Stallone promised that his very own cut, the Stallone Cut, of Rocky IV was being worked on. And you know what? Sly did not disappoint. MGM has announced the Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago Director’s Cut, and it will hit theaters for one night only on November 11th, followed by a digital release on November 12th.
So if you never got to see a star-spangled Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) get his head knocked off by Soviet brute Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren, who is quite Swedish) on the big screen, now’s your shot. You’ll also get to see the Italian Stallion travel into Soviet territory to get revenge, taking so many steroid-powered headshots he would be brain-rattled in Rocky V and all throughout the Creed movies.
Stallone’s version of the movie contains 40-minutes of footage that we’ve never seen before. That’s a lot of right hooks. Plus, those who attend the Fathom Events one-night-only screenings in select cities will be treated to a live Q&A with Stallone, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the director’s cut.
For tickets and participating theaters, check out Fathom Events.