RoboCop (1987) (4K Blu-ray SteelBook) (Arrow Video) (Zavvi Exclusive) [UK]

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Release date: March 28, 2022
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Price: £29.99
Notes: UHD discs only
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[*]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


Disc One – Director’s Cut

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[*]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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4k was what make me bite but I have to admit that 80 page booklet sounds great. I really hope we get the 4k restoration for The Thing from Arrow which Universal never used. 4 gems from Arrow in one day in 4k. I'm a happy camper.... That plus Alligator announced last week from Shout, it's going to ba a great 2022 for 4k
 
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Lazy 4k releases of both this and AWIL.
Should have used different art for these in my opinion :thumbs:
 
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Sweet! I will slide this into my old arrow ltd box. Hopefully there will be no need for replacement disc!
I will also put the 4K steel in my old limited edition since there is no difference. I guess Arrow will make multiple, identical reprints with a 4K disc. They also reprinted the An American Werewold in London limited edition amaray with a 4K disc. Will The Thing be next?
 
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So the play is basically to just get the one you don’t have to go with the set you do have (for me the 4K LE since I have the BD SB), right?
 

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I was about to place my order, glad to see this film again since so much time... then my attentionm got caught by the release date...
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I will also put the 4K steel in my old limited edition since there is no difference. I guess Arrow will make multiple, identical reprints with a 4K disc. They also reprinted the An American Werewold in London limited edition amaray with a 4K disc. Will The Thing be next?
Only change my eyes can see is that the 4k UHD edition has a new MGM font/logo on the spine and no FCDxxxx
 

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paulboland

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USA release date has changed to April 12th

UK release is still March 28th

When Arrow do UK and USA titles they are seperate releases


Zavvi USA is selling the USA release

If you want UK edition use Zavvi UK or from other Zavvi international websites


When it comes to Arrow Video releases Zavvi USA sells USA release if Arrow has done both UK and USA title release
 
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The previous one was only spot glossed or not? It´s a nice upgrade :wow:
Previous was gloss finish on majority of the steelbook It's was not just spot gloss
I'm looking at that steelbook

Front had part of car not gloss but rest of the front of steelbook was gloss
Back was full gloss
 

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This reprint does not have the same finish as the previous one. They're actually complete opposites. I have them both in hand.

Old, everything is glossy except robocop and car on the front.

New, everything is matte except robocop and car on the front.

The steelbook in that video above looks like it's fully glossed on the front. The back doesn't exactly look glossy though.

So which release would that be?