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Am I the only person who wonders why it is not okay to show PG and R rated films until 9.30pm, but it is okay to show promos for them in the morning?

Wednesday, 31 July, 1996, 12:00am

TVB trailing behind in taste

I write to express my disgust at the timing of trailer advertisements that TVB Pearl showed to promote two films in its evening slots, The Crow and RoboCop.

It is bad enough that these trailers are disgusting and depraved in their own right, but to show them at times when children may be watching is reprehensible.

30 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Unfortunate timing

Given that Hong Kong's television stations appear to change their films at a whim, it crossed my mind that TVB might decide to drop Fire And Rain (Pearl, noon), a made-for-TV disaster movie about an ill-fated Delta Airlines flight that crashes at Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

27 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Robotcops join hands in battle against crime

THE electronic policeman in the movie Robocop is a crime fighter.

In Hong Kong, there are two robot policemen who do not engage in catching thieves but are involved in public relations work.

Both Robotcops were made in the United States.

16 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Robocop Recall

Go Products is recalling its entire line of state-of-the-art Robocops due to a serious malfunction in some models.

15 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

'Nam revisited

YOU can't breathe for 'Nam significance this evening. It shows up 40 years on in Robocop (World, 8.35pm) in the form of a band of ageing and mentally unstable veterans who steal a top secret weapon.

8 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Robocop wages a new war

Robocop 3, with Robert Burke, Nancy Allen, Jill Hennessy and Remy Ryan. Directed by Fred Dekker. Category II.

THE law of diminishing returns which normally governs sequels of successful Hollywood movies has been bent slightly out of shape by this effort.

8 Aug 1993 - 12:00am