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Robocop (Criterion Collection) [DVD] [1988] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Peter Weller , Nancy Allen , Paul Verhoeven    Suitable for 18 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Actors: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith
  • Directors: Paul Verhoeven
  • Writers: Edward Neumeier, Michael Miner
  • Producers: Arne Schmidt, Edward Neumeier, Jon Davison, Phil Tippett, Stephen Lim
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, Letterboxed, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 18
  • Studio: Criterion
  • DVD Release Date: 30 Sep 1998
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 1559408898
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 78,466 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

From Amazon.co.uk

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

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42 of 42 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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13 of 13 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
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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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6 of 6 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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6 of 6 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great new 4k transfer ,awesome steelbook. 3 April 2014
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Great new transfer of an action classic,lovely steel book too,far better than the old version lots of extras too.well pleased.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an improvement "Robocop Remastered 2014" 2 Feb 2014
By Daniel
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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 Fantastic transfer and film... 24 Mar 2014
By slrcy
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
The picture has been completely cleaned for this hi def release and all the hard work has paid off, the film looks stunning and still holds up against much more modern fare... Justifiably a classic...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robocop 1987 4k Remaster Blu-Ray 5 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
First off i own the robocop trilogy and Robocop had a poor release with no extras anyway moving on.

This new 4k remastered version is the best Robocop has looked with sharper pq with more grain and more natural colours.

Sq is 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.

Special features are as follows.

Q&A with the filmmakers [2012]

Flesh and steel; The making of Robocop

1987 Features shooting Robocop and making Robocop

The Boardroom Storyboard with Commentary by Animator Phil Tippett.

Deleted Scenes; Villains of Old Detroit; Special Effects Then And Now;

Robocop Creating A Legend; Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg

Commentary With Director Paul Verhoeven Writer Ed Neumeier and Executive Producer Jon Davison

Theatrical Trailer, Tv Spot.

My verdict would be this release is worth upgrading to from the old blu-ray release for the much better PQ and Special features.
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