Disc 1: **ROCKY 1976 Rating: PG Rating: Cdn: TBC / Que: G Run Time : 120 min 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 English Audio: 5.1 DTS Surround, 5.1 Dolby Surround, & Original Mono French Audio: 5.1 Surround Spanish Audio: Mono Subtitles: English, French & Spanish Disc 2: **ROCKY II 1979 Rating: PG Rating: Cdn: TBC / Que: G Run Time : 119 min 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 English Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround French Audio: Mono Spanish Audio: Mono Subtitles: English, French & Spanish Disc 3: **ROCKY III 1982 Rating: PG Rating: Cdn: TBC / Que: G Run Time : 100 min 16x9 Widescreen 1.85:1 English Audio: 5.1 Dolby Surround French Audio: Mono Spanish Audio: Mono Subtitles: English, French & Spanish ... Read more
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Rocky Box Set
Excellent Shipping, My wife watches it 15 times a week, when she can. MUST mean something meaningful to her---not my cup of tea.
You will learn hell a lot - I am talking about life skills - from this movie!
Since I was a kid, I love to watch action movies.
I often go to watch action movies - even though they may be deemed 'no-brainers' - with only two objectives in mind. One, to be entertained, & two, to learn something useful.
Sylvester Stallone is one of my favourite action movie stars, despite the fact that he has drooping eyes, a crooked mouth & talks funny. I have watched many of his action movies, which included Rocky I to III, Rambo I (First Blood) to III, Judge Dredd, The Specialist, Demolition Man, Cliffhanger, Tango & Cash, Cobra &Nighthawks.
I would like to single out one of his action movies, Rocky III, which I thought shares many valuable learning points in terms of life (survival) skills.
The focus of the entire movie centres on his reluctant return (again as Rocky Balboa) to the ring after an earlier brutal knock-out & devastating defeat by Clubber Lang (played by Mr T), with the encouragement of Apollo Creed (played again by Carl Weathers). Rocky struggled through his fears & anguish as he kept playing the vivid images of past defeat in his mind.
On the other hand, Apollo kept drumming into Rocky's thick skulls about the urgent need to regain his fighting spirit.
It was very interesting to watch both of them & also to listen to their witty dialogue, as Rocky struggled to attain his former killer instinct, the eye of the tiger, while undergoing intensive re-training. Flashbacks of his failed encounter with Clubber Lang constanly kept Rocky awake at night. It was quite fun to watch Mr T in his meanest role as a wrecking machine in the ring.
In one early training scene, Rocky was really exhausted & he wanted to stop: "Let's do it tomorrow." Apollo screamed: "There's no tomorrow!"
The scene at the beach & the subsequent dialogue between Rocky & his wife, Adrian (played by Talia Shire), was really touching & motivating.
A very concerned Adrian asked one pertinent question: "Why did you come here?".
Rocky began to reveal his inner fears & lingering doubts through his conversation with Adrian.
The final revelation actually came from Rocky as he yelled: "Nothing is real if you don't believe in who you are!"
A lot of the times in our lives when we encounter stumbling blocks or setbacks in our path to seek out our fondestdreams, we often begin to lose steam & doubt ourselves. This often happen to kids & teens when they get an F in a test or may be just flunk school. Like Rocky, we keep playing the images of self-defeat in our minds & begin to lose the original focus & intended purpose at the beginning of the journey.
The interview dialogue between Clubber Lang & the reporter was also witty but meaningful. When asked for his strategy to counter Rocky's comeback to the ring, his remarks were "Don't need any!"
When asked again by the reporter for his prediction, he retorted: "Pain!"
At the ring just before the fight, Clubber Lang said menacingly to Rocky: "I'm going to bust you up!"Rocky's immediate response: "Go for it!"
Putting these dialogues into a life-skill perspective, I am sure readers will concur with my following analyses:
- If we don't have a strategy in life, pain is definitely what we will get.
- The best way to deal with fear is to fight it! FEAR is just a FALSE EVENT APPEARING REAL!
- Alway believe in ourself & in our ability to perform & succeed in the things we are working on. Believing that we can make it happen is an important step toward creating a desired future. Napoleon Hill, author of the 'Law of Success', rightly said that, it takes a person half their lives to discover that life is a do-it-yourself project.
- In life, everything is possible; it's just a question of strategy!
If you have not yet watched Rocky III, I strongly suggest you watch it quickly & carefully. You will learn hell a lot from this movie!
All Mums & Dads out there, I strongly urge both ofyou to go & watch this movie with your kids & teens!
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