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Blade Runner advice please!

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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Is it possible to buy the old version of Blade Runner, the one with the 'commentary' over the film by Harrison Ford? All the ones I can see now are called final cut, does that mean the commentary is gone?
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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I was about to mention the 5 disc version that choc1969 has already mentioned. I've pulled the special features off a different site and I'm wondering if the one in bold is what you're talking about.

* Commentary on The Final Cut by Ridley Scott

* Commentary by Executive Producer/ Co-Screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Co-Screenwriter David Peoples, Producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber

* 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

* 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.

* 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.

* Featurette The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
* Featurette Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film
* Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (Audio)
* Featurette Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
* Featurette Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling
* Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
* Featurette The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
* Deleted & Alternate Scenes
* 1982 Promotional Featurettes
* Trailers & TV Spots
* Featurette Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art
* Featurette Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
* Featurette Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers

* 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.

* Introduction by Ridley Scott

* Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner

* Featurette All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut
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Thanks choc, I hadn't waded through all the reviews on Amazon for that one!
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* 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.

That is the one I want, I'd rather buy just that one if possible as I already have the final cut.
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rose_cat_jr;5881193
* 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.

That is the one I want, I'd rather buy just that one if possible as I already have the final cut.


Can't find the original anywhere surprisingly. I bought mine years ago :?

Sorry hun
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As stated above if you want the Deckard (Harrison Ford) running commentary you will have to buy the 5 disc Final Cut (as it has a copy of the original theatrical cut in it ) or get an old second hand copy (just make sure it's not the Directors Cut)
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Thanks for looking, I might as well buy the whole big set then!
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rose_cat_jr;5881216
Thanks for looking, I might as well buy the whole big set then!


Chocs link is the cheapest for the Tin Collectors Version but there is with exactly the same contents.

It's £13.98 at Amazon or £13.99 at Play :)
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I think only the Director's Cut and Final Cut have been released independently on DVD and, according to Wiki, the theatrical version was only made available on VHS and laserdisc. So it looks like you may have to buy the boxset, unfortunately (although it's not that bad of a price).
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We_Are_138
I think only the Director's Cut has been released independently on DVD and, according to Wiki, the theatrical version was only made available on VHS and laserdisc. So it looks like you may have to buy the boxset, unfortunately (although it's not that bad of a price).


I used to have the VHS, don't even have a video player any more. It is a good price for the boxset and it looks nice too!

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