I was happy to finally have all three original Robocop movies on Blu-ray and in a nice compact form. Yep, don't let the size of the case fool you, a lot of Blu-rays are going this route, which is fine by me.
The first two movies are certainly not as "friendly" like the 2014 remake, they are very graphic and violent, so not exactly kid's movies. If you enjoyed Deadpool, you probably would enjoy these (since he even makes a reference to Robocop in the movie [no spoilers]).
Robocop tells the story of Frank Murphy, a transfer who has come to Detroit Metro West PD. He and his partner, Ann Lewis track down the thugs of a recent bank robbery and the main antagonist, Clarence Bodikker (Kurtwood Larson Smith, also Red Forman in 'That 70's Show'). After being gunned down, OCP begins working on rebuilding Murphy into Robocop. Soon, Robocop begins his struggle with who he is, what he is and what has happened to him and his old life.
Robocop 2 picks up nearly where the first one leaves off, Detroit police are now on strike due to salary and pension cuts as OCP goes forward with plans to take the city private and build Delta City. The new antagonist, a drug lord named Cain has been pushing a drug called Nuke. After a failed attempt at a second Robocop project, Cain is soon chosen to become the new law enforcement cyborg with Nuke being his Achilles's heel to make him obey. From there, Cain figures out how to break free of control resulting in a massive fight between him and Robocop.
Robocop 3 centers around a continuing story (no specific time frame, maybe only months) of OCP going forward with plans to demolish Old Detroit and build Delta City with the help of hired mercs nicknamed Rehabs. Soon Robocop must choose between helping people who are being forced into the streets or his programming that prevents him from helping because the mercs are hired by OCP.
Robocop 3 errs on the side of "marketable" with much less violence and gratuitous bloodshed. It also features some humor that seems out of place for this franchise (think Terminator: Rise of the Machines) and does not have Peter Weller returning to fill the role. It's not really terrible, but it just doesn't have the same feeling as the first two.
All in all, a nice find and definitely worth the money to have them all in one neat and tidy set!