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27th May 2006 1:12  #1

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
Blade Runner
The news we have been all wating for;

"25 years on, "Blade Runner" will finally be seen as it should have been from the beginning. After years of legal issues and skirmishes, Warner Bros. has managed to sort out all the problems and is aiming for a September reissue of the remastered "Director's Cut" version, followed by a theatrical release of a version promised to be truly Ridley Scott's final cut reports Variety.

The sci-fi classic had a troubled history from the start: When Scott ran overbudget, completion bond guarantors took control of it and made substantial changes before its 1982 theatrical release, adding a voiceover and happy ending.

That version was replaced by the much better-received director's cut in 1992, but Scott has long been unhappy with it, complaining that he was rushed and unable to give it proper attention.

Scott started working on the final cut version in 2000, but that project was shelved by Warner soon after due to rights issues. The restored "Director's Cut" will debut on homevid in September, and remain on sale for four months only, after which time it will be placed on moratorium.

"Blade Runner: Final Cut" will arrive in 2007 for a limited 25th anniversary theatrical run, followed by a special edition DVD with the three previous versions offered as alternate viewing: Besides the original theatrical version and director's cut, the expanded international theatrical cut will be included. The set will also contain additional bonus materials"

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060526c.php

Please, oh please, be this true.

27th May 2006 1:48  #2

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I've been holding off of this to get this edition, but another year! I don't feel like waiting this long.

27th May 2006 6:07  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

'nuff said. Happy

27th May 2006 6:38  #4

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
So they're gonna re-release tge directors cut this year, then release it, along with all the other versions later in 2007? I'm not criticizing, just want clarification.

27th May 2006 7:26  #5

MrStayPuft Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 146
Jersey Jedi wrote: So they're gonna re-release tge directors cut this year, then release it, along with all the other versions later in 2007? I'm not criticizing, just want clarification.
Yea, that's what I've been reading on several message boards. I think it will be the director's cut that's already out, just with a remastered picture, maybe audio too. I have the old release already, so I think I can wait another couple of months to get the Ultimate Collection.

I gotta say, I love Ridley Scott. His Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven DC are all for the loyal, dedicated fans and it shows. Kevin Smith and Scott are the only ones who seem to utilize the dvd format to the fullest.

27th May 2006 13:11  #6

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
I have no quams at all about double diping for this title, to be honest ive never seen any version other than the directors cut.

I hope that Ridley can exersise some restraint in changing the cut, we dont want another George Lucas. However previous outings have seen only minor changes in the directors cut.

27th May 2006 13:41  #7

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
i just hope it will be quality Edition....i dream about something like TItanic Deluxe or Gladiator SE 3Disk......it would be cool..Happy

27th May 2006 20:22  #8

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
MrStayPuft wrote:
I gotta say, I love Ridley Scott. His Alien, Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven DC are all for the loyal, dedicated fans and it shows. Kevin Smith and Scott are the only ones who seem to utilize the dvd format to the fullest.


Don't forget Peter Jackson and the guys at Pixar.

27th May 2006 23:00  #9

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
I loved this movie!  I got to see the "Directors Cut" in 1992.  What is the best versionof this movie? I have only seen the 1992 edition-the one with no voice over.  Is this the best version?

28th May 2006 1:29  #10

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
stanton heck wrote: I loved this movie!  I got to see the "Directors Cut" in 1992.  What is the best version of this movie? I have only seen the 1992 edition-the one with no voice over.  Is this the best version?

It really depends on who you ask. I also have only seen the 1992 "DC" and, well, I love it, arguably the best science fiction film of our time. But if you say it ruins "Blade Runner", then I can only imagine what the original would be like. We'll see in 2007...

28th May 2006 5:24  #11

David Blackwell Senior Member Join Date: February 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,621 Send a message via MSN to David Blackwell
Just great news.  It made my day when I read it yesterday.

28th May 2006 14:57  #12

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I'll believe it when I see it.

29th May 2006 1:04  #13

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Im guessing I'm one of the few people who didn't like the movie after seeing it.

29th May 2006 2:04  #14

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Im guessing I'm one of the few people who didn't like the movie after seeing it.



Why yes, yes you are.

29th May 2006 5:35  #15

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: Jonny "Me You" wrote: Im guessing I'm one of the few people who didn't like the movie after seeing it.



Why yes, yes you are.


Hahahaha. Well I saw it when I was about 6 (My parents are kinda twisted, I know), so in that respect, I hated it when I first saw it. Kept sayin "So they're robots?" and "Can I watch Back to the Future now?".

31st May 2006 18:09  #16

stanton heck Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,098
Well I can't waite.  I will buy the mega set.  I bet it will come out around Chirstmas time 2007

14th May 2007 20:34  #17

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Jonny "Me You" wrote: Im guessing I'm one of the few people who didn't like the movie after seeing it.

Even though I am an avid fan of the movie I can see why alot of people dont like it...

Edit - 14th May - Wow! Look at this!

14th May 2007 20:44  #18

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
*drool*

14th May 2007 20:58  #19

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Sweet mysteries of life...

This had better be available up here!

15th May 2007 0:26  #20

Jersey Jedi Member Join Date: August 2004 Location: United States Posts: 714
Indeed. Awesomeness.

15th May 2007 3:15  #21

sambadude Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: Australia Posts: 61
I work at EzyDVD and just to clarify while it now says Release Date Unknown that is just because we are waiting on official confirmation for what day in September it will be. Can't wait!

17th May 2007 17:50  #22

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
EZYDVD have now taken the details of the Blade Runner UE off their site! Did they feel the heat from Warner? Hope you all checked it out when it was up because the package looks amazing! Well worth the long wait!

18th May 2007 16:27  #23

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Here is what ezydvd had put up onto it's website regarding the Ultimate Edition. I was able to get this info from a forum I joined in Australia, where a fellow member posted the package art and details...

Blade Runner Ultimate Edition Region 4

Digi-Package with Foil Enhanced and Embossed Slipcase (5 Discs)
Lenticular motion image from the original feature
Brief Case package with handle
Collectible Spinner Model
Collectible Origami Unicorn
Collection of photographs from film
Letter from Ridley Scott

detailed special features -


Disc 1 - The Final Cut (2007):
Ridley Scott's definitive new version of his science-fiction masterpiece includes added & extended scenes, added lines and new and cleaner special effects.

Disc 2 - 3 Complete Film Versions:

’82 U.S. Theatrical version
’82 International Theatrical version
’92 Director’s Cut

Disc 3 - “Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner” Documentary
Newly created documentary: Through interviews with the cast and crew, critics and colleagues, this feature-length documentary provides a mainstream-friendly yet meaningful in-depth look at Blade Runner’s literary genesis, its challenging production and controversial legacy. When all is said and done, this will be the definitive documentary on the film.

Disc 4 – Enhanced Content Bonus: (TBC)

INCEPTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to Philip K. Dick, the birth of Cyberpunk and adapting the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.
PRE-PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to script development, conceptual design and abandoned sequences.
PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to principal photography and locations.
POST-PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to deleted scenes, music and visual effects.
RELEASE - Featurettes and galleries devoted to marketing and reaction including Trailers, TV Spots and Promotional Featurettes
LEGACY - Featurettes and galleries devoted to the film’s resurrection and impact.

Disc 5 - Work Print Version & Enhanced Content:
Including the rarely seen Work Print version and potentially the 52 min. Channel Four (UK) documentary which was the first serious documentary created for the film.

18th May 2007 19:07  #24

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
Ohhh soooo tasty

18th May 2007 22:56  #25

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
Is Ridley taking over where Lucas left off? Endlessly altering their movies. Leave it alone.

20th May 2007 23:14  #26

darth raph Member Join Date: May 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 142
Fantastic package!Nearly cried with joy when I saw it originally on ezy! Thanks Mark for listing this. I will come back read it and salivate for days! Goat Boy has a point tho! "Definitive Final Cut" I knew about this for a while because Ridley Scott told Empire and DVD Review what he was doing in an interview way back before xmas last year! Just adding the theatrical cut would have been enough! What fantastic special features tho!

21st May 2007 3:29  #27

aron Member Join Date: April 2006 Location: Ireland Posts: 39
goat boy wrote: Is Ridley taking over where Lucas left off? Endlessly altering their movies. Leave it alone.
Atleast he is making the original versions available too. Lucas should have done something like this with the Star Wars movies.

21st May 2007 15:27  #28

Karl Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: Estonia Posts: 103
Can anyone please give me a link to the artwork?

Never midn, found it. The packaging looks great.

21st May 2007 18:48  #29

goat boy Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 87
The ultimate final absolutely final we promise it, special great terrific super upgraded deluxe re-edited remade entirely like you've never seen before because you haven't greatest version ever.

21st May 2007 21:38  #30

Karl Member Join Date: August 2006 Location: Estonia Posts: 103
goat boy wrote: The ultimate final absolutely final we promise it, special great terrific super upgraded deluxe re-edited remade entirely like you've never seen before because you haven't greatest version ever.

Lol, good one. I'm not a big fan of Blade Runner really. It has very little character development and not much plot. Also, the idea that machines could feel like humans do has been done much better in some other films. Still, the package looks awesome and if the set won't be too pricey I'll pick it up. I have only seen the 92 director's cut. I wonder, does the original version's monologue improve the film? Gonna find out.
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