RoboCop 2 & 3 coming to BluRay March 21st

The original ROBOCOP is one of my favorite flicks, so it took me a few years to dive into the film's sequels. I had heard good things about ROBOCOP 2, and the combination of director Irvin Kershner (EMPIRE STRIKES BACK), Tom Noonan, and Frank Miller had me more than intrigued, so I finally peeped that flick - my God, years ago now - and was thoroughly impressed with the carnage provided within. The little kid villain I was on the fence about... still am. But I get it.

As far as ROBOCOP 3 is concerned, the only thing really drawing me to that flick was the fact that it was written and directed by one of my top genre filmmakers Fred Dekker (MONSTER SQUAD, NIGHT OF THE CREEPS). So I watched it. And... let's just say the less said about ROBOCOP 3 the better. I hate to bully a Dekker/Robocop flick, so I'm just going to quietly walk away and pretend I didn't see anything.

That said, Scream Factory is prepping to release their ultimate presentations of the second and third entries in the series March 21. The new Collector’s Editions will come complete with a new 2K scan of Robocop 2, hours of new bonus content featuring commentaries and interviews with cast and crew, and limited-edition collectible slipcover packaging with newly commissioned artwork.

Check out the full details below!

ROBOCOP 2 synopsis:

RoboCop 2 pits two unstoppable cyborgs against each other in a battle to the death! When Detroit's descent into chaos is further compounded by a police department strike and a new designer drug called "Nuke," only RoboCopTM can stop the mayhem. But in his way are an evil corporation that profits from Motor City crime and a bigger and tougher cyborg with a deadly directive: Take out RoboCop. Containing the latest gadgetry and weaponry as well as the mind of the madman who designed "Nuke," this new cyborg isn't just more sophisticated than his predecessor... he's psychotic and out of control! And it's going to take everything RoboCop has – maybe even his life – to save Detroit from complete and utter anarchy.

Special Features:

NEW 2K scan of the inter-positive

NEW Audio Commentary with author/CG supervisor Paul M. Sammon

NEW Audio Commentary with the makers of “RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop” documentary – Gary Smart, Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen

NEW Corporate Wars: The Making of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring new and vintage interviews with director Irvin Kershner, producer Jon Davidson, cast members Tom Noonan, Nancy Allen, Galyn Görg, executive producer Patrick Crowley, associate producer Phil Tippett, cinematographer Mark Irwin and author/CG supervision Paul M. Sammon (32 minutes)

NEW Machine Parts: The FX of ROBOCOP 2 – featuring Phil Tippett, Peter Kuran, Craig Hayes, Jim Aupperle, Kirk Thatcher, Paul Gentry, Don Waller, Justin Kohn, Randal Dutra and Kevin Kutchaver (31 minutes)

NEW Robo-Fabricator – an interview with RoboCop armor fabricator James Belohovek (9 minutes)

NEW Adapting Frank Miller’s ROBOCOP 2 – an interview with comic book writer Steven Grant (6 minutes)

NEW OCP Declassified – a collection of rare archival production and behind-the-scenes videos including interviews with director Irvin Kershner, actors Peter Weller, Dan O’Herlihy  and a look at the filming of some deleted scene (46 minutes)

Theatrical Trailer

Teaser Trailers

TV Spots

Deleted Scenes Still Gallery

Still Galleries (behind-the-scenes photos, stills, posters and lobby cards)

ROBOCOP 3 synopsis:

When the ruthless corporation that runs Motor City begins kicking families out of their homes to clear space for a profitable new real estate project, RoboCopTM (Robert John Burke, 2 Guns, Limitless) joins with a renegade band of freedom fighters to save them. But RoboCop must face some deadly foes, including a lethally efficient android and a dangerous gang of thugs. RoboCop's latest arsenal of high-tech weaponry only somewhat evens the battlefield, as this lone superhero takes on the entire army of corporate militia in an all-out war to control Detroit! This last film in the trilogy is directed by cult filmmaker Fred Dekker (The Monster Squad, Night of the Creeps).

Special Features Include:

NEW Audio Commentary with director Fred Dekker

NEW Audio Commentary with the makers of “RoboDoc: The Creation of RoboCop” documentary – Gary Smart, Chris Griffiths and Eastwood Allen

NEW Delta City Shuffle: The Making of ROBOCOP 3 featuring director Fred Dekker, actors Nancy Allen, Bruce Locke, producer Patrick Crowley, cinematographer Gary Kibbe and production designer Hilda Stark (38 minutes)

NEW Robo-Vision: The FX of ROBOCOP 3 featuring Peter Kuran, Phil Tippett, Craig Hayes, Kevin Kutchaver and Paul Gentry (12 minutes)

NEW The Corporate Ladder – an interview with actor Felton Perry (11 minutes)

NEW Training Otomo – an interview with actor Bruce Locke and martial arts trainer Bill Ryusaki (8 minutes)

NEW War Machine – an interview with RoboCop gun fabricator James Belohovek (9 minutes)

Theatrical Trailer

Still Gallery

These collector's editions sound like "must-buys" to me! Well, at least ROBOCOP 2 does. I am really excited to check out Fred Dekker's NEW commentary on ROBOCOP 3 though, so I just might be picking up both come March 21st. How about you?
Extra Tidbit: Are you a Frank Miller guy, or Fred Dekker guy?
Source: Scream Factory



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