Sylvester Stallone has made an ultimate director’s cut of Rocky IV, titled Rocky vs. Drago, that will hit theaters on Nov. 11 for an exclusive engagement via MGM and Fathom followed by the feature being available on-demand the next day.
Stallone has added 40 minutes of never-before-seen footage to the 1985 feature made during the U.S. Cold War with the Soviet Union, the movie having the Italian Stallion traveling to the USSR to defend his title again against Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Stallone wrote, directed and starred in the film, which grossed over $300M WW back in the day.
Watch a trailer for the director’s cut below.
Stallone will show a live Q&A in select Fathom locations nationwide along with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the recut film. Tickets are on sale today, and a complete list of theater locations are available on the Fathom Events website.
When Rocky IV was released in 1985, the pic became the highest-grossing of all the Rocky films, as well as the highest-grossing sports drama in cinema for nearly a quarter-century. The pic also starred Brigitte Nielsen, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Michael Pataki, Robert Doornick, Talia Shire, Stu Nahan and Tony Burton. Irwin Winkler and Robert Chartoff produced the feature, with Arthur Chobanian and James D. Brubaker serving as EPs.
Here’s the trailer: