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Robot Jox on DVD? (Oct release rumor)

Old 02-08-04, 08:24 PM
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Robot Jox on DVD? (Oct release rumor)

Seems that Robot Jox never got released on DVD. Does anyone know why? This was one of my all time favorite guilty pleasure movies from 1990. Very campy and corney but the end result was so funny. Great movie for its time.
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Old 02-08-04, 09:37 PM
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Aggghhh!!! Please use a "?" when asking questions like this...
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Old 02-08-04, 09:59 PM
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I'd love this on DVD. Me and a friend were just talking about this the other day.
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Old 02-09-04, 12:08 AM
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Stuart Gordon doesn't get much love on DVD. From Beyond, Dolls and Daughter of Darkness are also unreleased, plus The Pit & the Pendulum is out of print. I converted my tapes to DVD-R -- tired of waiting...
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Old 02-09-04, 03:36 AM
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Wasn't that a Full Moon film? I know alot of the Full Moon movies can't be rleased on DVD for some legal reason.
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Old 02-09-04, 05:40 AM
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Wasn't there a sequel too?

Never saw it but I heard about it.
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Old 02-09-04, 07:02 AM
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I think there was some sort of sequel but the name escapes me.
I remember seeing this on video in early days, the funniest scene in it was some sort of robot tech helping the pilot into his robot saying "good luck guvner" in a cockney accent, just trying to work out how he got there?
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Old 02-09-04, 07:03 AM
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IMDB lists sequel as Robot Wars....never seen that one but loved Robot Jox.
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Robot Wars isn't much of a sequel. All different people and very little giant robot goodness.

There was a japanese laserdisc release for Robot Jox, and an American VHS release, but I've never seen or heard of a DVD.
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Old 02-09-04, 10:52 AM
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http://www.nicheflix.com/movie_detai...x?movieID=3709
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Old 02-09-04, 03:39 PM
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I'd be all over this if it hits DVD. One of the very few VHS I still have.
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Old 02-09-04, 05:48 PM
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Haven't thought of this movie in a long time. Count me in if it's ever released (along with monster squad!).



Oh, and according to THIS GUY it's already out on DVD. Uh, right. Not a bad photoshop cover though.

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Old 02-09-04, 06:13 PM
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This movie F****n ruled!
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Old 02-09-04, 06:27 PM
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Thanks for getting my hopes up..

*TEARS*
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Old 07-12-05, 11:36 PM
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According to http://www.dvddrive-in.com/, Robot Jox will arrive on DVD in October, as part of Sony's wave of horror/thrillers before Halloween.
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Old 07-12-05, 11:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason
Robot Wars isn't much of a sequel. All different people and very little giant robot goodness.

There was a japanese laserdisc release for Robot Jox, and an American VHS release, but I've never seen or heard of a DVD.
There is a US laserdisc - I have it
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Old 07-13-05, 03:38 AM
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ahh.....ROBOT JoX-one of my first VHS purchases long ago...
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Old 07-13-05, 11:37 AM
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oh man, I'll definitely be picking this one up... about the closest to a live-action Battletech/Mechwarrior movie there is hehehe
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Old 07-14-05, 12:28 AM
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Didn't Full Moon run out of money in a really bad way? They had a great run with the Trancers line and Robot Jox (and they promised Robot Jox 2!). But then the studio fell off the earth.

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Old 08-08-05, 03:43 PM
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I actually saw this over the weekend. I hadn't seen it in at least 10 years. It IS actually a pretty good flick for a Saturday afternoon. My friend has been backing up all of his laserdiscs to dvd (he's tired of breaking his laserdisc player out of his "retirement" closet whenever he wants to see a flick he doesn't have on DVD yet) and he had just finished this one (no, I don't have nor will I receive a copy). Interestingly, it has a MGM logo on it.
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Old 08-08-05, 07:53 PM
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I have the VHS tape and would get the DVD in a heart beat
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Old 08-10-05, 10:53 AM
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Of all the movies to bring me out of temporary posting retirement, I would never have guessed that it would be Robot Jox.

Looks like it's pretty official:

   

Click on the image for a full-sized version.

   
DeepDiscountDVD - $9.12

DVDPlanet - $10.47

DVDEmpire - $10.46

Amazon - $13.45

All show a release date of Oct 4th and no special features. DDD shows the aspect ratio as 1:1.33, but DVDPlanet and Amazon both show widescreen (DVDEmpire doesn't have any ratio data).

I was just thinking about this movie the other day for the first time in MANY years . . . very strange to see it pop up like this. Can't wait until release day!





Edit: Added in the cover art.

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Old 08-10-05, 10:56 AM
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Sweeeet!!! now if one of the other 1990 B classics, Moon 44 would be re-released in OAR, I'd be all set!
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Old 08-10-05, 11:36 PM
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I always did like this one - it's not a great movie, but it's entertaining. I'll definitely pick it up.
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Old 08-11-05, 12:34 AM
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HBO/Cinemax have been showing this in HD for over a year now. Decent transfer.
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