Ottawa Premiere – Director’s Cut 4k Restoration of the 1987 sci-fi classic – Screening the Week of December 4th!
In a violent, near-apocalyptic Detroit, evil corporation Omni Consumer Products wins a contract from the city government to privatize the police force. To test their crime-eradicating cyborgs, the company leads street cop Alex Murphy into an armed confrontation with crime lord Boddicker so they can use his body to support their untested RoboCop prototype. But when RoboCop learns of the company’s nefarious plans, he turns on his masters.
Academy Awards: Special Achievement Award for Sound Effects Editing award winner, Best Sound, and Film Editing nominee!
Sitges – Catalonian International Film Festival: Best Director award winner, and Best Film nominee!
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA: Best Science Fiction Film, Director, Writing, Make-up, SPecial Effects award winner, and Best Actor, Actress, and Costumes nominee!
A+! “A scathing social commentary loaded with layers of metaphor not immediately recognizable to my twelve-year old self, I’ve been digesting thirty years hence.” (Cinemalogue)
5 Stars! “Hi-tech meets High Noon in this deft science-fiction masterpiece…Verhoeven’s comic-book opus emerges as a subversive and thought-provoking edge-of-the-seat treat.” (Radio Times)
4/4 Stars! “a surprisingly smart and funny satire that just gets sharper as the years go by…Robocop remains a science-fiction classic.” (Reel Film Reviews)