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keg in kc
05-26-2006, 02:15 AM
About f*cking time...

Blade Runner Final Cut Due (http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/index.php?category=0&id=36328)

Warner home video will issue a new remastered director's cut of the classic SF movie Blade Runner in September now that it has cleared up rights issues, followed by a theatrical release of a version promised to be truly director Ridley Scott's final cut, Variety reported. Warner's rights to Blade Runner lapsed a year ago, but the studio has since negotiated a long-term license.

The movie has a troubled history. When Scott ran overbudget, completion bond guarantors took control of it and made substantial changes before its 1982 theatrical release, adding a voice over and a 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, apparently because the studio couldn't come to terms with Jerry Perenchio over rights issues.

The restored "Director's Cut" will debut on home video in September and will remain on sale for only four months, 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.

Miles
05-26-2006, 02:21 AM
No shit its a bout f*cking time. I have been waiting a long time for a decent DVD of the Directors cut and the prospect of a finally seeing Scott's real directors cut is really nice.

Guru
05-26-2006, 02:32 AM
Excellent

Deberg_1990
05-26-2006, 06:25 AM
Sweet. Great great flick. Funny, it was actually a box office flop in 82 and I actually hated it when i was a kid, but love it now. It might be the most ripped off and influential Sci-Fi flick of the past 25 years.

ck_IN
05-26-2006, 09:57 AM
Actually I liked the voice over. For me anyway it seemed to give it more of a film noir feel. Not sure why though since my favourite film noirs don't have voice overs.

I did like the second ending better though. It was more in the character of the film which is one of my fav SciFi's.

FAX
05-26-2006, 10:00 AM
This is a classic example of what makes Chiefs Planet so gol durn awesome. I loved that movie and had no idea there was an alternate ending.

Now, I shall purchase the Director's Cut and can be even happier than I was before. Thanks, Mr. keg in kc.

FAX

Frazod
05-26-2006, 10:01 AM
Outstanding! :thumb:

This is easily my favorite of Scott's movies. I watched it a couple of months ago and it's amazing how well it's aged.

HC_Chief
05-26-2006, 10:42 AM
Hopefully this DC will be better than the Legend DC. The Legend DC's score was AWFUL, and most of the additional scenes were crap. (one exception being Jack's conversation with the bog witch)

Frazod
05-26-2006, 10:45 AM
Hopefully this DC will be better than the Legend DC. The Legend DC's score was AWFUL, and most of the additional scenes were crap. (one exception being Jack's conversation with the bog witch)

He actually made a director's cut of that steaming pile? Ugh. :shake: