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I got the 5 disc, tin set delivered today, but then saw the "briefcase" set on R1 and ordered that as well, doh! cant wait to see it again though.
nice to see that Europ can get something so much before Us Happy....u always get stuff earlyer Happy
Only the Final Cut is available on BD and HD DVD in the UK.
Im hanging by my thumbs for this review! Were you sent all the cuts or just the final cut?
Got home to find that Warner had sent me an HD DVD copy of the film. Bonus.
fantastic Blade Runner discussion in here.  I can't wait to see the Final Cut.
Intergalactic Ponce wrote:
Cervantes wrote:
But the worst thing of all...he's neutered the "...I want more life, fu**er..." line to "...I want more life, father..."  


Have to wait on the F**ker vs Father neutering issue. Although F**ker is more shocking a statement, Father carries with it far more resonance for Batty as Tyrell is indeed his Father for all intents and purposes.


I'm of the same opinion. A friend and I actually had an interesting conversation a few years back about 1) what was actually said and 2) which is a better statement from the character's perspective.
Kozinski wrote: Does anyone know if the 5 disc case having a region 2 release?

I've just looked at another site and it would appear that UK R2 isn't getting the 5 discer on any HD format. Whether that's confirmed or not I don't know. It seems a bit odd. Maybe we're just waiting for another press release. Can't say I'm too bothered as my line of thinking was that I'd get the 5 discer on DVD and the Final Cut on BD as an addition. With all the supplemental content it makes more sense for me to have the set on DVD so I can watch them at work as well. When I'm not working I hasten to add.

Cervantes wrote: Hmmm...as I feared, although there has been some nice little touches added, there has not been as much added ( and is available ) as I'd hoped for, and some scenes have indeed been actually 'trimmed' a little, as Ridley did with his disappointing 'Alien:Director's Cut'.  

AAARGH!

But the worst thing of all...he's neutered the "...I want more life, fu**er..." line to "...I want more life, father..."  


I think there's value to the Dirctors cut of Alien. It has a different focus in some scenes. The Lambert/Ripley slap was a great addition although I have to agree that the Dallas cocoon scenes messes with the biology if you take Cameron's vview as cannon. Which I do. Still the 2 cuts are interesting and I'd rather they were 'out there' than not.





Have to wait on the F**ker vs Father neutering issue. Although F**ker is more shocking a statement, Father carries with it far more resonance for Batty as Tyrell is indeed his Father for all intents and purposes.
Hmmm...as I feared, although there has been some nice little touches added, there has not been as much added ( and is available ) as I'd hoped for, and some scenes have indeed been actually 'trimmed' a little, as Ridley did with his disappointing 'Alien:Director's Cut'.  

But the worst thing of all...he's neutered the "...I want more life, fu**er..." line to "...I want more life, father..."  

AAARGH!
Don't think that is going to happen since this R1 5-disc release with the suitcase is LIMITED and NUMBERED
Does anyone know if the 5 disc case having a region 2 release?
and for only $54 at amazon on pre-order !!!
See - that's just beautiful.
Here are the details from dvd therapy:

The details are in for Warner Brother's much anticiapted definitive release of the sci-fi classic......

"In celebration of its 25th anniversary, director Ridley Scott has gone back into post production to create the long-awaited definitive new version, which Warner Home Video will unveil on DVD December 18th in the U.S. Blade Runner: The Final Cut, spectacularly restored and remastered from original elements and scanned at 4K resolution, will contain never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, director and filmmaker commentary, an all-new 5.1 Dolby Digital audio track and more.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be included in three stunning DVD editions: a 2-Disc Special Edition, a 4-disc Collector’s Edition and the 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition in Collectible "Deckard Briefcase" packaging. Simultaneous HD-DVD and Blu-ray versions of the "Deckard Briefcase" will also be released in numbered, limited quantities. HD DVD and Blu-Ray 5-Disc Digi-packs with collectible slipcase will include all of the UCE content.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut - Special Edition

Disc One:
Ridely Scott's all new FINAL CUT of the film restored and remastered with added and extended scenes, added lines, new and cleaner special effects and all new 5.1 Dolby Digital audio
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 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:
'Dangerous Days: The Making of Blade Runner' documentary

Blade Runner - Collector's Edition

The 4-Disc Collector's Edition includes everything from the 2-Disc Special Edition plus three additional versions of the film, as well as an "Enhancement Archive" bonus disc.
Disc Three:
1982 Theatical Version
1982 International Version
1992 Director's Cut
Disc Four:
"Enhancement Archive"
'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
'The Art of Blade Runner'
'Signs of the Times: Graphic Design'
'Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling'
Screen tests
'The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth'
Unit photography gallery
Deleted & alternate scenes
1982 promotional featurettes
Trailers & TV spots
'Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art'
Marketing & Merchandise gallery
'Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard'
'Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers'

Blade Runner - Ultimate Collctor's Edition

The 5-disc Ultimate Collector's Edition includes everything from the previously described 4-Disc Edition, plus the ultra-rare, near-legendary WORKPRINT version of the film, newly remastered. The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be presented in a unique 5-disc digi-package with handle which is a stylish version of Rick Deckard's own briefcase, in addition each briefcase will be individually numbered and in limited supply. Included is a lenticular motion film clip from the original feature, miniature origami unicorn figurine, miniature replica spinner car, collector's photographs as well as a signed personal letter from Sir Ridley Scott.
Disc Five:
Workprint version
Audio commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of 'Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner'
'All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut'

clicky:

Thats coming home with me.
http://www.joblo.com/arrow/index.php?id=7950


Try and NOT pre-order. I defy anyone not to want this!
I am looking forward to this multi-version release, and especially the new "Final Cut" version.  I relish the thought of the ADDITIONAL and EXTENDED scenes, but personally hope that Ridley DOESN'T also CUT or SHORTEN certain scenes...  I wanted MORE, not less in his "ALIEN:DIRECTOR'S CUT", and was sorely disappointed at how little more I actually got!  As well as CUTTING some of my well loved original footage OUT, I ended up yearning for some of the fantastic UNUSED effects and footage that was shown in the extras of the "Alien Quadrilogy" boxset.  There were some wonderful "Nostromo in orbit near planet" and full side-on "Shuttlecraft" travelling shots, as well as excellently moody footage of "Kane's helmet with "facehugger" attached", for instance, that could have easily been inserted, and which would have made such a difference to the edit.  I was also disappointed at the final "s.o.s./warning" message unfrightening sound effect used in a new scene, whereas the same scene has been around as a DVD extra before, but has a VERY atmosperic, creepy, and disturbing sound effect.  Go figure.  Also, the colour-timing is strange, and TOO dark compared to the rich Original, just as the STAR WARS Remastered is overall!  I will stick to my original ALIEN dvd any day.  Anyway, I just wanted to say I was sorely disappointed with these "creative decisions", and hope that "BLADERUNNER" will prove different...  
I personally think the original theatrical cut is better but that is just me! Love your irony goat boy! It is worth buying certainly but I would get my arm cut off if we saw the same sort of package released by Fox of the Star Wars trilogy. Isn't the Star Wars Celebration this weekend? I am not holding my breath waiting to see if they announce something special!
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.
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.
Can anyone please give me a link to the artwork?

Never midn, found it. The packaging looks great.
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.
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!
Is Ridley taking over where Lucas left off? Endlessly altering their movies. Leave it alone.
Ohhh soooo tasty
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.
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!
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!
Indeed. Awesomeness.
Sweet mysteries of life...

This had better be available up here!
*drool*
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!
Well I can't waite.  I will buy the mega set.  I bet it will come out around Chirstmas time 2007
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?".
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.
Im guessing I'm one of the few people who didn't like the movie after seeing it.

I'll believe it when I see it.
Just great news.  It made my day when I read it yesterday.
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...
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?
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.
i just hope it will be quality Edition....i dream about something like TItanic Deluxe or Gladiator SE 3Disk......it would be cool..Happy
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.
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.
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.
FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!

'nuff said. Happy
I've been holding off of this to get this edition, but another year! I don't feel like waiting this long.
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.