RoboCop (1987) (4K Blu-ray SteelBook) (Arrow Video) [USA]

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Release date: April 12, 2022
Purchase links: Arrow Video - Amazon - DiabolikDVD - Grindhouse Video - Zavvi USA - Best Buy
Price: $45.00 (Arrow Video) - $27.99 (Amazon - Best Buy) - $44.99 (DiabolikDVD) - $42.99 (Grindhouse Video) - $40.99 (Zavvi USA)
Notes: 4K discs only

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4K UHD discs only does not contain Blu-ray

  • 4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven
  • Newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray™ discs with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound options on both cuts
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts
  • Six collector’s postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Double-sided fold-out poster (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • 80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin, and archive publicity materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)
Disc One – Director’s Cut

  • Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)
  • Commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
  • Commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
  • The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, an interview with co-writer Michael Miner
  • RoboTalk, a conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy)
  • Truth of Character, an interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis
  • Casting Old Detroit, an interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled
  • Connecting the Shots, an interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
  • Analog, a featurette focusing on the special photographic effects, including new interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver
  • More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, a tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
  • RoboProps, a tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia
  • 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
  • RoboCop: Creating A Legend, Villains of Old Detroit, Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
  • Four deleted scenes
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
  • Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes, presented in 4K (SDR)
  • Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots
  • Extensive image galleries
Disc Two – Theatrical Cut

  • Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film)
  • Two Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Score and Final Theatrical Mix)
  • Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)
  • Split screen comparisons between the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut, and the Theatrical Cut and edited-for-TV version
  • RoboCop: Edited for Television, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, including outtakes newly transferred in HD from recently unearthed 35mm elements
 
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Wait, what? This all seems very familiar, hasn't this all been already released, over a year ago? Am I crazy?
Oh, it's UHD now. Same exact extras, cards, booklet, art, only on UHD.
 

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Wait, what? This all seems very familiar, hasn't this all been already released, over a year ago? Am I crazy?
Previous release was Blu-ray

This release is 4K UHD discs only
  • Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two 4K (2160p) UHD discs with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

2 UHD discs
 

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Wish I hadn't bought one of the editions last time, then. Could've gotten either the slip with booklet, or steelbook now for the UHD.
They're up to $100 now, quickly, everyone, sell yours to upgrade! :D

Actually, we should file a class action lawsuit. Surely they had the transfer, and knew they'd do a 4k release, and just deliberately milked collectors.
 

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Wish I hadn't bought one of the editions last time, then. Could've gotten either the slip with booklet, or steelbook now for the UHD.
They're up to $100 now, quickly, everyone, sell yours to upgrade! :D
Amaray Slipbox also getting a 4K UHD release


USA


UK

Arrow Video Robocop Blu-ray release was in 2019

Arrow was not doing 4K UHD releases in 2019 and also did not have licence from film studios to do 4K UHD releases back in 2019

Blu-ray and UHD releases licenced from film studios involve been issued with separate licence for each format
Arrow did not have licence back then to do a UHD release


Arrow Video first 4K UHD release was not until May 2020 Pitch Black
 

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Release date: March 29, 2022
Purchase link: Best Buy
Price: $34.99
Note: Listing says 2014, UPC shows 1987 everywhere else
 

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@frankfish44

Steelbook is arrow video release and is 1987 film not 2014
Best buy website link is for the arrow video 4K UHD steelbook Robocop (1987) but has a typo listing 2014 film details

The amazon link you listed is for the arrow video amaray limited edition


Thread already exist for the Arrow Video Steelbook USA



Arrow Video USA Amaray Limited Edition
 
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2014 Film
Usa release was MGM - UK was StudioCanal
There is no plans at the moment in doing a 4K UHD release for 2014 film

Best Buy often make mistakes on listings

The UPC# 760137856696 on Best Buy website is for Arrow Video 4K UHD Steelbook release for Robocop 1987
The specs details on Best Buy website also list studio Arrow Video
 

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@IRON MAN @Noodles

This thread needs to be moved to existing thread please
 
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Does anyone know how "limited" this will be? I have no experience with arrow video steelbooks. Is this going to be like the Braveheart steelbook which has been in stock for over a year and has been dropping in price?
 
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Does anyone know how "limited" this will be? I have no experience with arrow video steelbooks. Is this going to be like the Braveheart steelbook which has been in stock for over a year and has been dropping in price?
Hard to say I guess. Some editions sell out quick, although most are available well past release day I'd say. The previous Robocop steel has been regularly available in the US until recently.
 

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USA release date has changed April 12th

UK release is still March 28th

Arrow UK and USA are separate releases

Zavvi USA is selling the USA release