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Rocky Blu-ray

United States
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer | 1976 | 119 min | Rated PG | Dec 05, 2006

Rocky (Blu-ray)
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Video
Codec: MPEG-2
Resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1

Audio
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
English: Dolby Digital Mono
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital Mono

Subtitles
English, English SDH, Spanish

Discs
25GB Blu-ray Disc
Single disc (1 BD)

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Video 3.0 of 53.0
Audio 3.2 of 53.2
Extras 1.1 of 51.1
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Rocky

 (1976)

Rocky Blu-ray offers decent video and audio in this enjoyable Blu-ray release

Rocky Balboa is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in the ring with a world heavyweight champion, Rocky knows that it's his one shot at the big time - a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go the distance and come out a winner!

For more about Rocky and the Rocky Blu-ray release, see Rocky Blu-ray Review published by on where this Blu-ray release scored 3.0 out of 5.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Joe Spinell
Director: John G. Avildsen

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Rocky Blu-ray, Video Quality

  3.0 of 5

Fox's Blu-ray division winds ups, swings, and misses—by just a hair—with this lackluster 1080p, MPEG-2 transfer. Don't get me wrong, Rocky looks better than ever, but this is one film that calls out for restoration, and a cleaner, more vivid print would go a long way in getting Rocky back in fighting form. Dull is a good way to describe the transfer, as colors seem weak (except for reds), textures are frequently soft, and black levels sometimes obscure detail. This is a hard film to judge, however, as a lot of these traits do seem to stem from the source material. That said, as it was filmed on location in Philly's sagging south side, Rocky has a wonderful late 1970's grit to it, and the grain on display in this transfer is characteristic of its time and serves to heighten the film's sordid, seedy look. Director John Avildsen also uses some pleasingly shallow depth of field in many scenes, giving the picture a dreamy, look-back-in-time sense of depth.


Rocky Blu-ray, Audio Quality

  3.0 of 5

Rocky steps into the HD home theater ring wearing a newly minted DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 track that, like its video quality, lacks polish and shine. While sounding obviously fuller than the original mono track (which is also included), the 5.1 mix lacks bottom end density and comes off hollow and thin. It does give the film some added directionality—particularly with trains passing on the tracks overhead and street kids singing around barrel fires—but if it's a choice between immersion and fidelity here, I'd rather have a more balanced, crisper sound. Voices are strong in the mix, but do sound occasionally lost and muffled; just listen to the scene with Rocky and Paulie in the meat packing plant. Foley sound effects and looped-in dialogue also have an obvious artificial quality at times, particularly punches, which should be meat-bruising and bone-cracking, but sound more brittle than a bundle of cracked sticks. The only time the audio track really gets to boom is during the "Gonna Fly" theme, but even here it seems weaker than it could be.


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Amazon's Blu-ray Deal of the Week affects MGM Home Entertainment's Rocky: The Undisputed Collection. Through December 29th, Amazon is offering the set for a 71% discount from its MSRP of $69.99. This deal expires at 12 AM PST/3 AM EST next Sunday, December 3 ...

Rocky Collection Coming to Blu-ray (Update) - August 25, 2009

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