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43 of 43 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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Published on 18 Sep 2008 by DeeJay


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43 of 43 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 remastered steelbook - the best Robocop yet, 4 Mar 2014
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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
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The long arm of the law just got a whole lot longer, 30 Sep 2008
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Daniel Jolley "darkgenius" (Shelby, North Carolina USA) - See all my reviews
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You don't really hear a lot about Robocop anymore, but this really was one of the biggest films of the 1980s. For a teenager like me, Robocop was the baddest dude in town back in 1987 - and now, twenty plus years later, he's still pretty much the baddest dude in town. The film really hasn't aged much at all, which came as a pleasant surprise to me. Some of the special effects involving the giant Enforcement Droid (ED-209) aren't impressive as they used to be, and that one shot looking down at someone falling to his death looks absolutely awful, but everything else, especially Robocop himself, works like gangbusters. It's still quite a gritty film, with loads of realistic violence (vintage Paul Verhoeven, in other words). In fact, Verhoeven had to edit out some of the film's over-the-top comic violence just to secure an R rating (and the film was absolutely butchered for its foreign release in several countries). Even the political satire and emasculation of an overly exploitative mass media still ring quite true, as we intermittently watch a couple of newscasters smile and laugh their way through one tragic news story after another. And those commercials! The brand new 6000 SUX that gets an impressive 8.2 miles per gallon, all of the stupid "I'd buy that for a dollar!" ads, etc.

In this film's near-future setting, almost everything has been privatized, including hospitals and the entire police department of Detroit (now owned and run by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products). The Old Man (Dan O'Herlihy) has long dreamed of replacing Old Detroit altogether with his own marketed utopia, but he needs to get crime under control before he can make Delta City a reality. Senior President Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) claims to have the answer - a gigantic, fully automated, heavily-armed Enforcement Droid known as ED-209. Unfortunately, ED's debut presentation runs into a pretty bloody "glitch." In steps Bob "It's All About Me" Morton (Miguel Ferrer) with his own idea of a part-human, part-cyborg super-cop. When newly-transferred Detroit police officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) gets brutally gunned down by the local crime boss and his henchmen, Robocop is born. He's a darn good cop, as many a criminal lowlife in town soon learns, but there's just one problem - he begins to remember his human past, especially his death at the hands of Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith) and his gang. Whether or not what is left of Murphy ever recovers a measure of his humanity, though, one thing is certain - the bad guys are going to go down and go down hard.

You'll find a few of the most memorable scenes of the 1980s in this film - the unveiling of ED-209, Robocop's highly skilled shooting of a purse-snatcher using his victim as cover, and the big throw down between Robocop and ED-209. It's a great story with a great script, one that combines humor alongside lots of impressive violence and deep human themes (revenge, humanity, etc.). The acting is also quite good up and down the line, with Kurtwood Smith (best known today as the dad on That 70's Show) turning in a particularly strong performance as a bad guy's bad guy. This could have been nothing more than a high-tech shoot-em-up, and that alone would have made it a big summer box office hit, but Robocop is a much more complex film than you would normally expect, and that is why it continues to stand the test of time very well. This is just a darn good movie any way you look at it.
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Dead or alive, you're coming with me", 14 Aug 2003
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great film, much more than just an action movie., 25 Oct 2008
Alex Murphy is a good cop and dedicated husband. So when he is killed by gangsters, everyone is devastated. Then Robocop, the crime-ridden big city's first robotic police, officer arrives and takes on the criminals. It isn't long, however, before Murphy's work partner recognises this crime-fighting machine as the supposedly deceased cop. In time, Robocop begins recalling his former existence.

This film is sometimes unfairly treated as a simple action movie. It certainly has plenty of gore and violence, but at the same time it is a parable concerning the de-humanising of the police and the way the force can take over an officer's life, resulting in him losing his family. It's also a dark social satire concerning consumerism, Reagan-era politics and the ruthlessness of big businesses. Gangster Clarence Bodiker and corporation boss Dick Jones are excellent villains, and Robocop himself is fantastic creation. With its combination of excitement, black comedy and tear-jerking moments, this really stands out from the crowd of acton movies.
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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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