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GREAT movie gets PROPER DVD edition...finally!,
This review is from: Rocky (Two-Disc Collector's Edition) (DVD)
I want to thank MGM for this release....they really got it right!
all the excellent bonus features from the 25th Anniversary edition..
the 30 minute on camera commentary by Stallone, the tributes to Burgess Meredith, the cinematographer James Crabbe and Bill Conti..ALL made it to this edition...which means you don't have to hold onto older inferior editions to have all the bonus features...and this IS a big deal. Too many recent DVD editions of movies lose old features which make keeping mutliple copies essential and that stinks.
The extra features are really too many to list...multiple commentaries..and the Stallone alone is worth the update...its truly like watching the movie with him in the room...WOW!
all the past trailers...the appearance on the Dinah Shore show..featurettes...this is a NO BRAINER for fans of the movie.
The three part "making of" which runs about an hour and half and features the main players is extraordinary in its revelations about the movie and the craft of making movies and WHY this was a million to one chance and WHY their lack of budget actually helped in many ways. The twenty minute documentary on the Steadicam and its inventor ...who filmed his demo on the art museum steps before heading to Hollywood....its just proof that all the planets lined up for this one!
For those out there bitching about the upgraded releases of DVDs...don't buy em...for those of us who love the movies...these higher quality releases are very welcome. I picked this 2 disc set up for $15 at Target...and there are hours of features...WHAT A DEAL!
If you love the movie...get this version.
if you don't care about bonus features...stick with your old copy.
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Initial post: Dec 5, 2006 2:41:48 PM PST
If someone reads this, I saw this at Walmart for $14.87, It said on the package that it includes a free movie ticket to the "Rocky Balboa" movie. Does anyone know,if you bought this, is the pass good at the AMC theaters?
Posted on Dec 5, 2006 6:13:04 PM PST
Mark Cruickshank says:
This does look to be a nice DVD, but I am dissapointed that they removed the DTS audio track. Doesn't make much sense, what with this being a 2 disc set, so space couldn't have been a factor. Still havn't decided if I'll upgrade.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2006 12:15:30 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
space was a factor as they have a few commentary tracks on this version, so DTS, bye bye
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2006 8:04:42 PM PST
Mark Cruickshank says:
Ahh, that they do. That makes sense. I picked it up though. Lots of good stuff on there. Worth getting for sure.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2006 8:22:37 PM PST
It doesn't look like AMC is on the list. What's included is a ticket voucher (good for up to $10.50) that you just present at the box office. I think www.moviecash.com has a list of all the theaters.
Hope that helps.
Posted on Mar 8, 2007 5:38:59 PM PST
I just recently purchased the box set of the Rocky Anthology. However, I was so disappointed that it had no Bonus Features! But I wanted all 5 movies, so I got it. Anyway, I guess I have to buy the Collector's Edition as well. Great...more $$ out of my pocket! I hope Stallone doesn't turn Lucas...
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