OK, let's clear the quality issue up once and for all. RoboCop begins with a three-minute spoof TV news bulletin, and these bulletins also return briefly and occasionally through the rest of the movie. It's evident these were genuinely filmed on television cameras rather than film, and the quality was never good, even on my old VHS copy! However, the rest of the movie is as crystal clear as any other Blu-Ray movie, but I realise that some viewers may be a bit worried by the first few minutes. To my delight, the stop-motion animation sequences look far crisper than on the DVD, and the director's cut footage also appears to have been remastered from scratch (on the DVD, the quality varied between the original sequences and the director's cut.) Still, it's a shame there's not more extras.
Anyway, all this aside, this is an absolutely classic movie. Peter Weller is amazing in the title role, both physically and on an emotional level, as Alex Murphy, an ordinary family guy, and an excellent honest cop who loses his life, his body and his identity. Nancy Allen provides the heart of the movie, and all the villains are superbly cast. Often billed as a revenge movie, it's not. It's a story about the indestructability of the human soul, told in the most original way, and paved the way for numerous imitation films in the late 80s and early 90s, none of which cut the mustard in the same way.
The second and third inferior instalments are likely to surface eventually (hopefully with lots of extras.) But let's have a new film, a fourth instalment, with the a new RoboCop and a new partner, for a new audience, with an amazing script and fantastic cast! This classic deserves a new lease of life!
If you've never seen this film, buy it now - you don't know what you're missing!