With the remake due in just a few weeks, we’ve been talking about RoboCop a lot here at GFR. How will it compare to Paul Verhoeven’s brilliantly bloody original? Will it be a good movie on its own terms? Will it maintain the original film’s pitch-black sense of humor or will it suffocate under the weight of its own earnestness? How come Murphy’s face doesn’t have that cool thing where it looks like they just stretched the skin over a fully mechanical head any more? We’ll get answers to those questions and more when RoboCop hits theaters on February 12, but in the meantime, why not rewatch the original in ridiculous quality?
Okay, so you’ll need a fancy 4K television to get the best of the best, but if you’re an early adopter then you can now pick up a “4K Remastered Edition” of RoboCop so you can make all your friends jealous of your home entertainment setup. Just remember, it’s not nice to rub that sort of thing in everyone’s faces. And by “that sort of thing” I mean “Murphy’s bleeding hand stump in 4K.” That’s just gross.
Here’s the rundown of what you’ll get by rebuying RoboCop in yet another format, aside from all the purty pictures. You can currently pick up a copy of RoboCop: 4K Remastered Edition from Amazon for a mere $7.99. (Sixty percent off!)
Remastered. The future of law enforcement meets the ultimate high-definition experience — now remastered on Blu-ray for flawless sound and spectacular image quality! When a good cop (Peter Weller) gets blown away by ruthless thugs, innovative scientists and doctors piece him back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg called Robocop. But while cleaning up the streets of violence-ravaged Detroit, Robocop is tormented by memories of his former life, and now he’s out for more than justice…he wants revenge!
- Remastered Theatrical Feature Blu-ray
- Q&A With the Filmmakers (2012)
- Flesh and Steel: The Making of Robocop
- 1987 Featurette: Shooting Robocop
- 1987 Featurette: Making Robocop
- The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Animator Phil Tippett
- Deleted Scenes
- Villains of Old Detroit
- Special Effects: Then and Now
- Robocop: Creating a Legend
- Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
- Commentary with Director Paul Verhoeven, Writer Ed Neumeier and Executive Producer Jon Davison
- Theatrical Trailer
- TV Spot
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