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Rocky III
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Ratings / 5
 Sound  4 
 Visuals  2.5 
 Effects  2 
 Features  1 
 Transfer  4 
 Packaging  4.5 
 Overall  3.0 
Disc Information
 Audio  Dolby Digital 5.1
 Other Languages  French, Spanish
 Subtitles  French, Spanish
 Aspect Ratio  1.85:1 (Animorphic Widescreen)
 Discs  Layers 1  2
 Packaging  Clamshell w/six tabs
Bonus Features
 Featurettes  None
 Trailers & Spots  Original Theatrical Trailer
 Commentaries  None
 Interviews  None
 Storyboards  None
 Galleries  None
 Other  None
Chapter Highlights
 Ch. 2:  "Eye of The Tiger" I love good use of music in a movie. This song just pumps you up.
 Ch. 3:  1:45 into chapter there is a good use of surrounds for arcade noises. My surrounds came to life.
 Ch. 6:  Music at the beginning makes good use of stereo sound field.
 Ch. 7:  10 Minutes in some disorienting music engulfs you from every speaker.
 Ch. 10:  Music with drums. It even makes use of the surrounds.
 Ch. 12:  Intense heartbeat sounds and other erie sounds mixed with the flashbacks give you a sence of no hope.
 Ch. 13:  Rocky theme reborn.
 Ch. 16:  Credits roll "Eye of The Tiger" by Survivor.
 Strengths:  Soundtrack, 5.1
 Weaknesses:  Transfer is not perfect but good.
 Running Time:  Approx. 99 minutes
 Synopsis:  Rocky battles his most adversary yet - the ferocious Clubber Lang (Mr. T) - in this hard-hitting actioner that comes out swinging with adventure, humor and emotionally charged human drama. For what may be the most exciting and fast-paced film in the series, Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars with explosive passion and intensity.

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 K.O.s Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent to the "Italion Stallion" he has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky strives to regain the "eye of the tiger" before confronting Lang in the grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship.
 Other Thoughts:  I feel that plot wise Rocky and Rocky II were better. But the soundtrack and score give you an emotional connection with this movie.
A/V System Reviewed On:
 Receiver:  Denon AVR-5800
 TV:  Mitsubishi WS-55805
 Speakers:  Polk Audio
 Fronts:  RT 800i
 Center:  CS 400i
 Surrounds:  FX 500i
 Rear Surrounds:  Boston Acoustics 575X THX
 Subwoofer:  PW 650
 DVD Player:  Sony DVP 850D
 Audio:  Monster Cable Interlink® LightSpeed™ 100 Fiber Optic
 Video:  Monster Video® 3 High-Resolution Component Video Cable
 Speaker Wire:  Monster Cable XP with Monster Cable connectors

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