RoboCop Film Still

RoboCop

Paul Verhoeven

 
RoboCop (Criterion DVD)

DVD

1 Disc

SRP: $39.95

Out of Print
  • United States
  • 1987
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
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  • Spine #23

Called by Ken Russell “the greatest science-fiction film since Metropolis,” controversial director Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop is a special effects-laden cult phenomenon. The film features a resurrected and roboticized hero (Peter Weller) in a new, supercharged cyborg body, struggling to reclaim his memory and avenge his own death. Written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner, this film is a grown-up superhero fantasy come to vivid, bloody life.

Cast

Alex J. Murphy/RoboCopPeter Weller
Anne LewisNancy Allen
The Old ManDan O'Herilhy
Richard "Dick" JonesRonny Cox
Clarence J. BoddickerKurtwood Smith
Robert MortonMiguel Ferrer
Sergeant ReedRobert DoQui
Leon NashRay Wise
JohnsonFelton Perry

Credits

DirectorPaul Verhoeven
ScreenplayEdward Neumeier and Michael Miner
EditingFrank J. Urioste
CinematographyJost Vacano
Production designWilliam Sandell
Executive producerJon Davison
MusicBasil Poledouris
Robocop designed and created byRob Bottin
CostumesErica Edell Phillips
Special effectsDale Martin, Craig Davies, Rob Bottin and Peter Ronzani

Disc Features

  • The unrated director’s cut, including “excessively violent” shots cut from the theatrical release to avoid an X rating
  • Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, co-writer Edward Neumeier, executive producer Jon Davison, and RoboCop expert Paul M. Sammon
  • Film-to-storyboard comparison
  • Storyboards
  • An illustrated essay on the making of RoboCop
  • Theatrical and teaser trailers
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

    Cover by David Hutchins and Joseph Negro

Film Essays

RoboCop

By Carrie Rickey September 08, 1998

Tooled from spare hardware—the trunk and limbs of a forklift, the rubberized joints of a vacuum cleaner, and the brain of a police officer—Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop character is a Terminator with . . . Read more »

Film Essays

RoboCop

By Carrie Rickey September 08, 1998

Tooled from spare hardware—the trunk and limbs of a forklift, the rubberized joints of a vacuum cleaner, and the brain of a police officer—Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop character is a Terminator with . . . Read more »