Travel to another dimension of sight and sound this fall with The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series. Featuring new packaging, this 24-disc Blu-ray set includes all 156 episodes from five seasons (over 74 hours of content), and arrives on December 13, just in time for the holidays.
Rocky, the 1976 film in which a down on his luck boxer gets an improbable shot at the World Championship, and made a superstar and eventual Hollywood legend into its star and writer Sylvester Stallone, celebrates its 40th anniversary today.
Originally released in the United States on November 21, 1976, Rocky gave a jolting uppercut to the industry that was only just handling what a true blockbuster was thanks to the overwhelming success of JAWS, released about 15 months prior. Before that, films in Hollywood that weren’t Best Picture winners were gritty and tough with uneasy and uncensored narratives, awash with characters and plots that didn’t always end sunny and resolute. With Rocky, there was a re-ushering in the industry and the theaters of the type of story that hadn’t existed since the heyday of these types of films churned out in the 1940s, where boxers were Palooka Joe-style guys who had mob ties and odds that they always overcame by the last reel. Whereas the genre became a dried-up dime a dozen by the mid-20th century, Rocky was a fresh jolt in the arm of Hollywood. Only the most curmudgeonly critics couldn’t be swayed by their built-in cynicism to give it the free pass of the fresh air that it deserved for being the kind of necessarily for the times throwback film that it was.
Travel to another dimension of sight and sound this fall with The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series. Featuring new packaging at an affordable price ($79.99), this 25-disc DVD set includes all 156 episodes from five seasons (75.5 hours), and arrives on October 11, just in time for the holidays.
Voted as #3 in the Writers Guild of America’s list of “101 Best Written TV Series” and included in TV Guide’s list of “Top 50 Shows,” the show includes guest appearances from Art Carney, Burgess Meredith, Cliff Robertson, Dennis Hopper, Bill Bixby, Leonard Nimoy, Burt Reynolds, Don Rickles, Jack Klugman, Robert Redford, Lee Marvin, Martin Landau, Telly Savalas, William Shatner and many more.
Note, this deal is only for today (Saturday, September 4, 2010) until midnight PST while supplies last.
This Blu-ray set comes with all six Rocky movies, which starred Sylvester Stallone as the title character, an aspiring boxer with a heart of gold: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, and Rocky Balboa.
The set also comes with a Rocky Anthology Bonus Disc which includes the Feeling Strong Now! game and featurettes.