Who knew that something so awesome could roll around on a Tuesday! News just dropped that Amazon Prime has gotten their hands on the often talked about – rarely to if ever seen – X-rated cut of one of the 80’s most notorious films.
Paul Verhoeven‘s masterpiece of violence and gore – Robocop.
While the existence of this cut is no big secret – as it has been on several of the films major box set and Blu-ray releases, it’s one of those things that a lot of people just seem to not know about and/or have never seen.
No excuse now – unless of course, you don’t have a Prime subscription but seriously at this point if you don’t have one – what the hell is wrong with you?
So – a bit of backstory on this super bloody cut:
“To appease the requirements of the ratings board, Verhoeven reduced the blood and gore in the most violent scenes in the movie, including ED-209’s shooting of Kinney in the boardroom, Bobby being shot in the leg, the Boddicker gang’s execution of Murphy with shotguns, and the final battle with Boddicker (in which RoboCop stabs him in the neck with his neural spike and Boddicker’s blood spatters onto RoboCop’s chest). Verhoeven also added humorous commercials throughout the news broadcasts to lighten the mood and distract from the violent aspects of the movie (most of the commercials satirize various aspects of the American consumer culture, such as the commercial for the 6000 SUX sedan). “
Amazon Prime is not advertising this event, in fact – it is unclear if the service even realizes that they are streaming this version to its subscribers so with that being said – if you want to see it – I would sit down and strap in soon cause I’ve got a feeling that once they realize they are showing a version that they shouldn’t be – it will vanish.
Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for doing the legwork to confirm that the version streaming is, in fact, the real deal.
Now – go pop some popcorn and settle in for some half man, half human fun. “I’d buy that for a dollar!”