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Robocop Trilogy - DVD - £4.99 delivered from Amazon

agaveworm Avatar
5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
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Paul Verhoeven was almost unknown in Hollywood prior to the release of RoboCop in 1987. But after this ultra-violent yet strangely subversive and satirical sci-fi picture became a huge hit his reputation for extravagant and excessive, yet superbly well-crafted filmmaking was assured. Controversial as ever, Verhoeven saw the blue-collar cop (Peter Weller) who is transformed into an invincible cyborg as "an American Jesus with a gun", and so the film dabbles with death and resurrection imagery as well as mercilessly satirising Reagan-era America. No targets escape Verhoeven's unflinching camera eye, from yuppie excess and corporate backstabbing to rampant consumerism and vacuous media personalities. As with his later sci-fi satire Starship Troopers the extremely bloody violence resolutely remains on the same level as a Tom and Jerry cartoon.
The inevitable sequel, competently directed by Irvin Kershner, thankfully continues to mine the dark vein of anti-consumerist satire while being reflexively aware that it is itself a shining example of that which it is lampooning. Sadly the third instalment in the series, now without Peter Weller in the title role, is exactly the kind of dumbed-down production-line flick that the corporate suits of OCP might have dreamed up at a marketing meeting. Its only virtue is a decent music score from regular Verhoeven collaborator Basil Poledouris, whose splendid march theme returned from the original score.


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DVD Description
DVD Special Features:
Featured on Robocop Special Edition:
Option to watch Directors cut or original theatrical version
New documentary: Flesh and steel, the making of Robocop
Featurette: Shooting Robocop
Featurette: Making Robocop
Deleted scenes including directors cut footage with live stage direction
Trailers
TV Commercial
Photo Gallery
Storyboard comparison with Phil Tippett commentary
Commentary with director Paul Verhoeven, screenwriter Edward Neumeier and Jon Davison
Collectable booklet

Language Information:
Robocop Special Edition:
Languages in Dolby Digital 5.1: English
Subtitles: English, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Polish, Greek, Hungarian, Hebrew, Turkish, Czechoslovakian, English hard of hearing

Robocop 2 and 3:
Languages in Dolby Surround: English, German, French
Italian Dolby, Spanish Dolby
Subtitles: French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, English hard of hearing, German hard of hearing
1.85 widescreen 16:9 version
#2
Same price at Play with Quidco, but I find Amazon extremely reliable....
#3
@ agaveworm

I find play equally as reliable, plus the QUIDCO is a bonus, not voted either way, as it's the same price as play.com and where I would benefit from QUIDCO others may not!
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cashing you out! - heat added
#5
ben1979
@ agaveworm

I find play equally as reliable, plus the QUIDCO is a bonus, not voted either way, as it's the same price as play.com and where I would benefit from QUIDCO others may not!


Agreed; Play are good too but notwithstanding Quidco (which isn't guaranteed); I would go with Amazon all day long......
#6
I'd buy the 3rd one for a $
#7
Got this deal from Amazon a couple of weeks ago. In case anyone is interested the set you receive comes in a VHS style plastic case. Artwork as below.

http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/02/ciu/42/95/0228e10e22a00f3d4b370210.L.jpg

The set being sold instore by ASDA at the same price contains the 'other' artwork (see top of thread).
#8
Worth the £5 for the first movie alone. However, I thought the others were woeful.
#9
londislagerhound
Worth the £5 for the first movie alone. However, I thought the others were woeful.

i thought the 2nd one was good, not great, but very watchable.
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R.I.P Irvin Kershner Director of Robocop 2 & The Empire Stikes Back. He died a week ago.
#11
Conspiricy
R.I.P Irvin Kershner Director of Robocop 2 & The Empire Stikes Back. He died a week ago.


sad times.
#12
R.I.P Irvin Kershner Director of Robocop 2 & The Empire Stikes Back. He died a week ago.


I wonder if the funeral director said "dead or alive, you're coming with me"!

I'd love to see a modern remake or proper sequel of Robocop with today's special effects (CGI or otherwise).
#13
Funny to see Rococop as a sleazy corrupt cop/PI in the latest Dexter series.

If these are uncut versions these days then hot (1 and 2 were either cut to hell or pre-censored by the distibutors before submitting to the BBFC when originally released on video).

Verhoeven's older films are very interesting and entertaining too (especially The Fourth Man/De Vierde Man which is like the hallucinogenic Italian 'giallo' films, or his very well made WW2 dramas that introduced a young-ish Dutch actor Rutger Hauer or his outrageous sword/sorcery 80's nastiness Flesh + Blood.)
#14
£ 6.99 at both Amazon and Play now - expired.............

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