Stallone’s ‘Rocky IV’ Director’s Cut Coming To Theaters And Streaming In November

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.

Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.