For years, and I mean in the most extreme way, I have said the "Rocky" is not a movie or sage-- it is a way of life.  Tonight, at 7:00 PM CT and 7:05 PM CT, Cinemark theaters and theaters all over the nation will show an exclusive footage of "Rocky IV"-- the director's cut (Slyvester Stallone) will 40 minutes of bonus footage.

If you have time, stop what you are doing and make time to watch this.  If you think this isn't a big deal-- the QC disagrees with you.  Originally, it was scheduled for only one viewing but demand was so high that last week Cinemark opened a 7:05 show.

I can only show you a little of what I know and here it is-- thanks to slashfilms.com...

After more than 35 years, director, writer and star Sylvester Stallone masterfully reshapes ROCKY IV, delivering 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage. The fight scenes are more intense, the music is more powerful and the drama is heightened as world heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa (Stallone) must defend his title once again, this time against his most formidable opponent: Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).

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The site at slashfilms.com did give some more information...

"For the new cut, MGM teamed with Fathom Events for "nationwide screenings, offering fans a chance to be among the first to see this all-new version of Stallone's classic 1985 film. Additionally, an exclusive Q&A with Stallone will be broadcast live in select movie theaters nationwide, and audiences will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the recut film." Those screenings are one night only, November 11, 2021. You can buy tickets here. The movie will drop onto on demand and digital the following day, November 12, 2021."

I am so excited to watch this event tonight.  I am taking my two kids (ages 11 and 10).  It is a bittersweet night for me... it is my first ever Rocky film (Creed included) that I will see in the theater without my Pop-- he passed away in June.  I am so happy to have this moment with my kids that my Father had with me for all of the Rocky movies he took me to when I was younger-- and I took him to when I was older.

I talked a good 25 minutes about tonight's event on "Don't Hassle Us We're Local" today.

I will give you a post-movie review later tonight...

TIL THE END

TO BEAT ME, HE'S GONNA HAVE TO KILL ME

I MUST BREAK YOU

IF I CAN CHANGE... AND YOU CAN CHANGE... EVERYBODY CAN CHANGE!