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Robocop Remake - February 2014 - PG13 Rating Confirmed at ComicCon


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The Terminator sequels? Jurassic Park sequels? Most of the good things from the 90s and 80s that Hollywood decides to do over?

Ripped apart is a bit much though. I think you're confusing the strength with which people are defending their utter ennui with the strength of the reaction.

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Yeah and then look at the later Terminators which moved with more realistic human movements. As for the Robocop suits one is bulky and 80's future, the other is sleak and now future. Some the Boston Dynamic stuff is incredible and that's already now, in the future of now when we can put people's brains inside machines they'll move more like iRobocop, probably, because the robots now are already moving like 80's future. What's perceived as futuristic now is pretty different to how it was in the 80's, obviously. Plus CGI and stuff.

It's not an issue of realism or practicality; from those perspectives the best Robocop not only moves like a fast, strong person but looks and behaves like one, too. It's an issue if whether it's interesting to have in a movie.

Edit - In the movie's defence, the fact that its Robocop doesn't look to be an interesting figure like the original does not necessarily condemn it. My personal best-case scenario is that, behind all the shootbang that we've seen in the trailers, they've taken the original film's corporatist background and made it the foreground in some really topical and up to date way. A poor robo-cop doesn't necessarily mean a poor Robocop. They'd have to have been hiding the good stuff so far though.

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If there's any good to come out of these remakes, it's the originals getting proper blu-ray releases.

The remastered Robocop disc reportedly looks spiffy, Best Buy in the US released it early, it's not meant to be released until the 21st Jan.

Amazon.com have the current pre-order price at $7.99 before shipping. It's region free and is the Unrated Cut.

Being an impatient sort, I paid £16.99 to HDMovieSource, who have it in stock now.

UK street date is 27th Jan.

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If there's any good to come out of these remakes, it's the originals getting proper blu-ray releases.

The remastered Robocop disc reportedly looks spiffy, Best Buy in the US released it early, it's not meant to be released until the 21st Jan.

Amazon.com have the current pre-order price at $7.99 before shipping. It's region free and is the Unrated Cut.

Being an impatient sort, I paid £16.99 to HDMovieSource, who have it in stock now.

UK street date is 27th Jan.

Is there any new extra/unreleased stuff in this?

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Why? Is it better to watch the good then bad, or the bad then good? And why would it affect your opinion of each? Would a 4 out of 5 film be a 3 out of 5 film if you'd seen the 1 out of 5 version a week before?

60% of the time it works 100% of the time...

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Is there any new extra/unreleased stuff in this?

I think it's bare-bones, in the UK at least. That would be a pain in the arse.

I currently have a R1 DVD of Robocop with all the special features, and the UK blu-ray of the Robocop Trilogy with the three bare-bones films. If I have to get this new release just for improved picture quality, I'll need to keep every version on the shelf.

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This thread made me realise that I had never actually watched Robocop 2, even though I thought I had.

So I watched on Netflix, and it was good.

I might even watch Three again, although I definitely have seen that, and it was not good.

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Yeah, it's great.

I mean, obviously if you compare it directly to Robocop it's not great, but if you take it on its own merits as a kickass 80s film about a cyborg policeman who wants to make it in the big city, it's just dandy.

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It's...decent, the ideas are there and its heart is in the right place, but it's just a bit too dumb and on-the-nose compared to the original. Robocop makes the marriage of satire, sci-fi and ultra-violence seem effortless, whereas Robocop 2 shows just what a coup that really was.

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Appalling? It looks amazing! :quote:

Obviously it's no news that Miller is the world's biggest dickhead, but I don't know what that website is trying to achieve with that comic tear down. You could make any comic look ridiculous by going through the panels pointing out what's ridiculous...because most comics are, at the surface level, ridiculous.

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Is there any new extra/unreleased stuff in this?

There's a new filmmaker QA.

I think it's bare-bones, in the UK at least. That would be a pain in the arse.

I currently have a R1 DVD of Robocop with all the special features, and the UK blu-ray of the Robocop Trilogy with the three bare-bones films. If I have to get this new release just for improved picture quality, I'll need to keep every version on the shelf.

The UK release will mirror the US disc. It's far from barebones, thankfully.

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