Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Shopping Discussions > DVD Bargains
Reload this Page >

Robocop Box - Good Price

DVD Bargains Post and Discuss DVD Related Bargains including DVD Clubs

Robocop Box - Good Price

Old 04-30-04, 12:14 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: South Florida
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Robocop Trilogy - Good Price

For those who are interested, DVDSoon has a pre-release price of $23.98 CAD which converts to $17.85 American. That includes shipping. That is the best price I found for the 3 movie set. Click Here. I have ordered a number of sets from them in past with no problems. Sometimes they can be slow but in the last 6-12 months delivery service has improved. The Alien Quad set and Babylon 5 S4 were my most recent purchases in the last few months and they came either early or on release date. The only real downside is they charge you card at time of purchase. So you don't want to order too early unless you are convinced their price can't be beat.

Anyway for what it's worth I think it's a good deal. Once I dump Robocop 3 (which is pretty bad), my Criterion version of Robocop will fit in the case just right.

Last edited by tjn007; 04-30-04 at 12:23 AM.
Old 04-30-04, 02:17 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
Posts: 1,819
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Thanks. That's a great price (free shipping too). I ordered it & plan on keeping the Robocop SE & putting the old barebones MGM disc in the box set & giving it to my nephew. He likes 2 & kinda likes 3 whereas I only like the original. That'd be a great price ($17.66 is what my cc was charged) for the original Robocop SE alone (if they sold it separately).
Old 04-30-04, 03:46 AM
  #3  
eau
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: May 2000
Posts: 9,379
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Is Robocop in the boxset the director's cut just like the Criterion version?
Old 04-30-04, 08:46 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 8,086
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Then again, that price is from DvdLater so be cautious.
Old 04-30-04, 09:22 AM
  #5  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: South Florida
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It's not the Director's Cut so if you have the Criterion version you should keep it. Here are the details from DVDAnswer:

Title: Robocop Trilogy
Starring: Peter Weller
Released: 8th June 2004
SRP: $39.96

Further Details
MGM have announced the Robocop Trilogy for a release in June. This new feature packed set will be available to own from the 8th June this year for around $39.96. The first film will receive a newly mastered anamorphic widescreen presentation as well as a new Dolby Digital 5.1 mix. Extras will include an audio commentary with director Paul Verhoeven, producer Jon Davidson, and screenwriter Ed Neumeier, a Making of RoboCop documentary, four deleted scenes, a six minute film-to-storyboard comparison with optional commentary by Phil Tippett, two vintage featurettes, a still gallery, trailers and finally a TV spot. The other two films will receive the barebones treatment with only trailers included. Although films two and three will be available seperately, the first film will be available only as part of the trilogy set.
Old 04-30-04, 10:06 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Johnny Zhivago's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Korova Milkbar
Posts: 5,435
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by tjn007
It's not the Director's Cut so if you have the Criterion version you should keep it.
Maybe, possibly, perhaps, or not... That hasn't been confirmed one way or the other... And it probably won't be until the discs are in hand. You should read this thread > http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=348977
Old 04-30-04, 10:58 AM
  #7  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Los Gatos, CA
Posts: 767
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Does anyone know if the DVDSoon version aka the Canadian version will have French on the packaging? Thanks!
Old 04-30-04, 11:06 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 9,334
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It most likely includeas both cuts of the film, as all of the other regions have that seemless branching option. But who knows.

I would still recommend the Criterion - the color scheme is just plain wrong on the MGM DVDs.
Old 04-30-04, 11:29 AM
  #9  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Kali-4-knee-ah
Posts: 737
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Charging before shipping depresses me
Old 05-01-04, 09:07 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hawkeye Country
Posts: 2,449
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally posted by mijang
Does anyone know if the DVDSoon version aka the Canadian version will have French on the packaging? Thanks!
It should be the Either packaging. At DVDSoon, if there IS a choice, it will look like this:

Robocop Trilogy
Robocop Trilogy (v.f.)
Old 05-02-04, 06:13 PM
  #11  
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 136
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Numes, is there still an 8-DVD limit per order? I've found it difficult to qualify for the higher-value coupons under this limit. How did you do it?

Thanks,

- Bob
Old 05-02-04, 07:11 PM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hawkeye Country
Posts: 2,449
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Originally posted by bobpierce
Numes, is there still an 8-DVD limit per order? I've found it difficult to qualify for the higher-value coupons under this limit. How did you do it?

Thanks,

- Bob
Bob -

Yes, there is still that stupid limit. I was a little thrown at first, but a lot of DVD's that were on my wish list were box sets, so I (barely) managed to get over the $400 CAD barrier. Two of the big ones were Six Feet Under: Season 2 and X-Files season 9. There were some other cheapies that I wanted (Wizards and Red Sonja), but I had to replace them with some other box sets.

I doubt I could make it to $400 CAD again, but I did that time
Old 06-04-04, 10:20 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
Posts: 1,819
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Originally posted by RyoHazuki
Then again, that price is from DvdLater so be cautious.
Just arrived from "dvdlater" 4 days before street date. Quite happy with my first purchase from them.
Old 06-04-04, 10:27 AM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 487
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I got mine from them yesterday, I am so stoked, now I have something to watch this weekend


BTW, could they have placed the security strip in a better place? Right under the plastic on the artwork. ARGH! It started to rip using an exacto knife so I have to leave it there now.
Old 06-04-04, 12:22 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Wouldn't you like to know?
Posts: 1,819
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Bummer, mine is under the plastic just above Robocop 2 disc. Great to get them early though.
Old 06-04-04, 01:14 PM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 487
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Yep, that's where mine is.

And I do believe this is the director's cut. The back says it's an "Extended Version" and it is "Not Rated", I watched it and it's more gory than I ever recall it being.
Old 06-04-04, 01:17 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
One thing is this new Robocop is 1.85 16x9 and not the 1.66 non-16x9 like the Criterion one is.
Old 06-04-04, 01:33 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Hawkeye Country
Posts: 2,449
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Mine sent from DVDSoon on Monday, but I haven't seen it yet. I hope it gets here today, I would like to watch those again this weekend.
Old 06-04-04, 04:06 PM
  #19  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 541
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
All reviews say it's the same cut as Criterion's... it's less than a minute of extra footage, if I remember properly. Just really graphic. I have the Criterion and the scene where the goons are shooting off pieces of Murphy pre-cyborging is where a lot of the extra footage is. I look forward to the new set. I'm one of the few people who actually enjoys Robocop 2, although I hated it on initial release. I haven't found anything to like about Robocop 3, though.
Old 06-04-04, 05:26 PM
  #20  
Suspended
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 243
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I ordered my copy weeks ago, but it's still in the 'packaging' phase.
Old 06-07-04, 05:18 PM
  #21  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: South Florida
Posts: 215
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Since I started this thread, I thought I mention that my copy was received today prior to release day. I think DVDSoon has gotten their act together and really doesn't deserve the DVDLater label.
Certainly they are not perfect, no e-tailer is IMO.

Todays price is 21.98 CAD which converts to $16.60 Free Ship. Even a better deal then when I bought it. Click Here
Old 06-07-04, 06:08 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: GA
Posts: 1,397
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I got mine today too... I am very pleased. Thanks OP!


FWIW, I recently ordered another title from DVDsoon but was sent the wrong movie. I contacted them, faxed them an affadavit and they sent me the right one and let me keep the wrong one. All in all, I gotta give DVDsoon a big thumbs up. Hopefully, they will treat me right on the MGM titles I ordered the other day, too. But anyway, I definitely agree that the "DVDlater" label is definitely not befitting a company who seems to be getting so many people their DVDs *soon*(er than release date).
Old 06-07-04, 11:18 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 1,161
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally posted by Rammsteinfan
One thing is this new Robocop is 1.85 16x9 and not the 1.66 non-16x9 like the Criterion one is.
Verhoeven has said he prefer's Robocop in the 1.66:1 aspect ratio...

I think I'll just stick with my Criterion even if it isn't anamorphic.

Last edited by Heliosphann; 06-07-04 at 11:23 PM.
Old 06-07-04, 11:28 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,071
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Oh, he prefers the negative ratio? Either way, it looks good.
Old 06-08-04, 09:23 AM
  #25  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 4,582
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I placed my order this morning. Thanks for the info!!

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.