The New Rocky IV Director's Cut Has A Feature Length Documentary Just Sitting Out There On YouTube

YouTube is a treasure trove of movies. I know we all have a million subscriptions (both paid and ... loaned) to a million quality streaming services, but you don't need to give Google a dime to peep some truly fascinating films. Whether they've made their way onto YouTube through less than legal means or they've just been uploaded wholesale out of the kindness of someone's heart, there's a lot to sift through. And with the news of Sylvester Stallone's reworked "Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago – The Ultimate Director's Cuthitting theaters this week, we figured we'd let you in on a little secret.

And by secret, we mean a behind-the-scenes doc that takes you through the making of the new director's cut. Shot on an iPhone and titled "The Making of ROCKY VS. DRAGO," the film is a fairly intimate look at Stallone's process and how he feels about the "Rocky" franchise at large. Stallone actually started working on his director's cut in the fall of 2020, when we were well into the pandemic, which almost makes it feel kind of relatable. I mean, it's a more interesting pandemic hobby than when I tried to learn French by using Duolingo and watching nothing but French extremity movies and psychosexual thrillers. I literally remember nothing I learned, but I finally watched "Martyrs." It ruled.

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If you're a huge "Rocky" fan or someone who just loves getting into the nitty gritty of film making, this is an easy recommendation since it's just sitting there for free on YouTube. It mostly seems to consist of Stallone just hanging out in the editing booth and monologuing his thoughts on the franchise and his film career in general, which could either be really interesting or really boring, depending on how you feel about Stallone and his films. Either way, you don't have to spend any money to check it out, which is currently my favorite kind of movie experience. I don't know about you, but I'm trying to buy a condo, so YouTube and Tubi recommendations are my favorite recommendations right now.

For the ultimate "Rocky" fan, this would be an excellent double feature with "Rocky IV: Rocky vs. Drago – The Ultimate Director's Cut." Fathom Events is screening it in select theaters for one night only on November 11th, 2021, but it will also be available to stream on November 12th. So grab yourself some popcorn, crack open a cold bev of your choice and sit down for the ultimate "Rocky" double feature.