Retro Picture Show presents ROBOCOP (1987) followed by CLASS OF 1999 (1990). Both screening on 35mm at Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, NY on Friday, July 7, 2017.
ROBOCOP (1987) [30th Anniversary Screening]
[Description from back of VHS] PART MAN, PART MACHINE, ALL COP.
He’s Robocop. And in the near future, he’s law enforcement’s only hope.
A sadistic crime wave is sweeping across America. In Old Detroit, the situation is so bad that a private corporation, Security Concepts, Inc. has assumed control of the police force.
The executives at the company think they have the answer – until the enforcement droid they created kills one of their own. Then an ambitious young executive seizes the opportunity. He and his research team create a law enforcement cyborg from the body of a slain officer. They program Robocop to 1) Serve the public trust. 2) Uphold the law. 3) Protect the innocent.
All goes well at first. Robocop stops every sleaze ball he encounters with deadly, piercing, and sometimes gruesome accuracy. But there are forces on the street – and within Security Concepts itself – that will stop at nothing to see this super cyborg violently eliminated.
Prepare yourself for non-stop action and adventure in one of the most explosive sci-fi stories you’ll ever witness: ROBOCOP. (1987, 103 mins, Dir. Paul Verhoeven, 35mm)
CLASS OF 1999 (1990)
[Description from back of VHS] STAYING AFTER SCHOOL CAN BE DEADLY!
The time is the future and youth gang violence is so high that the areas around some schools have become “free-fire zones,” into which not even the police will venture. When Miles Langford (Malcolm McDowell), the principal of Kennedy High School, decides to take his school back from the gangs, robotics specialist Dr. Robert Forrest (Stacy Keach) provides “tactical education units.” These are amazingly humanlike androids that have been programmed to teach and are supplied with devastatingly effective solutions to discipline problems. So when the violent, out-of-control students of Kennedy High report for class tomorrow, they’re going to get a real education… in chemistry, history, and staying alive! (1990, 96 mins, Dir. Mark Lester, 35mm)