DVD - 2004
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Robocop is created to stop a crimewave which is spreading across Detroit, Michigan. All goes well at first and Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters, but there are forces which will stop at nothing to see him eliminated.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, MGM Home Entertainment,, [2004]
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE ROB
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Sep 11, 2020

I was torn between a 2-star and a 5-star rating, so I averaged it. The satire of a domineering government state in the age of COVID - how incredibly relevant! The satire of a corrupt policing organization in the age of BLM - how incredibly relevant! The satire of a criminal class taking advantage of social unrest to loot and destroy - how incredibly relevant! But as satire movies go, this is pretty weak, to be honest. It is a violent action film. There is only so much serious satire you can pack onto the bones of violent action film. The special effects absolutely show their age - and in an era where you can do significantly better special effects with an app on your phone, the disparity is hard to ignore. If you have never seen it - it is worth watching to understand why it makes so many best action and best of lists.

🤖👮‍♂️ A classic satire of business and law enforcement, with plenty of high-concept violence to sweeten it up. "Dead or alive, you are coming with me." (1987)

Apr 19, 2018

A joy from start to finish. Whether you are a fan of robots, cops, or a mix of a two, you will find wonder and delight in the zany adventures of Alex Murphy.

Mar 07, 2017

Hilarious action film with scathing social commentary- this 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven is far superior to the lame 2014 remake.

Mar 07, 2017

I am looking forward to seeing this movie. And it's not so much fiction either - in 2007 Dr. Bill Deagle PhD, a Vancouver MD said on talk radio that 120,000 "super-soldiers" have been ordered to be made in underground labs. He said it's not in Europe, not in America,'s probably China where it's made. Dr. Deagle said that human DNA is being mixed with animal ones, like Baboons, and the new super soldier will have extra quick reflexes and such superior physical abilities, that it will be able to run 50 miles per hour and jump 8 meters with a 120kg backpack. Dr. Deagle may be really believable, as he says he is on state commissions on both sides of the border, and he is invited to high NATO conferences too. Now the unmanned drones are being developed too, which look for their targets - let's hope we'll not be those targets. Imagine what those super soldiers and drones would do in Trump-like hands. And, after all, who is the "enemy?" Dr. John Coleman wrote in "The Conspirators' Hierarchy" (1997) that when the world will be united in a totally new System, those who will not want to be part of the controlled system, will be hunted down. Those outlawed will be also labelled as "criminals." Adieu, freedom, and voila, science and technology in fact will enslave us totally.

Jan 15, 2017

Classic film with biting social commentary.
Sure the cyborg hero was slow & clunky.
However, it highlighted technology limitations & how adaptable the complex human mind really is in real situations.

Nov 17, 2016

Anyone who knows anything knows the original RoboCop is a classic sci-fi pre-apocalyptic dystopian film. What many might not know is that this 2-disc DVD has some truly, truly excellent special features.

In particular I want to bring your attention to the feature called "Special Effects: Then and Now" on disc 2. Such a great feature! The original effects crew go into detail in how they did their effects, using original props and models. This is a must-see for a fan of classic practical effects.

Jun 06, 2015

As far as the old action movies go, it aged pretty well. Definitively better than the reboot.

laustcawz Sep 14, 2013


Must disagree. The original "Robocop" has a great, fully-formed story & boasts some razor-sharp satire ("Nuk 'Em" board game, designer heart transplants!). All that's entirely missing in the sequel, which had some decent ideas, but was rather disjointed. With cyborg-level strength, first-rate, high-tech firepower & his cop car, Robo doesn't need to be The Flash. He's got his own, blunter style. A good idea for the sequel, if they'd followed through with it, might've been to give him super-speed, though. I can see where that might come in useful, but that doesn't detract from the original classic.

Apr 08, 2013

After a serious 2nd viewing and my eyes now wide open, I quite realize that the original RoboCop is no better and no worse than its first sequel, RoboCop 2._____ With awkwardness in movement being just the first of many problems, the RoboCop character, from a rational standpoint, has got to be one of the most clumsy, slow-moving super-heroes ever introduced to the gullible and jaded movie audience in a long time._____ Being a cop, "Murphy" (in his new incarnation as a complex cyborg) was so stiff and inflexible in movement that he obviously couldn't have chased the bad guys down even if he had wanted to. It was so plain to see that this was one of RoboCop's major downfalls._____ But I certainly can't argue about the grand spectacle of visual effects that I was treated to in this film. The best scene was, of course, saved till near the very last where Murphy and the bad guys confront one another in an explosive, slam-bang showdown at the old steel plant where (to my delight) Emil (the slime) takes a well-deserved bath in a vat of skin-melting toxic waste._____ Terrific stuff!!

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laustcawz Sep 14, 2013

"Dead or alive, you're coming with me."

laustcawz Aug 16, 2012

"I'd buy that for a dollar!"

laustcawz Jul 23, 2012

Old Man: "Nice shootin', son.
What's your name?"

Murphy: "Murphy."


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