RoboCop: Arrow Video Limited Edition with 3 Cuts
We already have a report on RoboCop's fate in cinemas back in the day. As is well known, the film originally had to suffer from censorship for an R-rating in US cinemas and thus worldwide, although the following Unrated Director's Cut has been widespread since Laserdisc times.
At the beginning of 2014, MGM released a new 4K transfer on Blu-ray for the first time, and the British label Arrow Video has now taken the matter into its hands once again. On November 25, 2019, two new Blu-ray collector's editions will be released in the UK as well as in the US. In addition to an explicitly called "Limited Edition" version in a slipcase (with exclusive postcards and posters), a steelbook with the familiar original poster motif is also available. The other features (including a slightly slimmed down booklet) are identical and the steelbook is likely to be limited in the end, Amazon currently describes the article like that.
While the previous MGM Blu-ray "only" had the Director's Cut on board, the theatrical version of the 4K transfer, which comes with some alternate material, will now also be available on the second disc. A special treat is the US TV version, in which swear words and any violent peaks were worked on extensively and also creatively by partly using completely alternate takes. This version is only available in SD, but as a further feature one has received the TV-exclusive material for posterity from two HD sources.
In the listed bonus material, some hours of newly produced goodies have been added. It should also be emphasized that in contrast to the old Blu-ray, which only comes with 5.1 upmixes, the original stereo soundtrack preferred by purists is also available here.
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Release: Aug 31, 2019 - Author: Muck47 - Translator: Mike Lowrey