It is 2019 and genetically made beings known as replicants exist as slaves and prostitutes in the off-planet colonies. Despite possessing such human traits as intelligence and virtual emotion, they are limited by a four-year life span which forces them to question their mortality. Four escaped replicants, led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer, THE HITCHER), arrive in Los Angeles to confront their designer, Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel). Hot on their trail is world-weary assassin--or 'blade runner'--Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford, INDIANA JONES), who has come out of retirement especially for this case. His objective is to hunt down and liquidate the four renegade androids before they have a chance to exact revenge on their cruel human oppressors. In the course of his search, Deckard becomes romantically entangled with Tyrell's lovely assistant Rachael (Sean Young)--who may not be all that she seems--and a dramatic face-off with Batty is inevitable. Director Ridley Scott's hauntingly prescient vision of the not-too-distant future is a stark revelation: a dark, polluted, overcrowded dystopia dominated by cloud-piercing buildings and looming neon billboards, the air dense with acid rain and flying traffic. Based on the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K Dick, BLADE RUNNER boasts astonishingly rich art direction, juxtaposing ingenious technological gadgetry with yellowing photographs and fetishist objets d'art as it touches on questions of time, memory, identity, and mortality.
5DVD Box Set - Special Features
Disc One Contains:
Ridley Scott's All-New 'Final Cut' Version Of The Film
Audio Commentary By Director Ridley Scott
Audio Commentary By Executive Producer/ Co-Screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Co-Screenwriter David Peoples; Producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber
Audio Commentary By Commentaries by visual futurist Syd Mead; production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer
Disc Two Contains:
Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner - A feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark
Disc Three Contains:
1982 Theatrical Version - This is the version that introduced U.S. movie-going audiences to a revolutionary film with a new and excitingly provocative vision of the near-future. It contains Deckard/Harrison Fords character narration and the happy ending
1982 International Version - Also used on U.S. home video, laserdisc and cable releases up to 1992. This version is not rated, and contains some extended action scenes in contrast to the Theatrical Version.
1992 Director's Cut - The Director's Cut omits Deckard's voiceover narration and removes the "happy ending" finale. It adds the famously-controversial "unicorn" sequence, a vision that Deckard has which suggests that he, too, may be a replicant.
Disc Four Contains:
Bonus Disc - Enhancement Archive
The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film
Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling
The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art
Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers
Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (Audio)
Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
Deleted & Alternate Scenes
1982 Promotional Featurettes
Trailers & TV Spots
Disc Five Contains:
Workprint Version Of Blade Runner - This rare version of the film is considered by some to be the most radically different of all the Blade Runner cuts. It includes an altered opening scene, no Deckard narration until the final scenes and much more...
Introduction by Ridley Scott
Audio Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner
All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut - Featurette