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Old 05-11-07, 03:12 AM
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Emil is the guy that played Graem in 24.

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Old 05-11-07, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JZ1276
I just realized the guy in the first Robocop that gets the toxic waste all over him is Graem from 24
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Emil is the guy that played Graem in 24.

It's the same guy. Emil got dumped in toxic waste and splattered by the car.

The actor's name is Paul McCrane. He was also on ER for a number of years.
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Old 06-23-07, 09:45 AM
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Bump. This is up for pre-order on Amazon.com, I'm sure other sites as well:

Robocop 20th Anniv. Edition

16 bucks.
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How does Robocop stand up over all these years? Hell I was 11 or so when I seen it for the first time. I know I've never seen the extended cut. So, fuck it I might just buy this. If its not too chezzy that is.
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^Stand-up? How about it's (argueably) the greatest sci-fi/action film of all time? I know there are many others that could top that list, but Robocop stands the test of time as one of the best ever made. Every social issue it deals with is still relevant today, perhaps even moreso. It's never cheesy and the violence is still as impactful as it ever was. It's one of my favorite films of all time.

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Old 08-09-07, 05:20 PM
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^Stand-up? How about it's (argueably) the greatest sci-fi/action film of all time? I know there are many others that could top that list, but Robocop stands the test of time as one of the best ever made. Every social issue it deals with is still relevant today, perhaps even moreso. It's never cheesy and the violence is still as impactful as it ever was. It's one of my favorite films of all time.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannabis
^Stand-up? How about it's (argueably) the greatest sci-fi/action film of all time? I know there are many others that could top that list, but Robocop stands the test of time as one of the best ever made. Every social issue it deals with is still relevant today, perhaps even moreso. It's never cheesy and the violence is still as impactful as it ever was. It's one of my favorite films of all time.
And thats exactly why it was a criterion release.
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Just dont watch 2 or 3 and the above quotes ^ apply
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Old 08-09-07, 11:44 PM
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Hey now Robocop 2 does have some finer moments to it.Robocop Vs Robocop2 battles are pretty cool,and the old man gets his lovin on in this one.
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Old 08-10-07, 12:26 AM
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Ok fine It does have its moments.

But three should never be seen except for when he has the jetpack on but even then...its near uwe boll bad
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Old 08-10-07, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by cranberries fan
Hey now Robocop 2 does have some finer moments to it.Robocop Vs Robocop2 battles are pretty cool,and the old man gets his lovin on in this one.
And the failed RoboCop 2s were pretty cool
I'd love to see an Unrated RoboCop 2 if such material exists

Are those Robocop Prime Directives Movies worth getting?

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Old 08-10-07, 08:26 AM
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If you can get them for a couple of bucks. The makers clearly loved the Robocop franchise, but at the same same tried to crowbar it their other loves, like John Woo and Westerns. Works now and again, although the guy playing RoboCop is clearly too small in stature. Robo looks tiny in some scenes. Soundtrack is also not the best score wise.
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Old 08-10-07, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJoker
Just dont watch 2 or 3 and the above quotes ^ apply
I actually still like 2. Of course, I was 15 when it came out and I loved the robot's minigun. Damn, that kicked all ass combined. Nowadays I see it as (watered-down, but still) Frank Miller satire--brutally macabre satire, but really nothing compared to his comics stuff like Hard Boiled. Kind of a guilty pleasure.

And yes, Robocop is a sci-fi classic; I remember fondly the days when sci-fi films still could be intelligent, satirical, and also kick-ass (see also: Terminator). Nowadays, sf is none of these things. Sad.
In any case, easily Verhoeven's best American film.
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Old 08-10-07, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by SterlingBen
And the failed RoboCop 2s were pretty cool
I'd love to see an Unrated RoboCop 2 if such material exists
I agree. No way they will make a R-rate movie like Robocop 2 nowadays.

Recently watched Transformer (live-action one), remind me of the final showdown of Robocop vs Robocop-2.
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Old 08-10-07, 10:16 PM
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its still as violent as it was 20 years ago, plus the added 3-4 minutes or so too the movie make it even more bloody/violent.

this one has definatley stood the test of time.

plus its in my top 10
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^ number 2 is only good for the violence. (the begining seen was priceless) part 3 just plain sucked the only kool part i liked in it was: SPOILERS









































































the guy getting his legs burned by the jetpack
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Frank, the proper way to present spoilers is to put the text in between spoiler tags, like so:

[ spoiler ]Remove the spaces in these tags to hide the text.[ /spoiler ]
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Originally Posted by Josh Z
Frank, the proper way to present spoilers is to put the text in between spoiler tags, like so:

[ spoiler ]Remove the spaces in these tags to hide the text.[ /spoiler ]
[sarcasm]Damn, he ruined Robocop 3 for me. I'll never forgive him.[/sarcasm]On the documentary from the Monster Squad, Fred Dekker states "Monster Squad destroyed my career... then I made Robocop 3" or something pretty close to that. It made me laugh. Sorry for being off topic.
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There is no reason to watch 3.

Ever. Not even a jetpack could save that movie from both sucking and blowing at the same time.
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Old 08-11-07, 05:08 AM
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I bought the trilogy but if the pic has been remastered, I am going for this.
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I would like some reviews of picture quality, etc... Didn't they screw it up in previous releases?
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Generic positive Robocop / steelbook / dts / remaster purchase comment.
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Old 08-14-07, 08:28 AM
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I find it really odd that even though this comes out a week from today, there is still no listing for it on Best Buy (Canada) or Future Shop's website.
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