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

December 12, 2006

Trading Old Pain For New Pain

Mason "The Line" Dixon [ANTONIO TARVER] lands some "hurtin' bombs" of his own when he and Rocky Balboa [SYLVESTER STALLONE] stand toe-to-toe fighting for much more than a title!
-Craig Zablo



For a larger version of this image click HERE!

The final round of the Academy Award-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 20, 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

And now as an added bonus, an interview question and answer from Sly!

QUESTION: Did George Foreman have any influence on that decision that Rocky could still fight professionally?

SYLVESTER STALLONE: Well, that, George Foreman! George Foreman gives Rocky a great credibility. So does Larry Holmes, he's 53, or 54 fighting. There are a couple of fighters today living out. The oldest one is 58, I believe, Sol Mamby for real. So it's happened. They believe that Sonny Liston was almost 50 years old and fought Mohammed Ali and, you know, lied about it. But the point is as, as it's said in Rocky, "They just want to prove that the last thing to age is the heart." And this is just, you know, a symbolic gesture that when you're young at heart you're basically in the game.

Sly fans will also want to check out Round 11 of the great question and answer session that Sly is delivering each day at AIN'T IT COOL NEWS! Click HERE to get there!
-Craig Zablo

78 Comments:

Anonymous VICTOR said...

SLY YOU ARE THE BEST !!! I WILL MEET YOU SOON !!!

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Encore

If anyone missed out, play these YouTube videos that show certain scenes in "Rocky Balboa" (one is the simulated fight scene between Balboa & Dixon and the other shows Rocky and Paulie in an emotional conversation while visiting what's left of the ice rink) ... You won't be disappointed.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=il1AhXpElaw

- and -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=158Amgo95VM

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Picture! Much more than a title......It's not a title fight, is it?

December 13, 2006  
Blogger The Evil Pickle said...

About a week to go for the US release. I'm so jealous of all you guys as we in the UK have to wait until Feb. To all you US fans have a great night when you see this awesome movie.

COME ON!!!!!!

epx

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dixon isnt as tough as Balboa! Just wait till you see his Hurt'n Bombs!

-Big J

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Sly,


Who do you think has embodied the character of Rocky the most in professional boxing?(Rocky Marciano, Mohammed Ali, George Forman.....), or do you think he is a mix of different boxers. Secondly who is your favourite proffesional boxer?

Sincerily,
JON K.

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AWESOME! Rocky is the greates movies of all time. We love u Sly!

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

QUE BOMBA !!UNA GUERRA TOTAL!!FALTA POCO PARA ES ESTRENO!!
RICARDO,A FAN FROM URUGUAY

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

On IMDB's photo gallery for ROCKY BALBOA, there are a couple of shots ... feel free to peek them now. Some have already appeared in this blog. In total, there are 30 shots.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0479143/

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot freaking wait for this movie to come out! I always watch at least one Rocky movie during Finals (I'm a senior in college). They make me feel like I can accomplish anything! I'm graduating in May, I'd like to think that the Rocky movies have helped me stay determined to finish!

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous CMoney said...

The movie is going to be crazy!!! 8-)

Comingsoon.net rating - 8 out of 10

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! Rocky will be feelin' that tomorrow!!! I still can't believe that Sly and Tarver actually wailed on each other! ITS PRETTY COOL!!! it makes the fight look more realistic and believable!!! JUST AWESOME!!! I can't even believe that ROCKY opens NEXT WEEK!!!!!! ITS SO EXCITING!!!! I am going to see it next Friday!!!! I want to wish all of my fellow fans a very merry Christmas!:) enjoy the movie:) Peace - Aron Scott

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Cow!!! it looks like Rocky can dish out as much punishment as he can take!! Dixon looks like he is also taking quite a beatin'! "Go For it ROCK!" RO-CKY RO-CKY RO-CKY!!! Thank you Sly you have made this the BEST Christmas I have EVER HAD!!!! THANK YOU!!!!:) Peace - Aron Scott

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to put those gloves on Rocky, one last time and make an impact!!!!

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IMPONENTE EL REALISMO BUSCADO,Y ES QUE REALMENTE SON BOMBAS QUE DAÑAN!!YA SE VIENE EL ESTRENO MAS DESEADO!!
RICARDO,A FAN FROM URUGUAY

December 13, 2006  
Blogger DJ2BIG said...

I can not wait to see this film and but the collection on DVD.

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm done with this blog! I take time to write about the movie and my comments are NEVER posted! I'm done wasting my time here! - Aron Scott

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Yuri from Brazil said...

I'm really happy to be here in US to see the movie on the first day, I remember that I was in Brazil last time that I saw Rocky...Stallone really is a winner just like Rocky. Congrats Sly you are the best!!!

ONE MORE ROUND, NO PAIN !!!

December 13, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

check this site out they have 11 clips great stuff!!

http://www.iesb.net/index.php?option=com_d4j_ezine&task=read&page=1&category=featured&article=957&Itemid=27

December 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, we also have to wait till february here in Belgium, Europe. That's going to be a long wait .. (I will stop reading internet blog news about the movie after the US release :p)

December 14, 2006  
Anonymous J. Alec West said...

Mr. Stallone --- What you say about age is so very very true. Frankly, I think the media - always looking for a fresh face - tends to discount older athletes long before their time.

The most recent example of that occurred at the last Olympic Games. The media seemed almost in unison, saying that it was the last chance for Olympic skater, Michelle Kwan, to win a medal (at age 22). How quick they forget that years earlier, a Finnish man 10 years older than Kwan took the Gold Medal in the speed-skating competition - a much more rigourous task.

Youth is an advantage in any sport. But the ability to compete in any sport is composed of many facets - not the least of which is "passion." And, I look forward to your next film since I suspect this truth will be evident throughout.

December 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

uk realese when??

19th jan it seems?

December 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can relate in a way to The Rocky Character. I mean my name is Arturo Navarro, and have 16 wins as a Pro no losses 14 knockouts, however while I was living in Buffalo, My manager back then wasn't giving me the whole truth! Unfortunately I had to step away from boxing for 3 years and in the process lost my house and now this past summer as I stepped back into the ring I realized that I have to train diffrent ways now since I'm 35 years old. Might not sound too old in the heavyweight division but there are alot of young hungry lions out there. If anyone wants to check out my site the address is

www.arturonavarro.org
they haven't finished it all yet but they will be adding fight footage soon, also if anyone wants to e mail me my e mail is
thegladiator619@aim.com
I hope to hear from you guys soon and Lets all go out and make ROCKY BALBOA the number 1 movie of the season.
God Bless
Arturo
www.arturonavarro.org

December 14, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can relate in a way to The Rocky Character. I mean my name is Arturo Navarro, and have 16 wins as a Pro no losses 14 knockouts, however while I was living in Buffalo, My manager back then wasn't giving me the whole truth! Unfortunately I had to step away from boxing for 3 years and in the process lost my house and now this past summer as I stepped back into the ring I realized that I have to train diffrent ways now since I'm 35 years old. Might not sound too old in the heavyweight division but there are alot of young hungry lions out there. If anyone wants to check out my site the address is

www.arturonavarro.org
they haven't finished it all yet but they will be adding fight footage soon, also if anyone wants to e mail me my e mail is
thegladiator619@aim.com
I hope to hear from you guys soon and Lets all go out and make ROCKY BALBOA the number 1 movie of the season.
God Bless
Arturo
www.arturonavarro.org

December 14, 2006  
Blogger Bardwell said...

I have a question about Rocky's record. The wins and losses don't seem to add up.

We're told in "Rocky" that Balboa has a 48-20 record. He loses to Apollo and wins the rematch. That should make him 49-21. Then he wins 10 straight title defenses ("Rocky III") before splitting two matchups against Clubber Lang. That should make him 60-22. We don't know if he fights again before Drago, but that being the last bout of his career (until now), Rocky should be at least 61-22.

Yet "Rocky Balboa" claims the two-time champ's record is 58-21-1. What gives?

December 15, 2006  
Blogger David Michael Lewis said...

Sly Stallone,

Thank you for giving us Rocky fans.. this last look at one of the greatest Fighters in Movie History. As a big Rocky fan and your past work, I really enjoyed the movie, and seen it tonight due to some advanced screening tickets I received from a CO worker as a Christmas gift.

Rocky has always been an inspiration to me, as I too was a former fighter, and martial artist with struggles due to a knee ACL injury. Walking out of the Theater you felt happy that Rocky's beast was finally at rest. I only wish I could enter the ring one last time.

Rocky will always be a true champ.

Thanks again Sly.

A Big fan,
Dave Lewis
San Jose, CA

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone, go to YouTube.com and type in "Rocky Balboa, new, scenes" on the SEARCH area... From there'll you see some scenes never seen before as well as behind-the-scenes footage during the making of this movie ... Enjoy!

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Stallone.

I just saw the latest trailer on the quicktime movie trailer site. I didn't think I could get the PUMPED UP at work!!! AWESOME!

GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS....looking forward to the next installment of RAMBO!!! BRING IT ON!

Nuff Said!

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Luciana said...

I'm sad, very very sad!!! I'm from Argentina, wich means that I won't see ROCKY 'til...I don't have idea! And the petition??? :( I wanted a Worldwide Simultaneous Release but who cares?? The people of MGM doesn't care ROCKY's fans, that's what it seems. I know it's a matter of money but is so sad, I have to wait to see my favourite movie...:( :( :( I have no words
Byeeeeeeeeeeee

December 15, 2006  
Blogger Edmundo Falcão said...

It is arriving at the hour. Alive Rocky. Congratulations Stallone for its success. Edmundo, a super fan of the Brasl!

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rocky win

December 15, 2006  
Anonymous jeffrey chew said...

Malaysia release on 20 Feb 2007 --- gosh! Why so long?

December 15, 2006  
Blogger Bear said...

As a 57-yearold who can still lift more weight in the gym than most people of any age, I started to get choked up when I saw the trailer. Here’s one for the guys who go out every day and fight for their lives, for the guys who fight to stay in the game. Here’s one for heart, for the old school. This could be the movie of a lifetime.

December 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey guys,

i saw the movie last thursday at a sneak preview in ny.it was everything you could want to close the rocky legacy.great movie sly. i got choked up a lot, i laughed, i was nervous. it was great. im goin to the premier also. thanks sly.

December 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I THINK ROCKY VI WILL BE AN EXCELLENT MOVIE IN THE ROCKY SERIES. I PLAN ON GOING TO SEE IT, WHEN IT PREMIERES. I ALSO INTEND TO BUY IT AS SOON AS IT COMES OUT ON VIDEO. ANYBODY WHO SAYS THE ROCKY VI MOVIE IS A STUPID IDEA OR THAT SYLVESTER IS STUPID FOR MAKING ROCKY VI IS JUST JEALOUS AND COULD LIVE TEN LIFETIMES W/O EVER ACCOMPLISHING, WHAT SYLVESTER HAS. NOBODY CAN EVEN HOLD A CANDLE TO SYLVESTER STALLONE!!!!!!

#1SYLVESTER FAN

December 17, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bought my tickets for next Wednesday, first showing at 10:45am..:)

December 18, 2006  
Anonymous John said...

I began the Rocky saga from the beginning. See the 1 & 2, 450 times, the majority of which were in the movie theater, and somewhat similar number for the others. I emphasize the first two, not for a competition with other for viewing, but because I got clean & sober doing so. Rocky 3, I was home from the service, rented a limo, called the local TV stations, and they met us at the theater. It was cool, more. More so for me for my little brother at the time. I've been through a few rehabs, but today it has been eighteen years living clean and sober. I thought that was important to share with you all. Next year I'll be 50, 6'6'' 350 lbs, Wife 5 kids. I told a guy at work Rocky isn't ablout boxing. The whole crew jumped in, and rather then start a crap storm, I left it alone. Rocky is about life, and the chances of a underdog, regular people, whom can do whatever they desire.
My Adiran; Margie; and I will be at an early premier tomorrow. We'll be in line early. I'll be low key to see the people, and how they react anticipating the movie. I'll be waiting to see my friend for the last time. The freight train is coming Dixon, stay off the tracks
Thanks Sly

December 18, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can anyone tell me if mickey plays any part in this movie even though he died in part 3

December 21, 2006  
Anonymous basi said...

I'm agreed......the age isn't important........the only thing that really count is the heart and the bravery to face the fear.....stallone are the greatest!!!

December 26, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well what can i say ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY

January 02, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The emotion of this movie is what stands out to me. The Rocky feeling is all there in this amazing movie. I've already seen this film 3 times and I still get choked up at most of the scenes and gotten chills during the final fight/round of the Rocky legacy. Most important is this movie has a good story and is FULL of emotion. Sylvester Stallone is a legendary genius and an inspiration to me and millions of people. If you haven't seen this movie yet you are missing out on an excellent film that packs a punch!! Also the message that this film brings across to the viewer is what stays with you as your leaving the theater. "Its not how hard you can hit its how many punches you can take and still be moving forward".

January 06, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sylvester Stallone is an inspiration to anyone trying to succeed in life. They don't make movies like these anymore. I live for movies like these.

January 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Rocky has the same emotion as the first Rocky. It's an event in movie history that cannot be missed. Seeing this movie makes you feel good in your heart. I'm seeing it again.

January 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you haven't seen this movie go see it. If you are reading this and visited this site you definately should go see this movie. Sylvester Stallone does the best acting in this movie then he has ever done in his career. A grand finale to the Rocky Legacy. I give it 4 stars ****

January 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best movie I have seen in a VERY long time.Rocky delivers in every possible way. This is worth watching again and again!!!

January 08, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg that film was wicked luved it so much i cant believe hes still doing boxing films at his age but wow i hope he does some more lol i do boxing my self hannah

January 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sylvester Stallone is an inspiration! Rocky is the most special movie of its kind.

January 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can't wait to see it here in Indonesia. GO ROCKY !!!!

January 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh my god!!! ROCKY BALBOA the last ever ROCKY film. it cannot be i am not ready for them to finish. however i feel this will be the greatest ever ROCKY film of all time and be the best ever film full stop!!! all the other ROCKY films are amazing and i love to watch them 1once a month nearly every month because im a sad person like that. ha ha i am going to watch ROCKY BALBOA when it first comes out in england and i cannot wait at the moment there are only 7 days left untill its first showing i am hoping to reserve tickets for the first showing. it will be amazing!!! i know it!!! i am the greatest ROCKY fan ever i got 100% on the official quiz on the ROCKY website!!! im really excited bout ROCKY BALBOA ive been waiting for it for years!!!!

January 12, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...a great actor, man, champion...
Your last Rocky it's really beautifull...all your film..from the first...
Go on Sly!You are the best!!!
Thanks for all emotions...

Michelangelo, fan from your Italy

January 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoy the Rocky, but I wish Adrian was in it. Her character was so great and had good values. Even maybe as a ghost or something like that. No offense, but what happened to the brain hemorage? Maybe you could make one more Rocky, where he dies at the end and maybe we could see Rocky's kids grow up and start a family. Adrien could be a spirt that haunts Rocky and Pauly, not in a bad way, but just to let them know she still watches over them, and maybe Rocky could realize it is his time to go and be at peace with his life and move on and be with Adrian again..just my thoughts. :)

January 15, 2007  
Anonymous helio said...

los felizito exelente film

January 15, 2007  
Anonymous Helio alberto said...

los felizito exelente film

January 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no me importa lo que la gente diga
es y sera el fin de una de las mejores sagas de todos los tiempos, ROcky marco una epoca y algunos talvez no les gusta pero a quienes la pelicula nos marco par siempre y nos hizo creer en algo...

January 15, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw the movie..fantastic!it s not a stupid action film,it s "Rocky"!!!
Ale
Italy

January 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

veramente un gran finale di film per un uomo che ha saputo oltre che a segnare un'epoca e legare generazioni intere,anche donarci forti emozioni...stallone sei un mito!!!!
lamprenetor...

January 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

João Paulo Comments...

Rocky Balboa
The Best Series !!!

January 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rocky,
You are really ridicolous. You want to make a film about the claims of armenian genocides under Emrire Ottoman in 1915. Please read the real story first! You don't need a cheap story such as historical lies. You are already a hero Rocky! You don't need to do Rocky! It is too basic for you!

January 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cuando rocky salio era lo mejor eso fueron buenos momentos cuando rocky pelio con el corazon y con ojo de tigre era exelente pero yo era un niño me facina todas las peliculas pero esta vez yo podre ver a rocky en el cine y eso sera lo mejor que puedo ver a un herue peliando con el corazon y va hacer la mejor pelea que nadie vera y no podra olvidar

January 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want a rocky 7!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want a rocky 7!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i want a rocky 7!!!!!!!!!!!

January 19, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sylvester Stallone thank you for the emotions that you made us feel in this film. I feel like it came straight from your heart and theres nothing better than that. You are TRULY an Inspiration to us all. God Bless you and I hope you make more films with the same emotion that was present in Rocky Balboa.

January 21, 2007  
Anonymous amandine said...

bonjour

j'adore tes film je sais que tu ne me répondra pas mais je vouler que tu sache que je t'aime de trop a bientot

au faite c'est pour quand le prochain rocky I love rocky and you

January 22, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i luv rocky 6, well done sly
u rock

January 23, 2007  
Anonymous sfeeney said...

i absolutly luv the rocky films
and rocky 6 just blew me away i luved it, well done sly

January 23, 2007  
Anonymous lola said...

lola
j adore tes film et cette aprem je vais le voir au cinéma

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous audrey said...

slt je tadore 2 trop g vu plusieur 2 te film et je les regarde plusieur foi tellement il sont génial

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sylvester Stallone,
J'ai vu en avant première ROCKY BALBOA, ce mercredi 23 janvier 2007 et je dis bravo et merci pour cette superbe fin, nostalgique, plein d'amour et pour ce message de courage et de fierté. Grand bravo…
Pascal, Sannerville, Calvados, France.

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Sylvester Stallone,
J'ai vu en avant première ROCKY BALBOA, ce mercredi 23 janvier 2007 et je dis bravo et merci pour cette superbe fin, nostalgique, plein d'amour et pour ce message de courage et de fierté. Grand bravo…
Pascal, Sannerville, Calvados, France.

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous feras said...

i love you sly, you are the best. go on, "in a burning heart" still here.that ends,ends.

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sly,you are great, not because you are an actor, byt because did things that others have not the ability to do that.i bekieve in you,capabilities and courage.thanks for the person who manages the site.you are sly, no east no west, sly is the best.
feras el saleh(palistinian)
computer and communication engineering.

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ROCKy té un fan^pour moi j adotre tout té films j espere que repondera

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

salut je m'apelle damien et je suis un fanne de vous et suis un jour vous vené a paris je seré herreu de vous voir moi j'habite a clermont ferand a+ bye je vous adors je vous donne mon adresse msn damien63210@hotmail.fr

January 24, 2007  
Anonymous bouillaguet patricia said...

Que dire de ce dernier Rocky ? Fabuleux, majestueux, magnifique, tendre, un Rocky un dur au coeur tendre. J'ai rêvé sur tous ses films et celui-là m'a fait pleurer encore !! Silvester Stallone est génial, un acteur comme en fait plus. Je lui souhaite de faire encore plein de films surtout pour moi afin de retourner au cinéma le voir et l'appécier. Merci Rocky, merci Mr Stallone, Bravo !!!!

January 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude i cant belive it Mr.Stalone you are such a great actor im an 11 year old who now has a dream of boxing because of you thank you so much i have all of your movies you are an inspration to me
agin thanks,
Lisa age 11

February 03, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ohhh ma goshhh..dis movie touched me soo gud dat i couldn’t stop crying lol..it lifted me wen i was down..it gave me strength wen i coudnt move on..fankz Stallone foa this wonderful movie...

GOD BLESS

February 09, 2007  
Anonymous Rob Waide said...

I thought that at the age near 60 the latest rocky movie would not be real. I am wrong, my father who is turning 60 this year has just lost 33kg through eating correctly and exercise. Lots of exercise yet he has bones in his ankles that are flaking away, he has arthritis in his hands and knees. Then seeing Rocky with similar problems just made the movie more real. Thank you Mr Stallone it was and will be a great movie to me.

February 24, 2007  

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