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

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Release date: March 28, 2022
Purchase link: Zavvi
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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A decent projector It can cost less than purchasing a 4K TV
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Projectors for home cinema is a fantastic experience. I got a used Benq w1700 for almost nothing on the second marked and I would love to upgrade to the w2700 some day. The W1700 has many more lamp hours to go and upgrading is not cheap!

There is a need for a dark room and HDR is better on a tv screen. So for many people a projector may not be the first choice.
Lot of the good 4K projectors now use led or Laser with 25,000 hours of use no need to be purchasing replacement lamps

Laser projectors used to be very expensive but that changed since 2021

A lot has changed with projectors in last 2 years
Some can be used during day time with quality image
You always of course will get best image in a dark room

I'm saving up at the moment for a laser projector to replace my existing Sony Projector