The director’s cut of Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky IV” includes additional scenes and a new title.
On Thursday, MGM Studios published a trailer for Sylvester Stallone’s director’s cut of Rocky IV. Additional scenes have been restored in the new cut, as well as a new title: Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago.
Rocky IV was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone and released in 1985. After Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) kills Rocky’s mentor Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in an exhibition bout, Rocky Balboa travels to Russia to fight their greatest boxer, Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).
An official (Alan Rich) reminds Rocky that Drago has only fought once and killed his opponent, according to the trailer. Rich was absent from Rocky IV’s theatrical version.
Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) shared a post.
Last year, Stallone began posting Instagram photos from the edition room. The director’s cut was supposed to be released for the film’s 35th anniversary in 2020, but Stallone changed his mind.
In his Instagram photos, Stallone also said that a subplot involving Rocky’s brother-in-law, Paulie (Burt Young), and a robot will be cut from the film.
Fathom Events will release Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago in theaters on November 11th. The updated edition of the film will be available on video-on-demand on November 12th.
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