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Robocop

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Ron240, Feb 13, 2002.

  1. Ron240

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    All the hype over the recent Robocop Trilogy rekindled my interest in the big metal guy.I have been watching the comments about comparing the new one with the Criterion edition,so as i wasn't really interested in 2 or 3 i decided to look for the Criterion.I found it at www.ringos.co.uk they have it in stock for £27 delivered.I ordered it late on Monday night and it was delivered this morning(Wednesday).This is the first time i've used ringos(usually use play) and i am impressed with their speedy service. Haven't had a chance to watch it yet but by all accounts i'm sure i've made the right choice.
     
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    I'm also looking to buy this movie but theirs so many editions to choose from and so many stories good or bad for each. So what I want to know is which one (Im after RoboCop and not the other 2) should I buy money no object. The must haves are Directors Cut with the best picture quality on a Anamorphic transfer. DD or DTS. With or without extras. Now people have had time to sit back and take stock hopefully you guy's have the answers.
     
  3. Ron240

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    If you want Directors Cut,Anamorphic and DD,then you only have one choice and thats to buy the Trilogy(unless someone knows different?).The Criterion version is not Anamorphic and it only has Pro Logic sound,but i still went for it because i've heard the DD on the R2 release is dissapointing and the "seamless branching" of the directors cut is actually far from seamless! And thats apart from the possible compatability problems mentioned elsewhere in this forum about the R2 version.
     
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    MGM is to release uncut and Anamorphic R1 version plus other extra's later in the year.
    Only reason to get the Criterion version is for Paul Verhoeven,
    writer Edward Neumeier, executive producer Jon Davison, and RoboCop expert Paul M. Sammon orginal Commentary
     
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    Cheers, think ill wait.
     
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    DrPepper,

    You said: "MGM is to release uncut and Anamorphic R1 version."

    Do you mean:-

    MGM Is to release an Anamorphic copy of the uncut cinema edition of RoboCop, or

    MGM is to release an Anamorphic copy of the unrated, director's cut (the Criterion version) instead?

    Sorry to be pedantic, but your post doesn't make it clear.

    Pooch
     
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    Checked Play and they have the R1 MGM version in stock.
     
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    The Region 1 MGM Robocop that play have would appear to be the R rated cinema release and not the unrated directors cut.
     
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    Yes the present R1 release is a cut version but they
    are planning to re-release S:E uncut version see if
    I can get more info.
     
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    The branching technology on this disk is crap, i got my money back and purchased the region 1 version. ok not uncut version, but the violent content dont bother me that much, maybe its too violent, so i see why now it wasnt used in the cinema. I hope MGM dont bother with branching technology again, they dont know the meaning of the word.
     
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    The branching technology on this disk is crap, i got my money back and purchased the region 1 version. ok not uncut version, but the violent content dont bother me that much, maybe its too violent, so i see why now it wasnt used in the cinema. I hope MGM dont bother with branching technology again, they dont know the meaning of the word.
     

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