I’m with you guys on ROBOCOP.
I,too, saw that in theaters at an early age and was amazed at what I saw on the screen. It was a comic-book movie come to life! Not that ROBOCOP was based on a comic book hero, but just about everything that appeared in the movie certainly resembled shit to be found in a graphic novel.
Certainly the most memorable scene for me was Murphy’s death. My god! What a sight! To see Murphy being taken apart by gunfire, the trip through the ambulance, the flashbacks, the emergency room…There was no denying that Verhoeven had some talent here. And a nice way to end the film with the classic revenge style.
The Criterion DVD for this is STILL a must-have for me. Does anybody got it?
As for Paul’s other work, yeah I don’t mind
Basic Instinct, Troopers, & Showgirls. But ROBOCOP still remains as my most favorite. Another film of his that I still haven’t seen yet, 4th Man. Anybody seen that one?
Oh yeah, I almost forgot–I caught one of Paul’s early Dutch films one late night on cable. Forgot what it was called, but it looked like a “Teen Angst” film that had Rutger Hauer and Jerone Krabbe speaking in their native tounges! What a trip.