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Old 03-28-01, 11:22 PM
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I'm curious how this version is. Whats diff? Extended scenes, new scenes or what? What about any other extras on the disk? Is it worth the 30 odd bucks? Anything would help.
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YES, ONE OF MY TOP 10 MOVIES OF ALL TIME. NEED I SAY IT AGAIN, GRAINY TRANSFER AS ARE ALL OF CRITERION'S DVDS BUT A GREAT DISC BESIDES THAT. ONE THAT I WOULD KEEP ABOVE ALL ELSE IF I HAD TO SELL OFF MOST OF MY COLLECTION

THERE IS ABOUT A MINUTE OF EXTRA, MORE GRAPHIC FOOTAGE
Old 03-29-01, 12:18 AM
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it's very good, w/ a good commentary. but i hear an SE is coming out in the next year. If the new one seems better, ill probably sell off the CC.
Old 03-29-01, 01:11 AM
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it's very good, w/ a good commentary. but i hear an SE is coming out in the next year. If the new one seems better, ill probably sell off the CC.
FYI, I heard that the new one isn't going to be the unrated edition, but it will instead be the rated R cut of the film.
Old 03-29-01, 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by Applejack
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it's very good, w/ a good commentary. but i hear an SE is coming out in the next year. If the new one seems better, ill probably sell off the CC.
FYI, I heard that the new one isn't going to be the unrated edition, but it will instead be the rated R cut of the film.
Yeppers! don't sell the old CC.

BTW Applejack, loved you in Bottle Rocket!
Old 03-29-01, 01:37 PM
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I think MGM said in a chat at The Digital Bits that an unrated version will be released later. I could be wrong but I'm probably right. Hell, I'm keeping my CC version just because it's CC .

Old 03-30-01, 07:19 PM
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I Love my CC copy

Im sure it can still be picked up in some shops so you wont have to resort to fleabay.
Old 03-31-01, 04:54 AM
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The Criterion disc is a keeper. The video transfer is excellent and the audio has never sounded better. The disc has a healthy number of extras, too.

The "unrated" footage amounts only to about four or five seconds and merely expands the violence in one scene. It's really a tiny change and you'll only notice it if you know what to look for, or if you're a real fan of the flick and have seen the rated version more than twice, really.

Bottom line: If you're a Criterion nut or a real fan of the movie, and you can find the disc without starining your budget, go for it. Otherwise, just stick to the cheaper disc.

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Old 03-31-01, 09:45 AM
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Definitely worth it if you like the movie! Paul Verhoeven's audio commentary makes it worth the price - he provides a lot of background as to why he made the film, and what was in the back of his mind through the process.

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Loved the movie from the first time I saw it. I like the DVD's features, especially the commentary. If you love the movie, get the Criterion (still available at retail, and on eBay for less).

I'm looking forward to the new SE too, but as I said before, I love the movie.
Old 04-04-01, 08:31 PM
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The Robocop CC edition is worth in my estimate 29.99
The film it self is wonderful to revisit if a little grim.
I find the transfer very cinematic including the dolby 2 channel soundtrack taken directly from the 35mm master print. Handled with care and resepect this disc is one that offers enough extras to warrant the extra dough.

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