RoboCop (Limited Edition Arrow US) (4K UHD)

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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. Verhoeven’s peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals were matched by a sharp script, iconic cast and exceptional special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing) and Phil Tippett (The Empire Strikes Back).

 

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PART MAN, PART MACHINE, ALL COP

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. Verhoeven’s peerlessly exciting and kinetic visuals were matched by a sharp script, iconic cast and exceptional special effects by Rob Bottin (The Thing) and Phil Tippett (The Empire Strikes Back).

The film takes place in Detroit in the not-too-distant future. Heroic cop Alex Murphy (Peter Weller, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai) is gunned down in the line of duty, only to be resurrected as RoboCop – a cybernetic mix of spare human parts and Motor City steel, and the latest defense against crime designed by the all-powerful OCP Corporation. As RoboCop’s memories of his former life as Murphy resurface, only his ex-partner (Nancy Allen, Dressed To Kill) stands beside him to fight against the vicious thugs responsible for his death, as well as a nefarious top-level OCP executive orchestrating the chaos from above.

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

– 4K restoration of the film from the original negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven 

– New artwork by Paul Shipper 

– Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray discs with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

– Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound options

– Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing

– Six collector’s postcards (Limited Edition exclusive) 

– Double-sided fold-out poster (Limited Edition exclusive)

– Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork (Limited Edition exclusive) 

– 80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin and archive materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)

DISC 1: DIRECTOR’S CUT

– Commentary by Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)  

– Commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon 

– Commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen 

– The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, interview with co-writer Michael Miner 

– RoboTalk, conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of The Prodigy) 

– Truth of Character, interview with star Nancy Allen 

– Casting Old Detroit, interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s cast was assembled

– Connecting the Shots, interview with second unit director and Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt 

– Analog, featurette on the special photographic effects, with interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver 

– More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, tribute to composer Basil Poledouris with film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson 

– RoboProps, tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia 

– 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett

– RoboCop: Creating A Legend, Villains of Old Detroit, Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew

– Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg

– Four deleted scenes

– The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett

– Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes, presented in 4K (SDR)

– Theatrical trailers and TV spots

– Image galleries

DISC 2: THEATRICAL CUT

– Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical cut of the film) 

– Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Score and Final Theatrical Mix) 

– Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only) 

– Split screen comparisons between the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut, and the Theatrical Cut and edited-for-TV version

– RoboCop: Edited for Television, compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, with outtakes newly transferred in HD from recently unearthed 35mm elements”

 

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Weight 20 oz