Paul Verhoeven

RoboCop

RoboCop

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.

Film Info

  • Paul Verhoeven
  • United States
  • 1987
  • 103 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.66:1
  • English
  • Spine #23

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

RoboCop
Cast
Peter Weller
Alex J. Murphy/RoboCop
Nancy Allen
Anne Lewis
Dan O'Herilhy
The Old Man
Ronny Cox
Richard "Dick" Jones
Kurtwood Smith
Clarence J. Boddicker
Miguel Ferrer
Robert Morton
Robert DoQui
Sergeant Reed
Ray Wise
Leon Nash
Felton Perry
Johnson
Credits
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Screenplay
Edward Neumeier
Screenplay
Michael Miner
Editing
Frank J. Urioste
Cinematography
Jost Vacano
Production design
William Sandell
Executive producer
Jon Davison
Music
Basil Poledouris
Robocop designed and created by
Rob Bottin
Costumes
Erica Edell Phillips
Special effects
Dale Martin
Special effects
Craig Davies
Special effects
Rob Bottin
Special effects
Peter Ronzani

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