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Gleaming as ever like some kind of well armed brushed-metal action figure, Paul Verhoeven's 1987 RoboCop continues to reflect striking truths amid daft action. Although now considered a sci-fi classic, one can be forgiven for initially assuming a certain b-movie disposability about it. The premise sounds as hokey as it's title: Straight arrow police officer Murphy (a note-perfect Peter Weller), after transferring in to crime-ridden near-future Detroit, is promptly killed, then resurrected as RoboCop. "Part man, part machine, all cop!," as the famous tag line goes. There is, of course, far more to it than that. Ideas of changing corporate culture, corporate takeover, media consumption, and humanity’s continuing intermingling with technology are thematically forefront. These notions are played with a dark humor and a smart...
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Scream Factory is spotlighting the further adventures of Alex Murphy with their Collector’s Edition Blu-rays of RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3, and ahead of their respective releases this March, we have a look at their lists of special features that are filled with new audio commentaries, including one with RoboCop 3 director Fred Dekker.
Press Release: Back online. Back on duty. Scream Factory™ proudly presents the ultimate presentations of the action-packed second and third entries in the RoboCop series on March 21, 2017. Part of the worldwide known franchise, RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3 now come to Blu-ray in Scream Factory Collector’s Editions, complete with a new 2K scan of Robocop 2, hours of new bonus content featuring commentaries and interviews with cast and crew, and limited-edition collectible slipcover packaging with newly commissioned artwork.
Robocop returns to fight his toughest opponent yet: his replacement!
RoboCop 2 pits two unstoppable cyborgs against each other in a battle to the death! »
- Derek Anderson
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