Arrow Video Readies the Ultimate ROBOCOP 4K Collector’s Edition!

By: John M Jerva

Arrow Video Distribution has dropped the hammer on the details for their upcoming 4K collector’s edition release of director Paul Verhoeven’s classic Robocop. This is one set fans will have to get as it’s locked and loaded with some serious special features firepower. Check out the details below!

Coming to 4K UHD in March from Arrow Video

Robocop 4K UHD!

4K ULTRA HD BLU-RAY LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

4K restoration of the film from the original camera negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven

Newly commissioned artwork by Paul Shipper

Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray discs with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)

Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound options on both cuts

Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing on both cuts

Six collector’s postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)

Double-sided fold-out poster (Limited Edition exclusive)

Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork (Limited Edition exclusive)

80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin, and archive publicity materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)

DISC ONE – DIRECTOR’S CUT

Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)

Commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon

Commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen

The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, an interview with co-writer Michael Miner

RoboTalk, a conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of Orion Pictures’ The Prodigy)

Truth of Character, an interview with star Nancy Allen on her role as Lewis

Casting Old Detroit, an interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s ensemble cast was assembled

Connecting the Shots, an interview with second unit director and frequent Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt

Analog, a featurette focusing on the special photographic effects, including new interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver

More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, a tribute to composer Basil Poledouris featuring film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson

RoboProps, a tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia

2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, a panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett

RoboCop: Creating A Legend, Villains of Old Detroit, Special Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew

Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg

Four deleted scenes

The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett

Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes, presented in 4K (SDR)

Two theatrical trailers and three TV spots

Extensive image galleries

DISC TWO – THEATRICAL CUT

Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical version of the film)

Two Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Score and Final Theatrical Mix)

Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)

Split screen comparisons between the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut, and the Theatrical Cut and edited-for-TV version

RoboCop: Edited for Television, a compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, including outtakes newly transferred in HD from recently unearthed 35mm elements

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