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Old 05-11-04, 11:01 AM
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RoboCop DVDs

I'm looking into picking up a RoboCop DVD, but I don't know which version I should pick up. I could get the OOP for $40 new, but I read somewhere else that the newer version has better A/V and commentary. Could someone link me to the best version available? Is this the newer and better version?

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Old 05-11-04, 11:06 AM
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Hi, and welcome to the forum.

As you might expect, a lot of people wonder about which version to get ..... and a search would have revealed that there have been a few threads about this already, including:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=343116

http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=348977
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Old 05-11-04, 11:07 AM
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The "new" version coming is the same as the one that has been out on R2 and R4.

http://207.136.67.23/film/DVDCompare2/robocop.htm

http://www.dvdcompare.net/comparison...e.php?fid=1175
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Re: RoboCop DVDs

Originally posted by tmazur23
Is this the newer and better version?

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Thats the old MGM release. The new MGM release is coming in the next few months, tho may only be part of the RoboBox (with all three movies). Either way, I'd either get the CC or the RoboBox and avoid the single, non-se MGM disc.
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Old 05-11-04, 11:55 AM
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I wonder if the CC release will go down in price once the boxset is out.
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Robobox is OLD.

The new box set is not called RoboBox. It's simply "The Robocop Trilogy".
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Originally posted by Class316
I wonder if the CC release will go down in price once the boxset is out.
I doubt it, the CC is an OOP collector's item and many will argue that it is the definitive release of the film, being that it's the original and uses the director's approved OAR. The CC may not be the fanciest, most comprehensive disc, but it's very solid release and should be in any Robocop fan's collection.

I will no doubt hold on to my CC edition. However, I wouldn't mind having Robocop 2 on DVD, plus the 5.1 sound would be nice. I'm guessing after the box set is released many will put up on eBay as individual titles. I WILL not have Robocop 3 in my collection!
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Originally posted by NaturalMystic79
I WILL not have Robocop 3 in my collection!
unused DVDs serve as great drink coasters
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Originally posted by NaturalMystic79
I'm guessing after the box set is released many will put up on eBay as individual titles. I WILL not have Robocop 3 in my collection!
Well, unless you plan on making your own cover and repacking 3 for sale on eBay... Yes, you WILL.

It's a digipak...

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Now that's just mean!
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I just don't get why they could not have used the CC OAR :/
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what i don't understand is why are 2 and 3 availible seperatly, while 1 is not. (2 and 3 suck donkey balls btw compared to 1)
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Originally posted by Johnny Zhivago
Well, unless you plan on making your own cover and repacking 3 for sale on eBay... Yes, you WILL.

It's a digipak...

That's a damn cool digipak. I'm actually glad i have it pre-order.
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Sure, you could try to sell 3 on eBay, but would anybody actually buy it?

That is a nice looking set, but I'd hope they'd sell it cheap since 3 is pretty much a throwaway
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Looking forward to the release, also going to keep the CC. I agree part 3 sucked.
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so, the original ROBOCOP SE will be just 1 disc?

i thought the other region got 2-disc SE??
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I can't wait for this set, well, for 1 and 2 at least. I don't own Robocop period and I'm not going to try and track down the CC.
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Originally posted by Class316
I just don't get why they could not have used the CC OAR :/
The CC is NOT OAR. The MGM release is and will be the OAR which is 1.85:1. Director Paul Verhoeven's preferred AR, as the CC depicts, is 1.66:1. Both AR are valid in my opinion. One as the theatrical presentation and the other as the "creator's current preferred vision."
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Originally posted by exparr0t
The CC is NOT OAR. The MGM release is and will be the OAR which is 1.85:1. Director Paul Verhoeven's preferred AR, as the CC depicts, is 1.66:1. Both AR are valid in my opinion. One as the theatrical presentation and the other as the "creator's current preferred vision."
1.66:1 is a European standard for theatrical projection. Both 1.66:1 and 1.85:1 could be argued as "OAR". Since Verhoeven prefers 1.66:1, that settles it.
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personally i'm happy with the CC.
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All three films are presented in solid anamorphic 1.85.1 widescreen transfers. The first Robocop shows slightly more print damage than the two sequels but still looks quite nice. Colors are very robust and black levels are solid. There is some edge enhancement present in a few scenes but itís only mildly distracting at its worst. The colors on this release do look better than the earlier releases from Image and Criterion (neither of which were anamorphic and lacked some of the detail present on this transfer).
http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=10692
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> "The first and best of the three films is also the most violent. Particularly in its uncut form (which is how it is presented here)."

Confirmation.
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So is a lot of picture lost when it comes to the 1.66 and 1.85 one?
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The colors on this release do look better than the earlier releases from Image and Criterion (neither of which were anamorphic and lacked some of the detail present on this transfer).
Doesn't settle the question on over-saturation of the color on the MGM discs. As predicted, this is the same disc as the other region's SEs, if thats the case, the color scheme is JUST PLAIN WRONG!
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I think I just might finally shell out the cost of the OOP Robocop Criterion.
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