Yo, Rock

Insert diaper joke hereMy latest DVD column is up at Sympatico/MSN, featuring a certain Italian boxer fellow. I’ve written at length about the nostalgic and dramatic merits of “Rocky Balboa”, but if you missed it in its theatrical run — and judging from the box-office tallies, a lot of you did — it’s certainly worth a look on disc.

(Sadly, the alternate ending included in the special features is not the one I’d hoped for, with Mason “The Line” Dixon punching Rocky’s brains out through his ear for a spectacular gladiator’s-death finale.)

Consumer warning: If you’re considering the Blu-ray edition, step back for a second and think about whether you really need to see Stallone’s bulging old-man neck veins in high-definition. Me, not so much.