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The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day will fix you. It fixes everything.

Published at: Feb. 2, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

In my rush to post yesterday’s Ghostbusters pic before checking out of my NYC hotel for what I thought was a plane that was supposed to take me home (cancelled, so I got another day in the Big Apple) I neglected to give credit to Brian Michaels for passing that pic along. So, before we start today I wanted to give credit where credit is due for yesterday’s sweet image.

Today we have a rather sweet image of a man and his machine. Paul Verhoeven steps in to lend a hand as Peter Weller’s Murphy (aka RoboCop) needs a little tender loving care.

When I ran that Conan picture earlier this week I talked about the awesome Schwarzenegger/Milius commentary on that DVD. I guess badass commentaries are on my mind because the Paul Verhoeven RoboCop commentary is amazing, too. It’s in that commentary that we learn of Verhoeven thinking of RoboCop as a Christ figure (of course he does have a biblical basis… we all know that after Jesus rose from the grave he stabbed Judas in the neck with his metal spike-finger). That crazy Dutchman is a blast to listen to, so if you haven’t given that commentary a spin, make it so!

Enjoy the pic, courtesy of reader Bas Doodkorte. Click for the OCP giant-sized version.

 

 

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic celebrates me being snowed in in NYC with a look at a Christmas classic.

-Quint
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  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:58 a.m. CST

    One time I even called him

    by MotherPussBucket

    asshole.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:59 a.m. CST

    damn it

    by korkie70

    beaten by a pussbucket

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I got a problem

    by MotherPussBucket

    korkie don't like me

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    "Dead or alive... you're coming with me."

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Genius. This movie is just head-to-toe genius. And that's a great BTS pic.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Bedankt, Bas!

    by DrCavor

    That's a very sweet pic, Verhoeven's the best director ever to come from the Netherlands.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:02 p.m. CST

    dick_jones, this one's for you, amigo

    by WriteForTheEdit

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Hey, what's your name?

    by cookylamoo

    "It's Murphy.....Murphy something or other."

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:05 p.m. CST

    "Oooo, guns, guns, guns!..."

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Kurtwood Smith is just priceless in this movie. So glad he nabbed "That 70s Show" and will be getting residuals until his corpse is dust.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    Bitches, leave!

    by WriteForTheEdit

    (Pedalback shout-out)

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I want a bts pic of that woman...

    by phifty2

    ...with the huge ass glasses that kisses Robo at the party and falls down drunk. She was hot in a nerdy woman scientist kind of way.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    I'm dissapointed we didn't get a Groundhog Day Pic today

    by Redhead_Redemption

    it just made so much sense that we'd see one from that film today I'm assuming there must be some behind the scenes pics from that film?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:11 p.m. CST

    "i'd buy that for a dollar"

    by disfigurehead

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Directives

    by Aquatarkusman

    1. "Serve the public trust" 2. "Protect the innocent" 3. "Uphold the law" 4. (Get Archaeology degree)

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    The Shark is Still Working to be released on DVD! Finally!

    by vin_diggler

    I know alot of us have been waiting for this for a long time. According to the official site, it will be released sometime this year. Woo Hoo!

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Robocop is an awesome movie...

    by ChickenStu

    But a tad too violent for my particular tastes. I don't see it often.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:19 p.m. CST

    ROBOCOP-rap does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Anyone who hasn't seen the 'awesome ROBOCOP rap' might be amused to see the whole movie again, in condensed rap form...<p> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUnMF7dV86k <p>ps. edit, shout out heard! Um, do I know you by a previous nick?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:22 p.m. CST

    What a potentially great series gone to waste..

    by darthwaz1

    Those sequels were so fucking bad, coulda been a killer fanchise

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Help meeeee!!!

    by Bitches_leave

    that's what an acid bath will do to you!

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:27 p.m. CST

    dick_jones made a mistake...

    by Billyeveryteen

    Inventing this damn meme, that I can't get outta my head. So I had him killed. Bitches leave.

  • ... But it looks to be Bill Murray "interviewing" the groundhog. Don't recall it from the film, and the fact that the cop is cracking up makes me think they were just messing around, but it might have been a deleted bit instead. Or my memory could be really faulty. http://www.heritage-images.com/Preview/PreviewPage.aspx?id=1206669

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    cobra--kai: nope, just always enjoyed the chatter...

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...in the pedalback. Fun stuff to read. Sorry it's gone by the wayside...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    I LIKE IT!!!

    by AugustusMacReady

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:33 p.m. CST

    "You a college boy?"

    by MattmanReturns

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:38 p.m. CST

    chickenstu:

    by UltraTron

    There is nothing more ironic than a person living off the war spoils of so much blood and death in this world saying robocop is too violent. Also the violence is mostly funny, corporate satire. Anyway. I know you're a chicken- but just fuck off with that pussy shit

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:39 p.m. CST

    I had to kill Dick Jones because he made a mistake...

    by Dick Jones

    ...in not realizing because of the weather his ride to work would be late thus allowing him to post this. I feel like it's trivia time for me. The reason I picked the name Dick Jones on AICN? For years I was only a reader until someone in a talkback said something along the lines of "I'm surprised no one has taken the name Dick Jones." And thus tricky Dickey was born.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    chickenstu doesn't like to cheat on his wife

    by MattmanReturns

    so he only does it once a week.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Easily In The Top Ten Greatest Movies Of The 80s

    by NeonFrisbee

    Paul Verhoven is a genius. SHOWGIRLS is a hilarious satire / parody of American culture. It's one of the greatest movies ever made.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Dick, I'm VERY disappointed.

    by DiamondJoe

    Some great quotes in this movie - Clarence Boddiker was a triumphant creation. Shame about Robocop 2 - a fucking nasty piece of work, despite Weller's efforts.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:52 p.m. CST

    I LIKE IT!!!!!!!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    You now have 15 seconds to comply...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:53 p.m. CST

    "Come quietly or there will be... trouble."

    by Chewtoy

    I agree, such a great film with a surprising amount of heart despite how cynical it was. It's a shame that they never made a worthy follow-up to it.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 12:58 p.m. CST

    I want this movie on Bluray, dammit!

    by googamooga

    And not the half-assed grainy one that's out now, a proper remastering, similar to what was done with the Alien films. Do it now!!!!!

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:10 p.m. CST

    I'm sorry, what this about a "Robocop 2"?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    There were never any sequels to this great film, that I can recall... Let me say it again: There. Were. Never. ANY. Sequels... And woe to the person or persons who try to remake/reboot this film...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    "Your move, creep."

    by Rob

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Fucking Classic

    by Rob

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:16 p.m. CST

    "Bitches, leave."

    by NeonFrisbee

    Is the greatest line of dialogue in any film ever since the dawn of film itself.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    "Can you fly, Harry?"

    by westie

    Clarence Boddicker gave hope to every skinny bespectacled heading-towards-premature-baldness guy like me. Just be the most ruthless guy in the room and the world is yours.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:23 p.m. CST

    "You burned the fuckin' money!"

    by westie

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:27 p.m. CST

    the dubbing of the swearing in this

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    on British television in the early nineties was fucking epic: "Once, I even called him....airhead" was a good one, but the best was the dude robbing the grocery store yelling out "why me?" about thirty times. It lent the scene an existential air. There were loads more, it was legendary amongst kids round my area, Harry Enfield picked up on it in a skit. I've still got the vhs of it somewhere. Plus it was cut to hell.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:31 p.m. CST

    take ten?

    by stu_pickles

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:44 p.m. CST

    "Nice shooting son, what's your name?"

    by Justafan_uk

    "...Murphy" YEAH! Cue fucking epic end credit music and pump fists until you can pump no more.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:45 p.m. CST

    ahem....bitches leave..

    by Six Demon Bag

    wow its been a long time since ive done that. kinda teary eyed

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    "Murphy... I'M A MESS!"

    by Justafan_uk

    "They'll fix you ... they fix everything" Man now I have to watch it again.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:48 p.m. CST

    the tigers are playing in town tonight!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    i never miss a game

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:50 p.m. CST

    "An I don't wanna hear anymore talk about STRIKE!"

    by Justafan_uk

    "We're police officers, not plumbers" It's his delivery and tone that really sell it.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:51 p.m. CST

    iwasinjuniorhighdickhead

    by damned-dirty-ape

    I remember that. It was so weird watching it dubbed even though it was still late at night when it was shown.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    "Well guys the other one was upstairs, she was sweeeeeeeeet"

    by Justafan_uk

    "I took her out ... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:55 p.m. CST

    "Somewhere there is a crime happening."

    by Saracen1

    I love this movie. Easily one of the greatest sci-fi flicks of all time.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    "Your ass is MINE"

    by Justafan_uk

    "NO ... Not yet it ain't"

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 1:59 p.m. CST

    "What is this SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT??!!! <CRASH!>

    by Squinty CGI Flynn

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2 p.m. CST

    Robocop = fucking amazing

    by Mark

    But then we all know that. When that film hit VHS everybody I knew watched it every night for about 2 years. Fucking incredible film.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:03 p.m. CST

    i lost my innocence to this film

    by Six Demon Bag

    my parents took me to a triple feature that day superman 4 jaws 4 and robocop i was nine when i walked into the theater but walked out a man

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:04 p.m. CST

    you are gonna be a BAD MOTHERFUCKER!

    by Six Demon Bag

    miguel ferrer plays 80s smarm so well

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:05 p.m. CST

    i also remember having the luxury to see the edited version on TV

    by Six Demon Bag

    pretty BLEEPing hilarious

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Bitches, leave!

    by FlickaPoo

    My humble offering to < P >.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:13 p.m. CST

    ...damn. P between greater than/lesser than symbols...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...doesn't appear even if you leave spaces anymore.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:14 p.m. CST

    "Don't just stand there! Give the man a Hand!"

    by K3nn3th

    Genius. So many great lines and some of the best special effects ever. Fuck CGI, practical effects can't be beat.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Just give me my Fucking phone call!

    by Sumatran_Rat_Monkey

    Loved, loved, LOVED this film! They don't do crazy shit like this anymore... To many memorable moments to count.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:35 p.m. CST

    saw this and Platoon as a double feature

    by jpt

    at a drive-in as a kid. As 6 demon said, those movies completely took away my innocence. What a great fucking movie...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Cobra assault cannon....

    by None_So_Blind

    State of the art (*kiss*) bang-bang

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:50 p.m. CST

    SDB does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    "Bitches leave"... I'm sure there's got to be a score keeper thread somewhere around this place...hehe.<p> Btw, I was v.impressed with how 'you went out'. MR SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON is a longtime fave of mine. And you managed to stick at least a hundred of those speeches up before they gunned you down! Glad to see you got your name back. I'm guessing it was as a result of the site getting hacked..<p> Couldn't have been the work of a peeber now could it...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:55 p.m. CST

    All of Verhoeven's commentaries are fantastic

    by Keith

    When you listen to the one on "Starship Troopers", you'll have to keep remind yourself that it was recorded several years BEFORE Bush Jr's invasion of Iraq.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    "I had to kill Dick Jones because he made a mistake"

    by Keith

    Am I missing some kind of gag? Dick Jones wasn't killed because he made a mistake. It was Dick who did the killing, to Bob Morton. Dick Jones: "I had to kill Bob Morton because he made a mistake. Now it's time to erase that mistake."

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Dubbed swearing

    by Keith

    "the best was the dude robbing the grocery store yelling out "why me?" about thirty times. It lent the scene an existential air." Brilliant. I remember the ITV dub of "Aliens" as well. Every time Hudson went on a rant, he turned into some Australian bloke. Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Hudson Dundee: Friggin' A! Blimey, Ripley, yer idea's a fair old ripper! I think my personal favourite though was from Lethal Weapon. I just loved the bizarre simplicity of it. Instead of "Get in the fuckin' car!", the line was "Get in the yellow car!" As though there were a whole line of differently-coloured candidate vehicles, and today was the day for yellow.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy: yes, the gag is "dick jones' " subject line format

    by WriteForTheEdit

    Just poke around the talkbacks; you'll see. (It's akin to cobra--kai's legendary "[blank] does not exist in this dojo" subject line format

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:11 p.m. CST

    For Those Who Are Dick Jonesing for a Boddicker Remix

    by Aquatarkusman

    http://clarenceboddicker.ytmnd.com/

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Take a look at my face....... DICK.

    by Amazing Maurice

    Man, this has to be one of the most quotable movies ever.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    re: dubbed swearing

    by Lobanhaki2

    My favorite was the track they dubbed for "The Hard Way", that Michael J. Fox movie. The character was supposed to say, "You son of a bitch", and was dubbed instead to say "You slime in a ditch!" There were other gems in that one, but given all the dubs I've heard, that's the one I remember best.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:22 p.m. CST

    How is the Blu-Ray of this thing?

    by zillabeast

    I've got the Criterion at home...and it looks like many of the same special features made it over...just wasnt sure!

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:33 p.m. CST

    "Apparently, she saw an alien once."

    by IWasInJuniorHighDickhead

    "well WHOOPEE for her!"

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Kurtwood Smith

    by elsewhere

    Because of his role (which he played fantastically) in Robocop, I fucking hated this piece of shit growing up. I seriously never thought there would ever be a day I could actually tolerate this motherfucker, but That 70s Show managed to change my mind.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Plus it had one of the best movie posters

    by Rob

    "PART MAN PART MACHINE ALL COP" LINK: http://www.impawards.com/1987/posters/robocop_xlg.jpg So goddamn ill

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 3:59 p.m. CST

    funniest dubbed swearing

    by vin_diggler

    I saw Used Cars a few years ago on television. in one scene one of the cars salesmen starts screaming "Jesus Christ Almighty!" over and over. But when they dubbed it they went with "Cheese and Macaroni!"

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4 p.m. CST

    Is there an unrated/uncut Robocop?

    by Lucidz

    Forgive my ignorance, but is there like an ultra hardcore version of this movie? To this day, the scene of murphy getting blasted by all those guns is one of the most realistic, horrifying, gory things I've seen. The gore isn't over the top or funny at all, it really looks like a dude being blasted apart by shotguns.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    lucidz - yeah, I recall seeing that unrated version on laserdisc?

    by WriteForTheEdit

    A friend of mine had it, years ago, and I think that was the format. And that scene, of Murphy getting "dismantled" by the gunfire, is appallingly gory. When his hand gets blown off? The stuff of nightmares...

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:12 p.m. CST

    cobes

    by Six Demon Bag

    not that i know of... the (P) works in mysterious ways..

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:14 p.m. CST

    lucidz

    by Six Demon Bag

    the criterion dvd is the X rated version of the film..as far as i now the unrated version on blu and dvd is the same but the R is good as well..

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:16 p.m. CST

    cobes

    by Six Demon Bag

    oh and thanks for the kind words on my seppuku. at the time it was me at my most poetic for my unjustly fallen comrades..you are always welcome at the shelter should you choose to accept.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:24 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy

    by NeonFrisbee

    Yup! STARSHIP TROOPERS is a brilliant satire of American foreign policy disasters past, present, and future. His commentary is priceless and brilliant.

  • All three of them are absolutely brilliant pardodies / satires of American culture. See these three films and know everything you need to know about the US inside and out.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    "I got him, Clarence! I got h-" *KABOOM*

    by Tacom

    The first Robocop is a classic. No doubts about it.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:45 p.m. CST

    This movie was so...

    by ufoclub1977

    much fun that I remember not getting up in the theater when it was over, and just watching it again. Or was that a suggested memory?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 4:54 p.m. CST

    lucidz

    by Amazing Maurice

    Yeah, there's an batshit insane direcotrs' cut. They actually showed the uncut version on the SyFy channel just a weeks ago, I was pretty surprised by that. The scene where Mr Kenny gets blown to fuck by ED-209 goes on for what feels like 20 minutes. Fucking hilarious. Here's the Youtube of that scene uncut: http://tinyurl.com/4j3lxoy

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Absolute FUCKING CLASSIC film

    by photoboy

    Verhoeven is a genius, I wish he was still making movies like this.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Blu-ray transfer is good, WITH the grain!!!

    by irishraidersfan

    As it's MEANT to be there, for fuck's sake. Extras aren't great, but a decent transfer. By the by, to all you morons who cite Aliens as a good grain removal flick? What the fuck happened to Ferrero's blood? Oh, that's right, they REMOVED it by accident, during the poxy grain removal process!!

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:10 p.m. CST

    westie

    by phifty2

    It's "Bobby".

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:21 p.m. CST

    iwasinjuniorhighdickhead

    by phifty2

    " Well whoopee fucking doo, hey I'm impressed." Robocop 2 has its moments, (the "Robocop" pulling off its helemt to show a screaming skull, and the end fight is decent) uhh that's about it. Thing is this movie didn't need any sequels. Nobody wants to see The Further Adventures of Robocop like it was some fucking cartoon(which it was - shudder). A sequel would have to be so dark and nihilistic and frankly it's just not needed or wanted.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:25 p.m. CST

    "TOBOR Pictures"

    by WriteForTheEdit

    ...hehhhh... [drools alittle]

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Still, class film.

    by ChickenStu

    The bit where the guy explodes over the car, can't watch though. Just can't.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    One other thing no-one's mentioned about this movie

    by Keith

    Basil Poledouris's score. Fucking epic. Not just the rousing stuff; the themes of sadness and loss at the heart of the story.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:32 p.m. CST

    English TV Cut was THE BEST.

    by ChickenStu

    We called the old man funny names. Iron butt. Boner. Once, I even called him... air-head.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 5:50 p.m. CST

    I AM NOW AUTHORIZED TO USE MAXIMUM FORCE

    by KilliK

    BRAKABRAKABRAKABRAKABRAKABRAKA splach splach splach splach splach DONT TOUCH HIM.CALL AN AMBULANCE. it was only a glitch.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Watch this on "SyFy" UK yesterday

    by gameforall

    It's one of those movies (a la Where Eagles Dare) I can't resist watching when it's on TV.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 6:10 p.m. CST

    childs he didnt went underpriciated

    by KilliK

    he had the love and praise from the audience.and at the end of the day,thats what matters and not the awards.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 6:17 p.m. CST

    "Basil Poledouris's score. Fucking epic."

    by NeonFrisbee

    Totally agree. The music that's playing when Robo goes home and starts to remember his previous life as Murphy always gets to me. I totally get choked up during that scene every damn time I see it.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST

    The Music During The Club Scene...

    by NeonFrisbee

    Was done by Al Jourgenson of Ministiry and Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy. It was a side project they put together specifically for Robocop called PTP meaning "Programming The Psychodrill" (lifted from a JG Ballard novel).

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Ok, fine, call it Verhoeven's American Tetralogy.

    by Rhuragh

    I'd wager to say Verhoeven's movies satirizing Amerika are even better than Lars von Trier's, mainly for the fact that Verhoeven's films are so subtle that he can trick the exact mainstream Amurkan audiences he's satirizing into seeing them under the guise that his films are summer tent-pole blockbusters. Lars von Trier's films make no pretense to subtlety and beat you on the head with the message. Verhoeven's films, with their subtlety, actually have a chance of affecting his audience and making them see themselves in the film whereas the same people would never be caught dead watching a film by Lars von Trier.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Yeah, OK, I'll Back The Tetralogy - You HAVE TO Include SHOWGIRLS

    by NeonFrisbee

    TOTAL RECALL is great, I love it, but SHOWGIRLS is AMAZING. I definitely am more into ROBOCOP, SHOWGIRLS, and STARSHIP TROOPERS. But, yeah, TOTAL RECALL is great too, and another great parody/satire. So, okay, Verhoeven's American Tetralogy.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    As great as it is to see at home

    by paulloch

    This must be seen with an audience for full impact. I still remember the long boisterous standing ovation at the end, after the last line. Everyone (like me) was expecting a silly campy b-movie, and you got a classic, a perfect movie, a really smart over-the-top satire, worthy of comparison with Kubrick's dark comedies. I know it won some technical oscars, but it should have been nominated for major awards. How can the remake possibly be as good?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Childs

    by Keith

    1. Where were you, Childs? 2. "I mean just listen to the pure awesome of the scores for the likes of Flesh + Blood, Hunt for Red October, Red Dawn and Starship Troopers" Klendathu Drop from Starship Troopers is utterly splendid. It's the woodwind flurries that take that onto a different level: the brass and strings carry the main theme, and rightly so, but there's a whole extra emotional dimension from the flutes' counterpoint: still martial, but kind of ethereal and vulnerable, which suits the scene perfectly.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 7:49 p.m. CST

    On the subject of Poledouris and Robocop

    by Keith

    I think there are some strong Poledouris flavours in several of the tracks from Daft Punk's Tron: Legacy soundtrack. Listen to "Outlands" in particular.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 7:52 p.m. CST

    rhurarg

    by Keith

    "I'd wager to say Verhoeven's movies satirizing Amerika are even better than Lars von Trier's, mainly for the fact that Verhoeven's films are so subtle that he can trick the exact mainstream Amurkan audiences he's satirizing into seeing them under the guise that his films are summer tent-pole blockbusters." Nicely put. Although, of course, the great thing is that they also WORK as summer tent-pole blockbusters. Of course, it's not as though nobody in the States can see the satire...plenty of smart Americans around.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Blu-Ray of this

    by Keith

    All this talk of commentary, multiple editions and special features has made me want to buy the fucker on blu-ray. Anybody know if there's a "definitive version" to get? Is it one of those irritating situations where you have to buy a trilogy that contains only one good movie to get all the good stuff?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:04 p.m. CST

    What is this shiii...... AAARGH CRASH

    by KilliK

    it's dick jones,DICK JONES !! you are a cop...arghghgh... yes i am a cop

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:14 p.m. CST

    What i like a lot in Poledouris' score is the

    by KilliK

    is the insertion of electronic and metallic sounds which together with the more dramatic pieces of the score (robo visiting his old home sequence) masterfully represent the unique dichotomy of Robo's character: his machine and his human side. Poledouris was a true genius. (well he was a Greek.HA) and we are talking about a score made for a supposed popcorn movie,not a serious dramatic or social movie. it's this kind of care,love and talent that was invested from the creators even in the "less serious" movies that i miss the most from the good old days of Hollywood. now what we get? a robot farting parachutes in a flick for which you dont even remember its score. sigh.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:21 p.m. CST

    misterdarcy there is only one blu-ray version

    by KilliK

    of the first Robocop so there is no need to buy the others.i havent. there has been an blu-ray version of the film,but it was canceled by the studio because it was problematic and a new better one was released by another studio. i suggest to buy the bluray from sites like amazon,play,etc so to be safe that you will buy the new version. more info for the 2 releases can be found in the www.blu-ray.com site. i have bought the new robo bluray and it has a good picture quality so dont listen to those exaggerating criticisms that it sucks.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:54 p.m. CST

    elsewhere

    by BetaRayBill07

    It was Dead Poets Society for me. Absolutely hated him till That 70's Show.

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Then I'll have to kill you, Childs

    by Keith

    I mean it: http://tinyurl.com/5tksfdq

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    Kurtwood is a nasty sob in this

    by smudgewhat

    Whenever i see That 70s Show I still see him in Robocop torturing Weller. Creepy sob

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I thought all communication systems were the same...

    by Ruester

    I know it isn't from the original, but my brother and I laughed our asses off during that fake commercial. And they could still use it. Just add some other piece of shit, bloodsucking, OCP style logo, like Verizon Wireless/Gieco/Apple etc. Anyway, they don't make movies like Robocop anymore. They replace those amazing wet gunshot wounds with CG in case they need a PG-13 rating. To make matters worse, I think the true foreign directed American satire died after 9/11. Anway...I lost the account...*BLAM*

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Robocop has one of those great scores that you can sing along to

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    His name is Ro-Bo... He is a Cop... His name is Ro-Bo-Coooooooooooooop

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Lt. don't jerk me off. When people jerk me off I kill them!

    by Tikidonkeypunch

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Fits or fixes?

    by obsequiousmelon

    Not being funny Quint, i know at the end it sounds like he says 'they will fix you, they fix everything' but my subtitles say "murphy, i'm a mess." "Well it fits you, it fits everything!" Anyone know what it actually is supposed to be?

  • Feb. 2, 2011, 11:46 p.m. CST

    It fits everything?

    by Keith

    What's he talking about, some kind of master hat? It's like Quint says: "They'll fix you. They fix everything."

  • Feb. 3, 2011, midnight CST

    Come quietly or there will be...

    by BBSloth

    ...trouble.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 12:22 a.m. CST

    obsequiousmelon it is fix not fit

    by KilliK

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 3:44 a.m. CST

    Pure greatness!

    by reddwarfcas

    Kurtwood Smith in Robocop is like Bill Murray in Ghostbusters, funny as hell and he steals ever scene he's in. All the best lines have been mentioned but here's one more: "I'm a repeat offender. I repeat, I will offend again." And it contains a cameo by Eddie Van Halen in a "man on the street" type interview. One of my favorites.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    braindrain....

    by Righteous Brother

    Via Total Recall and Starship Troopers. Not a bad little run.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 5:35 a.m. CST

    Hey can I have you both!!???

    by Righteous Brother

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 8:33 a.m. CST

    hey lets not forget BASIC INSTINCT

    by Six Demon Bag

    one of the best films of the 90s and that score is highly fuckable..just oozes sex

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:23 a.m. CST

    reddwarfcas

    by Amazing Maurice

    Spot on about Kurtwood Smith. He's just fucking awesome in this film. I quote his lines daily. "I don't wanna fuck with you Sal...." *sniff* "... but I got the connections! I got the muscle to shove enough of this factory so far up your stupid wop ass that you'll shit snow for a year."

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Ayeeeee like it!

    by matineer

    That is all.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 12:30 p.m. CST

    This movie was on my essential list

    by malificus

    of movies I insisted my boys see as part of their "action movie education". Went back and watched the first Terminator, the third Terminator (for completeness only), Predator and finally got a $10 copy of Robocop around Christmas at BB. All the movies my boys absolutely loved, Aliens is next on the list, just not sure about the whole alien nesting in chest thing, my youngest might not be ready for that but it's essential action fare. Funny watching the trailer for Robocop on the disk, they totally used the music from Terminator, really edited it and sold it like it was similar, which it obviously wasn't.

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Trailer

    by Keith

    "Funny watching the trailer for Robocop on the disk, they totally used the music from Terminator, really edited it and sold it like it was similar, which it obviously wasn't." And I remember my old VHS copy of The Terminator having the Robocop trailer on it. (Both from Orion Pictures.) For me the Orion logo music is essentially a part of the opening theme of The Terminator, just as the Fox fanfare is with Star Wars...

  • Feb. 3, 2011, 2:59 p.m. CST

    braindrain - you really like jumping feet first into the realm of stupidity

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    before you make a statement, don't you? From Robocop to Showgirls to obscurity huh? God you're an idiot.

  • Feb. 4, 2011, 1:36 p.m. CST

    "State of the Art Bang Bang"

    by BanditDarville

    Bodicker for President