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Old 9th July 2008, 08:53 AM
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He is very hit and miss. Starship Troopers is a great film, so's Robo Cop, though the bit where they torture Robo Cop, and break him with the kid watching is quite disturbing.
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Old 9th July 2008, 10:04 AM
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He is very hit and miss. Starship Troopers is a great film, so's Robo Cop, though the bit where they torture Robo Cop, and break him with the kid watching is quite disturbing.

That scene's actually from ROBOCOP 2, Vipco, which was directed by Irvin Kershner.

I love Verhoeven, he's a great director and one that specialises in films that are unapologetically violent and explicit. I'm a big fan of ROBOCOP (hate the sequels), FOURTH MAN and BASIC INSTICT. Still not gotten round to seeing SOLDIER OF ORANGE or BLACK BOOK though.
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Old 9th July 2008, 10:41 AM
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[QUOTE=Paul@Lovelockandload;9451] I'm a big fan of ROBOCOP (hate the sequels)[QUOTE]
I can't imagine what you found to dislike about the third one. Surely not the robot ninjas?
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Old 9th July 2008, 11:05 AM
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[QUOTE=Matt;9453][QUOTE=Paul@Lovelockandload;9451] I'm a big fan of ROBOCOP (hate the sequels)
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I can't imagine what you found to dislike about the third one. Surely not the robot ninjas?
Bollocks, isn't it? Really awful and dumbed down for kids. I hate the mean-spirited second film too. Both are brainless cash-ins of the worst type.
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Not only are the sequels dreadful, but they were a bad enough experience that Frank Miller apparently decided he wasn't interested in being involved with movies anymore. Fortunately he was coaxed back in so we did get the excellent Sin City movie.

I read somewhere that Darren Aronofsky is being touted to direct the Robocop remake. Which will be in 3-D.
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I read somewhere that Darren Aronofsky is being touted to direct the Robocop remake. Which will be in 3-D.
I read that today - could be good, though the thought of seeing ROBOCOP trying to cope with heroin addiction and an obsession with binary numbers might not make for a commercially successful film
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That scene's actually from ROBOCOP 2, Vipco, which was directed by Irvin Kershner.

I love Verhoeven, he's a great director and one that specialises in films that are unapologetically violent and explicit. I'm a big fan of ROBOCOP (hate the sequels), FOURTH MAN and BASIC INSTICT. Still not gotten round to seeing SOLDIER OF ORANGE or BLACK BOOK though.
My mistake, its been that long from i've seen any Robo Cop films the plot lines are a distant memory .
I think after the 3rd film I never bothered with the franchise .

Was'nt there a Robo Cop series on cable .?

Have seen Soldier of Orange, its not a war film in the traditional sense , but its very good.

Paul, while your here , you know a good bit about Blu Ray and upscaling , do you know anything about the best settings to set the PS3 for upscaling.?

If you do , could you please let me know , and as long as you don't mind , i'll PM you my enquiry .
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Old 9th July 2008, 03:56 PM
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Iill start a new thread, mate.

I've not seen SOLDIER OF ORANGE, KATIE TIPPEL or BUSINESS IS BUSINESS, though I've owned them all for YEARS!

Still got to get around to watching my BLACK BOOK Blu-ray, too.
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The Omen & Alien box-sets are a must buy at those current sale prices. The extras on the Alien set are worth ten quid alone in my opinion. I love the Alien films - the first film being one of my all time favourites. The third film is much better in the extended cut (included with the box-set).

I didn't know there was an Omen 4 (it's not bad, some nice touches) and have enjoyed the extras I've seen so far. Was a bit disappointed with the remake of The Omen as Liev Schriber wanders through the film as if in a coma. He's usually a superb actor but seems distracted through out the film. Julia Stilles is wonderful and brings a real sense of devastation to the role of Cathy. Well worth a look.

Another good buy was the Halloween 25 Years of Terror 4 disc set for only ten quid. Loads of extras, some of which are bit too talky for my liking.

I also bought series 4 & 5 of 'Oz' (HBO's prison drama). Series 5 was mis-priced at 12 quid in Asda (a great bargain) and Series 4 was only 19 quid.

I am now broke!
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Last horror DVD was Frontier(s) which was very good! Again the French show everyone how to do it properly.
me too! very good film
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