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on 9 March 2014
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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on 19 August 2015
A good film! By todays standards, this may seem a bit dated, but it still has the stuff that we read about in comic books. It is fun to see this again, considering the fact that the last time I saw it, it was on VHS! No one talks about that format now-it's all DVD and Blu-ray! Not a bad film-I liked it, and am glad to se it again!
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on 15 July 2016
Do not buy this version, unless you need the multilingual features. This is the OLD Bluray disk with terrible video quality. If you're happy with the English language, buy the more recent Bluray disk with superior video quality. Shame on Amazon: They mixed up the various product reviews for the two Bluray versions.
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HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERon 21 October 2011
Robocop. What a concept. What a movie! Set in a dystopian near future Detroit, where the Police have been privatised and criminality rules the streets, cop Murphy finds himself posted to one of the toughest station houses in the city. On his first day he gets brutally gunned down. The company running the police use his legally dead remains to create Robocop, a cyborg ultimate policeman.

It's an entertaining film that satirises the corporate `greed is good' attitude of the late `80s, while delivering a straightforward plot as Robocop goes on the hunt for the men who killed him. Filled with plenty of action, some great set pieces, memorable villains, loads of classic quotable lines (I notice almost every review on this page is titled with a quote from the film) and some limited character study (in Robocop's attempts to reconcile the man and the machine) this is as entertaining a 90 minutes of film as you will see. In today's cinematic landscape of `complicated' heroes who are constantly introspecting or walking a line between good and bad i9t's nice to see this sort of old fashioned, simple good vs bad plot line so energetically and stylishly played out. Five stars.
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on 14 August 2003
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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on 13 June 2015
One of the best action films ever made with satire on media influence, corruption, privatization, capitalism and greed. Paul Verhoeven directs this sci fi film masterfully with great action a great leading performance by Peter Weller and an equally great villain played by Kurtwood Smith.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 20 February 2014
There’s no other way of saying it, but Robocop is an absolute classic. Ignore the ‘so-so’ 2014 remake and concentrate on the original. It’s all you need. It was possibly too good and couldn’t even be matched by its sequels.

Yes, it’s hyper-violent and totally adult in nature, but it also has a wonderfully subtle layer of satire underneath all the gore and bloodshed.

In case you don’t know, a policeman is gunned down in futuristic Detroit, only to be resurrected with no memory of his former life as an indestructible cyborg lawman. Of course his memories soon start to trickle back and he begins to want to track down those who ‘killed’ him for more than just a slap on the wrist.

It’s packed full of memorable scenes and catchphrases and the only people who probably won’t appreciate this film are those with a real distaste for violence.

It really is the perfect little film for what it is. It never tries to be deep and meaningful, only loud, proud and entertaining. And it succeeds of ever one of those levels.
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on 5 November 2013
The violence is fitting and stylist for the film's main drive - society has broken down and everyone is corruptible (and desperate). Brought this for the novelty factor and originally saw this when it first came out. It will be interesting to see how it compares to the remake.
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on 25 October 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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on 16 July 2015
I hadn't seen Robocop for many years so I was delighted when I watched this on DVD for the first time and it was as excellent as I remember. I love the fun and action of a Paul Verhoeven film and Peter Weller is perfect as the man himself. A really class movie.
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