The first six Rocky films arrive back in UK cinemas – but in particular, Rocky IV is back where it belongs on the big screen from today.
It’s long overdue that we have a shoutout to the work of Park Circus, a firm that’s responsible for the majority of the older movies that get a re-release in UK cinemas. It prepares new hard drive versions of the movies and reclassifies them, ready for cinemas to be able to book them again.
And today, even more praise than usual needs to be aimed in Park Circus’ direction. For in select cinemas around the UK today, you can now go and see the most eighties film of all time on the big screen again: Rocky IV. And this is before its writer, star and director – Sylvester Stallone – tinkers with it for his promised director’s cut.
Now granted, each of the first six Rocky films has been prepared for cinema release as part of this, and lots of those are also in UK cinemas as of today. But we like to zero in on the headline act. We can’t remember the last time Rocky IV was on the big screen, and we intend to celebrate the fact.
From what we can see, Vue Cinemas is the chain that’s picked the film up. Hopefully the projector will hold up. But if it dies, it dies.
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