Now this is the American Dream!

Get ready to rumble this holiday season when Rocky: The Complete Saga debuts on DVD December 4th from MGM Home Entertainment, featuring all six hard-hitting films from the legendary series. Available together for the first time ever, Rocky: The Complete Saga captures every exhilarating exhibition and riveting round of history's ultimate underdog. Over 30 years after the original's release in 1976, the Rocky still packs a mean punch. The epic, Academy Award-winning series chronicles the life of the inspirational icon Rocky Balboa as he battles for respect, both in and out of the ring. Captivating a nation, the franchise features heavyweight performances by Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire (The Godfather), Burt Young (The Sopranos), Carl Weathers (Predator) and Burgess Meredith (Grumpy Old Men). Featuring brilliant picture and sound Rocky: The Complete Saga comes on six discs, and includes original theatrical trailers for Rocky and Rocky V . Rocky: The Complete Saga is available for the suggested retail price of $59.98 U.S.

Synopses:

Rocky:

Rocky (Stallone) is a Philadelphia club fighter who seems to be going nowhere. But when a stroke of fate puts him in a ring with the 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!

Rocky II:

After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamor for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realizes that he can't escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the "Italian Stallion" must prepare for the fight of his life.

Rocky III:

As Rocky Balboa (Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn't be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang (Mr. T) K.O.s Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the "Italian Stallion" has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Weathers). With Creed's help, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship.

Rocky IV:

Rocky (Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot, six-inch, 240-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. This time, Rocky's training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepares for a globally-televised match in the heart of Moscow. But nothing can truly prepare him for what he's about to face -- a powerfully charged fight to the finish in which he must defend not only himself, but also the honor of his country!

Rocky V:

Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky (Stallone) learns that all of his money has been lost by an unscrupulous financial advisor. To make matters worse, his fight-related injuries force his retirement from the ring. So Rocky, his wife Adrian (Shire) and his son Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone) move to their old low-rent neighborhood in South Philadelphia. There, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son, a bitterness that grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. When Tommy turns against his mentor and publicly taunts him, Rocky knows he must fight once more.

Rocky Balboa:

30 years after the clang of the first bell, Rocky Balboa dons his gloves for the last time...and delivers "a knockout" (US Weekly)! Armed with a highly credible, heart-wrenching story, Sylvester Stallone leaps "back in the ring with a champ" (Rolling Stone): this "triumphant final chapter for one of the most iconic characters in the history of motion pictures" (Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)! Since retiring, Rocky Balboa reminisces about his glory days for the locals at his Philly diner, Adrian's. But his quiet world is suddenly rocked when the current reigning champ (Antonio Tarver) - after losing to a virtual, in-his-prime Rocky in a computer-simulated match -- challenges the "out-to-pasture" stallion to the real thing! Not one to back down, Rocky commits to the unthinkable: He agrees to the fight of his life...and pushes himself to the breaking point to go the distance one last time.

Technical Specs:

- Run Time: 643 min. (total)

- No. of Discs: 6

- CC: Yes

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs