Long before ‘Pacific Rim’ was the Stuart Gordon giant robot flick ‘Robot Jox’ and Scream Factory is all set to bring the cult classic to blu-ray on July 7th. They just sent over the cover art and the always amazing list of special features we can expect. Check it all out below:
Fifty years after a nuclear war, the two superpowers handle territorial disputes in a different way: Each fields a giant robot to fight one-on-one battles in official matches, each piloted by a man inside, known as “robot jockeys”, or “jox.”
The contest for possession of Alaska will be fought by two of the best. The conscientious Achilles (Gary Graham) fights for the Americans. Opposing him is a Russian, Alexander (Paul Koslo), a ruthless and bloodthirsty adversary who has killed his previous nine American opponents.
With a traitor feeding the Russians secret weapons information and new, genetically-engineered jox looking to take his place, Achilles faces obstacles at every turn in the hardest battle of his life.
Stuart Gordon’s Charles Band-produced 1989 Cold War parable in the form of giant-sized Rock’em Sock’em Robots battling it out for political sovereignty is finally getting the Blu-ray treatment, and nobody can accuse Scream Factory of skimping on the extras.
Special Features Include:
• Audio Commentary with Director Stuart Gordon
• Audio Commentary with Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Mechanical Effects Artist Mark Rappaport, and Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel
• Interview with Actor Paul Koslo
• Archival Interviews with Director Stuart Gordon, Pyrotechnic Supervisor Joe Viskocil, Associate Effects Director Paul Gentry, Stop-Motion Animator Paul Jessel, and Animation & Effects Artists Chris Endicott and Mark McGee
• Behind-the-Scenes Footage
• Stills Galleries
by: Dave Dreher