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Taschen Books Releases Rocky: The Complete Films

Rocky Balboa is the Philadelphian icon who took on the world and won. The original “Italian Stallion,” the gutsy fighter who rose above the odds to boxing glory, and a rags-to-riches legend in the business of making movies. Ever since Sylvester Stallone unleashed his impassioned title character in 1976, the resilient fighter has earned his place in history as a symbol of tenacity and courage and a legend of cinematic success.

The story of Rocky the movie is as exciting as that of its eponymous boxer. Shot on a tight budget, with the virtually unknown Stallone writing the script as well as taking on the lead role, it became a surprise overnight sensation, generating millions in box-office revenues, notching up three Oscar wins, and transforming Stallone into a global star as an actor, writer, and director. The Rocky phenomenon developed into a franchise of six films, including Rocky Balboa in 2006 and a further appearance in Creed (2015), for which Stallone was nominated for an Academy Award.

In collaboration with Sylvester Stallone and MGM, this Collector’s Edition, signed by Sylvester Stallone, brings you all the guts and all the glory of the complete Rocky story, right through to Creed. Copious images, including many on-set pictures from famed sports photographer Neil Leifer, come together with precious archival material from the Academy Library and MGM archive to reveal the making of an enduring action hero as much as a movie masterpiece. A foreword by Stallone and vintage interviews over the course of his career bring insight into the development of the hero and the franchise, as well as privileged access to the tenacity, spirit, and passion that characterized Rocky behind the scenes as much as on screen.

The book includes a print of Sylvester Stallone’s Finding Rocky (1975), a painting he completed before writing the script. It was, for Stallone, “the genesis of Rocky.” Also included is a facsimile of Sylvester Stallone’s handwritten notebook for Rocky (circa 1975), which details dialogue, scenes, and ideas for the film, as well as the original unused ending. Stallone: “This is where all the ideas were coming out and the way I would write them.”

Collector’s Edition (No. 51–1,976), numbered and signed by Sylvester Stallone, each with a print of Stallone’s painting Finding Rocky (1975) and a 36-page Rocky notebook facsimile.

Order HERE for $1,000.

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Summit Entertainment To Debut Escape Plan Starring Sylvester Stallone & Arnold Schwarzenegger At Comic Con

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Summit Entertainment, a Lionsgate company, will debut the first lead pairing of action legends Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the film Escape Plan at Comic-Con 2013

Special Fan Screening Hosted by Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger  – Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger will host a screening of their upcoming film, Escape Plan, at the Reading Cinemas Gaslamp 15 on Thursday July 18th.

Passes for the screening will be available through online giveaways, at the Summit Booth on the convention floor and via giveaway outside the screening location, the evening of the event, while supplies last.

The fan line will open outside the theater (701 5th Ave.) at 5:00pm.  Here fans will have another chance to score a ticket to the special screening and welcome Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger when they arrive on the red carpet.

Summit Entertainment’s booth located within the Grand Hall will highlight Escape Plan. Exclusive premium promotional items will be distributed to the attendees walking the convention floor and visitors will have the opportunity to win fan screening passes throughout the day on Thursday, July 18th.

Film Synopsis:

One of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

In theaters October 18, 2013.

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