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Officially the definitive release of 'Blade Runner' on HD format, featuring all 5 versions of the movie .. including the rare 'Workprint' version.
Rick Deckard prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st Century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human.
The one that started it all. Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is one of the most important science-fiction movies of the 20th Century - a film with immeasurable influence on society for its futuristic depiction of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world, a film perhaps more powerful and relevant today than when it was made. The film, in fact, has appeared on more 'Top Five' sci-fi lists than any other film.
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:
Audio Commentary by 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 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
Dangerous Days: 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.
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 "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.
"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. Includes:
"The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick"
"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)
"Signs of the Times: Graphic Design"
"Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling"
Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
"The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth"
Unit photography gallery
Deleted and alternate scenes
1982 promotional featurettes
Trailers and TV spots
"Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art"
Marketing and merchandise gallery (images)
"Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard"
"Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers"
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 and his creator Tyrell, alternate music and much more. Also includes:
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.
Video: Anamorphic 2.35:1, Color, 1080p
Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
Reviewed at: http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?ID=31740