Creed is the story of Adonis Johnson (Jordan), who never knew his famous father, world heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. Creed died before he was born. Still, there's no denying that boxing is in his blood, so Adonis heads to Philadelphia, the site of Apollo Creed's legendary match with a tough upstart named Rocky Balboa. Once in the City of Brotherly Love, Adonis tracks Rocky (Stallone) down and asks him to be his trainer. Despite his insistence that he is out of the fight game for good, Rocky sees in Adonis the strength and determination he had know in Apollo—the fierce rival who became his closest friend. Agreeing to take him on , Rocky trains the young fighter, even as the former champ is battling an opponent more deadly than any he faced in the ring. With Rocky in his corner, it isn't long before Adonis ges his own shot at the title…but can he develop not only the drive but also the heart of a true fighter, in time to get into the ring? (Gary Reber)
Special features include the featurettes Know The Past, Own The Future (HD 14:49) and Becoming Adonis (HD 05:46), 11 deleted scenes (HD 19:36), upfront previews, and an UltraViolet digital copy.
The 2.40:1 1080p AVC picture exhibits perfectly natural and realistic imagery, with a nicely saturated color palette. Hues are rich and warm, well balanced, and never exaggerated. Fleshtones are accurately hued as well. Contrast is excellent with deep, solid blacks and revealing shadow delineation. The imagery is sharp and detailed throughout. Facial features, hair, clothing, and object texture define the excellent resolution. This is a wonderfully pleasing visual experience that exhibits a convincing sense of realism. (Gary Reber)
The DTS-HD Master Audio™ 7.1-channel soundtrack, while frontal focused during much of the storytelling, during the intense fight scenes the soundfield energizes with complete wrap-around envelopment. The added two channels are used effectively in such instances and during the music segments, with their aggressive surround presence. The music is well recorded with a wide and deep soundstage and aggressive surround dimension. Deep bass, when energized, enhances the sense of strong dynamics, both with respect to the music and the sound effects. Atmospherics are nicely executed, though, frontal focused. However, the last fight scene really excites every channel with full-on SPL and aggressive holosonic® soundfield envelopment. Dialogue is clean and nicely integrated spatially. This is a generally well-crafted soundtrack that sounds perfectly natural and enveloping at the right moments. (Gary Reber)