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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Profile: Sylvester Stallone has an impressive resume: he has acting credits in over fifty films and television shows, starring in and immortalizing two major movie franchises, Rocky and Rambo; he has over twenty writing credentials, having written the screenplay to the original Rocky (1976), he’s directed eight films and even has a few soundtrack credits from Rhinestone (1984) and Paradise Alley (1978) So, say what you will about the lack of substance in his work or strength of his acting, but Stallone is a man bent on success and has followed its trajectory all his career. When he first pitched the screenplay¬†for Rocky to producers, they loved it and thought it a vehicle for another, already established, major star. But Stallone envisioned himself as the lead and didn’t want it any other way. As they say, the rest is history. The film was critically and commercially successful, winning the Best Picture Oscar, inspiring generations to come and has even spawned a video game. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller] [Via: StarWars.com/Ain’tItCool]

The above is a deleted scene from Return of the Jedi that will be put back in for the new Blu-ray release, both of which were announced at Star Wars Celebration V. The official press release says:

“The Star Wars saga will at long last be released in a high-definition home video format as all six movies come to Blu-Ray in a Box Set in Fall 2011…The set will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films, with the highest picture and audio quality, along with extensive special features.”

The embedded video is obviously some random dude videotaping it off the screen so the quality isn’t very good, but you get the idea.  It would have been the first shot of Luke in Return of the Jedi, rather than when we see him walk into Jabba’s palace.  Personally, I can see why they deleted it, but it’s still very cool to watch.  Even as a kid I thought it was weird that so many people would reference that he built a new lightsaber but they never actually showed it being built.  It was kind of mysterious like maybe it’s really hard to make one. But apparently judging from this video all you need is a couple minutes and some tweasers…oh well. Enjoy!