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Rocky V (1990)

2018 #206
John G. Avildsen | 104 mins | Blu-ray | 1.85:1 | USA / English | PG / PG-13

With his career apparently on the wane, the promise of a payday tempted writer and star Sylvester Stallone to reignite the Rocky franchise for one final round (as it’s turned out, this was far from the end, but more on that another time). 780 more words


Great Expectations: Daniel LaRusso and the Demise of the Underdog

Can a cherished underdog story really survive the inevitable sequel? VHS Revival investigates.

Sequels can be a very tricky prospect indeed.

This is particularly true for movies that are planned as standalone features, only to be thrust back into the spotlight care of popular demand. 2,397 more words


Rocky (1976)

2018 #57
John G. Avildsen | 120 mins | Blu-ray | 1.85:1 | USA / English | PG / PG

His name is Sylvester Stallone.

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Franchise Weekend - The Karate Kid Part III (1989)

Director: John G Avildsen

Writer: Robert Mark Kamen (Screenplay)

Starring: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove, Sean Kanan


Plot: Ostracised villain John Kreese attempts to gain revenge on Daniel and Miyagi, with the help of a Vietnam War comrade, the wealthy owner of a toxic waste disposal business. 623 more words


Franchise Weekend - The Karate Kid Part II (1986)

Director: John G Avildsen

Writer: Robert Mark Kamen (Screenplay)

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Yuji Okumoto, Danny Kamekona, Tamlyn Tomita, Nobu McCarthy


Plot: Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. 595 more words


Weekly Geeky Question #18: Non-Geeky Movies...for Geeks!

Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #18, and this week’s question is an interesting one: 2,526 more words


"The Karate Kid III": Strong Roots = Strong Tree

  • Director: John G. Avildsen
  • Produced by Jerry Weintraub
  • Based on characters created by Robert Mark Kamen
  • Release date: June 30, 1989 (USA)

The mutual understanding and respect that exists between friends, such as Mr. 1,098 more words