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post #31 of 99
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

I am not please with this news. BR was amazing because it broke ground. It was insanely different. No follow-up can compare.

And 3D?

I might as well give up watching movies.

Have to admit, hollweird's refusal to write a story is very depressing. Not that Mr. Scott couldn't make something great, but film by way of lawyers sucks.
post #32 of 99
I'm betting they're getting in a couple of good snowball fights down in hell right about now, because for the first time ever, I absolutely agree with Fender.
post #33 of 99
Blade Runner is my second favorite film of all time (behind Lawrence of Arabia). With Scott doing the new film, I will keep an open mind and hope that he can make another successful chapter. It isn't the kind of movie (like LOA) that can't be continued.

I would like to see more of Dick's original concept, having to do with real verus fake animals, used more in the new movie. That was so briefly touched up in BR, but played a central part to Dick's novella.
post #34 of 99
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Don't expect it before 2014, and don't expect Harrison Ford to return.

http://www.slashfilm.com/blade-runne...ect-film-2014/

...whatever this new Blade Runner is, it will “stand as separately as possible” from the 1982 film.
post #35 of 99
Well, thank goodness it is not a remake, but a possible prequel or sequel.
post #36 of 99
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Originally Posted by Ron Temple View Post

... and Deckard is not a replicant

Oh God....here we go again.
post #37 of 99
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Don't expect it before 2014, and don't expect Harrison Ford to return.

http://www.slashfilm.com/blade-runne...ect-film-2014/

...whatever this new Blade Runner is, it will “stand as separately as possible” from the 1982 film.

Agreed, Scott has a full plate and is booked way out there.

I could see Ford as an grizzled old Blade Runner (replicant?) who basically sits behind a desk as done in the 1st film by what's-his-name.
But I don't think he is absolutely necessary for a new movie.
In fact, it is probably better just to leave him out of it....

Besides, reading some of his comments over the years gives me the impression he is not too fond of RS and/or BR.
post #38 of 99
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

Don't expect it before 2014, and don't expect Harrison Ford to return.

http://www.slashfilm.com/blade-runne...ect-film-2014/

...whatever this new Blade Runner is, it will stand as separately as possible from the 1982 film.

Now that's news I can get on board with, grumpy old man would not add anything to this new release. And count me as one who was not all that impressed with the original. I saw it once, and that was that...nothing that stuck out as one of the best or classic like Alien or Gladiator.
post #39 of 99
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I saw it once, and that was that

That's the problem. For some people it takes more than one viewing for it to cast it's spell.
post #40 of 99
Those (except for 1 or 2 members so far) who said you've seen Blade Runner, which version are you referring to, theatrical version, director's cut or final cut? They are different for sure.
post #41 of 99
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For myself, I saw the Final Cut on the 5-disc blu-ray release. I saw it go on sale for like $15 and bought it based on it's reputation alone (having never seen it before). Later I sat down excitedly, researched all the versions, and decided to watch the Final Cut.

And then =/
post #42 of 99
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For myself, I saw the Final Cut on the 5-disc blu-ray release. I saw it go on sale for like $15 and bought it based on it's reputation alone (having never seen it before). Later I sat down excitedly, researched all the versions, and decided to watch the Final Cut.

And then =/

Keep watching it; you're only hurting your own experience by playing it off after the first viewing. Turn your sound up. Drink a beer or two. Do something else to get your mind in the groove.

And just prepare to be floooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooored. Do you like out-of-body experiences? Do you like to feel movies? Do you like movies to literally pull you inside a new world? Blade Runner is just that.

I should try to find my posts on Blu-ray.com about me ranting on Blade Runner the first couple times after I watched it. It would be hilarious to read them again. A young grasshopper I once was, yes.
post #43 of 99
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Those (except for 1 or 2 members so far) who said you've seen Blade Runner, which version are you referring to, theatrical version, director's cut or final cut? They are different for sure.

The Final Cut isn't much different than the Director's Cut in terms of footage. They're almost identical aside from a few seconds of extensions here and there. The Final Cut mainly includes some tweaks in the effects, and a little bit of a "harsher" fight between Pris and Deckard toward the end (straight from the International Cut). Nothing at all major; more of an effects increase which was done exceedingly transparently well (George Lucas should take lessons from Ridley Scott on how to successfully and TRANSPARENTLY revise something).

The Final Cut is definitely the definitive version for most fans. Director's cut is next best (with the BD, you should be going with the Final Cut anyhow). Then the International Cut for the slightly, and I mean slightly increased violence which the Final Cut has. Last, the Theatrical cut is for nostalgia purposes. Those are the differences in a very general form.
post #44 of 99
Ridley Scott making such a project as this would certainly have me watching the result.

And Deckard was absolutely, positively, unquestionably a Replicant.
post #45 of 99
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The Final Cut is definitely the definitive version for most fans. Director's cut is next best

Which poll can I find these from?
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Last, the Theatrical cut is for nostalgia purposes.

To whom?
post #46 of 99
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

I could see Ford as an grizzled old Blade Runner (replicant?) who basically sits behind a desk as done in the 1st film by what's-his-name.
But I don't think he is absolutely necessary for a new movie.
In fact, it is probably better just to leave him out of it....

Oh, I know! Scott should ask Ford to do the voiceover for the remake. That would be great for the film, because it might be too hard to understand otherwise, and Ford would love to do it.
post #47 of 99
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Originally Posted by IAM4UK View Post

And Deckard was absolutely, positively, unquestionably a Replicant.

Based on the theatrical version?
post #48 of 99
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Originally Posted by bcruiser View Post

Which poll can I find these from?

Well, let's apply some logic. The Final Cut is superior to the Director's Cut by default. Not only is the technical value of the AQ/PQ greater, but it includes a couple seconds to violent scenes from the international cut, which I can't see being any less preferable to anyone. From discussions that I've had with many, even before The Final Cut was released, was that the preference was the Director's Cut over the Theatrical Cut by a hefty margin for most. Browse forums. Tally it up. I'd make a wager. So, logic puts that The Final Cut seems to be the most preferable for most. At least to Ridley himself, and everything I've been seeing on the interwebzs and from a few BR fans who are friends.

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To whom?

To anyone who wants to see how it was watched in theaters, which is many people. Or maybe to relive that experience once again for a certain few.
post #49 of 99
This is, and always will be, one of the best movies ever made, and UNQUESTIONABLY one of the most influential movies of all time. I love it and am hopeful that Ridley can pull it off.
post #50 of 99
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The Final Cut seems to be the most preferable for most.

Uh oh. So it went from definitely to seems to be?
post #51 of 99
As a fan of Bladerunner, I find this very exciting!

But I am certainly not blithely optimistic about it. I don't think Ridley Scott is the same director anymore in terms of taking obsessive care and time for his movies. And I think most of his stuff falls dramatically flat.

BUT...he still has that "eye" and can still pull off wonderful stuff here and there. So I'm happy to see him go back to BladeRunner on the chance I may get treated to more wonders-of-the-dystopian-future. Maybe the very weight of the love for the first film's production design, and the very character and demands of that "world" that Scott himself set so high, will in of itself provide impetus for a rallying effort from Scott.
Could be.

As to the original, I've always considered it a Glorious Failure.

I was crazy about Alien and couldn't wait to see BladeRunner when it was released. But
in the theater I found enthusiasm draining away because of what felt like an odd, distanced, icy interior to the drama and characters. That dramatic flatness that occurs in lots of Ridley Scott films (but miraculously not in a few, like Alien, Thelma and Louis). So I left dazzled, but ultimately feeling a bit empty and disappointed.

However, the world Scott had created was so rich I just had to go back to the theaters to view it again. Going back I naturally had lowered expectations, already resigned to the lack of dramatic hooks, which left me able to concentrate on it's vision and enjoy it.
And then, of course, over subsequent viewings I began to enjoy the film more and more. Until I was seeing the film almost regularly in the theaters.

So despite the fact I'm a big fan like many here, I am always understanding of anyone who finds it flat, uninvolving or boring. I get it. Although, I would certainly be puzzled by any film fan who couldn't appreciate it's achievements in mood, cinematography, FX and set design!

BladeRunner ultimately becomes, like 2001, an experience in of itself, where the medium is the message.
post #52 of 99
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Originally Posted by FendersRule View Post

Box-office tickets are never an indication of a film's quality. Too many examples to list to bring that point home.

The reason it didn't succeed at the box office is because everyone expected Star Wars not something so cold, violent, and depressing. Of course, that is why it is a classic now and Star Wars is more of a cartoon.
post #53 of 99
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Originally Posted by Randy Bessinger View Post

The reason it didn't succeed at the box office is because everyone expected Star Wars not something so cold, violent, and depressing. Of course, that is why it is a classic now and Star Wars is more of a cartoon.

well... It can't be denied that Star Wars IS a classic as well (of course I'm not talking about the prequel abominations). It's just 2 different genres, one is popcorn sci-fi, the other is serious sci-fi.
post #54 of 99
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Originally Posted by Morpheo View Post

It's just 2 different genres, one is popcorn sci-fi, the other is serious sci-fi.

Respectively, one is PG and the other is R rated.
post #55 of 99
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How Ridley Scott came to direct a new Blade Runner:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/movi...el-sequel.html

"We want people to know that we're very serious about doing this in an artistic way. This isn't just commercial fodder."
post #56 of 99
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Originally Posted by Matt_Stevens View Post

I might as well give up watching movies.

Sadly, I find myself thinking the same thing more and more with each passing year. Fewer and fewer movies come out that excite me. Either I'm changing or Hollywood is.
post #57 of 99
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Originally Posted by lwright84 View Post

"We want people to know that we're very serious about doing this in an artistic way. This isn't just commercial fodder."

Well I would have been surprised if he had said otherwise...
post #58 of 99
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Originally Posted by oink View Post
I don't get it....
Assuming one is a fan of BR, why the hate concerning RS doing another chapter of Blade Runner?

Passing judgement on a film RS hasn't even filmed yet?

Sequels/prequels do not NECESSARILY equate to a surprise case of the crabs.

Sheesh, get real folks.
It's that confusion again, so let me help you out here. There is no hatred, people only wonder if the revisit of the BR "universe" is necessary at all.
post #59 of 99
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Uh oh. So it went from definitely to seems to be?
LOL Well he said "lets apply some logic" Try to find the entertainment in his posts as oppose to ......... logic, which you won't find for sure.
post #60 of 99
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Originally Posted by bcruiser
Uh oh. So it went from definitely to seems to be?
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Originally Posted by thehun

LOL Well he said "lets apply some logic" Try to find the entertainment in his posts as oppose to ......... logic, which you won't find for sure.
How about post a poll instead of being totally non productive? You seem to be the ones in disagreement.

VERY FIRST search result:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/foru...-I-watch-first

As I predicted.
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