Sunday, November 15, 2015

Nostalgia Theater: Rocky Gets Brisk

With the impending release of the Rocky spin-off Creed a week from Wednesday, I've got a ton of Rocky content planned in the lead-up. And just to get the ball rolling, I thought I'd share this fun commercial from 1997. The stop-motion spot, which first aired during the NBA playoffs, was produced by Brisk Iced Tea, and they really went all-out, including paying Sly Stallone a reported $1 million to record about three lines of dialogue. Who knows, maybe reprising his most iconic role in this spot was what lit a fire under the actor to finally bring the Italian Stallion back in 2006's Rocky Balboa. Regardless, a fun little vid. Enjoy:

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