Blade Runner (Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] $26.99 (<£18) + delivery @ Amazon.com - HotUKDeals
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Review here: http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film2/dvdreviews34/blade_runner_hd_blu-ray.htm

This five-disc US Blu-ray set is generally regarded as the best available edition of Blade Runner. It's region-free (see the DVD Beaver review above and the Amazon listing) and is now reduced to below the £18 threshold so you can order it without being troubled by Customs and VAT. Delivery to UK is $6.48 (about £4), so the overall cost should be less than £22.

Disc One (in HIGH DEFINITION!)
RIDLEY SCOTT'S ALL-NEW "FINAL CUT" VERSION OF THE FILM
Restored and remastered with added & extended scenes, added lines, new and cleaner special effects and all new 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. Also includes:

Commentary by Ridley Scott
Commentary by executive producer/co-screenwriter Hampton Fancher and co-screenwriter David Peoples; producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber
Commentary 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
DOCUMENTARY DANGEROUS DAYS: MAKING BLADE RUNNER
A feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark. Cast, crew, critics and colleagues give a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the film -- from its literary roots and inception through casting, production, visuals and special effects to its controversial legacy and place in Hollywood history.

Disc Three (in HIGH DEFINITION!)
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 Ford's character narration and has Deckard and Rachel's (Sean Young) "happy ending" escape scene.
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
BONUS DISC - "Enhancement Archive": 90 minutes of deleted footage and rare or never-before-seen items in featurettes and galleries that cover the film's amazing history, production teams, special effects, impact on society, promotional trailers, TV spots, and much more.

Featurette "The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick"
Featurette "Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film"
Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (audio)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Gallery (images)
The Art of Blade Runner (image galleries)
Featurette "Signs of the Times: Graphic Design"
Featurette "Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling"
Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
Featurette "The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth"
Unit photography gallery
Deleted and alternate scenes
1982 promotional featurettes
Trailers and TV spots
Featurette "Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art"
Marketing and merchandise gallery (images)
Featurette "Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard"
Featurette "--Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers"


Disc Five (in HIGH DEFINITION!)
WORKPRINT VERSION
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, no "unicorn" sequence, no Deckard/Rachel "happy ending," altered lines between Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his creator Tyrell (Joe Turkell), alternate music and much more. It has a SCott intro and a full commentary.
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#1
This is a fantastic set. A friend ordered it from Amazon USA.
For hardcore BR fans this really is worth the money,

Hot from me.
#2
I can only think that those voting cold are just comparing the price to the UK "normal" 2 disc edition.
#3
It's a hot deal - its the definitive version of Blade Runner and a 5 Bluray disc set that you cannot get outside the USA.
These discs will play on any Blu Ray player.
Almost certainly for hardcore Blade Runner fans.... but so worth it.

Why is this being voted cold?
1 Like #4
Hadouken!
Why is this being voted cold?


People tend not to vote on the value of the deal, rather whether they like it or not.
#5
Works out at £18.04 + £4.33 del ("includes all foreign currency conversion charges")
So over the £18 import customs limit, would have to cross fingers about it passing through the system.
#6
imdave
Works out at £18.04 + £4.33 del ("includes all foreign currency conversion charges")
So over the £18 import customs limit, would have to cross fingers about it passing through the system.

That's why you should always checkout in the local currency - there's an option to do that on the checkout page. Most credit cards will not add a currency conversion charge like Amazon do.

You'll be charged $26.99 + delivery. $26.99 will be printed on the Customs slip. At current exchange rates $26.99 = £17.40 (according to FT.com). Of course, the exchange rate may change by the time your parcel hits the UK. There's always that risk.
#7
Hawfinch
imdave
Works out at £18.04 + £4.33 del ("includes all foreign currency conversion charges")
So over the £18 import customs limit, would have to cross fingers about it passing through the system.

That's why you should always checkout in the local currency - there's an option to do that on the checkout page. Most credit cards will not add a currency conversion charge like Amazon do.

You'll be charged $26.99 + delivery. $26.99 will be printed on the Customs slip. At current exchange rates $26.99 = £17.40 (according to FT.com). Of course, the exchange rate may change by the time your parcel hits the UK. There's always that risk.

Either way its over £18 including delivery, the import tax rules are as clear as mud when it comes to delivery charges included or not.
#8
It's the "intrinsic value" that has to be below £18, i.e. the value of the contents excluding delivery charges. In this case, the intrinsic value is $26.99.

This is the actual wording from the Customs website, which is pretty clear, I think: "Commercial consignments of £18 or less are free from customs duty and import VAT. For example, goods purchased over the internet with an intrinsic value not exceeding £18, will not be charged any duty or VAT but this does not include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters. [...] The Intrinsic value means the price paid or payable for the goods excluding postage and packing and insurance costs."
banned#9
Hawfinch
It's the "intrinsic value" that has to be below £18, i.e. the value of the contents excluding delivery charges. In this case, the intrinsic value is $26.99.

This is the actual wording from the Customs website, which is pretty clear, I think: "Commercial consignments of £18 or less are free from customs duty and import VAT. For example, goods purchased over the internet with an intrinsic value not exceeding £18, will not be charged any duty or VAT but this does not include alcohol, tobacco products, perfume or toilet waters. [...] The Intrinsic value means the price paid or payable for the goods excluding postage and packing and insurance costs."

Still over £18 then.....oO

SO buyers beware that you may get charged about £15-£20 by the postie on top

Edited By: csiman on Dec 18, 2010 09:55
#10
This is hard work.:p

Once again... The intrinsic value of the item is $26.99, which is currently £17.40, so you will not be charged duty, VAT or Royal Mail fees, unless the exchange rate changes.
banned#11
Hawfinch
This is hard work.:p

Once again... The intrinsic value of the item is $26.99, which is currently £17.40, so you will not be charged duty, VAT or Royal Mail fees, unless the exchange rate changes.

ok, then you are relying on what exchange rate HMRC uses on the date it enters the country I guess. A bit of a gamble tbh.
#12
Yes, HMRC should use the actual currency value at the moment it passes through their greasy fingers. As I said above, there's a risk. If I could predict the currency markets I'd be a millionaire. I think the extra charge would be VAT at the current rate + £8 handling fee.

If you think HMRC have made a mistake, though, you can argue with them. I did that once, using currency market data quoted from xe.com, and they refunded all charges.
#13
csiman
Hawfinch
This is hard work.:p

Once again... The intrinsic value of the item is $26.99, which is currently £17.40, so you will not be charged duty, VAT or Royal Mail fees, unless the exchange rate changes.

ok, then you are relying on what exchange rate HMRC uses on the date it enters the country I guess. A bit of a gamble tbh.


HMRC publishes what the monthly rates they use for calculation in advance here (of course the page is down ATM!)
#14
Thanks for that link. The HMRC site is up again and the exchange rate for December is 1.5921. At that rate, $26.99 = £16.95. So all should be well unless the package passes through UK Customs after December 31st, in which case a new exchange rate might apply.
#15
arduino
Hadouken!
Why is this being voted cold?
People tend not to vote on the value of the deal, rather whether they like it or not.

There should be a system in place where you can only vote cold if you leave a message explaining why.

This would weed out the people that bring this website down with their idiotic views on what others should or shouldnt like. Choice is a good thing.
#16
Price has now gone up to $29.99 (over the £18 limit), so I'll expire this.

Edited By: Hawfinch on Jan 04, 2011 14:22

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