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Sylvester Stallone: If there's any film I'd like to repair, it's Rocky IV

Sylvester Stallone who also directed Rocky IV also shared a video from the premiere. 

Aishwarya Vasudevan
Nov 14, 2021
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Sylvester Stallone, the actor of Rocky IV, has revealed a director's cut of the film to "repair" it. The film was released in 1985, and the new version is titled Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago - The Ultimate Director's Cut. Dolph Lundgren played the role of Captain Ivan Drago. He was known as The Siberian Express, a prized Soviet boxer and a Soviet Army infantry captain. 

Stallone took to his Instagram page and shared a video from the premiere of the film. The veteran actor wrote, "At the Premier of Rocky versus Drago in Philadelphia! It was a great success! Thanks to the fans for supporting it all these years and to MGM Studios for allowing me to make this project happen! Always keep punching! "

According to aceshowbiz.com, Stallone, who directed, scripted, and starred as Rocky Balboa in the 1985 picture, used some of his time during the coronavirus pandemic quarantine to reassess his filmography, and believes he "could do a lot more" with the boxing flick.

The actor told Entertainment Tonight at a screening of Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago-The Ultimate Director's Cut that he had approximately a year with the COVID-19 pandemic. Stallone reasoned that if there's any film he would like to restore, there are some that can't and could do a lot better than Rocky IV.

The initial theatrical release lasted 92 minutes and was released almost 36 years ago to the day.

Stallone added 42 minutes to the new director's edit, according to Polygon, but the entire run time is 93 minutes, so approximately half of the movie is altered.

The Rambo star also realised that he had a lot of footage he hadn't utilised in a long time. He wondered and gazed at it before deciding on the director's cut. 

Rocky IV also features Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony Burton, Brigitte Nielsen, and Michael Pataki in supporting roles.


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