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Sylvester Stallone’s ROCKY saga will receive a six-film set in 4K

Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky saga will receive a 4K box set with the six original films of the series.

Those films include 1976 Rocky1979 Rocky II1982 Rocky III1985 Rocky IV90’s Rocky Vand 2006 Rocky Balboa.

The films will be collected together in 4K for the first time in MGM and Warner Bros’ Rocky: Ultimate Knockout Collection.

The seven-disc set includes both the theatrical and extended versions of Rocky IV – titled Rocky V. Drago: The Ultimate Director’s Cut – along with the theatrical and unrated version of Balboa, which features 14 minutes of extra footage.

Here are all the details on each of the films:

Rocky (1976)
Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone), a small-time, working-class boxer from Philadelphia, is arbitrarily chosen to face the reigning world heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), when the undefeated fighter’s scheduled opponent is injured. While training with feisty former bantamweight contender Mickey Goldmill (Burgess Meredith), Rocky tentatively begins a relationship with Adrian (Talia Shire), the wallflower sister of his meatpacker friend Paulie (Burt Young).

Rocky II (1979)
Although working-class Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) lost his high-profile bout to arrogant world champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), his Cinderella story has captured the attention of the national sports media and now he has the opportunity to capitalize on his sudden fame. Meanwhile, Creed is still smarting from almost losing to a palooka no one has ever heard of, and arrogantly pushes his new nemesis back into the ring.

Rocky III (1982)
Having become the heavyweight champion of the world, former working-class boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) is rich and famous beyond his wildest dreams, which has made him lazy and overconfident. In a double blow, he loses his coach and father figure Mickey (Burgess Meredith) and then his title is stolen by the arrogant and menacing challenger Clubber Lang (Mr. T). Turning to his former adversary, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), for help, Rocky fights to get his old fire back.

Rocky IV (1985)
After regaining the title of boxing champion, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky’s friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows to get revenge on Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both fight a long and intense match.

Rocky V (1990)
Recently retired boxer Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) falls on hard times after his accountant mismanages his finances. He stages a comeback of sorts by mentoring fiery young boxer Tommy (Tommy Morrison), while also trying to mend his shaky relationship with his son, Robert (Sage Stallone). These challenges prove to be at least as difficult as any fight Rocky has faced in the ring. He wonders if he will be able to meet them and raise his arms again in victory.

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Long retired, Rocky (Sylvester Stallone) runs a Philadelphia restaurant and mourns the loss of his beloved wife, Adrian. Eager to recapture some of his glory days, he plans to return to the ring for some low-key local matches. All that changes when Rocky accepts the challenge to fight the reigning world heavyweight champion, Mason “the Line” Dixon (Antonio Tarver).

THE Rocky: Ultimate Knockout Collection 4K will be available from July 16th.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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