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SonicMan46:
More Amazon streaming upgrades for me:  Rocky:BD > UHD and First Blood: BD > UHD (UHD = 4K Equivalents):

Just for starters, I'm not a BIG Sylvester Stallone fan, i.e. I enjoy these two films which became the starts of long-term major franchises - I've seen most of these 'sequel' films and their 'spin-offs' but own no more, although the early Rocky follow-ups might be a consideration?

Rocky (1976) written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire; synopsis below; saw this in Fayetteville, NC in a theater while I was stationed at Ft. Bragg as a major in the US Army Medical Corps for 2 years (right after my radiology residency) - wife and I loved the film, and one of my favorite 'boxing movies' - nominated for 10 Oscars, and winner of 3 including the 'Best Picture' - Raging Bull and Rocky are ranked 1 & 2 HERE.  Highly recommended.

First Blood (1982) w/ Stallone and others in the summary below - enjoy this action film and like watching a well-trained Green Beret specialist in action.  This film is probably not for everyone but good ratings: IMDB, 7.7/10; Rotten Tomatoes, 85%; 4.7*/5*, Amazon - I'd do 4* on the latter site; plus, the UHD on my 4K is such an improvement over my old BD - recommended.  Dave :)


--- Quote ---Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and directed by John G. Avildsen. It tells the rags to riches story of Rocky Balboa, an uneducated, kind-hearted working class Italian-American and small-time club fighter who, while working for a loan shark in the slums of Philadelphia, gets a shot at the world heavyweight championship. The film also stars Talia Shire as Rocky's love interest Adrian, Burt Young as Adrian's brother Paulie, Burgess Meredith as Rocky's trainer Mickey Goldmill, and Carl Weathers as reigning champion Apollo Creed. (Source)
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--- Quote ---First Blood (a.k.a. Rambo: First Blood) is a 1982 American action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, and co-written by Sylvester Stallone, who also stars as Vietnam War veteran John Rambo. It co-stars Richard Crenna as Rambo's mentor Sam Trautman and Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Will Teasle, and is the first installment in the Rambo franchise, followed by Rambo: First Blood Part II. (Source)
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k a rl h e nn i ng:

--- Quote from: SonicMan46 on January 27, 2022, 10:48:29 AM ---Rocky (1976) written by and starring Sylvester Stallone and Talia Shire; synopsis below; saw this in Fayetteville, NC in a theater while I was stationed at Ft. Bragg as a major in the US Army Medical Corps for 2 years (right after my radiology residency) - wife and I loved the film, and one of my favorite 'boxing movies' - nominated for 10 Oscars, and winner of 3 including the 'Best Picture'
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Rocky was a life-changing triumph for Stallone, and big also for the late Burgess Meredith.

SonicMan46:

--- Quote from: k a rl h e nn i ng on January 27, 2022, 10:59:10 AM ---Rocky was a life-changing triumph for Stallone, and big also for the late Burgess Meredith.

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Hi Karl - yep, Sylvester's career was headed toward television looking at his credits below (Source) - Rocky indeed was his salvation and springboard to phenomenal success.  Dave :)

André:

--- Quote from: aligreto on January 12, 2022, 01:32:00 AM ---The Power of the Dog:





I finally got to see this film last night. I found it to be excellent. I thought that the acting was very fine. It was a good story, well told and the cinematography was also wonderful. The film has a great presence to it.

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I saw it today. Very fine indeed. Not sure it is Best Movie Oscar material, but certainly close - will depend on the competition of course.

aligreto:
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This is quite a convoluted story of espionage where espionage does not necessarily exist. Everyone appears to be way in over their heads. It is quite amusing in places and a good watch overall Good performances from all concerned.

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