Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
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This Ultra HD Blu-ray set affords a pair of remarkable native 4K presentations - culled from the 4K restoration MGM did from the original camera negative a few years back - for both the theatrical and director's cuts, on separate discs no less, further blessed with Dolby Vision. 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. Suffice it to say that there’s an enormous amount of bonus content found here, with a big batch of new extras that were created for the 2019 release along with a lot of legacy content that was ported over too.
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. 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.
Also, to my eye, the grain during a handful of sequences appears more like digital noise, which is something I’ve started noticing with multiple studios’ UHD upgrades. Robocop is one of the greatest movies of all time, brutal, prescient, bitingly satirical, violently satisfying, blisteringly lean and utterly unforgettable. Independently owned and operated publications like Slant have been hit hard in recent years, but we’re committed to keeping our content free and accessible—meaning no paywalls or fees. Dialogue is rendered with precision, largely disseminated across the frontal array, with a few more expansive crowded moments, whilst environmental and futuristic noises (there's a tremendous sound as Robocop whips open the boardroom doors in the final act) get prime placement, delivered cleanly and with resonance. Europe's busiest forums, with independent news and expert reviews, for TVs, Home Cinema, Hi-Fi, Movies, Gaming, Tech and more.
I don’t have the technical knowhow to explain why this happens or if I’m just imagining it, but it’s not enough to sully an otherwise very impressive transfer, anyway. Generally, the chunkiness of grain is decreased, despite the contrast/color differences between negative and positive sources still being clear.And of course that seminal score is absolutely tremendous, defining this sci-fi action classic, and rounding out a nice little Dolby Atmos track which is faithful to the original stereo and four-channel mixes (both of which are available as options, along with the Blu-ray's Master Audio 5. Paul Verhoeven's sci-fi masterpiece infuses 2000AD's Judge Dredd with 80's corporate greed for a darkly witty, brazenly violent, and still-resonant satire that is also a just about perfect future cop thriller. The HDR improvements of the UHD are, once again, the bigger story here and more immediately impressive than any increase in detail. For further proof, simply measure the destructive power of a real-world fighter drone against that of a clumsy ED-209 unit. That said, the film is sparing in its use of bright colors, but what’s there pops off the screen more than the previous edition, and the main character’s metal suit is more vibrant than before.
I suppose someday someone will compare and contrast the nature of film critiques between the almost-all-on-print era and the almost-all-on-film era, if they haven’t done so already. Overall, since Arrow and MGM’s transfers are taken from the same source, there are only minor differences between them, at least in 1080p. Change country: -Select- Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Azerbaijan Republic Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Virgin Islands Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Islands Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Colombia Comoros Cook Islands Costa Rica Cyprus Czech Republic Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Democratic Republic of the Congo Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Fiji Finland French Guiana French Polynesia Gabon Republic Gambia Georgia Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guam Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iraq Israel Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Republic of Croatia Republic of the Congo Reunion Romania Rwanda Saint Helena Saint Kitts-Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Marino Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands South Africa South Korea Sri Lanka Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vatican City State Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands (U.
We will introduce you exclusively to Newpay finance products provided by NewDay Limited under this Introducer Appointed Representative arrangement. Connecting the Shots (11:06, HD) – Second unit director Mark Goldblatt (director of Dead Heat  and The Punisher ) talks about working his way up to a job on RoboCop and his frequent collaborations with Verhoeven. Like Arrow’s other recent 4K release, 12 Monkeys, RoboCop’s visual improvement in 4K is more of incremental than revolutionary. Prior to cleaning, stuttering was experienced around the 45 minute mark, during the bathroom confrontation, and proceeded through into the next chapter - the nightmare.
Initially uninterested in RoboCop , Verhoeven eventually connected to Murphy’s existential crisis and loaded the film with visual Jesus metaphors – both common interests for the director – but I believe it was his outsider status that led him to poke fun at the literally explosive antics of ‘80s American action movies. Gunshots are familiarly dated, but pleasantly maintain that futuristic feel, from Robocop's own burst-firing pistol to ED-209's cannons - and even if there's no thunderous LFE input to really weigh in, this is the way the film has always sounded, it simply cannot compete with modern action flicks. For more about RoboCop 4K and the RoboCop 4K Blu-ray release, see RoboCop 4K Blu-ray Review published by Jeffrey Kauffman on April 12, 2022 where this Blu-ray release scored 4. In fact, capitalist greed, authoritarianism, and gentrification are perhaps more relevant in the 2010/20s than they were in the 1980s (not more prevalent, but at least more readily acknowledged in public spaces). The cyberpunk trappings and sarcasm separate it from the likes of Richard Donner’s Superman (1978), but, while Donner’s film is credited with proving live-action comic movies could become blockbusters, there wasn’t exactly a rush of similar origin stories in the ten years between the two movies.The extra footage of the shootout between Murphy and Boddicker’s gang still making me wince, especially as every shot into Murphy is that much more visceral with the extra detail on show…and don’t even get me started on when ED-209 goes bonkers in the office! It’s the film that a lot of us still love today, with its story of a good cop (Peter Weller) who is murdered by criminals, in possibly one of the most gruesome cop killings in a movie in the 80s, who is then pieced back together as an unstoppable crime-fighting cyborg, who is tormented by the memory of his death and in turn goes out for revenge. The most irritating facet of the prototypical American vigilante thriller, especially of the ’70s and ’80s, is its aura of macho self-pity.