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Stamp: Robocop by tranimation-art Stamp: Robocop by tranimation-art
"Murphy, it's you..."

Did you know that DA doesn't have a single stamp dedicated to the Robocop franchise not a single one? This is the first (and, hopefully, not the last)! The original Robocop (1987) blew me away as a child and I have since devoured practically everything on it, from the mediocre sequels to the horrible TV spinoffs to the notorious animated series to the obscure comics and games to the loved fan-films and fan-edits. A remake is planned for 2013 in 3D, ugh! But, to this day, the original 1987 film remains one of my all-time favourite films.

Taking place in the not-so-distant future of a grim, ultra-violent, dystopian Detroit, the giant mega-corporation Omni Consumer Products (OCP) owns and runs practically every aspect of life, from the government to the military to the domestic. The idealistic Police Officer Alex J. Murphy, in one of the most horrific executions done on film, is killed during his first day of the job and OCP takes his remains to build a mechanical law enforcement prototype unit known as "Robocop" to cut down on the crime and eliminate human error (as the police force is ready to go on strike) in order to construct "Delta City," a domed district reserved for the rich and influential to be built over the Old Detroit slums and push the poor and undesirable out of their sights. As Robocop makes a name for himself around the city, he unexpectedly starts regaining the memories of his lost life and lost humanity, avenging his "death" by bring in the street thugs who killed him to justice, which soon lead him to the capitalistic corporate execs of OCP's boardroom.

The film with a silly name juggles genres, as it's an action film, a sci-fi film, a war film, a horror, a thriller, a crime drama, a tragedy, a social satire, a black comedy, a miracle play, and a morality play, packed with layers of depth, emotions, heart, intelligence, and a bit of camp. It's a social commentary against American culture and values, consumerism and materialism, the rise of right-wing conservatism, Reaganomics, corporate takeovers, militarization of the police force, over-dependency on technology, psychology, religion, existentialism, class conflicts, socio-politics, war, terrorism, Nazism, Vietnam, Cold War, crime, drugs, avarice, greed, and ultra-violence. The film, even by today's standards, has definitely indulged in ultra-violence and has no qualms about showing it; there are still scenes of this film that are still difficult to watch. In fact, although the film was released in theatres with barely an R-rating; VHS released the film in the original uncensored NC-17 edition. Recently, a Director's Cut DVD was released with a few extra seconds that didn't make it into the NC-17 edition. Filmed in my hometown of Dallas, Texas, the production also utilized fantastic practical effects and stunning stop-motion animation fuck CGI! This was back when films were an art form!

If you haven't seen the first Robocop, watch it! And if you haven't seen it for a long time, watch it again! You won't regret it, my friend!

Clips from the Film:
- Murphy's Death (uncensored)
- ED-209's Glitch (uncensored)
- The Drug Factory Scene
- ED-209 vs. Robocop
- Basil Poledouris' epic theme song for the film

Behind-the-Scenes:
- Making Of, Part I
- Making Of, Part II
- Making Of, Part III
- Peter Weller is Robocop
- RoboSuit and Auto-9 Gun
- Making ED-209
- (Practical) Special Effects
- Villains of Old Detroit, Part I
- Villains of Old Detroit, Part II

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Medium - Photoshop, Jasc Animation Shop.

Robocop MGM/Orion.
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AtomicHepcat Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Dear Lawd, I love Robocop. When I was in high school, I remember reading about the part where one of the bad guys gets melted by acid and that made me curious about the film, though I never looked for it on my own. One day, I came downstairs and found my parents watching the final battle between Robocop and the thugs and I loved it so much that I bought the movie that same afternoon and watched it every single Saturday morning.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Great film! I enjoy the Unrated Director's Cut the most! I grew up with this film, its sequels, and rode the franchise until the was buried into the ground back in the 90s; the remake, I admit, I did enjoy, but it doesn't hold a candle to the original. 
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AtomicHepcat Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, I don't think I have the unrated director's cut! I definitely would like to own it, though, because it's in my top 5 favorite movies. I actually got to write an essay on Robocop for a science fiction class I took a semester ago. That was a pretty fun essay to write.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Definitely check out the director's unrated cut. It's not much a difference, but I think it works better. You can find it on the new bluray edition or the special edition DVD.
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SuperCola2016 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I really love RoboCop! It's one of my favorite movies! :D I'm definitely using that stamp!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Same here! Glad there's more RoboCop fans out there!
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SuperCola2016 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah! ^^
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fiversrevenge Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
I fuckin LOVE Robocop! The first two are awesome,the third one? So-so, the new one was better than I expected. Even though it should've been R rated.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Same here!  I liked the reboot a lot more than I thought I would.  I thought it was a good film, but I'm okay with the PG-13 rating after seeing it.  In a way, I'm surprised it got that, because it had a death of a child in the beginning.
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Megafoxy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
RoboCop is one of my favorite movies. :3 I even love 2 and 3. 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Same here!
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thatlazycritic Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
such an awesome stamp man, i love the first two robocop films (the third and t.v. show not so much but whatever) 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!  I like the second film.  The third can die, and the rest....well, it's not as bad as people say they are, but it varies.
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thatlazycritic Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
agreed, though robocop 3 makes me kinda sad though in that it killed a really damn good directors career (that being fred dekker)

i really hope this new remake will be good though seeing some of the leaked script and the decision of making it a PG-13 i am really not getting my hopes up, though it still does have a really good team behind it, all be it with really crappy looking designs 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I'm only watching the remake because of Jackie Earle Haley, because I love him as an actor!
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thatlazycritic Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
i know right! hat guy is an awesome actor 
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Agreed!
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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what? not a single one?? seriously people need to know their movies these days. people forget to make stamps of other classic movies on DA. especially my age group ( teens ) aren't interested in these movies of high quality and awesome
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Nope, not a single one. This is the one and only ROBOCOP stamp. But once the reboot comes out, you'll see more crop up, I'm sure of it. But it saddens me that this film doesn't get enough love. I know people who refuse to watch films any older than 15 years and that just makes my heart break.
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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
its a shame, I've first watched it a week ago and I totally fell in love with it. and indeed.. I don't know I kind of dislike it that people start noticing a franchise/game/ music when a remake comes out or it is mentioned/ used in something. if you would simply search like a minute or two you find out about all those things very easely, unless its very underground, I just hate it that people always go along with whats new or a hype, but that's just my opinion :shrug:

what ? really? O.O oh I would be so pissed of if I would meet someone that sets that rule. seriously they miss out on almost 90 years of films. I also really REALLY dislike it when people start bashing a movie just because the special effects are dated. O.o
and personally I prefer older movies (kinda under 2000) but I don't mind watching a newer movie since there are good ones. I find most older movies more, creative, and not just about the money. especially in the horror genre, which wen't incredibly downhill at one point.
nowadays I kinda get the feeling that a lot of movies are rather uninspired. but there are a lot of exceptions ofcourse. but that's just my opinion
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Agreed. I'm a film buff, I watch films of all kinds, from silents to present-day, but I seem to prefer the classics because they ENDURE and there are reasons why they endure and why they're "classics" in the first place. They are timeless and they will always hit you, inspire you, and motivate you no matter your generation. Those are the films I love! It doesn't matter how old the film is, but how it affects you and how it still affects you every time you watch it again and again and again.
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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aye that's so true, that's why classics hold up so well, they stay in your mind. film vuffs for the win :highfive:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Please check out my film reviews. Love to hear your opinion and maybe you'll find new films of interest as well: [link]
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DaemoniumNocturnal Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah interesting! :D ah wanna do reviews myself one day, but I haven't found the right movie yet XD
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Start with movies you love and discuss why you love it.
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GeekGemCorduroy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I will say nice stamp gal. ^^
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! One of my favourite childhood films!
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GeekGemCorduroy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Np and that's nice to know. Don't know if I should share mine. Yet I guess I have a lot. YEt I've only seen so much of it. Don't know if it was 2 or 1 really.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
ROBOCOP 2 wasn't that good. The first one is the best, of course. And was the cerebral one.
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GeekGemCorduroy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice to know. It's just I was a kid and I don't remember much really. ^^;
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I recommend watching it again. Although kids enjoy this film because it's has robots and explosions, the fact of the matter is that Robocop is an adult film. It's very difficult to find the R-rated version; most editions are the X-rated cut of the film; it's meant for adults.

Yes, the story has a simplicity to it, but there's a layers upon layers of depth to the film. There's this entire background that is a product of the 80s, with the Reagan administration, with right-wing conservatism, Reaganomics, elitism, corporate takeovers, the Cold War, nuclear destruction, technological dependence, the death of humanity, etc. The film took that position two to three steps more to the right and that's Robocop's world. There's all this religious symbolism, moral symbolism, unions, workforce ethics, social reform, organized crime, the fact that criminals can be found in the streets as well as the suits in executive rooms. The tragedy of losing one's identity as well as your life and how do you define yourself. The militarization of the police force was the novel idea at the time and it's everyday thing. You can analyse the film that predict our present-day lives.

Definitely try the film again. There's nothing in this film that superfluous. Everything from the news reports to the commericals to the shows to the characters to the story have all these double and triple and quadruple meanings.
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GeekGemCorduroy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's very intersting. But sorry to mistoke you. But I've only saw some of it. Not all of it. Also I wasn't allowed to watch it ether some times too.

Yet sounds intersting really. ^^ Could give it a go if I can.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's available on Netflix, but I don't know if it's R-rated edition or X-rated. I recommend the X-rated because censorship was different in the 1980s. I think it looses something in the translation in the R-rated edition.

Or check out this site: [link]
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horaciosi Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
KEWL GAIS DOUNT LUKE AT EXPLOUSHIONDZ!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Robocop doesn't read LOLCATS, my friend.
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Love the movie and Robocop character!
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! I'm a huge fan of the film and character as well. Sad that the sequels sucked.
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Player-Designer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Agreed.
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Kell0x Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
I love ROBOCOP. My favorite character is ED-209 robot :
[link]
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Love that scene! I miss practical effects and stop-motion animation just like this!
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Burned-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to watch him when I was little. Man, you can't find good movies like this anymore. :nod:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Agreed! I miss films like this!
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Burned-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. :C I like to search around on youtube or ebay for old movies. House was good movie too. I And so was House 2.
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I haven't seen the House series in a long time. One of my favourites is the Stepfather I and II (I disliked III), as well as Re-animator series.
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Burned-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Should see them again. Rekindle a lost flame ;)

I haven't seen Stepfather I or II Maybe I'll look them up when I have the time. ;)
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
You can watch the Director's Cut of Robocop here: [link]

You can see the original Stepfather here in full: [link]

And Stepfather II here: [link]
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Burned-Ink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'll keep my eyes on it :iconthumbsupplz:
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Oroboros-Stamps Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I was thinking of making one but I decided to check and see if there actually were any around, and daaaamn. Animated! So, better than my idea woulda been. XD

I make make another one though just because there's only one Robocop stamp here. But it kicks ass. :thumbsup:
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tranimation-art Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That's the reason why I made this stamp: There wasn't a SINGLE Robocop stamp in all of DA. I always make it a point to make stamps on subjects that aren't on DA, or don't have any good stamps of on DA. It would be great for another Robocop stamp to join the fun and spread the love! I welcome it!
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Oroboros-Stamps Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Ha, I was trying to do that too at one point. Sometimes the search bar fails me though and it turns out there actually were stamps for whatever I thought there wasn't of, but no harm in having a couple more if there's not a lot of the subject in question. :D

I'm trying to learn how to do more movie style animated stamps myself so I can make a couple from movies I like that have super little DA love.
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