Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Arrow Video RoboCop UHD [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

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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). It's informed so many films since, yet nothing - not even the sequels (despite some excellent ideas in the second one) and certainly not the remake - can come close to this original. The usual suspects seem to be just as worked up over crime and the idea that the United States is going to hell as they were not only three years ago, but back in the 1980s too.

Unfortunately, many critics and audiences weren’t as savvy to the joke this time and it took awhile for that film to be appreciated. Director Paul Verhoeven hadn't really made his mark in Hollywood, and took a bit of persuading to do the movie, with neither him nor his cast of misfits really certain as to what would become of it, turning in a modestly-budgeted and extremely taut 103 minute thriller which would end up being one of the greatest movies of all time. The Criterion Collection really set the stage when they released the first unrated/uncut version of RoboCop on Laserdisc in 1996. RoboCop was a huge hit in theaters and yet it gained a far larger following on home video, beginning with a 1986 Orion VHS tape and lasting through multiple digital formats (it was reissued on VHS as late as 2000 and still hasn’t found its way to a 4K format yet). 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.and uses a Wide Colour Gamut (WCG), High Dynamic Range (and Dolby Vision) and is encoded using the HEVC (H. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Anyone of any ideology can bring to the film whatever sentiments they wish, and this malleability is Verhoeven’s most caustic punchline. That said, the nuance of the Oscar-nominated track remains evident throughout, from the whirring heel-gears of an upturned ED-209, to the satisfying schink of Robocop's fist-spike. There are occasions where Arrow’s previously (and arguably) over-boosted whites or blacks eat up some of the finer textures and shades.

The glare of several transfers (particularly in rendering RoboCop’s suit) has been reduced; the silvers and whites are quite attractive here.

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. 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).

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 former is one of the most famous Director’s Cuts out there, given the number of times the movie was submitted to the MPAA, which kept giving it the dreaded X rating until finally putting an R rating on it, a requirement of Verhoeven’s contract.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 collectable packaging. somehow) be people who miss the considerable anticapitalist political ideology of RoboCop (1987), few viewers miss how outwardly funny the film is. Verhoeven has the chutzpah and the talent to do whatever he pleases, reveling in a freedom of kinetics. 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. There are fluctuations, sure - the composited stop-motion animation leaving any live background action looking softer and poorer in quality, and that aforementioned grain varying as a result - but these are relatively brief and understandable instances where the effects of the time leave any 2022 transfer as only highlighting these inherent limitations.

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