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      Robocop: SE
    • English: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Robocop 2
    • English: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • French: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Spanish: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • German: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Italian: Dolby Digital Stereo
      Robocop 3 (Remaster)
    • English: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • French: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Spanish: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • German: Dolby Digital Stereo
    • Italian: Dolby Digital Stereo
      Subtitles
      Robocop: SE
      English, Hebrew, Czech, Greek, Polish, Hungarian, Portuguese, English - Hearing Impaired, Turkish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
      Robocop 2
      French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, English - Hearing Impaired, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German - Hearing Impaired
      Robocop 3 (Remaster)
      French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, English - Hearing Impaired, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, German - Hearing Impaired
      Extras
      Robocop: SE
    • Additional footage
    • Deleted scenes
    • 4 Theatrical trailer
    • Audio commentary
    • 2 Featurette
    • 6 Photo gallery
    • Animated menus
    • Behind the scenes footage
    • TV spot
    • Awards/Nominations
    • Storyboards
    • Outtakes
      Robocop 2
    • Theatrical trailer
      Robocop 3 (Remaster)
    • Theatrical trailer
    Robocop Trilogy Box Set
    MGM/20th Century Fox . R4 . COLOR . 312 mins . R . PAL

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    The Robocop trilogy is a study of highs and lows... an example of brave, innovative Hollywood film-making next to crass, commercial, committee-driven pap... a high watermark of the sci-fi genre as well as its absolute nadir... or to boil it down, two good movies and a really crappy one.

    How so?

    Robocop is an undisputed sci-fi classic. European director Paul Verhoeven's American debut is an unrelentingly cynical and blackly humorous action flick that really has something to say. The over-the-top gore, crass language and brutal violence weren't there for gratuitous entertainment (although they did entertain)... they were a necessary part of the story. The hero's journey from human to cyborg, an inspired synthesis of the New Testament and Mary Shelley, makes Robocop as emotionally powerful as it is viscerally exciting.

    Robocop 2 is an entertaining action flick that retained the outrageously subversive satire and bite of the first. It wasn't as poignant or inventive, but it was a decent enough reprise.

    And then came Robocop 3.

    A slap in the face to anybody who enjoyed the intelligent, multi-layered nuances of its predecessors, the three-quel was an abominable dumbing-down of the series. It strived to make the tragic Frankenstein-like hero into a kiddie-friendly merchandise mover. It failed, both on this and every other level.

    Robocop is available both individually and as part of the box set (as is the third). The tragic thing is that Robocop 2 is only available in this package, and so if you want to own this very decent sequel, you have to shell out for its execrable follow-up. For shame, MGM...

    Individual titles reviews
    REVIEW: Robocop: SE
    "Stonkingly good fun entertainment that still packs a punch fifteen years later..."
    - Anthony Horan

    REVIEW: Robocop 2
    "...a brutal sci-fi film with almost all of the essential ingredients of a typical '80s action film: gratuitous gore, over-the-top violence, and a barrelling narrative with almost as many holes as one of the trigger-happy hero's unfortunate victims. Excess is the keyword here!"
    - Terry Oberg

    REVIEW: Robocop 3 (Remaster)
    "Robocop 3 is a horrible blemish on the Robocop series. It's a pimple on the bum of cinematic science fiction. It's a vomitous stain on the action genre. And now, it's here to lower the tone of your local DVD vendor. Don't let it tarnish your collection!"
    - Terry Oberg

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      Extras
      Overall
    Contract

    All of the bonus features (sans theatrical trailers) are found on the first disc, and they barely mention the two sequels at all. It's a shame that we don't get some behind-the-scenes material relating to the second, and a relief that there's none for the third. That said, Robocop: Special Edition is packed with enough goodies to satisfy the most demanding fan, and special mention must be made of one of the funniest and most illuminating commentaries ever recorded (courtesy of Verhoeven and writer Ed Neumeier).

    All in all, this box set might be worth your time if you're a huge fan of the first two and don't mind shelling out a bit more for a third film that you probably won't be able to finish. Otherwise, buy the first film and hope that the second gets a separate release sometime soon...

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      And I quote...
    "The Robocop trilogy is a study of highs and lows... an example of brave, innovative Hollywood film-making next to crass, commercial, committee-driven pap... a high watermark of the sci-fi genre as well as its absolute nadir... or to boil it down, two good movies and a really crappy one."
    - Terry Oberg
      Review Equipment
    • DVD Player:
          Palsonic DVD3000
    • Receiver:
          Diamond
    • Speakers:
          Diamond
    • Centre Speaker:
          Diamond
    • Surrounds:
          Diamond
    • Subwoofer:
          Diamond
    • Audio Cables:
          Standard RCA
    • Video Cables:
          Standard Component RCA
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