I, Robot

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Overview

Director Alex Proyas Dark City, The Crow helmed this sci-fi thriller inspired by the stories in Isaac Asimov's nine-story anthology of the same name. In the future presented in the film, humans have become exceedingly dependent on robots in their everyday lives. Robots have become more and more advanced, but each one is preprogrammed to always obey humans and to, under no circumstances, ever harm a human. So, when a scientist turns up dead and a humanoid robot is the main suspect, the world is left to wonder if ...
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Overview

Director Alex Proyas Dark City, The Crow helmed this sci-fi thriller inspired by the stories in Isaac Asimov's nine-story anthology of the same name. In the future presented in the film, humans have become exceedingly dependent on robots in their everyday lives. Robots have become more and more advanced, but each one is preprogrammed to always obey humans and to, under no circumstances, ever harm a human. So, when a scientist turns up dead and a humanoid robot is the main suspect, the world is left to wonder if they are as safe around their electronic servants as previously thought. Will Smith stars as Del Spooner, the robot-hating Chicago cop assigned to the murder investigation. Bridget Moynahan, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, and Chi McBride also star.
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Special Features

Disc 2 - Full-length Audio Commentary by Director Alex Proyas and Screenwriter Akiva Goldsman; ; Making-of Featurette; Still Photo Gallery; ; Closed Caption
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Having firmly established his sci-fi credentials with Independence Day and Men in Black, Will Smith returns to the genre in this fast-paced, action-packed, but extremely loose adaptation of Isaac Asimov's influential robot stories. The year is 2035, and technophobe Chicago cop Del Spooner Smith is assigned to investigate the supposedly accidental death of a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alfred Lanning James Cromwell. Del eventually has reason to believe that Lanning was actually murdered by a robot, Sonny voiced by Alan Tudyk, one of a new line that's being rolled out all over the world. There's just one problem with his theory: Robots are programmed to never harm human beings. Or are they? Director Alex Proyas -- no sci-fi slouch himself, having helmed the stylish Dark City and The Crow -- doesn't waste too much footage on the scientific aspects of robotics; he develops the story like a classic whodunit at first, allowing Spooner to interact with a beautiful assistant Bridget Moynahan, his increasingly impatient lieutenant Chi McBride, and the guilty-looking CEO of the company that makes the robots Bruce Greenwood. Asimov's famous Three Laws of Robotics are briefly outlined, but the author's subtleties regarding ethics don't make it to the screen. Once certain critical revelations are made, Proyas switches into high gear; the pace picks up and I, Robot turns into a slam-bang action movie that taxes the ingenuity of special-effects wizards already challenged by mingling thousands of computer-generated robots with an equal number of humans. Aside from the fact that Smith seems to be exploiting his already established persona instead of portraying a new character, the film works surprisingly well, even though the "surprise" plot twist is telegraphed well in advance. While Asimov's stories probably deserved a more cerebral adaptation, the movie doesn't stint on any of the elements generally thought to make contemporary sci-fi offerings successful with audiences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/2012
  • UPC: 024543807537
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Fox Searchlight
  • Region Code: ABC
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Bonus DVD / Subtitled / 3D / Dubbed
  • Sound: DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:55:00
  • Format: Blu-ray 3D
  • Sales rank: 34,208

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Will Smith Del Spooner
Bridget Moynahan Dr. Susan Calvin
Alan Tudyk Sonny
Bruce Greenwood Lawrence Robertson
Chi McBride Lt. John Bergin
Shia LaBeouf Farber
James Cromwell Dr. Alfred Lansing
Simon Baker Farber Posse
Terry Chen Chin
Kyanna Cox Girl
Nicola Crosbie TV Anchor Person
Aaron Douglas USR Attorney #1
Shayla Dyson Laughing Girl
Marrett Green News Reporter
Roger Haskett Mob Man
David Haysom NS4 Robots
Scott Heindl NS5 Robots
Fiona Hogan V.I.K.I.
Aaron Joseph Farber Posse
Tiffany Knight Mob Woman
Kenyan Lewis Farber Posse
Craig March Detective
Darren Moore Homeless Man
Angela Moore Wife
Adrian Ricard Granny
Peter Shinkoda Chin
Michael St. John Smith USR Attorney #2
Bobby Stewart Girl's Dad
Emily Tennant Young Girl
Essra Vischon Farber Posse
Jerry Wasserman Baldez
Travis Webster Guy With A Pie
Sharon Wilkins Woman
Ryan Zwick Farber Posse
Technical Credits
Alex Proyas Director
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
John Davis Producer
Topher Dow Producer
Simon Duggan Cinematographer
Wyck Godfrey Producer
Akiva Goldsman Screenwriter
William Hoy Editor
Andrew R. Jones Special Effects
James Lassiter Executive Producer
Richard Learoyd Editor
Laurence Mark Producer
Steven R. McGlothen Co-producer
Armen Minasian Editor
Anthony Romano Executive Producer
Michel Shane Executive Producer
Will Smith Executive Producer
Patrick Tatopoulos Production Designer
Jeff Vintar Original Story, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I, Robot
1. Chapter 1 [:24]
1. Opening Titles [1:23]
2. Del Spooner [:06]
3. Spoonerville [1:36]
4. The Chase [2:48]
5. Police Station [1:38]
6. Dr. Lanning's Hologram [2:22]
7. Lawrence Robertson [:43]
8. Susan Calvin's Tour Of USR [1:08]
9. Sonny [3:23]
10. Factory Floor [2:12]
11. Caught [4:19]
12. The Interrogation [:43]
13. The Cafe [3:22]
14. Lanning's House [:45]
15. The End Of A Long Day [6:12]
16. NS-5 Rollout [:10]
17. Following Bread Crumbs [2:40]
18. "You Are Experiencing A Car Accident" [3:47]
19. One On One [1:22]
20. The Calvary Arrives [:09]
21. Two Sons [4:44]
22. Spooner's Past [2:57]
23. The Bike [3:08]
24. Sonny's Dream [:46]
25. Robertson's Office [2:21]
26. Shell Game [:11]
27. Ghosts In The Machine [2:57]
28. Father And Son [1:34]
29. Ambush [1:01]
30. NS-5s Come On-Line [:54]
31. Robot Wars [5:53]
32. The Back Door [:21]
33. The Standoff [2:06]
34. VIKI Level [1:40]
35. Unauthorized Entry [1:12]
36. "Save Her!" [3:36]
37. Reconciliation [1:44]
38. Sonny's Future [1:35]
39. End Titles [1:05]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- I, Robot
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   Set Up
      Audio
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         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Spanish Dolby Surround
         French Dolby Surround
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   Unique Features
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      The Making Of I, Robot
      Still Gallery
      Trailer: Arrested Development
   Inside Look
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

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    good movie

    good movie

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    “IRobot” is a movie made by Alex Proyas. Even if you

    “IRobot” is a movie made by Alex Proyas. Even if you don’t like science fiction you will enjoy the adventures of Del Spooner. The movie is in the future where robots work for human thinks they have control over the machines, except one cop, who doesn’t trust anyone, especially robots.
    The movie is about a guy who is a police man, and he really hates robots. He lives in a future looking place with flying cars, and big buildings. He thinks that robots are bad but there just programed to work. When all the robots in the city were replaced with new ones, apparently the new robots turned to be bad, and they start attacking people. The only way to stop them is to destroy the mother board which is controlling the new robots. He gets through all the robots and was to inject a virus into the mother board is all the way down one handed, and while going down his skin rips. His hand turns out to be a robot. Well he gets to the main floor and injects the virus in. all the robots turned good again, but the new ones got put away and the old ones were back.
    In conclusion “IRobot” was one of the best movies I have seen. It really makes you think about the future, the control we have over computers, or how easy it is to fool humans. We as humans should always be alert and not become lazy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Smith... Nuff Said

    Will Smith plays his role as a police detective with a grudge against the cold metal creations of man called robots. A good story that pulls on the fear of losing control of the world and our freedoms to artificial intelligence. great acting, great story, touching and emotional film. one of will smiths best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Much better than it COULD have been

    I came to this flick expecting the standard TERMINATOR knock-off and was very pleasantly surprised. Sure, it has plenty of action. But it leaves the viewer with something to think -- and talk -- about. At its core, the film is about ideas.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i,robot 2?

    Fantastic movie! Very creative and touching morals. However, it would be more thrilling and interesting if there is a continuation to the movie. Please pardon, but here is a short version that could help for the "next i,robot": Spooner, Sonny, the beautiful doctor, and all the residents are happy and releived from being imprisoned by destructive, intelligent robots. But are they? As the people of the technological world return to their daily livihood, prof. Lanning's program (sorry I can't recall the program's name-but it's a female's) secretly conducts herself a new amry of robots in a subsidiary base of the desserted robot-manufacturing niche. From there, her troops prepare for another strike of "human-protection" as they roam around the city in disguise. Little by little, "normal" robots disappear and people begin to feel unsecure and refrained to move freely around their homes. It will not be long before Will and Sonny realize what is happening and to take on a mission to locate the she-program to end all madness, whom barely survived Spooner's virus detonation through immediate transfer to the base unknown (and highly-guarded by robots) by man-kind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Smith= disappointment

    You take the name of a great book written by a great author (but no real context of it) for the nerds, Will Smith for the (women?), swirl around some CG action and what do you get? Something bad, utter disappointingly (although not surprisingly) bad. The acting was stiff, the dialogue was laughable at best (except for Smith's stupid pun jokes) and the computer graphics look like they were done in the mid '90s. For anyone wanting something worth while, read the book. There is nothing worth seeing here.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Awesome movie!

    i saw this movie with my brother and cousins. and i must say... this movie is Amazing! i absolutely loved it. i recommend this movie to anyone. if you love sci-fic, this movie is definentally for you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Typical Will Smith flick

    But this is a good movie, regardless. The FX were very cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic Effects

    Set in 2035-it is very realistics. The special effects are amazing (even Will Smith said that). It can be hard to follow at times, but if you watch it a 2nd time you should understand it better. Like 'The Day After Tomorrow' it could come true!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i absolutely LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

    this is my fav movie of all time. i saw it 3 times in the theaters, so i cant wait 2 get the dvd. the plot is great, and will keep you guessing till the end, and the special effects are phenomenal.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Will Smith is at it again!

    I, Robot is in every sense of the word a GREAT movie! It has that mixture of comedy, mystery and of course action. You keep wondering what will happen next (in the movie and real life) and you can even feel bad for the bad guys. I loved it. Reccomended to all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Can't wait to get this DVD!

    Saw I-Robot 2x in the theatre and highly recommend it. It is alittle long in spots but that is easily forgiven with all the special effects and story line. The ending was a shock and left you really wondering "what happens now???" Will Smith was his usual funny self, and Sonny will steal your heart. The whole premise makes you wonder and worry about the future, this movie may not be too far fetched. And maybe it was just me, but I actually felt badly for all the older model robots. The special effects rocked...I can't wait to buy this DVD!!

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