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MGM Robocop (Blu-ray)There's a new law enforcer intown 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 ofviolence-ravaged Detroit.
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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.Read more ›
"There's a new guy in town. His name's Robocop."
The above is what the creator of Robocop says as he looks over his creation.
In this movie, we get to see how exactly police officer Alex Murphy (Peter Weller) becomes the cyborg, Robocop. He is created just in time since he is now the first defence between the city ("Old Detroit") and a group of thugs determined to take over this city.
Making Robocop's job even tougher, is the fact that corruption extends into the upper echelons of the police hierarchy.
What makes this movie even more interesting is that Robocop still has memories or flashbacks of being fully human. As well, there are subtle themes regarding the media, corruption, privatization, identity, human nature, etc.
Beware that this movie can be quite violent but this violence is counter-balanced with comical elements.
I have to give kudos to Peter Weller's acting. Despite having on some hefty hardware, he still manages to bring out the humanity of Robocop. And Ronny Cox gives a tremendous performance as a corrupt corporate official.
As well, I found that the main background music added to each scene of this movie.
Finally, the DVD itself (the one released in 2001) has only one extra: the original theatrical trailer.
In conclusion, this is a sci-fi action movie that seems to work on several different levels. Also, it could very well show
"the future of law enforcement."
(1987; 1 hr, 37 min excluding end credits; wide screen; 16 scenes; rated 'R')
<<Stephen PLETKO, London, Ontario, Canada>>
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Love this movie! got it cheap to get my order over $25 but have wanted to add it to my collection for quite a while so it was perfect! :DPublished 12 months ago by Zombiefaery
I bought this one for my collection because it was remastered in a blu ray and I wasn't disappointed. Read morePublished 15 months ago by douglas reid
According to the ad description, there is a reference to 4K. However, after buying the disc, there is no indication on the packaging that this movie is a 4K version of Robocop. Read morePublished 15 months ago by W. Woo
This is and older version of the new one just out I found it very Graphic when I saw it in the theaters years ago I had a hard time watching it the now its mild now compared to... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marleeanna
This is THE version to own. This great film finally gets the quality transfer it deserve. Superb image quality, looks like it was shot yesterday ; )Published 21 months ago by Jocelico
I'm not reviewing the film here - I'm assuming the reader is already familiar with it and likes it (otherwise (s)he would not be reading about the BluRay). Read morePublished on Sept. 1 2012 by From the Musician's Pen