Thursday Mar 27
The Miami Herald
'Rocky' director says new Blu-ray version is a champ
Oscar-winning director John Avildsen was in town recently - his first time here since 1990, when he reteamed with Sylvester Stallone for "Rocky V." The occasion was a screening of the first "Rocky," the 1977 Academy Award-winning best picture, unspooling inside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
'Rocky' director: The broke days were the best
Director John G. Avildsen talks about the struggling early days of 'Rocky' as a new box set shows 8 mm footage behind-the-scenes of the lean 1976 classic.
Rocky - the movie - finally makes it inside the Art Museum
Oh, Rocky, hulking pugilistic hero, sloe-eyed Philadelphia underdog. "At least you had a prime!" he laments to his manager.
Rocky Director Avildsen: Rocky Was Supposed To Die In Rocky V
That's why Rocky didn't die at the end of Rocky V. It's what the head of the movie studio told director John Avildsen about two weeks into the shooting of the movie.
Yo, Broadway! Meet the new 'Rocky'
Sylvester Stallone's vision for a musical-theater adaptation of Rocky , the 1976 film that made a fictional boxer a national hero and, eventually, a worldwide franchise, never included an onstage role for himself.