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Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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I appreciate that Arrow has taken a page from Criterion’s playbook and started putting booklets in some of their releases — it’s a nice touch that serves as a reminder that once upon a time, the vast majority of thoughts about movies were set down on paper. Read more about the condition New: An item that is still in its original shrink wrap from the manufacturer and the original manufacturer’s seal (if applicable) has not been removed. Among the new materials, some of the highlights include: two new commentary tracks, one with film historian and former Orion marketing exec Paul M.

That said, the nuance of the Oscar-nominated track remains evident throughout, from the whirring heel-gears of an upturned ED-209, to the satisfying schink of Robocop's fist-spike. RoboCop, from Orion Pictures, marked director Paul Verhoeven's (Flesh + Blood) Hollywood debut and instantly became an enduring sci-fi/action classic when it landed in theaters in the summer of 1987. Those of us that saw the movie back in 1987 will have a love for the theatrical cut that we were treated to, this Director’s Cut is the one that many of you who never saw the movie on the big screen will know about the cut as it’s usually the one that is on the Blu-ray releases of RoboCop, there are some extra extended scenes that increase the violence and gore, plus a slight comedy element that during my screening had a good few fans laughing loudly.

Arrow's 4K release of Robocop comes in a number of different flavours - the Limited Edition boasting the now compulsory art cards and poster, but also a likely unmissable 80-Page Booklet packed with background information, images and interviews. With its stellar A/V presentation and bounty of extras befitting a film so defined by excess, Arrow’s 4K UHD Blu-ray is sure to be the definitive release of RoboCop for years to come.

Verhoeven has as much fun in this scene as Clarence, and this killing mirrors an earlier murder committed by the ED-209, a law-enforcement robot with Gatling-gun arms that’s unable to arrest without excessive force. You'll really notice the neon signs (on the streets or the gas station), the vibrant yellows and oranges of the explosions, and the intense reds dominating - for example, the night club sequence - and doing so without any sign of bleeding. It's gritty, grimy, and grainy, but boy do several shots look stunning, revealing a level of detail hitherto unseen, pulling in close to the very pores on the skin of the game cast; that healthy grain layer reminding you that whilst DNR must have been applied, it was done so tastefully and tactfully, and without robbing the print of any of its underlying textural minutiae.Much like in my review of Arrow’s 4K UHD release of An American Werewolf in London, do I really need to give a synopsis of Robocop? Given the film’s vintage and its use of special effects of the old school optical variety, the jump to 4K is a double-edged sword: little details are better, resulting in image quality that might even surpass what you could see in the movie theater in 1987, while the softness of the special effects stands out more. Which is to say that RoboCop has been subtly buffed up without compromising its aura of underground sleaziness. unlike anything anybody had ever seen before, and, really, unlike anything anybody would ever see again.

The drollery mostly references the yuppie holocaust that the Ronald Reagan administration had loosed on the world, but the jokes blossomed in relevance over the decades that followed. What appears to be their first foray into Atmos tracks should be commended for its restraint and faithfulness to the original sound design, although that hardly makes it a demo effort in any respect, and the extras may well be just a port of their earlier Blu-ray set's extras, but it's excellent and comprehensive nonetheless, leaving this the definitive way to own this masterpiece. Since 2001, we've brought you uncompromising, candid takes on the world of film, music, television, video games, theater, and more. This 4K UHD release showcases future Detroit with amazing detail, revealing Robocop not as the silver cyborg I always saw him as in my many VHS viewings over the years, but encased within a translucent sheen that reflects hues of blue and green as he walks under the fluorescent lights of the police station. Prior to cleaning, stuttering was experienced around the 45 minute mark, during the bathroom confrontation, and proceeded through into the next chapter - the nightmare.Arrow has reissued their excellent two-disc RoboCop set on 4K, even going so far as to source new 4K scans of the trims that were added back in for the Director’s Cut (and originally taken out to avoid an X rating). There are still little dips in quality, but they are less noticeable than they were on either Arrow or MGM’s BDs. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The inside has the famous office room scene where ED-209 goes on a shooting spree so this is a nice steelbook presentation. Yet there’s a key difference between RoboCop and most left-leaning message movies: Verhoeven gets off on the heartlessness of his villains, pruning his political platitudes of the earnestness that can often make message movies feel so naïve and insipid.

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