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« Reply #180 on: July 12, 2018, 10:17:32 AM »
No joke, recently I was thinking something like this was gonna happen. A sequel that picks up straight after the first film, goes for the same tone and feel, and ignores everything that came after. I even guessed the title, RoboCop Returns, an everything. Do I win £5?

They will probably glue Weller's young uncanny valley mouth to another person in the suit. Ignoring the fact that it was Weller's physical movements that made it so good. No one has been able to match them

Cautiously optimistic, though. I don't think Bumcamp has done anything really good since District 9, and he's probably only doing this cos his very similar attempted retconning of Alien has seemingly been axed

We'll see, eh? RobertCop forever

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« Reply #181 on: July 12, 2018, 10:35:06 AM »
Has Blomkamp just become a placeholder name? Like 'Alan Smithee' for films the director rejects, you now have 'Neill Blomkamp' for 80s sci-fi reboots with vague production schedules.

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« Reply #182 on: July 12, 2018, 11:06:14 AM »
Weller's young uncanny valley mouth

He was notorious for it in his youth.

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« Reply #183 on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:06 AM »
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Justin Rhodes, who is also attached to write the upcoming “Terminator” reboot and the DC film “Green Lantern Corps,” will rewrite Neumeier and Miner’s script, with the two original writers serving as producer and executive producer.

Prediction:  Robocop Returns will be canned when the next Terminator film goes into a guff hole.

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« Reply #184 on: July 12, 2018, 01:09:09 PM »
I wouldn't want a terminator going up my guff hole!

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« Reply #185 on: July 12, 2018, 01:48:25 PM »
Not Blomkamp!  I don't think I can take any more Short Circuit 1 and 2 remakes.  Cos that's all he seems to do.


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« Reply #186 on: July 14, 2018, 07:45:23 PM »
I've actually already seen Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD.  It was a while ago though, so I must have forgotten about the relevant section.

Oh and I have a soft spot for Richard Stanley's unofficial 2000AD film, Hardware.  It's a very cheesy but effective B-movie (and horribly but appropriately claustrophobic and sweat inducing)  I've still got my boxed VHS tape of it, from back when I was a teenager.

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Hardware-Blu-ray/205303/#Review

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Hardware is based on an original story entitled "Shock!" by Steve MacManus and Kevin O'Neill that appeared in Fleetway Comics' "2000AD".

Er, not 'officially' based...

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« Reply #187 on: July 14, 2018, 07:46:43 PM »
Have you seen Futurekick though eddie?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3q9oKYsLGY

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« Reply #188 on: July 14, 2018, 08:34:56 PM »
http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Hardware-Blu-ray/205303/#Review

Er, not 'officially' based...

Legally they have to say it is, due to the film's distributors losing the copyright infringement case to Fleetway.

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« Reply #189 on: July 15, 2018, 01:40:25 AM »
Have you seen Futurekick though eddie?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3q9oKYsLGY

I haven't but I shall now.  Thank you.

Legally they have to say it is, due to the film's distributors losing the copyright infringement case to Fleetway.

This is my understanding too.

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« Reply #190 on: July 30, 2018, 01:07:51 AM »
Can anyone help me out here. I'm thinking of buying this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robocop-Robert-Burke/dp/B00HDCK350/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1532908499&sr=1-2&keywords=robocop version of the film.

It looks like the original (albeit remastered), but some of the customer reviews seem to be suggesting that it's a different film altogether, people are calling it a 'reboot' and comparing it to the original. Is this thee Robocop?

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« Reply #191 on: July 30, 2018, 01:15:17 AM »
Can anyone help me out here. I'm thinking of buying this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robocop-Robert-Burke/dp/B00HDCK350/ref=sr_1_2?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1532908499&sr=1-2&keywords=robocop version of the film.

It looks like the original (albeit remastered), but some of the customer reviews seem to be suggesting that it's a different film altogether, people are calling it a 'reboot' and comparing it to the original. Is this thee Robocop?

I don't know what the fuck in hell that is? It says Peter Weller is a supporting actor, and it has Rip Torn in it, he was in RoboCop 3. No idea mate, its not even the 2014 piece of shit remake.

Edit: some reviews are saying great reboot and others praising it as if its the 87 film, either everyone reviewing is smashed or its an Amazon review stuck in some messed up worm hole.

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« Reply #192 on: July 30, 2018, 01:21:29 AM »
Cheers.

Yeah, it seems to be something else but I'm kind of surprised at Amazon (maybe I shouldn't be) practically scamming people by calling it Robocop (1987) and using the original poster if it's a totally different film.

Edit: hold on a second, I just had a look at the 2014 remake and it seems to have the exact same reviews as this. So maybe it is some kind of glitch and those reviews are appearing on the wrong product. That doesn't explain your point about the credits being all wrong though.

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« Reply #193 on: July 30, 2018, 09:50:49 AM »
Cheers.

Yeah, it seems to be something else but I'm kind of surprised at Amazon (maybe I shouldn't be) practically scamming people by calling it Robocop (1987) and using the original poster if it's a totally different film.

Edit: hold on a second, I just had a look at the 2014 remake and it seems to have the exact same reviews as this. So maybe it is some kind of glitch and those reviews are appearing on the wrong product. That doesn't explain your point about the credits being all wrong though.

It appears to be a mishmash of reviews from the remake and the 3 disc set of Robocop, Robocop 2 and Robocop 3.  If it also included reviews for the TV series, then it would have all its robotic police officer adventure bases covered.

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« Reply #194 on: July 30, 2018, 05:12:43 PM »
First saw this when I was 11, it was the first proper, adult, violent movie I ever saw. That bit when we're introduced to ED209 and he lurches forward and starts talking shat me up hard.

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« Reply #195 on: July 30, 2018, 05:30:09 PM »
First saw this when I was 11, it was the first proper, adult, violent movie I ever saw. That bit when we're introduced to ED209 and he lurches forward and starts talking shat me up hard.



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« Reply #196 on: July 30, 2018, 05:32:20 PM »
Watching the remastered directors cut recently, i never get the feeling that Robocop comes out the other end as the complete victor.

What happens to Murphy from the beginning, being literally blown to bits while everyone laughs at his pain, losing his body, his life and family, then almost being blown to bits again, i just felt sorry for him. It just doesn't feel like the bad guys bar 'Emil' ever get what they really deserve. That does sound strange, because they all do die, but the amount of suffering poured onto Murphy throughout the film just never seems balanced out.

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« Reply #197 on: July 30, 2018, 06:19:13 PM »
Watching the remastered directors cut recently, i never get the feeling that Robocop comes out the other end as the complete victor.

What happens to Murphy from the beginning, being literally blown to bits while everyone laughs at his pain, losing his body, his life and family, then almost being blown to bits again, i just felt sorry for him. It just doesn't feel like the bad guys bar 'Emil' ever get what they really deserve. That does sound strange, because they all do die, but the amount of suffering poured onto Murphy throughout the film just never seems balanced out.

Yeah, what can you do?  It wouldn't be right to change the course of events in a docu-drama.

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« Reply #198 on: July 30, 2018, 07:57:40 PM »
Watching the remastered directors cut recently, i never get the feeling that Robocop comes out the other end as the complete victor.

What happens to Murphy from the beginning, being literally blown to bits while everyone laughs at his pain, losing his body, his life and family, then almost being blown to bits again, i just felt sorry for him. It just doesn't feel like the bad guys bar 'Emil' ever get what they really deserve. That does sound strange, because they all do die, but the amount of suffering poured onto Murphy throughout the film just never seems balanced out.

They all realise that it's the guy they tortured though, and thus it's karma coming to get them. Not sure what else you want - Robocop ripping their arms out? He does kick the shit out of the main one and then kills him in a horrifically violent way.

I do sometimes find it more satisfying when the villain survives to see his plot foiled though.

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« Reply #199 on: July 30, 2018, 08:09:17 PM »
I think that's one of the things I love about robocop, the way that he is permanently ruined by the violence done on him and that any sense of justice or even revenge shrivels in the face of the horror of the universe

So many revenge stories feel like fairy tales, where as the robotic police officers struggle feels much more like a real life story

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« Reply #200 on: July 31, 2018, 12:36:57 AM »

If I saw one of those in real life I would be instantly thinking of where I could put my cock.

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« Reply #201 on: July 31, 2018, 01:17:53 AM »
If I saw one of those in real life I would be instantly thinking of where I could put my cock.

The original designer for ED-209 felt much the same way, which is why he was fired shortly after the unveiling.



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« Reply #202 on: July 31, 2018, 01:01:07 PM »
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« Reply #203 on: August 02, 2018, 10:41:25 AM »
So maybe it is some kind of glitch and those reviews are appearing on the wrong product. That doesn't explain your point about the credits being all wrong though.

You call this a glitch!?

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« Reply #204 on: August 02, 2018, 04:13:43 PM »
Robotic Officercop 2014 made more than its money back in China

Thanks China

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« Reply #205 on: August 02, 2018, 09:49:05 PM »
Robotic Officercop 2014 made more than its money back in China

Thanks China

It had a budget of $100,000,000 and made $242,700,000.  The general wisdom for a movie of that budget and scope, is that it needs to make three times its budget, just to break even.  Glory be.

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« Reply #206 on: August 17, 2018, 01:25:01 PM »
In regards to the new Robocop sequel, which Neill Blomkamp is developing...



This is hardly a confirmation, of course but it does imply that Peter Weller would be Neill Blomkamp's first choice (well, he was hardly likely to nominate Robert Burke, I suppose but I could well imagine him suggesting a South African Robocop, via Sharlto Copley).  That's not to say that Weller (at the age of 71) would be up for returning to the role, or more to the point, getting back into that uncomfortable suit though.

Still, there's a small part of me that hardly ever makes itself known.  It's called optimism and that little, tiny, glimmer of hope within me is wondering whether Neill Blomkamp already knows something that we don't and if talks have already taken place between himself and Peter Weller.  Then the larger part of me known as pessimism takes over, crushes the ant of optimism and slaps me around the face, telling me to stop daydreaming and dilly dallying about things that will never happen.  Ho hum.

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« Reply #207 on: August 17, 2018, 02:29:35 PM »
Amazon are basically going to turn into OCP aren't they?

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« Reply #208 on: August 17, 2018, 02:32:23 PM »
I've heard Peter Weller is going to play RobotCop again but it's when he's retired and he's now RobotLandlord.

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« Reply #209 on: August 17, 2018, 02:45:45 PM »
I've heard Peter Weller is going to play RobotCop again but it's when he's retired and he's now RobotLandlord.

He would be the the only cop in film to have successfully retired.