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I had to kill The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day because it made a mistake. Now it’s time to erase that mistake.

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes pic! That headline’s for you, DickJones! You know what I miss? Paul Verhoeven squibs. I don’t know what damned formula his guys use, but the bullet hits in RoboCop are the wettest, goriest explosions of flesh and viscera I’ve ever seen. Fuck reality, I want to see that! Just like I don’t want to hear the regular popping sound of guns in movies, I want to hear the powerful boom of hand-cannons. I like movies to have character. So, today’s picture is dedicated to the great Paul Verhoeven, who is featured along with ED209. It’s not a large picture, but it’s full of Verhoeven’s manic energy! And character. Just like his flick. Check out the pic. You have 20 seconds to comply:

If you have a pic you think should be included email me. I’m looking for the iconic, the rare or the just plain cool behind the scenes shots to feature here. Tomorrow’s Behind the Scenes pic speaks treason fluently! See you then! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter



Previous Behind the Scenes pics: - Alien
- Big Trouble In Little China
- Clash of the Titans
- Dr. Strangelove
- Sesame Street
- The Birds
- The Dark Knight
- Batman (1989)
- Batman: The TV Series
- Stephen King’s IT
- Raiders of the Lost Ark
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
- Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- Superman
- The French Connection
- Tron
- The Road Warrior
- Ghostbusters
- King Kong (’33)
- The Empire Strikes Back (Luke with Slate)
- Rebel Without A Cause
- Taxi Driver
- Metropolis
- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
- Tommy Chong Meets The Blues Brothers
- The Empire Strikes Back (Filming the Crawl)
- John Carpenter’s The Thing
- Jaws
- Die Hard
- Aliens
- Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man
- The Howling
- Revenge of the Creature
- The Empire Strikes Back (Vader & Luke Duel)
- The Godfather
- Rambo III
- Vertigo
- Planet of the Apes
- Pan’s Labyrinth
- Labyrinth


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  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    FIRST!!!!

    by Darth_Von_Stroheim

    Whoopee shit...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Maybe 1st

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Damn you darth

    by MANNZILLA

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    He's an American Jesus...

    by caruso_stalker217

    ...and he uses his gun.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    I'd buy that...

    by REDD

    for a dollar!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Robocop is a masterpiece!

    by MANNZILLA

    Seriously, Ive come to appreciate it as one of the seminal sci fi films of all time. Anyone agree?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    See?

    by catlettuce4

    That's the kind of cool pic you'd never get today because ED would have been CGI. You also wouldn't get the great humor of cutting to the car commercial with the stop-motion dinosaur, which didn't look all that different from ED-209's animation. What a great movie Robocop is.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    YOU HAVE 19 SECONDS TO COMPLY...

    by soup74

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    I agree with you MANZILLA

    by catlettuce4

    Robocop is a real classic, and a great film.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    dead or alive your re coming with me

    by Frye777

    CLASSIC

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:50 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP truly IS a goddamn masterpiece

    by caruso_stalker217

    Not only one of the best films of the last 25 years, but one of the best films ever made. No horseshit. I truly believe this.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Top 25 for sure

    by Mr_Fancy_Pants

    I can still hear ED209s machine guns and the dull thack thack thack of the squibs. Classic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Manzilla: I agree. ROBOCOP is an all-time great.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Great action. Great characters. Great character acting. Great design. Deep, lacerating, prescient satire. Just a great all-around movie.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:01 p.m. CST

    YOU HAVE 18 SECONDS TO COMPLY...

    by -Halfscan-

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    You call this a GLITCH!

    by John_McClanes_Vest

    Gr8 fuckn movie

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Great pic Quint!

    by TedKordLives

    I do love Verhoeven's manic energy. His cameo in ROBOCOP pretty much sums up his directorial style.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Bitches leave.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Guns! Guns! Guuuuuns!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Anybody from Michigan see the screening held

    by skimn

    in Detroit this weekend at the Russell Industrial Center? There were to be some surprises...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    It's too bad 2 and 3 sucked so hard

    by slone13

    Didn't even bother with the TV series.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Verhoven is funny

    by ObiBen

    I remember the Robocop documentary where he was shouting for "more blood, more blood, it's supposed to be like an opera of blood" (or something like that)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:12 p.m. CST

    I didn't know - or didn't remember - that was a lifesize ED

    by ricarleite2

    I thought it was pretty much stop motion models. Now that I think about it, I think there were a few shots with the big-sized one

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Didn't Verhoeven do Showgirls?

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    Was that him? Elizabeth Berkley's tittays were a revelation in my teenage years. Thanks Paul for the boners.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Paul "Cunt Shredder" Verhoeven stands alone.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    6000 SUX: An American Tradition!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Oh fuck Jones!

    by caruso_stalker217

    He fumbled the ball, I was there to pick it up.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    ED209 kicked ass because he was stop motion

    by Orionsangels

    and his voice. ED209 in CG would have been lifeless.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Just thinking about this film puts a smile on my face.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Untouchable.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Ha ha ha

    by NeverTalksBack

    Niiice pic Quint! I think this is one of the funnier POTD you've posted. Great flick

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Fuck. Yeah.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Now THAT's a cool pic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Please, ladies and transgenders....

    by MUSCHCAT_A_GO_GO

    ...don´t forget about that darn heck of a theme!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Murphy

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Used it..<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88zHDUQw8TI<p> I remember when this came out and I saw it in the theatre, I thought the chemical bath/car splat was the nastiest, goriest thing I had ever seen. Oh, and Nancy Allen is to the 80's like Faye Dunaway is to the 70's for me. Woof. We need better caliber scream queens in these modern times.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Robocop is perfect.

    by MattmanReturns

    Glad the reboot got scrapped. There's no need to remake perfection.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:26 p.m. CST

    When all is said and done,

    by ObiBen

    and the world gone to hell in a basket, teachers will show this movie to kids so they can learn how everything got screwed up.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    What the hell.....

    by MARKED4DEATH

    ever happened to Peter Weller? The guy deserved a career after Robocop.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    ANY TIME YOO ZEE SOMEOHNE EEN A BLACK UNIFORM...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...YOU SHOULD T'INK, ***BAHD, BAHD BAHD!!!***

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    I WORK FOR DICK JONES!

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    DIIIIIICCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKK JOOOOOONNNNNNEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    AWESOME..

    by choonie

    JUST AWESOME

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:40 p.m. CST

    Just gimme my fuckin' phone call

    by savagedave

    Love Robocop.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I've ALWAYS worshipped..

    by Traumnovelle

    ..Verhoeven squibs. Total Recall had the vicious entry/exit wounds too.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    Ive never seen a series diminish more than RC did - sequel to se

    by MyScroteHasGout

    The first one WAS a masterpiece....the second one was nutless....and then third one was an absolute piece of flaming shit.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    MARKED4DEATH

    by davidwebb

    After Screamers and some direct-to-TV stuff, he went to UCLA for an Art History degree.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Starship Troopers Killed Verhooven's career

    by lochkray

    And it never, ever, should have. Brilliant man, brilliant films. I don't know if it was marketting, or what, but for some reason the general American (North American) audience don't always get "over-the-top" as effective parody. They got it with Robocop, for some reason. Maybe it was the 80s mentality of action flicks that made the bombastic style of Verhooven more palatable and allow for the social commentary to come through, but for some reason, they missed the point with Troopers.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Bitches, leave.

    by Saracen1

    Truly an all-time great. Great Cyberpunk, great Sci-fi, hell just a great film.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:48 p.m. CST

    I never got this movie.

    by RPLocke

    I saw it as a Terminator rip off. The sequel was terrible.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Weller

    by ObiBen

    Don't forget Naked Lunch...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Nice shooting son, what's your name?

    by SmokingRobot

    'Murphy'.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Fuck, how can you look at this pic and not want

    by Stuntcock Mike

    to watch this RIGHT FUCKING NOW! <p> http://tinyurl.com/27tmppc

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Love Robocop

    by thommcg

    One of those rare films that aged pretty damn well.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    RPLocke - Well that explains everything

    by ObiBen

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:58 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    isn't he the same guy that loved the lost finale?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    lochkray - Troopers

    by ObiBen

    My guess is that TV and movies where plastered with 90210 pretty faces at that time, so the satirical tone flew right above almost everybody's head. Also, I think Heinlein's book (never finished it) wasn't meant as a satire, so some of the fans of the book who got the joke probably didn't like it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    judge dredds fresh undies

    by RPLocke

    So, with that SN, you must be a real hit with the ladies.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    lochkray, re: Verhoeven in the 80's

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I think you're onto something...the sheer over-the-topness of 80's action cinema is probably the only reason why Robocop (and Total Recall...1990 is technically the end of the 80's anyways) managed to find an audience...back then, you could have foulmouthed, squib-ridden R-rated action fests become genuine blockbusters (Scarface could not have been made inn any other decade either). Only ten years after Robocop, Starship Troopers essentially bombed, because the pop culture zeitgeist had moved away from hardcore, gory action flicks into the more broadly marketable PG-13 blockbusters that have dominated the market ever since (even a movie like Speed got it's R rating more for language than for anything else...take away the F-Bombs, and you've got a PG-13 movie easily). Had Starship Trooper been released a decade earlier, it would have been a SMASH hit at the box office.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5 p.m. CST

    why the low res, Quint?

    by Argentino

    I'm loving this column and hope it here to stay, long term. But most of the pictures are way too small, what's up with that?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    RP Locke

    by HapaPapa72

    OUCH!!! Oh well. That's your constitutional right. Least we can agree the sequel was terrible.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by judge dredds fresh undies

    More so than when I was judge dredds dirty undies.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    And Traumnovelle

    by HapaPapa72

    Yeah, Rob Bottin's bloody magic on all of those, I believe. Guy gave great squib.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    QUINT

    by AKA_Gern_Blanston

    Seriously, man, this column has made AICN a daily check again. The site has fell behind in some areas, and I stopped checking every day. Until your AMAD's and now these pics. Fuck what anyone else says about them coming from other sources and all that bullshit, they're still enjoyable and not all of us have seen them. Keep them coming, man, because right now yours are the most consistantly interesting articles on here. (Nothing against the other guys, they're usually good - except for that cut and paster Hack, er, Herc - but this column always is). Thanks.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I am what you call a repeat offender

    by Mike Fornes

    I repeat, I will offend again!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    RPLocke, stop trolling....

    by CloneRanger

    ....you do it on a lot of talkbacks.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Your move.

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Creep.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP is not a TERMINATOR ripoff.

    by ColonelFatheart

    This is a mistake in perception fueled by the movie's own ads, which even featured the TERMINATOR music. It's really a satire of the 80s Superman genre of action film (Arnie and Sly, specifically).

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Dead or alive, you're coming with me.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Loving the Robo love here!

    by CloneRanger

    My 4th all time favorite film, after the Original (unaltered) Star Wars original trilogy (Raiders comes 5th) - another case of lightning in a bottle, the script, direction, photography, acting, all came together on this one - the perfect package, a goddam genuine modern classic!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:09 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven really knew how to send up action flicks

    by ColonelFatheart

    while making kickass action flicks in their own right. ROBOCOP, TOTAL RECALL, STARSHIP TROOPERS ... all fucking classics.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Delta City: Built with the support of the USA Stimulus Fund

    by Royston Lodge

    You know it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:11 p.m. CST

    Your move...creep

    by PorkChopXpress

    One of the best ever, a true classic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    The sequels were so bad

    by damned-dirty-ape

    Because thats when Frank Miller became involved and started writing the series. Co- writer on 2, sole writer on 3. I rest my case. Then again, i don't ever think you could ever capture the magic the first had. It was just the right time.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    How am I trolling?

    by RPLocke

    I'm just giving an opinion. You can return to your circle jerk now.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    I don't wanna fuck with you Sal!

    by Can_You_Fly_Bobby

    The Tigers are playing....TONIGHT!!! I never miss a game.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:17 p.m. CST

    SAYONARA, ROBOCOP

    by BringingSexyBack

    *Neckstab*

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    and whata'ya know, Dick Jones aint here...

    by Datascream

    to enjoy this.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    DICK, YOU'RE FIRED!!!!!!!!!

    by BringingSexyBack

    RoboMurphy: "Thank you."

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Delta City is the future.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Corporate and government dollars, but ultimately more corporate dollars, especially as the government wilts to nothing, will fund these cities within cities that will be "safe" from crime, but will only be open to people above a certain pay grade. Meanwhile, the poor will be shut out, but they'll have no choice but to continue to work to support this new corporate caste system as their meager pay will mean the difference between starvation and survival. Or they'll become criminals who'll be controlled more or less by crime bosses and warlords who, in many cases, will operate under the protection of the new corporate/government hybrid. <p>The future? Shit. The future is now.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Damn you, ColonelFatheart...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...I think about that enough on my own time.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Using bodies as meatshileds in Total Recall

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    Verhoeven is an action saint.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Ned. ROBOCOP brings out my inner Jeremiah.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart....

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...all three with the same love/hate relationship with fascism. Most obvious, I guess, in Troopers, but certainly present in Recall and Robocop. I'd love it if they let Verhoeven make one more big sloppy sci-fi opera before he's done. <p> Or six.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:25 p.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by CloneRanger

    Because you try & stand out from the crowd by going against the popular consensus - must have hit a nerve there, otherwise you wouldn't have added your little pathetic parting insult at the end!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:26 p.m. CST

    First R-rated flick I saw in the theater. True classic!

    by strosmer

    They don't make 'em like that anymore. Also watched Golden Voyage of Sinbad last night on a whim. Not a great movie, but my god, fucking Caroline Munro! They don't make 'em like that anymore either.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    CloneRanger

    by RPLocke

    Why would you care?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Ned, yeah. I'd appreciate that, too.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I wasn't as blown away by BLACK BOOK as I thought I'd be, the lovely and luscious Carice Van Houten aside. Let's get one more ultraviolent SF extravaganza from him. Or even a medieval epic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven = One Crazy Magnificent Bastard!

    by DickBallsworth

    You have ten seconds to comply.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Best bit in the film

    by Super Joker

    When Robocop shouts "looking for me?!" at the bad guys from up on a balcony in the industrial complex, and then realises he's actually dead slow and almost gets blown up as they fire that super rifle thing at him - even the expression on Robocops face as he stomps away is like "Oh shit, walk faster! Seriously why the fuck did I do that?" Cracks me up every time.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:30 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart - The future is now

    by ObiBen

    I used to laugh whatching this in '87. Not so much now. This movie was prophetic.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP's a Marxist Christ allegory

    by palimpsest

    Verhoeven is a twisted genius! Plus it's the best JUDGE DREDD movie that'll ever be made, and almost the best DIRTY HARRY movie too.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Favorite pic so far

    by Aaronthenia

    Just an awesome picture. I watch Robocop at least every two months it seems. Up there with Aliens as far as quotable movies.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Verhoeven Space Opera

    by ObiBen

    I'll buy THAT for 2$!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:35 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart...

    by Red Ned Lynch

    ...The Kowloon Walled City. Sometimes I wonder if it's not our future. <p> Okay, I'm stopping this right now. <p> And you bet, I'd love to see him get to do some version of that crusaders film we were always being threatened with. I loved me some Flesh + Blood.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:36 p.m. CST

    ObiBen, true. Gotta adjust for inflation.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:37 p.m. CST

    Ned, as for cities within cities:

    by ColonelFatheart

    "Atlantic City’s entertainment and gaming districts would become an independent city within a city overseen by state government. That includes the casinos, the marina, beachfront and Boardwalk areas. Those parts of the city would all be put under the administration of a state authority directly answerable to governor." <p>http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2010/07/nj_gambling_atlantic_city_takeover_meadowlands_racetrack_shut.html

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    No one does fascism like Verhoeven

    by BP_drills_america_a_new_asshole

    in some ways he would have been the perfect director for Avatar. Cameron was definitely "channelling" Verhoeven in some scenes.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Classic

    by matineer

    Privatization. Dehumanization. Glib and/or callous TV reporters. Poverty. Police in shock gear. When I heard of this movie called "Robocop", I thought it couldn't be any good. I was wrong.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Matineer: That's exactly what I try to tell skeptical friends

    by ColonelFatheart

    and my fiancee, who still won't watch it even though she loves STARSHIP TROOPERS and now really likes TOTAL RECALL after she begrudgingly consented to watch it. This is not just another dumb fucking action movie.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Even though it CAN work that way.

    by ColonelFatheart

    ROBOCOP is a lot like the (older, better) Simpsons episodes in a way. You can enjoy both on the "dumb," superficial level, or you can groove to its deeper riffs.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Colonel - Yup! Adjust for inflation, cold war

    by ObiBen

    and flat black Ford Tauruses!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    palimsest

    by lochkray

    You hit on the perfect potential situation. Verhooven to direct a Judge Dredd movie. Genius! The perfect combination required to make that franchise work. I never saw it before, until you made that comment! It would be soooo perfect (by the way, in this age of internet posts and facetious attitude, I feel it importatnt that you please note that I am NOT being sarcastic).

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:46 p.m. CST

    YOU ARE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF PENAL CODE 113 SECTION 9

    by Justafan_uk

    I AM NOW AUTHORISED TO USE PHYSICAL FORCE... BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA-BADA

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Goes without saying, KilliK.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But America is following a different model than Vatican/Rome.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:50 p.m. CST

    Takes me back

    by Mr Lucas

    to the preview screening at the Odeon Marble Arch (I think it was the biggest screen in the UK at the time). The reaction of the audience to that ED-209 scene was something else. I think, technically I was a year too young to see it. Good times.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Mad genius

    by Nerd Rage

    The man directed some of the best action movies ever made, and all of them clever and memorable.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Future Verhoeven?

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    For just how awesome "RoboCop", "Total Recall" and "Starship Troopers" (and "Flesh + Blood") are, "Hollow Man" was surprisingly meh (although admittedly, the special effects were beautiful in some parts). I'm still not sure how or why that movie derailed. So what is he up to now? He's 72 years old, there are still a few movies left in him. He published a book on Jesus, but I'm not sure if I'd be all that interested in that. I'd love for him to do another science fiction or period movie.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    RP Locke

    by HapaPapa72

    We may disagree about Robocop and you may be a little more Trekkie than I but you seem like a decent guy just sharing his opinion. I don't think you're a troll. And you've had one or two EPIC "First!" fails that I witnessed first hand, so I can't be too hard on you. We're debating movies. How hard can life be right at this minute?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    "Attempted murder?"

    by HapaPapa72

    "Well, it's not like he killed someone!"

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 5:57 p.m. CST

    HumanBeingandFish

    by HapaPapa72

    Wonder if a Verhoeven movie about Christ's Passion could be any gorier than Mel Gibson's?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Argentino & AKA

    by Quint

    AKA - Thanks. It's always good to hear reactions like that. I appreciate it.<BR><BR>Argentino - Believe me, I wish I had everything in high-res, but some of these pics I have to go with what I have on hand. There have been two images I've refused to run even though they are among the coolest I have because they are both under 300 pixels wide... thumbnails, essentially. One, a Shining still, I have just gotten in much bigger resolution and the other, a Cronenberg shot from Videodrome, I'm still on the hunt for.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    All these quotes from.....

    by MARKED4DEATH

    Robocop and nobody's bothered to quote the best one in the film. "Bitches leave!"

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Which reminds me...

    by ObiBen

    I never got this in my movie collection because the vanilla DVD seemed awful at the time. Which is better, the BluRay or the Criterion DVD version?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:19 p.m. CST

    KILLIK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Bravisimo! Awesome!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:20 p.m. CST

    JUST LIKE STAR TREK INSPIRED FANS TO EXPLORE SCIENCE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Robocop inspired me to deal in drugs, gambling and prostitution.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:21 p.m. CST

    "You're burned the FUCKING MONEY!!!"

    by CITIZENKANE

    God bless Kurtwood Smith.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Stay. Out. Of. Trouble.

    by Flip63Hole

    One of my top twenty, fo sho.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP Is A Strong Contender For Best Of The 80s

    by LaserPants

    To this day it still holds up, the social commentary / satire is totally hilarious and spot on, and the action / violence is absolutely brutal. Love it. THANK FUCKING GOD that remake got canceled. Darren "Arrogant Dipshit Hack Who Gets WAY Too Much Credit" Arronovsky would have RUINED it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:26 p.m. CST

    WWCBD?

    by LaserPants

    What Would Clarence Boddiker Do?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:27 p.m. CST

    That girl in the second one had big boobs.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    HapaPapa72

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    If you're interested, here's a link to Verhoeven's book on the historicity of Jesus: http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Nazareth-Paul-Verhoeven/dp/1583229051

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:29 p.m. CST

    Kurtwood Smith is indeed all kinds of awesome!

    by TheHumanBeingAndFish

    Can you fly, Bobbie!?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Paul Verhoven's Take On Christ Is Similar To My Own

    by LaserPants

    He was a revolutionary figure. Extremely left wing, who challenged the ultra conservative status quo. Odd how many right wing nuts cling to him even though he was basically 100% at odds with everything they believe. Maybe they think if they shout the brand name loudly enough, he won't notice? How surprised they'll be when they find out there is no Christian heaven, some magical Disneyland in the sky. Oh, no, wait, they won't be surprised because they'll be dead and whatever cosmic transformation that occurs at death will occur without them having the slightest awareness of it...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    BLACK BOOK

    by MattmanReturns

    Anyone who hasn't seen this should go rent it now. Excellent movie. Very unpredictable. And a very likable, sexy heroine.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Starship Troopers Killed Verhooven's career?

    by Toonol

    I'm ok with that. It was a farce of a movie, so disappointing, so bad that it retroactively tarnished everything Verhoven's ever done in my eyes.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:40 p.m. CST

    80s spectacles were so dorky

    by tiggr009

    All you have to do is watch an 80s rerun of Murder She Wrote or Greatest Amercian Hero to see some 80s Spectacle Gold. See Mr Verhoeven, above, for a prime example.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    STARSHIP TROOPERS Is Absolutely BRILLIANT

    by LaserPants

    It's my favorite sci-fi satire right behind ROBOCOP. It's also THE BEST satire of American foreign policy ever made.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:41 p.m. CST

    I thought Showgirls killed his career?

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    I had to kill QUINT for making a mistake...

    by DickJones

    ...in releasing this pic while I was out of town. Happy to see some Robo-love finally.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Thanks Paul for Robo/Recall/Troopers

    by Koborover

    I love Verhoeven's sci-fi action trilogy to death!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:44 p.m. CST

    Nothing killed Verhoeven's career

    by MattmanReturns

    It's not like he was ever blacklisted in Hollywood. If Batman and Robin didn't kill Shumacher's career, then Starship Troopers certainly didn't kill Verhoeven's. I think he just slowed down.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    Nerdy 80s Spectacles

    by LaserPants

    There's some awesome nerdy specs in TRON. Even the hot chick wears 'em!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Verhoven Basically Left Hollywood, That's It

    by LaserPants

    He could come back at any time and be welcomed back with open arms. Also, BLACK BOOK is one of the best of the decade.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    LaserPants, exactly

    by MattmanReturns

    It's pretty hard for a director's career to die in one swift blow. Even the hacks like M. Night and W.S. Anderson are still going strong.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Now if you come out of the gate with a bad film

    by MattmanReturns

    like that moron that directed Battlefield Earth... you're done.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 6:57 p.m. CST

    MattmanReturns

    by RPLocke

    Shit, Kevin Smith's made a career out of it.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Look what he did to my fucking face DICK

    by Harry_Knowles_Fell_Asleep_During_Inception

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:03 p.m. CST

    MURPHY ... IT'S YOU

    by BringingSexyBack

    Murphy: *Say what?*

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:09 p.m. CST

    DickJones

    by HapaPapa72

    I thought you'd be one of the first on this TB! I'm gonna be quoting the damn thing all night now.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Olivia Wilde in Nerdy 80s Spectacles...?

    by tiggr009

    I wonder if Oliva Wilde will don the 80s specs in Legacy as a nod to her predecessor.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:17 p.m. CST

    @HapaPapa72

    by DickJones

    I was actually out of town and just had gotten in when I saw that.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    so tomorrow is Adventure of Robin Hood

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    after that do bond, trek , kaiju.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:25 p.m. CST

    "bitches leave"

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    that was a very shakespearean line. he was a poetic warrior in the classic sense.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:27 p.m. CST

    ED209 is the greatest movie robot ever and...

    by WarrenSmooth

    I'll stand on George Lucas' coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Why Delta City is actually NOT the future.

    by Royston Lodge

    http://tinyurl.com/2acwpgp

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Kurtwood Smith was soooo badass.....

    by westie

    As a kid growing up with glasses, I loved the fact that Clarence Boddicker was the geekiest looking one in the whole movie and still put all sorts of foot to ass. He showed that a short, slim, bespectecled, bald man could go against type armed with a Desert Eagle Pistol, a Black Army Jacket over a Tie, and an attitude that could knock the Ronald Reagan Peace Space Station out of the sky.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    "Give the mand a hand!"

    by PinkFloyd7

    Just got this one and "Commando" on blu ray. This movie still holds up well after all these years. "Commando", not so much.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    Great pic

    by Six Demon Bag

    It's as good as marked you asshole!! You stupid stupid asshole!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:46 p.m. CST

    oops, I mean "Give the MAN a hand."

    by PinkFloyd7

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Fuck my bar mitzvah

    by Six Demon Bag

    I became a man the day I saw robocop in the theater in 87 with my parents. I sure don't know wHat they were thinking taking me at 9 years old but I lost my innocence that day. Never looked back.<p>this is one of the greatest films of the 80s..no doubt

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:53 p.m. CST

    I was 9 in 1984, Six Demon.....

    by westie

    Same experience with The Terminator. Went with the old man. Guns, blood, viscera, Linda Hamilton's tits. Those were the days.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    You just - fucked with the wrong guy!

    by Star Hump

    ah Ronny Cox. He would go on to dazzle us with his prickery again in Total Recall. How brilliant of Verhoeven to get him to return to play the main villain again.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:04 p.m. CST

    BEST "Opened Can of WhooP Ass" on Villains ever!

    by TaLoNe

    The film did a superb job of just absolutely making you hate the vile and disgusting villains. Great ride of the 80's and still today. As someone earlier posted, too bad the sequels SUCKED

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Fuck's sake Quint, I can't stop laughing at that header.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Good work.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST

    One more thing Quint, anymore Twilight Zone forthcoming?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The shit is gold.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    KilliK, how about 500 ROUNDS IN SUMMER?

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Summer: "I woke up one morning and I just knew." <p> Ed-209: "Knew what? " <p> Summer: "What I was never sure of with you." <p> Ed-209: "BADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADADDADADADADA!!!!!!!! "

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    WarrenSmooth,

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    I've met George Lucas' bodyguards, and of you think you can stand on George Lucas' coffee table, you're sadly mistaken.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    YOU MIND IF I, ZIP THIS UP?

    by frank cotton

    while there is no excuse for #3, ROBOCOP 2 is excellent - what would YOU have done with it? 'YOU SAID YOU WERE JUST GOING TO SCARE HIM...' 'DOESN'T HE LOOK SCARED?'

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:31 p.m. CST

    "Just give me my fucking phone call."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ** Hocks loogie on RPLocke **<P>Quote: "I never got this movie."<P>Yeah well, you're pathetic and I pity you.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Balls in your face in 3D. Just like Mr. Nice Gaius likes.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    Don't listen to RPLocke, Mr. Nice Gaius.

    by TedKordLives

    He wants you to call him on his stupidity. I think he gets off on it. Masochistic TB'er? Now I've seen everything...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    It's no shock Mr. Nice Gauis likes Robocop

    by RPLocke

    we know he loves crap.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Hey, you never got ROBOCOP...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...and that's just as embarrassing as my 3D balls in your face.<P>COMIN' AT 'CHA!!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:46 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    When it comes to RPLockles, I've never seen an individual waste more time or post more pointless drivel on AICN. It's staggering.<P>Reading a Talkback with posts by RPLocke is like trying to leap over cow patties in a field that's completely covered in bullshit.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    and yet you seem to comment on me all the time. Ass kisser.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    (500) DAYS OF PROFESSIONALISM

    by BringingSexyBack

    Stuntcock actually watched (500) Days. *Tear* I'm so happy.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:48 p.m. CST

    "I NEVER GOT THIS MOVIE"

    by BringingSexyBack

    Are you for real?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by RPLocke

    wow, this thread died.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    The old man thought it was pretty important, DICK.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Gaius

    by TedKordLives

    It really boggles the mind, does it not? I'm done with the guy- it's like making fun of the mentally disabled. And, as I said, he seems to encourage it, so he's officially off my radar for good.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I'm cashing you out, Bob.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    That's it, buster! No more military aid!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    "wow, this thread died."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    A thread dies everytime you post, Locke.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    "I'll bet you're a GREAT cop!

    by TedKordLives

    I gotta problem. <P> Cops don't like me, so- <P> I <P> don't <P> like <P> cops."

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    You just... FUCKED with the wrong guy.

    by LaserPants

    You better pray that that unholy monster of yours doesn't screw up.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I LLLLiiiKE IT!!!!!

    by cgih8r

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Does the "RP" stand for Rectal Pudding?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    DICK, I'M *VERY* DISAPPOINTED

    by BringingSexyBack

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Or Reamed Pudenda?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Bitches, Leave!

    by LaserPants

    Is the greatest line of dialogue in film history.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Runny Pissdribbles?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Rotten Pecker?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Seriously, Gaius...

    by TedKordLives

    He feeds on it, he loves it, don't encourage him. He's a troll in the purest form of the word and he must be stopped.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    COBRA ASSAULT CANNON. STATE OF THE ART ...

    by BringingSexyBack

    Bang Bang.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Rheumy Pockmarks?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Slow day.

    by RPLocke

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Bitches leave.

    by DickJones

    That's it,I'm popping in my blu ray of Robocop.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    MURPHY ... I'M A MESS

    by BringingSexyBack

    They'll fix you. They fix everything. <P> (I though for sure Lewis was gonna be Robocop Gal in the sequel)

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    RPLocke is mentally disabled...but I'll be as gentle as I can...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Ribbed Placenta?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I'm telling you, HE LIKES IT!

    by TedKordLives

    HE FEELS NO PAIN!! <P> HE CANNOT BE REASONED WITH! <P> HE ABSOLUTELY WILL NOT STOP <P> UNTIL WE ALL IGNORE HIM! <P> His very existence is a thorn in my side, so I beseech you-ignore the willfully foolish!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Just bask in the glory of these quotes.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ahhh...

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Ronald Pagan?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    What's the next BTS pic?

    by RPLocke

    Police Academy?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I don't think RPLockiepooo has enough mental capacity to realize his own ineptitude. He has perfected the art of the AICN Twitter and has little to no reasoning behind any of his statements. Basically, I think he's a lonely man-child who whores himself out for autographs and enjoys cosplay. I also think he likes balls to the face. In 3D. Heh.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You're getting warmer!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    Wow, you're such a classy guy. You're so nice to all the little people at AICN. How was that Mad Men episode last week. Or True Blood. I hear those two shows are your favorites.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Razor Pussy?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Ah shit. I give up. Gotta go.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    See what I mean?

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    No sense whatsoever.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    And yet you comment on me all the time. Just proves my theory that fans of Robocop and Mad Men need help.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    SHE WAS SWEEEEET! MMM. I TOOK HER OUT!

    by BringingSexyBack

    BAHA!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    You may be right about George Lucas' coffee table...

    by WarrenSmooth

    I might just have to stand outside the gates at Skywalker Ranch with a bullhorn.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    RPLocke - Your not getting MAD MEN or ROBOCOP...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...DEMANDS commentary. And you have not "theory". Quit lying already.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    HEY I LIKE TRUE BLOOD TOO

    by BringingSexyBack

    This has been a pretty good season. Extreme levels of gore. I'm no gore hound but it's entertaining. MNG do you know what Sookie is?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RPLocke

    Whatever, you just like shit. You're also in the Breaking Bad threads. I bet you love Dr. Who, too.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    His name is Ro-Bo....he is a Cop....

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...his name is Rob-Bo-Coooooooppppp.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Some facts for RPLockie-poo:

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I've never posted in a BREAKING BAD or TRUE BLOOD thread.<P>Please feel free to prove me wrong. But I should wish you luck...because you never will.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    The soundtrack to Robocop was hilarious.

    by RPLocke

    ROBOCOOP ROBOCOOOP!!

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Seeing Kurtwood Smith as the bad guy now...

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...has me expecting him to say "Robocop? More like Robo-Dumbass!"

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    one liners from the film in this talkback

    by belowzeros

    what a treat..oh the memories man this flick really held up.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    The silly "ROBOCOP!" chorus is from Robocop 2

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Basil Poledouris' score for the original is only behind Conan The Barbarian amongst his best work.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Al Jourgenson (Ministry) and Nivek Ogre (Skinny Puppy)

    by LaserPants

    did the near-future club music in Robocop. You know, where Robo nabs that dude by his hairpiece and drags 'em out?

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Nasty In The Pasty

    by catlettuce4

    Damn right. Two of the most awesome scores! Basil was amazing.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:48 p.m. CST

    "Can you fly, Bobby?"

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    by paulloch

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    1987 is the greatest year for action

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    just solely on robocop, predator, lethal weapon.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    "Ooooh guns guns guns look at all the guns!"

    by Dogmatic

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I'd like to see more Robocop films.

    by moonlightdrive

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    The entire outer shell will be like this. It's titanium.

    by UltraTron

    Laminated with Kevlar(tm). Robocop is the greatest fucking movie ever fucking made. Fuck you.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Fuck you, fuck you, fuck you- you cool.. Aaand..

    by UltraTron

    fuck you.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    First rated R movie I ever saw...

    by Charlie_Allnut

    I was in complete awe!! Verhoeven was one of the best action directors out there, it's a shame he didn't do more movies. Anybody remember the doomed Crusade project with Arnie as a German knight? Would've been amazing. Too bad.

  • Aug. 16, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Damned Dirty Ape - Frank Miller

    by MRJONZ72

    You can't blame Frank Miller for the script for Robocop 2 and 3. He wanted to get into Hollywood with those movies as a screenwriter but his script was heavily changed for part 2. He gave Hollywood a 2nd chance with Robocop 3 and it was changed even more than part 2..after that he became so disillusioned with Hollywood he left for many years.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Hey man, it's a free country

    by Fuzzyjefe

    'cept there ain't nothin' free. A-huh-huh.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 12:29 a.m. CST

    Robocop 2 score

    by ObiBen

    I'm sure I read in Starlog a quote from Leonard Rosenman saying that the Paledouris score was "homey" and that he would improve on that. He then came up with "Robocooooop!". Go figure.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    It was disturbing

    by smudgewhat

    The torture killing of Weller was the first time I'd really seen something that cruel so painfully depicted. Torture porn seems standard fare now. I guess the movie was 'ahead of its time'.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 1:57 a.m. CST

    Frank Miller started ruining movies back then

    by RPLocke

    He's still going at it.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 2:37 a.m. CST

    It's at times like this...

    by Falling_Gruber

    I like to break out the Amazing Robocop Rap - http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Classic movie. Still hits hard as ever.

    by Mr Nicholas

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 3:19 a.m. CST

    ROBOCOP 2 had one of the worst scores of all time

    by caruso_stalker217

    The theme starts well with some decent percussion, but then it devolves into some seriously cheesy shit before finally becoming Rosenman's STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME score.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 5:22 a.m. CST

    Re: RPLocke not getting Mad Men or ROBOCOP...

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    He also thinks The Blues Brothers is over-rated and prefers Transformers 2 to Avatar. <p> I stopped acknowledging that troll for a while now. <p> No one can say the shit he says and actually mean it. He reminds me of the one cunt in your extended family that no-one can stand.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Damn I miss the 80's!!!!!

    by billyhitchcock1

    Great films.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 5:43 a.m. CST

    RPLocke

    by elsewhere

    Your comebacks and attempts at trolling are weak and pathetic. You sound like a 13 year old. Get a new schtick.<p>Robocop is fucking awesome!

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 5:55 a.m. CST

    The eighties is my Golden Age

    by NomoredirtyjokespleaseweareYanks

    The decade of John Hughes, Sly, Arnie, Gibson, Indy, Eddie Murphy, Micheal J. Fox, John Candy, The Terminator, Aliens, Neverending Story, Lethal Weapon, Die Hard, The Shining, Stand By Me, Predator, Running Man, Conan, Back to the Future, Full Metal Jacket, HellRaiser, Monty Python's The Meaning Of Life, Big Trouble in Little China, Escape From NY, Empire, Jedi, Tom Hanks comedies, Khan, The Naked Gun, Ferris, Batman, Ghostbusters, Potergeist, Planes Trains and Automobiles, Breakfast Club, Savage Steve Holland, Fright Night, Lost Boys, The Road Warrior, Beyond Thunderdome, 48hrs, Beverly Hills Cop, A fish Called Wanda, The Fly, Nightmare on Elm St, An American Werewolf in London, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Bladerunner, Caddyshack, Blues Brothers, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Goonies, Cocoon, The Color of Money, Gremlins, Dirty rotten Scoundrels, Creepshow, Day of the Dead, Raising Arizona, Licence To Kill, E.T., Scarface, They Live, Monster Squad, The Highlander, The Thing, The Vidiot from U.H.F., Evil Dead 2, Starman, Glory, Innerspace, Karate Kid, The Last Starfighter, Stripes, Tango and Cash, Teen wolf, and Last but not least th epinnacle of eighties film..... ZAPPED!!!! <p> Take a bow the eighties and a big nice fuck you to every other decade....

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k robo n 10 min

    by PvtTOUCH

    dont own the dvd but this gave me my fix. the whole movie in 10 min

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 6:25 a.m. CST

    70s > 80s

    by LaserPants

    The 80s were mostly trash, but with some awesome (like ROBOCOP) mixed in. The 70s were the TRUE golden age of film.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:07 a.m. CST

    I'll buy THAT for a dollar !

    by Se7en

    Robocop is science fiction classic.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:13 a.m. CST

    Robocop 2

    by tomdolan04

    I thought was pretty brutal and whilst not matching the first, wasn't bad at all. <p> The implied commentary that upholding three simple prime directives to maintain society/law and order instead of being programmed 'by committee' with hundreds of rules designed to please all but end up causing Robocop/society to want to kill itself was pretty fucking insightful and is as relevant now as it was then (more so probably)

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Bitches leave!

    by Abominable Snowcone

    Terrific movie on many levels.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:16 a.m. CST

    I shall notify a rape crisis unit

    by Abominable Snowcone

    after Robocop bangs your eyeballs

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:23 a.m. CST

    SFX GUY:

    by Sailor Rip

    "Paul we literally can not fit any more squibs on this guys body.I'm sorry."

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:35 a.m. CST

    True Blood = bunch of gays fucking each other just like twilight

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Turned that shit off as soon as I saw the first dude on dude. And tiny little paquin tits aint enough to overcome that bs. Yeah, yeah, they have a right and i have a right not to watch it. Aint hatin just statin.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Robo is awesome!

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    Top ten of the decade no doubt. Bloody and quotable.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:41 a.m. CST

    "Stop!"

    by Sailor Rip

    The correct thing to say when someone is shooting your legs to shred. <p> Also my parents rented this when I was 10. At no point did they ever say "I don't think the kid should be watching this." Cool parents.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:05 a.m. CST

    I was 12.

    by Nice Marmot

    My 17 year old cousin dragged my GRANDMOTHER and I to see this. I was never so astonished and so uncomofortable at the same time. ED-209 was the coolest thing ever. EVER.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST

    I liked Ed-209, but dude looks like a Microphone on roids

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    still cool though- but always thought robo would break out in a song

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:16 a.m. CST

    The exact moment RoboCop jumped the shark was when...

    by WarrenSmooth

    he got involved with that cage match between Ric Flair and Sting.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    BSB my brother, don't be happy I watched it.

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Couldn't stand it man.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    RPLockie-poo

    by redrain

    one time he commented about "how can anyone actually drink soda at the movies!" like anyone fucking cares about that! a talkback killer if there ever was one!

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    oh, and one more thing

    by redrain

    your favorite movie? he doesn't "get" it!

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    smudgewhat....

    by Rameses

    I agree , that scene is still hard to watch.What made it worse than recent torture porn , was the jokey ,totally heartless way boddickers gang were shooting bits off murphy and laughing at him.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    STUNTCOCK - IT'S ALL GOOD

    by BringingSexyBack

    The fact that you even watched it is all sorts of great. Sorry you didn't like it. But you gotta admit the soundtrack and score rocked. No?

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Quint

    by mychuma

    I agree, that is the mad Dutchman right there. He desperately needs to get back to a Sci fi property before his manic candle burns out.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I saw Robocop three times on the opening day and haven't done th

    by workshed

    ...where the feck is Verhoven when we need him (to ridicule America)? Don't forget to investigate his earlier Dutch classics like 'Spetters', 'The Fourth Man' (essentially Basic Instinct but way better)and the utterly brilliant Rutger Hauer in 'Turkish Delight'.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    ...that since.

    by workshed

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:51 a.m. CST

    A classic in every sense of the term

    by Sonny_Williams

    ROBOCOP is one of very few films that I have seen many times yet enjoy it more with each viewing. Peter Weller's performance was criminally underpraised at the time; he keeps Murphy so very human even as OCP tries to strip away all of his humanity and dignity. His longing for his wife and his old, normal life almost always bring me to tears, yet he is totally badass as the prototype invincible bionic lawman. This is Verhoeven's pinnacle of mad genius filmmaking, where he throws everything including the kitchen sink at the audience and every damn bit of it works! ROBOCOP 2 would be considered a classic as well if it didn't have to follow such an awesome first chapter. The third installment I choose to pretty much ignore; without Weller it's not worthy of the monicker, but not even his presence could have saved it. But the original... pure unadulterated geekgasm material!

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Actually yeah Sexy,the soundtrack was pretty good..

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The Smiths = win.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Not to get all political or anything...

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    but if Detroit is pretty much almost like Delta City NOW, it's because of free trade, and the hubris and fall of the American car industry (which is starting to pick up again, but nowhere near what it was, of course).

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Dick, You're FIIIIRRRRED!!!!............. (robocop) "Thank you".

    by ragermac

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    I just started watching True Blood, and I'm hooked so far.

    by Royston Lodge

    I have stayed away from True Blood because it looked like "yet another modern vampire story". Yawn.<p> Then I went on a blind date with this chick who said it was awesome and I just had to give it a shot. The way she described it ("It's soooo sexy!") did NOT encourage me, but she was hot and I wanted to bang her so I figured I should humour her.<p> What she DIDN'T mention, and what most people seem to fail to mention when they've described the show to me, was how the vampires have come out into the open and how there are lots of really interesting opportunities for real speculative fiction.<p> I like the way the show uses vampires as an obvious allegory about racism and homophobia and discrimination, etc, but that it's smart enough not to take the allegory too far because, after all, these creatures ARE the living undead who have killed for hundreds of years with no remorse and really do look at humans as an inferior lifeform.<p> I like the way the writers will paint one character as a bit of a bigot at one point, but then show he/she actually is a bit more open-minded depending on the situation, or how another character that you thought was an open-minded nice guy turns out to be a complete douche.<p> I LOVED the scene where Bill gives the history lecture at the church. I thought the idea of seeing a vampire as an invaluable resource for historical research was brilliant, and I never would have thought of it.<p> I'm only up to episode 5 of season 1, so I clearly CAN see how easily the show MIGHT degenerate into Gossip Girl With Vampires.<p> But so far, I'm pretty damned impressed that they've been able to take a pretty tired genre and make it interesting for me.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    iamnicksaicnsn: Detroit went to shit decades before free trade.

    by Royston Lodge

    Bitch please.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP & STARSHIP TROOPERS

    by lv_426

    Love Robocop. No remake/reboot please. It would be blasphemey.<P>As for Troopers, you know what, as much as I love Verhoeven's satirical take on it, I think that since it was so far from the book in lots of ways, that a reboot would be okay if they did a serious one.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Robocop 2 feels like it was made 10 years before Robocop

    by Darth_Inedible

    The musty late-'70s music, the grainy filmstock and uninspired lighting, the dated production design, costuming and makeup etc... And in many ways Robocop looks and feels like movie at least ten years ahead of it's time.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Hey_Kobe

    by HapaPapa72

    You missed some epic female flesh in a limo last Sunday, then. Did you not watch "ER" when it was on for fear of turning into a doctor?

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 6:22 p.m. CST

    50s is the best movie dcade11111!!!

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    godzilla, craeture from the black lagoon, hidden fortress, The killing, hondo, vera Cruz. Best movie era ever.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 6:47 p.m. CST

    HapaPapa72 - to each his own dude

    by Hey_Kobe_Tell_Me_How_My_Ass_Tastes

    i got no fear of true blood, i just have a distaste (pun intended) for seeing men all up on one another. like i said to each his own

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Saw this movie once. Fell asleep

    by RPLocke

    Robo shitty.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:21 p.m. CST

    DETROIT has NOT turned into DELTA CITY

    by frank cotton

    it has turned into OLD DETROIT. if you're going to make stupid political statements...

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Always loved Robocop

    by deelzbub

    and Total Recall. And Starship Troopers to a lesser extent. Love the intercut news footage that ties all three together.<P> Always thought Robocop was a rip-off of Deathlok (in the idea dept) and just saw it as another missed opportunity by Marvel to bring a bad-ass version of one of their characters to the screen.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    For some reason, District 9...

    by SK229

    reminds me of this movie. I LOVE Robocop. Honestly, I loved it as a kid but then didn't watch it for about... ohhh, 22 years. I just caught it again late last year on tv one night and couldn't believe how well it held up. It was like seeing it for the first time again, since that satire flew over the head of my 10 year old self. But anyway, Robocop and Die Hard are two examples of action and sci-fi done right... with big, BRASS FUCKING BALLS. Dont get me wrong, I think we're getting a lot of great sci-fi and some good action lately, but nothing approaching the multiple kicks to the nuts of stuff like Robocop. The last movie that I thought had action like that was Rambo... stuff where you knew the director wasn't kidding. And no small wonder it was directed by Stallone, an 80's action star. Most directors today, when it comes to big ideas, bold action, and short bursts of extreme violence (the key is SHORT and NECESSARY) are total pussies.

  • Aug. 17, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP IS DOWN WITH US!

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    Don't know where to begin with this movie... <p> One of my Favorites! <p> Ultra Violence at it's best!

  • Aug. 18, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    CAN YOU FLY BOBBY?

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    From Clarence J. Boddicker to Red Foreman, Kurtwood Smith is a mean son of a...........

  • Aug. 20, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    The make-up in Robocop is fantastic.

    by Ironhelix

    When he takes his helmet off, it looks shockingly convincing. It really does look like a disembodied head grafted onto a robot, especially around the edges of his face.

  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:44 a.m. CST

    tonight: 3,5 hours long interview with paul verhoeven on Dutch t

    by king_vidor

    without interruptions of commercials, yes USA, that is possible!!!!!