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Blu-ray Review: ‘RoboCop’ Remake Struggles with Identity

5 July 2014 7:33 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – After years of being envisioned with numerous directors (“Noah’s” Darren Aronofsky was once attached), a new version of “RoboCop” has arrived. While the original 80s classic stood out for its foresight into current cultural turmoil, this remake is more a product of movies of the past, and to be more specific, our recent beloved superhero movies.

Rating: 2.5/5.0

This film from director Jose Padilha is a decent one, but it’s more like a prologue than a work that can stand on its own. This is the “Batman Begins” or “Man of Steel” of the hopeful new franchise installation, but without the same amount of intrigue as the former. Instead, “RoboCop” remains stuck between wanting to be dialogue-driven but also accessible with action. The camera itself has more movement than its hero, which makes for a couple dynamic scenes, but not an extraordinary protagonist.

RoboCop” is not just the »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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‘RoboCop Versus Terminator’- Hc: Two Cyborgs Enter, One Cyborg Leaves

4 July 2014 12:47 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

RoboCop versus Terminator - Hc

Written by Frank Miller

Art by Walter Simonson

Colors by Steve Oliff

Lettering by John Workman

Cover by Walter Simonson

Published by Dark Horse

RoboCop vs Terminator is that rare kind of crossover—or “mash up” if you’re under thirty—where the two properties fit together perfectly. Oftentimes Batman will meet Spider-man because it’s a good sales opportunity, and the feeble plot device that brings them together is shoehorned in without concern for whether it’s a good fit or not. RoboCop vs Terminator finds a way to make RoboCop relevant in the Terminator universe by making RoboCop the very thing that creates it. Frank Miller brilliantly takes Alex Murphy’s mind—the perfect blend of human emotion and cold calculating software—and makes it the catalyst for Skynet to achieve sentience. This works so well it doesn’t even violate the continuity of the Terminator films, »

- Zachary Zagranis

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Robocop "Helicopter" & "Norton Confesses" Deleted Scenes

21 June 2014 4:49 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

RoboCop - Home Ent Deleted Scene - Norton... by MyMovies_International In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role of Alex Murphy/Robocop. The film also stars: Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, »

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Why Did They Save Robocop's Right Hand? Find Out In This Deleted Scene

11 June 2014 3:44 PM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Their drones are winning American wars around the globe and now they want to bring this technology to the home front. Alex Murphy (Kinnaman) is a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit. After he is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp utilizes their remarkable science of robotics to save Alex's life. He returns to the streets of his beloved city with amazing new abilities, but with issues a regular man has never had to face before. RoboCop will be directed by Jose Padilha and star Joel Kinnaman (The Killing) in the lead role of Alex Murphy/Robocop. The film also stars: Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel and Abbie Cornish. The remake »

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The RoboCop Saga Continues in New Boom! Studios Ongoing Comic Series

9 June 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

This year's RoboCop remake failed on a lot of levels, but maybe Boom! Studios will fare better with its upcoming ongoing comic series that continues the storyline of the original film. Here are all the details you need prior to Issue #1's July 2nd release.

From the Press Release:

Here at Boom! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCop film holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world.

Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (Planet of the Apes, Deathmatch) craft a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Incognito will enjoy, bringing the grittiness of RoboCop and Old Detroit to four-color life with an intensity never seen before.

“Joshua and Carlos are joining forces to bring us the RoboCop we love,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. »

- Debi Moore

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Robocop Blu-Ray Review

9 June 2014 2:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: José Padilha

Starring: Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jay Baruchel, Jennifer Ehle, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Running Time: 121 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Special Features: Deleted Scenes, Omnicorp Corporate Product Videos, Featurettes: The Illusion of Free Will, To Serve & Protect, The Robocop Suit. 

First of all, it’s easy to negate remakes or reboots and wax lyrical about their purpose or the advantages of having a new angle but what it always comes down to, beyond anything, is the story and how it tries to tell and achieve it – regardless of originals.

In Robocop (2014), we’ve jumped out of the gritty, violent late 80s and delved into the paranoia of nearly 30 years later, where the world is a lot more aware but evidently just as concerned over things beyond their control. While Jose’s Robocop tries to tell a story »

- Dan Bullock

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Ten Best: Big-Screen Robots

8 June 2014 4:35 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Robots have been a part of cinema since its creation and still make for intriguing on-screen presences. With RoboCop set for a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release on 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the most memorable movie cyborgs to have graced our screens.

Evil Maria – Metropolis (1927)

Fritz Lang’s classic sees an inventor, who has created a robot to resurrect his deceased wife, apply the likeness of a popular female worked named Maria (played by Brigitte Helm) in an attempt to ruin her reputation amongst her peers. Once completed, the robot is an evil incarnation of Maria and wreaks havoc in the dystopian future depicted by Lang.

R2-D2/C-3Po – the Star Wars series (1977-2005)

Not only are these two of the most beloved robots in cinematic history, but one of the most revered fictional filmic double acts to adorn the screen. R2-D2 (played by »

- Phil Wheat

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New RoboCop Comic Book Series to Continue Story of Original Movie

6 June 2014 2:45 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Those who weren’t sold on the new version of RoboCop and are looking for more stories that follow the world set up in the 1987 classic are in luck. Boom! Studios has announced a brand new ongoing comic book series that follows the original RoboCop:

“June 6, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Here at Boom! Studios, the classic 1987 RoboCop film holds a special place in our hearts, so we’re taking the next step to give fans an all-new, ongoing RoboCop series set in that very world. Writer Joshua Williamson (Nailbiter, Ghosted) and artist Carlos Magno (Planet Of The Apes, Deathmatch) craft a story of crime and corruption that fans of Gotham Central, Stray Bullets, and Incognito will enjoy, bringing the grittiness of RoboCop and Old Detroit to four-color life with an intensity never seen before.

“Joshua and Carlos are joining forces to bring us the RoboCop we love,” said Boom! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. »

- Jonathan James

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RoboCop Shows Some Balls in Detroit - Throws First Pitch

4 June 2014 11:19 AM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

RoboCop officially took over the city of Detroit yesterday as the crime fighter hit the streets to meet and take pictures with fans in celebration of #ROBOCOPDay and the Blu-ray and DVD release of the film.

RoboCop visited iconic landmarks including The Monument to Joe Louis, The Spirit of Detroit, 8 Mile, and Comerica Park. Additionally RoboCop visited top radio stations at Clear Channel, CBS Radio, and Greater Media Detroit and even did the weather on Wjbk-tv, the local Fox affiliate.

The day concluded as he threw the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and Toronto Blue Jays, with the first 10,000 fans receiving a commemorative RoboCop poster and some lucky fans taking home a copy of the new Blu-ray. RoboCop took photos with players, invaded the press box, and kept the peace with passionate fans.

About RoboCop

Directed by José Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, »

- Steve Barton

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This Week In Home Entertainment: Robocop, Lone Survivor And More

3 June 2014 6:25 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

RoboCop Blu-ray RoboCop has a lot going for it. The PG-13 remake of a 1987 hard R classic is a visually appealing narrative with plenty of glossy action sequences. It ranks up there with Gravity and Avatar as far as its VFX goes. Add in a few nice acting performances and a fine enough script and RoboCop becomes a decently entertaining movie. The only angle that it is really missing is fun. RoboCop is only amusing in moments. Our hero, Detroit Pd officer Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnamon), is fighting corruption from the very start in director José Padilha.s vision. He.s a relentless officer but also a family man, that is, until an accident forces modern science to play its own hand: turning Alex into the first modern-day robot cop. While Alex has to adjust to the reality of his new body and lifestyle, he also looks to take down »

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RoboCop (2014) Blu-ray Review

3 June 2014 12:38 PM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Jose Padilha and screenwriter Joshua Zetumer's RoboCop isn't so much a remake of the Paul Verhoeven 1987 classic film of the same name as it is a mirror image of the original's Alex Murphy story using some of the same characters and settings. RoboCop's post-transformation relationship with his family is freshly explored while his quest to seek vengeance on those who mortally wounded him is more of a footnote. I miss the original's spunk, attitude and R-rating, but there's enough of a foundation in this new direction to warrant exploring the character in a second film.

Padilha's RoboCop is an allegory for the intrusion of technology and padding of corporate pockets as it was in the original. In keeping with modern times, the emphasis is on drone warfare and the pros and cons this robotic technology offers to human security practices. The opening set piece involving two-legged and »

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Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes ‘Robocop’ Clip – Released June 9th On DVD & Blu-Ray

2 June 2014 2:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of Studiocanal’s Robocop, which arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD on 9th June 2014, we’ve got a great exclusive clip that takes behind-the-scenes ‘To Serve and Protect’ of the action-thriller!

Directed by José Padilha (Elite Squad), Robocop is a re-imagining of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic, in which a critically injured cop is transformed into a part-man, part-robot police officer designed to rid Detroit of crime.

The year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the centre of robot technology. With robotic drones winning American wars around the globe, they feel ready to translate this technology to the home front. When loving husband, father and skilled cop Alex Murphy (Joel KinnamanEasy Money, TV’s The Killing) is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp – headed by CEO Raymond Sellars (Michael KeatonBatman, Need For Speed) – utilises its remarkable science of robotics to save his life. »

- Dan Bullock

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Detroit to Celebrate RoboCop Day and You Can Join in the Festivities

30 May 2014 2:54 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

On Tuesday, June 3, the Motor City will celebrate RoboCop Day to honor the brave men and women of the Detroit Police Department. There will be a RoboCop appearance and meet and greet, a chance for the fans to check out some screen used memorabilia and...

...the action will culminate with RoboCop throwing out the first pitch for a Detroit Tigers game.

In conjunction with the release of RoboCop on Blu-ray and DVD, RoboCop Day promises to be a memorable event and it's open to all. The afternoon activity takes place at the Detroit Police Department and Public Safety Headquarters, 1301 Third Street, Detroit. Check out the schedule below, and if you're in the Detroit area, you're primary directive is now to be sure to attend RoboCop Day!

From the Press Release

RoboCop Day (Tuesday, June 3) Schedule

12:00 p.m. - RoboCop and Detroit Police Department arrivals

12:10 p.m. - RoboCop »

- Scott Hallam

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Contest: Win RocoCop (2014) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD

30 May 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Director Jose Padilha has brought back Detroit's cyborg crime fighter RoboCop for a new generation with Joel Kinnaman stepping into the shoes of Alex Murphy, a dedicated police officer given a second chance at "life." Fox Home Entertainment is bringing RoboCop to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the first time on June 3, and we've hooked up with the studio to offer one lucky reader one of the combo packs in this contest.

For a chance to win RoboCop (2014) on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD, please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every time you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open. You must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada to enter.

Directed by Jose Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. »

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Ten Best: Gary Oldman Films

29 May 2014 12:25 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Ask pretty much any of his peers and they would tell you that Gary Oldman is one of the most eclectic and brilliant actors of our generation. With a list of characters under his belt that threatens to rival the greats of yesteryear, Oldman is the go-to character actor of our time, consistently delivering dependably top rate performances regardless of genre. In RoboCop, he plays Dr. Dennett Norton, the chief scientist of Omni Foundation and creator of the human cyborg, who battles with ethics and the corruption of the company he is a part of. With the Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, DVD and Blu-ray release set for 9th June 2014 from Studiocanal, we count down the ten best Gary Oldman films.

Sid and Nancy (1986)

This 1986 British biopic portrayed the life of Sid Vicious, bassist of rock band The Sex Pistols, and his famed relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungeon (here played by »

- Phil Wheat

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Crime Classic: Paul Verhoeven's RoboCop

28 May 2014 5:19 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We're holding a free screening of a crime classic of your choice next week. Here's a closer look at another option: the original RoboCop...

Feature

On the 5th June, we're holding a free crime classic cinema screening to celebrate the launch of the videogame Murdered: Soul Suspect. You can find out details of the screening, and how you can vote for the film you most want to see, here.

For now, here's our look back at the first of the films you can choose from: Paul Verhoeven's 1987 classic, RoboCop.

Nb: The following contains mild spoilers.

There are many reasons why RoboCop endures as one of the best films of the 1980s, but one of them stands out from the rest: it’s so many things at once. It’s a sharp corporate satire. It’s a violent action movie. It’s a pitch-black comedy. It’s a science fiction film about mortality and technology. »

- ryanlambie

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‘Robocop’ Blu-ray Review

28 May 2014 1:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Jackie Earle Haley, Michael K. Williams, Jennifer Ehle, Jay Baruchel, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Samuel L. Jackson, Aimee Garcia | Written by Joshua Zetumer | Directed by Jose Padilha

Remakes eh? They’re not going away are they? I’m not going to proselytize in favour or against them; as long as punters keep lining up to see the same stories retold every decade or so with younger actors and fancier graphics then studios are going to keep making them. They’re safe bets. But there’s a difference between remaking and sanitising. Paul Verhoeven’s eighties original RoboCop is a scuzzy, violent piece of work and all the better for it. The moment the BBFC’s 12a certificate appears on screen for the 2014 version, it’s hard to not to feel just a little bit disappointed. Of course, you can get away »

- Jack Kirby

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Ten Best: Crime Fighters

26 May 2014 6:42 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

For a while now, many have deemed RoboCop to be popular culture’s most recognisable crime-fighting characters of all time. In line with its Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook, Blu-ray and DVD release on 9th June 2014 from StudioCanal, we count down – not only the 10 most recognisable crime-fighters – but best ten the entertainment world has had to offer…

Dirty Harry

Appearances: Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), The Dead Pool (1988)


Played by: Clint Eastwood

It’s quite impressive that Clint Eastwood has played Harry Callahan, his defining cop not afraid to cross ethical boundaries to serve justice, a total of five times over his illustrious career. An Inspector with the San Francisco police department, his primary concern is to protect and avenge the victims of violent crime by any means necessary.

Popeye Doyle

Appearances: The French Connection (1971), French Connection II (1975)


Played by:Gene Hackman

Based on real-life New York City police detective Eddie Egan, »

- Phil Wheat

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Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: Robocop (2013)

6 May 2014 1:45 PM, PDT | Disc Dish | See recent Disc Dish news »

Digital Release Date: May 20, 2014; Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014

Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $39.99

Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

“Part Man. Part Machine. All Cop,” says the tag line for the original 1987 version, but the Robocop remake doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor, according to critics.

The 2013 movie stars Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman (TV’s The Killing) as loving father, husband and dedicated cop Alex Murphy, who’s critically injured on the job in corrupt Detroit. He gets a new life thanks to OmniCorp, which sees this as an opportunity to make billions. The company builds Murphy into a part-man, part-robot super cop, just the first in a fleet. But they don’t count on Alex fighting to stay human.

The critics gave the original Robocop an approval rating of 88%, but the 2013 version got only 49% love, called “cynical” and “boring” by Richard Roeper. Maybe it’s partly »

- Sam

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'RoboCop' Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 3rd

2 May 2014 2:50 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment present RoboCop, arriving on Digital HD May 20 and on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD June 3.

Directed by Jos&#233 Padilha, RoboCop stars Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Jackie Earle Haley and Samuel L. Jackson. In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and OmniCorp - the world's leader in robot technology - sees a golden opportunity to reap billions for their company. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) - a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit - is critically injured, OmniCorp grabs their chance to build a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and will stop at nothing - no matter the cost to Alex - to make sure the program succeeds. But OmniCorp never counted on one thing: there is still a man fighting inside the machine. »

- MovieWeb

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