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This review is from: Robocop - Limited Edition Steelbook [Remastered] [Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray)
Just pre ordered this on Steelbook, partly due to a sickness that I have for collecting Steelbooks but mostly because this is one of the greatest films ever made.
A lot of stuck up film snobs might sneer at that last comment as they will try to lump Robocop in with all the other over the top action films of the 80's, but I am here to tell them that if they feel like that they are missing the point of the film.
Yes this film has a lot of action, very violent action at that, but it is as much a comment on the degradation of society as it is for cinematic spectacle. The visuals in this film are stunning and save for a bit of dodgy blue screen every now and again the special effects still stand up today. And yes, I said blue screen. That is what us old timers used before green screen.
The satirical nature of this film is ever present, from the aforementioned violence to the news reports and the apocalyptic family board game. This film takes swipes at modern society from all angles and over 25 years later those themes are still relevant.
I would recommend this film to anyone really as there are so many different ways to approach it that I feel most people could take something from it. I first saw this film when I was ten years old and can remember seeing it for the first time, but still now with every watch it remains fresh. If you haven't seen it before, see it. If you have seen it before, just watch it again as you know you are going to love it.
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Initial post: 3 Jan 2014 21:19:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2014 21:27:56 GMT
Paul J. Jackson says:
Don't buy this Steel book buy the Steel book which came out in April 2013... I've heard that this new release has been DNR'd to death.... Buy it from HMV, they have it for £15.99.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 11:26:27 GMT
R. Lines says:
Not true - this is a brand new 4k scan and HAS NOT been DNR'd to death. This new print is superb, and here's a proper review:
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 14:06:16 GMT
M. Redgate says:
That is awesome R.Lines, thanks for that link.
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2014 19:55:08 GMT
Paul J. Jackson says:
Yeah,, it sounds pretty awesome,, thanx..
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Jan 2014 12:21:12 GMT
Last edited by the author on 13 Jan 2014 12:21:48 GMT
If you have a multi-region/Region-A compatible Blu-Ray player, import the US version (which is of the Unrated, Extended Director's Cut that includes the very gory extra violence, previously excised), which comes with a ton of special features, including new ones, AND it'll cost you less than £10 including postage to the UK! See the following Amazon.com link for more details...
In reply to an earlier post on 14 Jan 2014 23:38:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2014 00:05:18 GMT
The UK disc will be the same as the US disc, so there is no need to import it.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 12:04:48 GMT
Except, Benson, that the UK disc is about £3 more than the US disc, after postage costs are taken into consideration. So, for those of us who are multi-regional, it benefits to import the US disc! Hence, my post.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 13:26:05 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 13:29:06 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2014 13:34:40 GMT
The US disc is region free, but the majority of people in the UK will want the UK disc anyway. Also stores like CEX wont accept imports if they ever want to trade or sell the disc.
In reply to an earlier post on 15 Jan 2014 15:17:05 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Jan 2014 15:17:59 GMT
So, Benson - You are saying that people should pay more, than if they were to get the same item from Amazon.com, AND also, because CEX won't imports, that justifies a customer paying more money too?!
Wow! I'm staggered at your response.
Yes, go on people, pay more money than necessary, and help keep stores like CEX alive, in the process!
As Charlie Brown would say "Good grief"!