Rocky: The Complete Saga (Rocky / Rocky II / Rocky III / Rocky IV / Rocky V / Rocky Balboa)
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The design here is compact and neat. There is an oversized blu ray keep case that holds all 7 discs. The discs are in back to back holders.
This is definitely the best quality we have ever gotten. There is a question as to weather or not this is the best possible transfer we could get, but it is very difficult to judge something on conjecture. Anyway, the aspect ratio is 1.85:1 with a 1080p/mpeg2 transfer. This is the same remastering as the 2006 blu ray and we may not get a better version for a long time.
While watching the movie it looks very good, but there is significant noise on the screen at pints which can be distracting. This definitely comes from the movie being an older print but it is far less noticing e when looking the outdoor scenes.
The transfer here is AVC-encode. The image is far nicer than you have ever gotten before but thee is still some noise from the original content. I do not know why but the final fight scene seems to pop more than the rest of the movie. The scenes becomes a tad sharper somehow.
This transfer is beautiful. It doesn't blow the first two away but it is definitely a nicer clearer print. This movie does showcase what Blu Ray can do for you. There is so much detail in faces and on skin that it really helps you want to watch this version. Dark scenes have some shadowing issues but this is still a very nice transfer.Read more ›
..And enough about the price drop. Seriously. If you want to complain, blog about it. Create a discussion on this product. Don't rate the product poorly because YOU paid too much.
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The first film has been given a fantastic remastering to Blu-ray. The Blu-ray also includes about 2 hours of bonus featurettes, interviews with cast and crew. 5/5 rating
Films 2 through 5 got a "bare bones" upgrade. The Blu-rays look and sound better than the DVD's but there's still room for a better remastering. They do not look as good as the first film, and the difference is noticeable. These films do not have ANY bonus features. The menu shows 3 options only: play film, scene selection, and set up. 3/5 rating for these films.
A note about the sound is important. By default, the films will play in HD Surround Sound. If you have a full surround sound set up, it will probably be very good. Without a surround sound set up, you will only hear whatever sound was mixed to the centre channel. That's fine for dialogue but when the songs are playing, you mainly hear the lead vocal and bass guitar and little else... very weird mix. Change the setting to the second option, Dolby Surround Sound, and you will hear everything more naturally again... that's the same audio mix used on the DVD's but sounding better on Blu-ray. The only Stereo mixes are for foreign languages.
The 6th and most recent film, Rocky Balboa, looks and sounds great because it was recently made. That disc also has several bonus features. The film itself is not as good as some of the others. 4/5 rating
My wife and I watched this set one movie per night. I came to see that the first film is really a stand alone film classic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nothing better than being able to buy this collection all in one. Would recommend for anyone who still collects DVDs this is a must have for any fanPublished 12 days ago by Jess
My boyfriend loves these movies so I got them as a fathers day gift. He is very happy because he has all the movies and they look good on blu-ray.Published 16 days ago by MoonlitWanderer
Great box set for a classic movie series. Has collectible photos and good commentary. If you have this set plus Creed you will have the complete saga.Published 24 days ago by Erik Almodovar