiice!!!!

December 02, 2006  
Blogger RoBeRt said...

tHIS IS SOOO COOL!!I JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW IS IT Called the song of the trailer of rocky(i mean the first trailer)


thx

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was able to catch a special screening at the Southfield theater for that fundraiser. First the movie was good. Not great but good. A good closure to the character. Second (and I hope this reaches the right people) the V.I.P setup for that fundraiser misused Stallones name and left several people unhappy. Thats a horrible shame to because tickets cost so much.

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was able to catch a special screening at the Southfield theater for that fundraiser. First the movie was good. Not great but good. A good closure to the character. Second (and I hope this reaches the right people) the V.I.P setup for that fundraiser misused Stallones name and left several people unhappy. Thats a horrible shame to because tickets cost so much.

December 02, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE 20TH IS WAY BETTER FOR ME ANYWAY. I HAVE THAT DAY OFF AND PLAN TO BRING MY SON TO THE FIRST SHOWING :)

December 03, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THE 20TH IS WAY BETTER FOR ME ANYWAY. I HAVE THAT DAY OFF AND PLAN TO BRING MY SON TO THE FIRST SHOWING :)

December 03, 2006  
Anonymous Jared said...

Sly, the Rocky series is gold. I've heard great things about the newest installment and the trailer looks awesome. My girlfriend, who has never seen a Rocky movie, is even stoked about seeing this one. Can't wait for it!

December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dog say's in 2001 I had stage 4 lymphoma and ROCKY movies pulled me through . Please don't die at the end of this one . It's not what Rock is about . This movie is going to be huge !!!! Keep the conti sound during workout and fight scenes ....

December 07, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ok you Balboa freaks..i need somebody with real knowledge. we all know the song from the soundtrack with the bells. where can u get the specific version that plays in rocky II right after adrian tells rocky to "win" in the hospital then launches into the training montage. somebody please tell me. i'm just looking for that version. not some of these other versions that have the bells in it like on the rocky ii soundtrack but aren't that same specific version. follow me?

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

O Mii!!!! i have been waiting for another ROCKY move to come out!!! and me my dad and my friend and her dad are going to go see it on the 20th! and i can't wait i'm sososo exited to see it! I've watched all the rocky movies over and over agian and i'm so exited

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Rocky. I can't wait until the 20th. My friends think that I am a Rocky fanatic and I am. You have great support from your friends in Canada. You are an inspiration to one and all.

December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's because of your movies i am who i am today. I use to be quite and reserved and always scared to fight for what i want. i had no heart plain and simple. But seeing what rocky did in his movies inspired me to fight and never give up no matter how tough the situation maybe, because of your films i made it in to a prestige university, became a huge boxing fan, and whipped myself in to shape as if i were going to go toe to toe with someone in the prize ring. so thank you for inspireing me sly and i know this final installment will help me become even more inspired to go the distance and push myself beyond my limits. good bless, -S.A.Melo

p.s. Knock his block off!!

December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCKY!!! ROCKY!!! ROCKY!!! WE LOVE YOU ROCK! YOUR A TRUE FIGHTER OUT THERE THANKS SO MUCH ROCK! THANK YOU!!

December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sly your still the best,cant wait to see rocky balboa tomarow.ive loved ya since i was a kid

December 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You go Sly! Can't wait to see you tonight!

Go Italian Stallion!

Bruschi Family!

San Francisco, CA

December 20, 2006  
Blogger suttlesone said...

I had major sinus surgery kept in hospital, went home before I was suppose to to see Rocky Balboa,doctor told me to stay in bed 3 days.Whole movie was good until end.Why would you do this, I was so sad, let down and disappointed.I love Sly, and the Rocky movies were the most Golden memories of a lifetime for me.I was disappointed in Rocky % that he was left mentally impaired, broke and stripped of dignity, but at least he did win a street fight, so it was kinda ok, all was not lost.Rocky lost Why oh Why would you do this to people who love you so? I thought I was coming to see the ultimate farewell and most unbelievable underdog story ever, true inspiration,instead ultimate defeat, end would have done us right if Rocky would have knocked out last minute, kept his fire grew stronger, you could have flashed to him beating again for title, and the fact that he defended title and won couple more times before retiring, that would have left us happy.At least we see he got his mind back, but thats just nothing to the dissapointement experirenced, please fix this for us Sly, you can still pull and change ending for your fans, God Bless

December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Jeff said...

You did a great job sly your still the champ.......i took my 20 yr.old kid to see it and she loved it ..she told me thanks for taking her and she understands why i never give up .thanks again for the Rocky movies....that is way Ill never give up in life....

December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey just came home from watching rocky 6.. never been to a movie where people clapped when the theme song came on... very very good.. thanks for all the good memories.. it was outstanding..

December 20, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Sly,

I just came from seeing Rocky Balboa. All I can say is WOW! You had me laughing and crying but most of all feeling pure joy that FINALLY I was watching a real movie for the first time in a long time. Most movies out there are garbage. This has to be the best movie I have seen in years. I love Rocky and always will. I loved Rocky 1 and this was just as wonderful. Great job and thank you, thank you, thank you for such a beautiful movie. You are truly talented and a brilliant film maker.

Love always
Michelle

December 20, 2006  
Blogger jlenardo said...

I loved this movie! Best Rocky EVER!

December 21, 2006  
Blogger RAGU said...

SLY YOU ARE THE BEST LOVE ALL YOU DO ROCKY MAKE S ME LOVE LIFE
STEVE SANELLI

December 21, 2006  
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December 21, 2006  
Blogger suttlesone said...

I had my 9 year old son with me so he could experience the victory of not giving up, but there wasn't one.

December 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sly - Job well done! The Rocky Balboa Movie was fantastic! It touched my heart just like Rocky #1. You brought all the characters back to their true roles from the first movie. I cried, laughed and learned some valuable lessons. I've bragged about the movie to all my colleagues and friends. I work with clients all over the US. I've already spread the word out to 7 cities today and will keep going. I really appreciate you sharing your talents with us (writer,producer, director and actor - JUST AMAZING!). The movies today lack your talent. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

December 21, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw th movie today. Had no real expecctations (when I first heard about this movie, I kinda rolled my eyes and said, "are you kidding?"

Well, I was shocked by the movie. It was so much better than I ever expected. What a fitting way to end the series. Thanks for bringing the series to a heartwarming and appropriate close.

December 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE YA PAISANO

December 22, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations Sly! Your movie is incredible and the Rocky legend couldnt have ended on a better note. I've been a huge Rocky fan since the original and the new movie was absolutely brilliant!

December 23, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George, India
I have been seeing your movies from the age of 5 and have always been a great fan of yours. ROCKY BALBOA was too good as all previous movies. WAY TO GO Stallone!!!!!! You are a great man, inspiring others in the world is something that cannot be forgotten!
ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY, ROCKY!!!

January 28, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi , sly - rocky :) , i think ur such an insparation and im only 14 i think ur a top boxer and ur latest movie is such a great film not to mention bit sad and i don't do sad plz i neva want u to stop doin movies but ifffffffffffffffffff u hace to plz still do sumfin remember its not over till its over ur such a big star and im ur number 1 fan plz rocky reply

p.s im gettin the rocky collection on dvd

June 03, 2007  

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