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WATCH: NSFW trailer for Robocop documentary Robodoc (I see what they did there) arrives

November 22nd, 2018 by Marc Comments

One of the most influential movies for me was Robocop. I was a kid when it came out and my parents, clearly not worried about the rating of the box, rented for family movie night and we all sat down and watched the  future of law enforcement.

Boy, did we all get a shock! But we all certainly enjoyed it.

Paul Verhoeven’s seminal, satirical vision of a nightmare future felt like my favourite Judge Dredd stories writ large and the movie itself thrilled me, terrified me, excited me and repulsed me in equal measure and to this day I still revisit it regularly and out of all the futuristic movies I watched as a child from Blade Runner to Demolition Man and everything in between, it’s the one  I feel still has its finger on the pulse of our current life.

Needless to say, I can’t wait for this.

“Part legend, part icon, all hero.”

The first trailer it out for a cinema history documentary titled RoboDoc: The Creation of Robocop.

As the title clearly states, the doc film is about Paul Verhoeven”s seminal sci-fi classic RoboCop from 1987, and how it was made, and the influence it had, and the sequels that followed, and everything else.

This project was funded on Kickstarter a few years back, and they’re still working on finishing it up, getting it ready for release.

“RoboCop has since become one of the most iconic and successful movies of the 1980s, a movie that was well ahead of its time and has left a lasting impression on fans across the globe. RoboCop is a film many fans watched as children when they were too young to understand the social commentary of this R-Rated movie, yet they were instantly hooked on the future of law enforcement.”

Indeed. This is a very long trailer (over 5 minutes!) but it covers plenty of the film’s history and much more.

Here’s the first trailer for Chris Griffiths’ doc RoboDoc: The Creation of Robocop:

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….