"The powerful will be ripped from their decadent nests. And cast out into the cold world that we know and endure. Courts will be convened. Spoils will be enjoyed!"
In real life I am Dot Mongur champion of the International Pacman Federation. I don't play the game, I operate it.....no dot is safe from me....
WB preps 'final cut' of sci-fi classic
Warner homevid has disentangled "Blade Runner's" famously thorny rights issues to pave the way for a September re issue of the remastered "Director's Cut" version, followed by a theatrical release of a version promised to be truly Ridley Scott's final cut.
Warner's rights to "Blade Runner" lapsed a year ago, but the studio has since negotiated a long-term license. The pic, now considered a sci-fi classic, has had a troubled history from the start: When Scott ran over budget, 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.
The helmer started working on the final cut version in 2000, but that project was shelved by Warner soon after, apparently because the studio couldn't come to terms with Jerry Perenchio over 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.
The massive "Blade Runner" project comes on the heels of Scott's four-disc treatment for "Kingdom of Heaven," released this week by Fox homevid, less than a year after the pic's initial homevid release.
I haven't seen it...I read it's a "Classic."
Blade Runner was the first dvd I bought/watched
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I guess I will get the restored (and I hope enhanced in real 16:9 amorphoric) Director's Cut HD-DVD when it is out. I can't wait The very first SD-DVD that I've bought is Blade Runner
The only think that I'm not sure from reading the quoted article is: will the Final Cur SE (the one w/ 3 different versions of the film) be available in HD-DVD format? Anyone?
I'm very much looking forward to this one!
Agreed. From what I've read it seems the HD DVD/BD versions of this film are just speculation at this point. Even HiDef DVD Digest makes this claim even though the article they source from the Hollywood Reporter never mentions either HD format.
You know I'm embarrased to say that I've never seen this movie. I have it on DVD and haven't even watched it yet. I guess this is one that I need to see this summer. I can't even say that I've seen bits and pieces. I have seen other movies that Harrison made. I've seen "Witness" several times and I loved him in "Raiders" more than Star Wars.
You're in for a real treat, Doc. Watch it....then, watch it, again.....wait awhile, and watch it, yet again. This movie has more layers than an onion, and each time you watch it, it seems that you peel away a few more.
Not only is the story truly moving, but the cinematography is amazing, and the soundtrack, by Vangelis, is outstanding.
Without a doubt, one of my favorite films of all time.
You hate the Rutger Hauer character? I feel very sorry for him and identify with him a lot, despite his violent behaviour, which at least can be understood.
Well... if we are all posting what the good doctor meant, then I say;
Doc "loves" to "hate" Rutger because he plays such a great "bad guy" (the "good guys" in the movie, after all, are after him). He's evil & sad, and brings hate & pain to the role of "bad guy", that is usually much more one dimensional in movies.
That's my guess, anyway!
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"They look nice in those slips."
"This slipcover looks too good to pass up."