robocop MGM release

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  1. Jacob_isham

    Jacob_isham Stunt Coordinator

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    is the new mgm robocop release better than the older criteron one. Also are there any reviews for this new release, i've looked on many popular DVD sites and cant find any reviews.
     
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    the Criterion release is a Special Edition... with a commentary from Paul Verhoeven, the X-Rated (extra bloody) cut, and an essay with text, images, and video detailing the entire production (which took me about 2 hours to get through)... the video is Director approved 1.66 non-anamorphic widescreen with the original theatrical 2-track Pro Logic mix.
    the MGM disc is barebones (no features at all... maybe a trailer). It features 1.85 anamorphic widescreen and a new remixed 5.1 mix... I can't really comment on this disc as I only own the Criterion, but I hear that the color pallate is a little... "too bright" in contrast. The MGM disc features the Theatrical Version, which is a little less bloodier.
    ... there may be an MGM Special Edition in the works for the future, but nothing is certain as of yet. I would recommend getting the Criterion version as they do not license their supplements (you will never again see the commentary or the essay).
    ...hope that helps [​IMG]
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