Rocky Anthology

28/05/2001
  |  Buy to Own: 28/05/2001
  |  Watch Now: 14/02/2013
  |  510 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Five-volume box set containing the entire 'Rocky' saga. In 'Rocky', club fighter Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) has hit rock bottom. Having turned thirty, his boxing career is virtually over and he now makes a living collecting payments for a loan shark. Things start to look up when he begins dating Adrian (Talia Shire), sister of his friend Paulie (Burt Young). However, when world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) decides to take on a 'nobody' in his title fight, Rocky finds himself chosen. Encouraged by his coach, Mickey (Burgess Meredith), he begins training for the big fight - much to Adrian's disapproval. 'Rocky 2' sees Rocky's life returning to normality following his fight against Apollo Creed. Anxious to prove that Rocky's performance was a mere fluke, Creed offers him a big money rematch. Now unemployed and with a child on the way, Rocky has little option but to accept. In 'Rocky 3', world champ Rocky has become over-confident and complacent. He pays the price when he is humiliated in the ring by Clubber Price (Mr T), and this disaster is compounded when Mickey dies. Determined to reclaim his reputation, Rocky unexpectedly turns to his old adversary Apollo Creed for help. In 'Rocky 4', Rocky heads to the Soviet Union after Russian boxer Drago (Dolph Lundgren) beats Apollo to death in the ring. However, will the Italian Stallion be able to vanquish a fighter whose punches can deliver a one tonne-per-square inch impact? 'Rocky 5' sees Rocky - robbed of his millions and brain-damaged after years in the ring - forced to move back to his old neighbourhood. Rocky Junior (Sage Stallone) finds it difficult to adjust to these hard times, and feels further alienated when his father takes on a protégé.