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rocky vi: is strange shell wave

working here in johannesburg, many of my evenings during the week are spent relaxing at home safely tucked away from the rather intimidating goings-on outside. in anticipation of this, i bought back from shanghai on this trip an enormous pile of dvds that i’ve slowly been making my way through.

one of the dvds i brought back with me was rocky balboa. i’d seen it already and enjoyed it a lot so thought that if the quality was ok it’d definitely be worth a second look.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
i was hoping it was actually the right movie, as some dvds with incorrect titles are actually something completely different- a documentary of the making of the movie or even a completely different flick. i was happy to see it was both the correct movie and watchable. even better, the subtitles were hilariously mangled, almost as much as in the backstroke of the west dvd i bought a while back.

so without further ado, i present to you rocky vi: is strange shell wave.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“yo, rock!”
the names are all mangled. rocky is is strange.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
though it looks like some sort of cultish religious greeting- she’s actually saying, “hello, adrian’s”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“are you little marie?”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
mason dixon visits his trainer, who apparently has a lot to say.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
rocky has an interesting way of greeting his restaurant patrons….

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“dixon onloads on balboa”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
paulie tells rocky what he thinks of marie’s son.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
rocky explains his career decision to his son. totally harmless, it’s just…

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
his son isn’t too enthusiastic about the idea.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
rocky’s trainer carefully explains their strategy for winning.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“rocky balboa”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“mason dixon”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“mike tyson”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“10 rounds of heavyweight excitement”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“let’s get ready to rummmmmmmmmble!!!”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
“rocky! rocky!”

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
mason is hurt.

rocky vi: is strange shell wave
no spoilers here, but it’s safe enough to show you that rocky… err… attained something.

altogether a great movie and I’m looking forward to both the normal and mangled versions of john rambo.