I have talked once or twice about my love of Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop before on the site. Though I’ve told this story before it bears repeating. When my Father and I saw this during it’s original release back in 1987 it was playing here at our local Drive-In. No one was paying attention to the film and I mean people were laughing and yelling to one another and playing their radios as the movie began. That was until ED-209 opened up on poor Kinney and left him a twitching mess…then you could hear a pin drop and everyone immediately shut up and started paying attention to the film.
Well, thanks to the Robocop Archive YouTube Channel we have this nice featurette, a look back from the cast and crew of the film featuring Paul Verhoeven, Kurtwood Smith (Clarence Boddicker), and Miguel Ferrer (Bob Morton), as well as Peter Weller of course. Be warned there is a clip from the film with some Salty Language.
As always I want to give thanks to Quint over at Ain’t It Cool News for sharing these entertaining behind the scenes pics. This time it is from the Paul Verhoeven Sci-Fi masterpiece, Robocop. The photo features Make-Up maestro Rob Bottin (John Carpenter’s The Thing, Explorers, The Howling) and star of the film Peter Weller in his Robocop suit.
A big thanks to NinjaInk over at deviantART for this wonderful poster of the Paul Verhoeven directed cult classic, Robocop, starring Peter Weller (Buckaroo Banzai), Nancy Allen (Blow Out), Ronny Cox (Deliverance), Kurtwood Smith (Rambo III), and Dan O’Herlihy (The Last Starfighter).
A huge thanks to Quint and Bas Doodkorte over at Ain’t It Cool News for this awesome behind the scenes pic on the set of Robocop, and more importantly its genius director, Paul Verhoeven giving Robocop a bit of a hand.
Now back in my youth when I saw that ABC was going to show Robocop on television…I couldn’t fathom how they were going to show this awesome but incredibly violent film. Surprisingly they did a pretty good job on the edits, I personally do not think they hurt the narrative of the film in the least. The great Paul Verhoeven might disagree with me though.