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RoboCop (1987) releasing to 4k Blu-ray w/Dolby Vision & Atmos (Director’s & Theatrical Cuts)

RoboCop 4k Blu-ray Arrow Video
RoboCop (1987) 4k Blu-ray Limited Edition

Arrow Video will release both the Director’s and Theatrical Cuts of RoboCop (1987) to 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray. The 2-disc Limited Edition and 4k SteelBook Editions are scheduled to arrive on March 29, 2022 [delayed until 4/12/22].

On 4k Blu-ray, both cuts of RoboCop are presented in 2160p resolution with Dolby Vision HDR. The soundtrack is provided in original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes, as well as DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound options.

Each 4k Blu-ray edition includes the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut on separate discs along with loads of extras such as deleted scenes, commentaries, production footage, and more. The 2-Disc Limited Edition packages collectible postcards, poster, booklet, and reversible sleeve. See the bolded “Limited Edition exclusive” items listed below.

The RoboCop 4k Ultra HD Blu-ray Limited Edition is priced $32.99 (List: $59.95) on Amazon. The 4k Blu-ray SteelBook edition (pictured below) is priced $27.99 (List: $49.95) on Amazon.

RoboCop 4k Blu-ray SteelBook
RoboCop (1987) 4k Blu-ray SteelBook Edition


  • 4K restoration of the film from the original negative by MGM, transferred in 2013 and approved by director Paul Verhoeven
  • New artwork by Paul Shipper
  • Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut of the film on two 4K (2160p) UHD Blu-ray discs with Dolby Vision (HDR10 compatible)
  • Original lossless stereo and four-channel mixes plus DTS-HD MA 5.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound options
  • Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • Six collector’s postcards (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Double-sided fold-out poster (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork (Limited Edition exclusive)
  • 80-page Limited Edition collector’s booklet featuring writing on the film by Omar Ahmed, Christopher Griffiths and Henry Blyth, a 1987 Fangoria interview with Rob Bottin and archive materials (some contents exclusive to Limited Edition)


  • Commentary by Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for the Theatrical Cut and re-edited in 2014 for the Director’s Cut)
  • Commentary by film historian Paul M. Sammon
  • Commentary by fans Christopher Griffiths, Gary Smart and Eastwood Allen
  • The Future of Law Enforcement: Creating RoboCop, interview with co-writer Michael Miner
  • RoboTalk, conversation between co-writer Ed Neumeier and filmmakers David Birke (writer of Elle) and Nicholas McCarthy (director of The Prodigy)
  • Truth of Character, interview with star Nancy Allen
  • Casting Old Detroit, interview with casting director Julie Selzer on how the film’s cast was assembled
  • Connecting the Shots, interview with second unit director and Verhoeven collaborator Mark Goldblatt
  • Analog, featurette on the special photographic effects, with interviews with Peter Kuran and Kevin Kutchaver
  • More Man Than Machine: Composing RoboCop, tribute to composer Basil Poledouris with film music experts Jeff Bond, Lukas Kendall, Daniel Schweiger and Robert Townson
  • RoboProps, tour of super-fan Julien Dumont’s collection of original props and memorabilia
  • 2012 Q&A with the Filmmakers, panel discussion featuring Verhoeven, Davison, Neumeier, Miner, Allen, star Peter Weller and animator Phil Tippett
  • RoboCop: Creating A LegendVillains of Old DetroitSpecial Effects: Then & Now, three archive featurettes from 2007 featuring interviews with cast and crew
  • Paul Verhoeven Easter Egg
  • Four deleted scenes
  • The Boardroom: Storyboard with Commentary by Phil Tippett
  • Director’s Cut Production Footage, raw dailies from the filming of the unrated gore scenes, presented in 4K (SDR)
  • Theatrical trailers and TV spots
  • Image galleries


  • Commentary by director Paul Verhoeven, executive producer Jon Davison and co-writer Ed Neumeier (originally recorded for Theatrical cut of the film)
  • Isolated Score tracks (Composer’s Original Score and Final Theatrical Mix)
  • Edited-for-television version of the film, featuring alternate dubs, takes and edits of several scenes (95 mins, SD only)
  • Split screen comparisons between the Director’s Cut and Theatrical Cut, and the Theatrical Cut and edited-for-TV version
  • RoboCop: Edited for Television, compilation of alternate scenes from two edited-for-television versions, with outtakes newly transferred in HD.

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