Blu-ray includes reversible cover featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper while supplies last.
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. Unsurpassably thrilling, unexpectedly moving and unforgettably hilarious in equal measure, the future of law enforcement is back in a definitive Blu-ray presentation packed with hours of brand new bonus features and exclusive collectible packaging.
Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy
Special Features: 4K restoration of the Director's Cut from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven, High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 surround sound option, Archive commentary by director 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), New commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon, New commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen, The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, a newly filmed interview with co-writer Michael Miner, RoboTalk, a newly filmed conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nick McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy), Truth of Character, a newly filmed interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis, Casting Old Detroit, a newly filmed interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled, Connecting the Shots, a newly filmed interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt, Analog, a new featurette focusing on the special photograpic effects, including new interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver, More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, a new tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson, RoboProps, a newly filmed tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia, 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett, RoboCop: Creating a Legend, Villains of Old Detroit and 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, Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots, Extensive image galleries
Arrow Video // 1987 // 103 Minutes // Not Rated // Color // English with Optional English SDH Subtitles // All Region