Richard M. Nixon is escorted by RoboCop at a national board meeting of the Boys Club of America. The RoboCop character was on hand to call attention to Orion Home Video’s RoboCop RubOut promotion. Sweepstakes tickets, packaged with each “RoboCop” cassette, offer a number of instant prizes for retailers as well as $25,000 in donations to the Boys Club. The sweepstakes is part of a $3 million promotional effort launched by Orion in conjunction with the action-adventure film’s video release. The cassette will be available in video stores beginning Jan. 28 for a suggested list price of $89.98.
There was originally a subplot involving gorillas in The Gonnies? WTF? (via The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day - On the set of The Goonies - Ain’t It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news.)
It’s basically the iMac but in 1985. There are so many other great designs here.
I’m clever as can be
And I’m very quick
But don’t forget
We’ve only got so many tricks
No one lives forever
Well, the way they should have been done is in animation. But animation is damnably expensive. It’s enormously expensive. And instead of animation, or animatronics, which was just developing then, which are marvelous, we did the, um, economic expedient. We got dwarves— there’s plenty of them— we got dwarves and, you know, put heads on ‘em, and found out how long they could survive in there without breathing, and it turned out to be about five, seven minutes. So you had to rehearse everything without the heads on, put the heads on, have the, uh, humane guy, you know…