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There's a new law enforcer in town and he's half man, half machine! From the director of Total Recall and Basic Instinct comes a "sci-fi fantasy with sleek, high-powered drive" (Time) about an indestructible high-tech policeman who dishes out justice at every turn! When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by some ruthless criminals, innovative scientists and doctors are able to piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called "Robocop." Impervious to bullets and bombs, and equipped with high-tech weaponry, Robocop quickly makes a name for himself by cleaning up the crime-ridden streets of violence-ravaged Detroit.
When it arrived on the big screen in 1987, Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop was like a high-voltage jolt of electricity, blending satire, thrills, and abundant violence with such energized gusto that audiences couldn't help feeling stunned and amazed. The movie was a huge hit, and has since earned enduring cult status as one of the seminal science fiction films of the 1980s. Followed by two sequels, a TV series, and countless novels and comic books, this original RoboCop is still the best by far, largely due to the audacity and unbridled bloodlust of director Verhoeven. However, the reasons many enjoyed the film are also the reasons some will surely wish to avoid it. Critic Pauline Kael called the movie a dubious example of "gallows pulp," and there's no denying that its view of mankind is bleak, depraved, and graphically violent. In the Detroit of the near future, a policeman (Peter Weller) is brutally gunned down by drug-dealing thugs and left for dead, but he survives (half of him, at least) and is integrated with state-of-the-art technology to become a half-robotic cop of the future, designed to revolutionize law enforcement. As RoboCop holds tight to his last remaining shred of humanity, he relentlessly pursues the criminals who "killed" him. All the while, Verhoeven (from a script by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner) injects this high-intensity tale with wickedly pointed humor and satire aimed at the men and media who cover a city out of control. --Jeff ShannonSee all Editorial Reviews
In 1987 I as a teenager saw the movie "Robocop" Director Paul Verhoeven. And since then this film is for me one of the best. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Griffin Garcon
The first Robocop was the best IMO.
The story is pretty far out but Peter Weller pulls it off with a lot of assistance from Nancy Allen. Read more
I love the story, the science fiction portion of it. Of course the original is way better. I thought Joel Kinnaman had an excellent performance, although I am partial to him... Read morePublished 24 days ago by the og one
I could watch and have watched it over and over. It was my bfs first time lolPublished 1 month ago by Krysta R
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|Will this be 1:66:1 or 1:85:1?||
I surely hope it is 1.66 to 1. Several years ago I compared the 2 releases and the 1.66 ratio shows the same width with slightly more vertical information than the 1.85 to 1. I even compared the 1.85 version to the full screen version aired on Showtime and the full screen 1.33 version still... Read More
Aug 13, 2007 by Adam S. Carter | See all 3 posts
|Special Features on Blu-Ray version.||
Robocop may be the single most disappointing Blu-Ray release to date......all of the awe-inspiring documentaries, deleted scenes, commentaries, and both versions of the film featured on the Amazing 20th Anniversary edition are absolutely MIA. I've done PIP comparisons, and I swear the 20th Aniv... Read More
Jan 24, 2009 by Sam Levy | See all 4 posts
|Amazon no longer sells STEELBOOK version?||
thank you very much for the advertise, i was thinking to buy the steelbook of robocop here on amazon. you save my time. thanks again.
Jul 5, 2008 by Oscar Paulino | See all 5 posts
|criterion or 20th anniversary?||
The major difference are the cuts of the movie. The 20th anniversary has both theatrical and extended. The Criterion only has the extended. The 20th anniversary is cut at 1.85:1, while the Criterion version is 1.66:1.
Jan 16, 2009 by James Payne | See all 4 posts
|Do not buy in Canada||
is there any way to replace the discs yet? Ironically I bought the Ultimate Superman DVD Tin set because it was the "corrected" disc set and without problems, then I find out the Robocop set I get is wrong!
Aug 23, 2007 by bulog | See all 5 posts
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