Good grief!! What a bunch of snobs. I couldn't possibly be a fan if I don't want to shell out $100 or more for a movie I want to own on HD. If you're willing to take what Warner gives you, Good for you. I fear we'll be getting more big premium sets like this in the future where you won't have the choice to have the movie only.
, I'm sure they'll put out a single- or double-disc edition in the (probably near-ish) future. After what Warner must've paid to get the rights to all of this material, they're going to double and triple and quadruple dip like they're Jerry Seinfeld. There will be eight million different offerings of this in the future, particularly as BR and/or HD-DVD becomes more popular and less expensive.
Right now they know they're not going to sell a lot of HD/BR discs (compared to the number of DVDs they're going to sell) so they're not going to blow up their overhead by offering all the different versions for retailers to stock - especially when those retailers are already pissed about having to stock both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD when they'd rather stock only one or neither. Can you imagine all four editions being offered on BR/HD-DVD? They'd have to stock TWELVE different versions of the release, EIGHT of which would be for low-selling HD formats.
Right now they've got the HD-DVD/BR markets pegged as high-end, because, well, people who spend like $700 on optical disc hardware overwhelmingly tend to buy high-end. So of course they're only going to bother offering the mega explosive huge edition. They're not going to offer all of them, and as we all learned from Superman, if they offered anything less than the best one, everybody would bitch about that too.
By that same token, though, as BR/HD-DVD becomes more mainstream, it'll make more sense over time to market a $20 version of the Blade Runner release on at least one of those formats.
Besides... who doesn't want a Blade Runner-themed briefcase? It's good for home AND the office. Imagine the expressions of envy and astonishment in your coworkers' faces when you start rockin' your own Voight-Kampf machine.