FUTURE COP REVIEWED
“Future Cop” finally has its complete run and introductory TV movie brought to DVD. For those that don’t remember Y2K or anything before, I’ll break it down for you. After “Star Wars” hits screens in 1977, almost anything Sci-Fi related in the Western World got a greenlight. What would’ve been a slightly dumb midseason replacement gets an android sidekick and becomes a short-lived reality. Hell, Doctor Who even had a robot dog for a bit.
Michael Shannon (not that Michael Shannon) offers up a rather bland take on the robotic Officer Haven. The idea of a robot cop is portrayed on a budget, as slight camera tricks are used to make him appear superhuman. The issue is that between six episodes and two TV movies, we never get the time to see Officer Haven get fleshed out. He’s a weird special effects gimmick to get audiences jazzed. Pick it up if you want to see the oddities that existed before cable gave audiences an other option.
- Bonus follow-up TV movie
A/V QUALITY STATS
- 1.33:1 standard definition transfer
- Dolby Digital 2.0