• Rocky: The Knockout Collection Uppercuts 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on February 28

    Posted Mon Feb 6, 2023 at 02:04 PM PST by

    The boxed set available on February 28 includes the first four films in the franchise (Rocky I-IV) plus the Director's Cut of Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.   

    The four films will be presented in 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) with Dolby Vision. Digital versions of the movies will also be included. We haven't gotten a firm answer for why Rocky V (beyond it not being very good) and Rocky Balboa aren't included in this set, but as soon as we know more, we'll update. Each of these films is also getting SteelBook a solo SteelBook option as well.

    Rocky: The Knockout Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray
    Rocky: The Knockout Collection - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray

    ROCKY (1976)

    Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, this 1976 Best Picture Winner inspired a nation. A struggling Philadelphia club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for love, glory and self-respect. Featuring a legendary musical score and thrilling fight sequences, this rousing crowd-pleaser scores a knockout!

    The film is directed by John G. Avilsden from a screenplay and story by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.

    ROCKY received ten Academy Award nominations and won three, including Best Picture. Best Director and Best Film Editing.  In 2006, the Library of Congress selected ROCKY for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

    Rocky - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy Exclusive SteelBook
    Rocky 4K Best Buy SteelBook

    ROCKY II (1979)

    After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can’t escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the “Italian Stallion” must prepare for the fight of his life.

    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.

    Rocky II - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook

    ROCKY III (1982)

    As Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn’t be better. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the “Italian Stallion” has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed’s help, Rocky strives to regain the “eye of the tiger” before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch!

    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, and Mr. T.

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    ROCKY IV (1985)

    Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) holds the world heavyweight boxing championship but faces a new challenger: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a 6'4", 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. Rocky prepares for a powerfully charged fight, in which he must defend not only himself but the honor of his country!

    Also included is Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago. Stallone masterfully reshapes Rocky IV in the ultimate director’s cut!

    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, and Dolph Lundgren.

    Rocky IV - 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Best Buy SteelBook

    This set will also include a Blu-ray disc featuring the making-of documentary for the extended director’s cut of Rocky IV - Rocky IV: Rocky VS. Drago plus assorted previously released supplements.

    Order your copy now and here is the full press release:


     

     
    ROCKY I-IV FILM COLLECTION COMING TO 4K ULTRA HD
    FROM MGM AND UNITED ARTISTS, ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III AND ROCKY IV
    WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 4K RESOLUTION WITH
    HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR)

     
    Own it on 4K Ultra HD and Digital on February 28
     

    Burbank, Calif., February 6, 2023 – Get knocked out by the new 4K contender – the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection newly remastered in stunning 4K Ultra HD. Sylvester Stallone stars in the greatest boxing saga of all time and triumphs as one of the most inspirational characters in cinematic history. Witness every epic, action packed fight and unforgettable moment as Rocky punches his way to the top against impossible odds when the ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection is released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack on February 28.
     
    The ROCKY I-IV 4K 4-Film Collection includes the MGM feature films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III and ROCKY IV, along with the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO.  This collection contains a Blu-ray disc featuring the hour-long behind the scenes documentary on the making of this extended director’s cut of ROCKY IVROCKY IV: ROCKY VS. DRAGO as well as a selection of previously existing EC.  
     
    The Ultra HD Blu-ray disc featuring the films ROCKY, ROCKY II, ROCKY III, ROCKY IV and the ROCKY IV Ultimate Director’s Cut, ROCKY VS. DRAGO will feature Dolby VisionTM HDR that dramatically expands the color palette and contrast range and uses dynamic metadata to automatically optimize the picture for every screen, frame by frame.
     
    The Ultra HD Blu-ray will include an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with each feature film in 4K with HDR, a bonus Blu-ray disc with the documentary and a selection of pre-existing special features, and a Digital version of the feature films.
     
    For the complete 4K Ultra HD experience with HDR, a 4K Ultra HD TV with HDR, an Ultra HD Blu-ray player and a high-speed HDMI (category 2) cable are required.
     
     
    About the Films:
     
    ROCKY (1976)
    Nominated for 10 Academy Awards®, this 1976 Best Picture Winner inspired a nation. A struggling Philadelphia club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for love, glory and self-respect. Featuring a legendary musical score and thrilling fight sequences, this rousing crowd-pleaser scores a knockout!
     
    The film is directed by John G. Avilsden from a screenplay and story by Sylvester Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.
     
    ROCKY received ten Academy Award nominations and won three, including Best Picture. Best Director and Best Film Editing.  In 2006, the Library of Congress selected ROCKY for preservation in the United States National Film Registry for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."
     
    ROCKY II (1979)
    After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can’t escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the “Italian Stallion” must prepare
    for the fight of his life.
     
    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, and Burgess Meredith.
     
    ROCKY III (1982)
    As Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn’t be better. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the “Italian Stallion” has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed’s help, Rocky strives to regain the “eye of the tiger” before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch!
     
    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Burgess Meredith, and Mr. T.
     
    ROCKY IV (1985)
    Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) holds the world heavyweight boxing championship but faces a new challenger: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a 6'4", 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. Rocky prepares for a powerfully charged fight, in which he must defend not only himself but the honor of his country!
     
    Also included is Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago. Stallone masterfully reshapes Rocky IV in the ultimate director’s cut!
     
    The film is directed by Sylvester Stallone from a screenplay and story by Stallone. The film is produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff and stars Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, and Dolph Lundgren.

     
     
     
    BASICS
    PRODUCT                                                                                        ERP
    ROCKY I-IV 4K Knock Out Collection Ultra HD Blu-ray               $79.99
    Includes:     ROCKY I
                       ROCKY II
                       ROCKY III

                       ROCKY IV & ROCKY IV: ROCKY VS DRAGO           
     
    ROCKY
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Run Time: 119 minutes
    Rating: PG
    Street Date: 2/28/23
     
    ROCKY II
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Run Time: 120 minutes
    Rating: PG
    Street Date: 2/28/23
     
    ROCKY III
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Run Time: 100 minutes
    Rating: PG
    Street Date: 2/28/23
     
    ROCKY IV
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, Spanish, French
    Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, Parisian French
    Run Time: 91 minutes (Theatrical Version)
    Run Time: 93 minutes (Extended Version)
    Rating: PG
    Street Date: 2/28/23
     
     
     
    THE CREDITS
     
     
    About MGM

    Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network MGM+, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

     
    About Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment

    Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment (WBDHE) distributes the award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions through digital transactions on major streaming, video-on-demand cable, satellite, digital, and mobile channels, and through physical Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD retail sales. WBDHE is part of Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales, one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming.

     

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