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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great transfer with extras
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
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bit of a waste
First of all, at least its the extended version of the movie, but all the extras from the dvd edition are missing, and the picture quality isnt the best. The TV footage at the start was meant to be low grade, but the actual footage of the film is nowhere near what we expect from Bluray. My picture had an annoying motion blur as the characters moved.

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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
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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
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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
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Alfie Cairns (Ipswich, United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars Robocop remastered steelbook - the best Robocop yet, 4 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Robocop - Limited Edition Steelbook [Remastered] [Blu-ray] [1987] (Blu-ray)
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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This review is from: Robocop - Limited Edition Steelbook [Remastered] [Blu-ray] [1987] (Blu-ray)
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
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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 Fantastic transfer and film..., 24 Mar 2014
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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
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M. Stewart "kimble" (scotland) - See all my reviews
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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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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
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D. Yates (England) - See all my reviews
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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. But I for one prefer the concrete presence of latex modelled effects seen in movies which pre-date the visual revolutions of Terminator 2 and Jurassic Park. Go back and watch John Carpenter's claustrophobic classic 'The Thing': the sticky, gungey quality of its hand modelled gore, reflecting the light as naturally and solidly as the actors, has a stomach churning presence that glassy, textureless, holographic computer modelling can't (yet) hope to match. Compare it to the once awesome visuals of 'The Lawnmower Man' and decide which one now looks the more quaint. In the case of RoboCop, the straight-shooting storyline and scuzzy environments of Delta City are better served by its technical limitations. Even at the time of its release it was a fairly low-budget affair, with the largest chunk of spending going to the RoboCop costume itself.

Although I actually own the plush 'RoboCop Trilogy' package, it's this much cheaper single movie DVD that I recommend. The excellent 'making of' featurette and cinema trailers remain present, and I've only watched the inferior follow-up twice (the terrible third movie, absent of leading actor Peter Weller even less). The fact that the other two movies in the trilogy set do not come with any documenatary features should make your choice all the more clear. Spend the 20+ difference on 'Total Recall' and the special edition of 'The Terminator', and you'll have three great reasons why eighties sci-fi was so often a great thrill ride.
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30 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the original and best., 4 Jan 2011
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Forget the inferior sequels and concentrate on this. After two and a bit decades, Verhoeven's brutal masterpiece still retains its visceral power, from Murphy's still shocking excecution scene to an unfortunate lackey who has '20 seconds to comply', Robocop just doesn't put a foot wrong. The film's satirical edge coupled with it's outrageous black comedy make it perhaps the best Judge Dredd film never made. Its a shame then that it unfairly gets described as a terminator clone, when it has so much more to offer, specifically Peter Weller's poignant almost birdlike performance as the reconstructed cop and Kurtwood Smith's Hugely quotable Himmler lookalike Clarence Boddicker. In an age when it seems everything is ripe for reinvention and a remake, its hard to imagine anyone surpassing the assured brilliance of this film, It should be lauded much in the same way as 2001 or Bladerunner.
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