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  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • SKU: LIB-4027
  • UPC: 089353402723
  • Street Date: 10/11/22
  • PreBook Date: 09/06/22
  • Label: Liberation Hall »
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • Run Time: 89 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 1994
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: WORLD
  • Language: English

 

Cast & Crew

  • Actor: Richard Eden
  • Actor: Yvette Nipar
  • Actor: Martin Milner
  • Director: Paul Lynch
  • Director: Paul Lynch

 

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Robocop: The Series (Pilot)

While investigating the murders of several homeless people, Alex Murphy / RoboCop uncovers some of the city's darker secrets

Robocop: The Series (Pilot)
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Alex Murphy (Richard Eden, "Santa Barbara") is RoboCop, a cybernetic, half-man / half-machine policeman who is the creation of Omni Consumer Products (OCP), a mega-corporation with divisions affecting nearly every level of consumer need, society, and government. RoboCop fights crime and occasional corporate conspiracy in the near-future of Old Detroit.

In this TV movie pilot episode "The Future of Law Enforcement" (which is based on the first draft that was intended to be the original "Robocop 2" feature film, from original writers /creators Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner (Starship Troopers), RoboCop is back to provide justice in Delta City. While investigating the murders of several homeless people, Alex Murphy / RoboCop uncovers some of the city's darker secrets.

Media

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Bonus Materials

  • Behind the scene featurette
  • Trailer

Sales Points

  • Production budgets for each episode were in excess of $1 million
  • The pilot episode runs two hours and was adapted from a discarded RoboCop 2 script, Corporate Wars, by the writers of the original RoboCop, Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner
  • The series takes place 4-5 years after the original RoboCop film. It ignores the two sequels.
  • Both Peter Weller and Robert Burke refused to portray the cyborg policeman in the series.
  • The series theme song was written and performed by Joe Walsh & Lita Ford
  • 86% average audience score on Rotten Tomatoes

Press Quotes

'RoboCop: The Series' is by far one of the best and unfortunately, most overlooked TV shows ever

     —IrinaOma, IMDB

Each episode was interesting, entertaining, and with an hour run-time, there was plenty of room to perfect the pacing of each script. The writing, above all else, was the true highlight of the show. you will find that it's something of a hidden gem. It's

     —Flynn Cook, Robocoparchive.com

This TV series actually manages to capture more of the original than either of the two theatrical sequels. Okay, it's toned down for television, but the self-parodying humor is there in all the right places

     —Gislef, IMDB

The story is much the same, but the satirical elements and personal stories are done more stylishly here

     —Budikavian, IMDB

  

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