Digital Review

Robocop

Serious ideas are rarely addressed in action blockbusters, but RoboCop serves up food for thought along with the explosions — critiques of capitalism run amok, technological dehumanization, America's Vietnam policy. If you doubt that, this gorgeous letterboxed version of the director's cut features cowriter Ed Neumeier discussing those topics on a scene-specific audio track. Along the way, the disc makes a point about the inanities of censorship — the restored gore scenes seem hardly more disturbing than the familiar ones. A

Originally posted Jun 16, 1995 Published in issue #279 Jun 16, 1995 Order article reprints
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