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Robocop [Blu-ray] [1987]

Peter Weller , Nancy Allen , Jost Vacano    Suitable for 18 years and over   Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith
  • Directors: Jost Vacano
  • Producers: Basil Poledouris
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Dec 2007
  • Run Time: 99 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000WBZZBG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,497 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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When it arrived on the big screen in 1987, Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was like a high-voltage jolt of electricity, blending satire, thrills, and abundant violence with such energized gusto that audiences couldn't help feeling stunned and amazed. The movie was a huge hit, and has since earned enduring cult status as one of the seminal science fiction films of the 1980s. Followed by two sequels, a TV series, and countless novels and comic books, this original RoboCop is still the best by far, largely due to the audacity and unbridled bloodlust of director Verhoeven. However, the reasons many enjoyed the film are also the reasons some will surely wish to avoid it. Critic Pauline Kael called the movie a dubious example of "gallows pulp," and there's no denying that its view of mankind is bleak, depraved, and graphically violent. In the Detroit of the near future, a policeman (Peter Weller) is brutally gunned down by drug-dealing thugs and left for dead, but he survives (half of him, at least) and is integrated with state-of-the-art technology to become a half-robotic cop of the future, designed to revolutionize law enforcement. As RoboCop holds tight to his last remaining shred of humanity, he relentlessly pursues the criminals who "killed" him. All the while, Verhoeven (from a script by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner) injects this high-intensity tale with wickedly pointed humour and satire aimed at the men and media who cover a city out of control. --Jeff Shannon, amazon.com

Product Description

In the near future, Detroit's soaring crime rate is unsuccessfully policed by a corporation which plans to build a new city, if its workers can go about unmolested. When the new 'enforcement droid' proves unworkable, a murdered cop (Peter Weller) is wired into a computer-controlled titanium body and set to the task at hand. Unimpressed, 'Robocop' seeks vengeance on all sides in this violent but often funny tale.


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34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great transfer with extras 2 Feb 2014
By Fleece
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
This is a much better transfer than the previous blu-ray release.
Same length also though it says Director's Cut.
Also one of the best sci-fi movies of the 80's that have more than quotable lines and memorable characters.

Special Features :-

Q&A with the filmmakers inc, Paul Verhoeven, Peter Weller & Nancy Allen- 2012 - 42mins
Flesh and Steel - The making of Robocop - 37mins
1987 featurette - shooting Robocop - 8min
1987 featurette - making Robocop - 8mins
The boardroom - storyboard with commentary by animator Phil Tippet - 6min
Deleted scenes - 3mins
Villains of old Detroit - 17mins
Special effects - then and now - 18mins
Robocop - creating a legend - 21mins
Paul Verhoeven - easter egg - 1min
Audio commentary with Director Paul Verhoeven, Writer Ed Neumeier and Executive Producer Jon Davison
Theatrical trailer
TV Spot

The Q&A was interesting and the villains of old Detroit has new interviews with the likes of
Kurtwood Smith reminiscing about the filming in the summer of 1986.
Can really recommend this version for a top level upgrade.
I'd buy that for a dollar!!!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last - a deserving Blu-ray release! 1 Feb 2014
By J. Bell
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The image quality is fantastic, the restoration is outstanding and the sound quality (DTS HD) is faultless throughout.

There are some nice extra features, including retrospective interviews, trailers and so on.

A worthy addition to any sci-fi movie fan's collection.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an improvement "Robocop Remastered 2014" 2 Feb 2014
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Fantastic improvement over the last Blu-ray release. Picture Quality is amazing and the extra bonus features are vast. Loved every minute of this new 2014 Remastered Director's Cut. 10/10
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film looks better than ever 9 Mar 2014
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I thought the picture would a bit clearer but it's still a classic film...well worth getting this new blu Ray version
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars about time 6 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Fox movies have a habit now of milking every penny they can out of us look at predator for one, now robocop the first time it come to bluray the sound was good but pitcher was very poor in deed, then they released the limited edition steelbook with the poor first release, now they got it right with this version the video is 10 the sound is the same as other version 10 the steelbook its self very nice.

so if you like me a fan of the 80s this is the one to get dead or alive your buying me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robocop Blu-ray report 5 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
New transfer is fantastic on Blu-ray and much better than the previous effort.
It also comes with tons of special features, old and new as well as commentaries. Go ahead and buy this, its about the same price as a cinema ticket but 10 times better than the new robocop
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By growly
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I'm sure I'm not the only one that has bought this movie more times that I'd care to admit, from VHS,, Criterion DVD, blu ray, remastered blu ray and various DVD and blu ray steelbook versions.

The remastered blu ray steelbook has attracted some justified criticism for the artwork. But overall this is a delightful release. The remastered blu ray isn't perfect, but this is an old fairly low budget movie; the remastered version makes your older blu ray look dark and muddy. The audio is 5.1 DTS HD; purists may actually prefer the older blu ray's 4.0 soundtrack that mimicks the theatrical dolby surround mix.

This is the 'unrated' version of the movie - and it is region free, so international buyers can buy without fear of disc/player incompatibility.

There was a limited edition steelbook of the older blu ray; its difficult to find now. Overall this is the version of the movie to buy. You have a great remaster of an iconic movie packaged in a very nice steelbook (with some questionable artwork).
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The eighties - the golden age of action sci-fi 3 Jun 2004
Format:DVD
RoboCop first burst onto cinema screens when I was just twelve years old, and 18-rated movies had all the allure of adult freedom. Of course, like many other such films, including Arnold Schwarzenegger's output at the time, the violence and swearing which earns the rating is probably of less interest to grown-ups. What impresses me now is it's lean, tight editing (easily rivalling 'Die Hard' or 'Speed'), tongue-in-cheek, though sometimes brutal humour, and simple scenario of heroism vanquishing gleeful criminality, corporate greed destroyed from the inside, and human personality winning over blankly efficient technology.

As a design, RoboCop himself is an icon, still featuring in videogames long after the end of the film franchise, but it's the constant internal presence of murdered cop Murphy which makes the character memorable and eventually overwhelms the machine half entirely. The opposititon of Murphy's wronged family man and the cackling lout Clarence Boddicker and his cohorts may strike modern viewers as stereotypical, even dangerously simplistic, but latterday action adventures are often so bogged down with pointless introspection and ruminative psychobabble that the last thing they do is entertain. It has to be said that the director Paul Verhoeven is as unsubtle as he's ever been here, and certain scenes of the movie, in particular the killing of Murphy and rival law enforcer ED-209's fatal malfunction, are violent enough to shock. The original cinema and video releases featured cut-down versions of these scenes, and it's amazing how the addition of just a few seconds can make a moment so much more unsettling.

Those who have never seen this movie don't need telling that the special effects will never dazzle in the way that modern, CGI-heavy releases do.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Love this film. One of my all time greats, had on vcr years ago, but looks much much better on dvd
Published 6 days ago by Mark F
5.0 out of 5 stars Great edition
I haven't watched this for years, and bluray edition does it justice on big TV. After all this years holds up very good as movie itself.
Published 10 days ago by B. Debski
5.0 out of 5 stars I'd buy that for a dollar!!
One of my favourite films of all time so had to get it on blu ray and glad I did looks and sounds Gd for its age definatly worth buying if u like the film!!!!
Published 10 days ago by cbaxter
4.0 out of 5 stars great new 4k transfer ,awesome steelbook.
Great new transfer of an action classic,lovely steel book too,far better than the old version lots of extras too.well pleased.
Published 16 days ago by jamie fuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Good picture and is the uncut version in case anyone is wondering
Tried to watch this on Netflix and the picture (even though it was HD) was appalling. This remastered blu-ray is much better. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic movie
Classic movie, just as I remembered.
Even with the extended scenes that I've never seen before. Everyone should have.a copy in their collection
Published 22 days ago by rock_steddie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant film, great value copy
Two films for the price, one the original cinema release and the Director's Cut. I watched the Director's Cut on receiving this, and to be honest I couldn't see the difference. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Tony Glover
4.0 out of 5 stars You have 20 seconds to comply
I have always loved this film, not so much that I ever bought in on VHS or DVD though. When this special edition Blu Ray was released, I jumped at the chance. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Stadtguerilla
5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As It Ever Was!
Whether people love or hate the recent re-boot (I enjoyed it a great deal), what we can at least be thankful for is that it has FINALLY prompted a release of the original classic... Read more
Published 26 days ago by D. Woods
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic.
Me and the Missus went to see the new Robocop reboot at the cinema.
It was okay by the way, but not a patch on this. Read more
Published 26 days ago by MadBoJangles
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