ROBOCOP 2 REVIEWED
“Robocop 2” is a lesser sequel that dared to dream for more. The original script leaned heavily into satire, while the final Frank Miller script adored privatization panic. Most of the feelings from the original Verhoeven movie are carried over. But, Irvin Kershner adapts many of Miller’s gore boner techniques to create something far sicker. It has taken me 20 years to finally appreciate Cain and the sickening process in which OCP made their second Robocop.
Listening to that bonesaw rip into him in stunning DTS-HD 5.1 master audio made me a bit sick to my stomach. For FX nerds, this is one of the last great stop-motion highlights before CG took over. Phil Tippett is a genius in how he matches different movement styles for Murphy and Cain. The grace in which these Detroit mechanical Sci-Fi monsters move around is something that I’ve yet to see a modern movie topple. “District 9” and “Chappie” get the right sort of feel for it, but nothing compares to Robocop. The best thing I can say about a Scream Factory release is when it gets me to change my opinion on an older film. Scream pulled it off.
- New commentary
- New featurettes
- TV Spots
- Still Gallery
- 1.85:1 1080p transfer
- DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track