Rocky vs Asia. Simultaneous journeys. Misguided east vs west double features. Learning about something new via marathons. The characters in Rocky. What the fuck, Paulie? Talia Shire as Adrian. Mickey Goldmill is a crazy person. What makes Rocky a great character (and an unusual one for Sylvester Stallone). Apollo Creed and his influence on the other characters. How Apollo stands out from the usual interesting villain variations. The mother of all montages! More than you actually wanted to know about Stedicam. Lone Wolf and Cub. Roger Corman’s talking baby. Narration via infant. Samurai Stroller. Child abuse vs honor! The fantasy you expect from foley. Hip Hop?
Also referenced: Terminator, The Prophecy, Sergio Leone (A Fistful of Dollars), Kill Bill, Battle Royale, Sukiyaki Western Django, Rambo 4, Leprechaun, The Amityville Horror, Starcrash, The Expendables, Machete, South Park, Team America, Cloverfield, Desperado, The Road, Big Trouble in Little China, Taken, Rob Zombie (The Haunted World of El Superbeasto), American Psycho, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer
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Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
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Director: Robert Houston
Writer: Robert Houston, Kazuo Koike, Goseki Kojima, David Weisman
Starring: Tomisaburo Wakayama, Kayo Matsuo, Minoru Oki, Akiji Kobayashi
Shogun decapitator, lone wolf, ronin travels with his son, Daigoro, in search of the Shogun that is paranoid of his skills. In the attempts to kill Lone Wolf, Shogun's ninja kills his wife and leaves him to care for the boy.