Robocop 1987

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Paul Verhoeven's American breakthrough film, Robocop, is an exceedingly violent blend of black comedy, science fiction, and crime thriller. Set in Detroit sometime in the near future, the film is about a policeman (Peter Weller) killed in the line of duty whom the department decides to resurrect as a half-human, half-robot supercop.

Starring:
Robert Burke,Rip Torn
Runtime:
1 hour, 43 minutes

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure
Director Paul Verhoeven, Irvin Kershner
Starring Robert Burke, Rip Torn
Supporting actors Ronny Cox, Peter Weller, Gabriel Damon, Belinda Bauer, Robe, Willard E. Pugh, Robert Doqui, Felton Perry, Tom Noonan, Dan O'Herlihy, Nancy Allen
Studio MGM
BBFC rating Suitable for 18 years and over
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4.4 out of 5 stars

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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Fleece on 2 Feb. 2014
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr Baz TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 20 Jun. 2014
Format: DVD
With the marketing and talk about the "new" Robocop film (which I have seen and no you are not missing anything not a patch on this film), it's easy to overlook one of the more interesting movies from the later 80's period.

Paul Verhoeven sits in the Director's chair and does a fine job, taking a bit of a chance by veering things off the beaten track and pulls it off in style. Robocop manages to mix a blend of film styles which is usually risky, and often fails..it's a serious film at times, but with a strong element of tongue in cheek, notably violent in places (there are several cuts of the film on disc one being no punches pulled gore or language wise), sad and emotional, and yet funny in places too.

If this sounds like a jack of all master of none film, you'd be mistaken...Verhoeven pulls it off and very well. Peter Weller puts in a fine performance as the lead character of Alex Murphy, the cop who becomes Robocop, a strong supporting cast featuring Nancy Allen, Miguel Ferrer is the ambitious OCP executive who comes up with the Robocop design, Kurtwood Smith (who makes a convincing gang leader) and old hands like Ronny Cox who's the no. 2 at OCP and priming himself for the top job and in leagues with Boddicker (Kurtwood)

A special mention has to go to Jesse D. Goins who's gang character Joe Cox has a unique and infectious laugh..as well as some truly classic phrases during the film..: "does it hurt..does it hurt?" "a new toy!" (you can't appreciate this performance until you see it)

Story wise it's a blast from start to finish, but with attention paid to please all corners. Murphy's fate is sealed in unfortunate circumstances he then becomes the part man part machine Robocop. we then see him wrestle with his past..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Tony Glover on 28 Mar. 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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. But irrespective of this, and despite the slightly dated visual effects, in the main this film is stand out cult viewing. No sequels were necessary, but business is business. Verhoeven broke the mould here though. The satire on US society then and now is brilliant, if not a little spooky in it's foretelling of how corruption rules in the world of big corporations. One can only believe this is how things would be if a major software company were in charge of policing!

But it's the little touches such as the interruptions to the news of out of place adverts, and the return to white toothed, tanned presenters smiling as they discuss more street murders and violence. The film works on many levels, obvious hero's but troubled, corrupt power hungry old white men, and a glorious villain in Clarence Bodicker. But if you don't like gore then don't watch. Verhoeven doesn't spare the viewer from any of the grisly scenes of mutilation and death.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By J. Bell on 1 Feb. 2014
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mordum on 14 Aug. 2003
Format: DVD
This is without doubt one of my favourite films of all time, I first saw Robocop 13 or 14 years ago, and it has lost none of it's impact since then. It's one of the most action-packed and violent film's ever made, and the effects are very well done for a low budget film made 16 years ago (ED-209 steal's the show anytime it's on screen).
The plot (which I'm sure everyone knows by now!) follows 'Murphy' a police officer who is transferred to the Detroit police force, who have been taken over by OCP a corrupt money driven company. It isn't long before Murphy is viciously killed on duty (in a scene which makes the notorious policeman's torture scene in Resevoir Dog's look tame). OCP takes this opportunity to start their new 'Crime Prevention Program', turning Murphy into a half-man, half-machine law enforcement unit, thus creating Robocop. I won't give anything away for the handful of people who have not seen Robocop yet.
The DVD package includes trailer's, director's commentary, deleted scenes, 2 featurettes:'Shooting Robocop' and 'Making Robocop', and much more...
An all-time classic sci-fi action movie, if you don't own this then press 'add to basket' now!!!
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