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Rocky [videorecording] / Metro Goldwyn Mayer ; a Robert Chartoff-Irwin Winkler production ; a John G. Avildsen film ; produced by Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff ; written by Sylvester Stallone ; directed by John G. Avildsen.

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Part Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library DVD 6792-6793 disc 1 37684001089447 Annex Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Stan Getz Library DVD 6792-6793 disc 2 37684001089448 Annex Copy hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
  • Edition: 2-disc collector's ed.
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : MGM Home Entertainment : [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1976.
Booklet includes excerpt from Rocky : the ultimate guide / by Edward Gross (27 p. : col. ill. ; 15 cm.)
Special features: Disc 1. Commentary by writer/actor Sylvester Stallone ; Commentary by boxing legends trainer Lou Duna and commentator Bert Sugar ; Commentary by director John G. Avildsen, producers Irwin WInkler, Robert Chartoff, actors Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, and steadcam inventor Garrett Brown ; Three rounds with legendary trainer Lou Duna ; Interview with a legend, Bert Sugar : author/commentator and historian ; Sneak peek at Rocky Balboa ; "The opponents" ; Trailers/TV spots: Rocky teaser trailer, Rocky original theatrical trailer, Introducing Sylvester Stallone TV spot, Critical acclaim #1 TV spot, Critical acclaim #2 TV spot -- Disc 2. In the ring : three-part making-of documentary ; Steadcam : then and now with Garrett Brown ; Make up! The art and form with Michael Westmore ; Staccato : a composer's notebbok with Bill Conti ; The ring of truth ; Behind the scenes with director John Avildsen ; Tribute to Burgess Meredith ; Tribute to James Crabe ; Video commentary with Sylvester Stallone ; Sylvester Stallone on Dinah! (1976).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, James Crabe ; editor, Richard Halsey ; music, Bill Conti.
Participant or Performer Note:
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith.
Summary, etc.:
Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time. He works in a meat factory in Philadelphia for a meager wage so he also earns extra cash as a debt collector. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer. The promoters are touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG.
CHV rating: PG.
System Details Note:
DVD, NTSC, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (1.85:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer.
Language Note:
English (Dolby 5.1), French (Dolby mono.) or Spanish (Dolby mono.) dialogue with optional English and Spanish subtitles; closed captioned in English.
Awards Note:
Academy Awards (USA), 1977: Best Director (John G. Avildsen) ; Best Film Editing (Richard Halsey, Scott Conrad) ; Best Picture.
Golden Globes (USA), 1977: Best Motion Picture - Drama.
Subject: Balboa, Rocky (Fictitious character) > Drama.
Boxers (Sports) > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Drama.
Boxing matches > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Drama.
Boxing managers > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Drama.
Meat industry and trade > Pennsylvania > Philadelphia > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > Drama.
Philadelphia (Pa.) > Drama.
Genre: Sports films.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Action and adventure films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Summary: Rocky Balboa is a struggling boxer trying to make the big time. He works in a meat factory in Philadelphia for a meager wage so he also earns extra cash as a debt collector. When heavyweight champion Apollo Creed visits Philadelphia, his managers want to set up an exhibition match between Creed and a struggling boxer. The promoters are touting the fight as a chance for a "nobody" to become a "somebody". The match is supposed to be easily won by Creed, but someone forgot to tell Rocky, who sees this as his only shot at the big time.

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