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Details on Blade Runner: The Ultimate Collection!

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Friday, May 18, 2007 2:26 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Found this linked over on SF Signal, but it comes out of Australia...

Details on Blade Runner: The Ultimate Collection at Binary Bonsai
http://binarybonsai.com/archives/2007/05/17/details-on-blade-runner-th
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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.

Additionally, the set will come packaged in a limited “Blade Runner” briefcase holding the five-disc digipack with foil-enhanced and embossed slipcase. The goodies inside will include a lenticular motion image from the original feature, a collectible model spinner, an origami unicorn, a collection of photographs and a letter from Ridley Scott. Holy shit.
The street date is going to be in September. Unfortunately, the retailer is not taking international orders for this thing. However, don’t be too surprised if Region 1 gets the same thing. We’ll keep you posted.



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Friday, May 18, 2007 9:09 AM

CHRISISALL


*jaw drops...*

Uh....SHINY!

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Friday, May 18, 2007 11:44 AM

KAYNA

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Holy crap!!!

On this subject, anyone know where I can find the theatrical version of Blade Runner? All I ever find at the store (on DVD or VHS) is the Directors cut. Since I wasn't born until '84 I kinda missed the theatrical release but I would really like to see it.

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Friday, May 18, 2007 11:50 AM

SINGATE


I'm going to seriously have to reallocate some funds towards the DVD front between this, Heroes, and season 2 of Supernatural.

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Friday, May 18, 2007 11:59 AM

CONSTANCE


OOOoo Shiny.. Money is always a problem.. prioritizing is hard too with so many shiny movies and shows available

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Friday, May 18, 2007 1:00 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


I'm not a HUGE fan of the film but *WOW* I LOVE that briefcase, and the extra goodies (what's that blue thing?) That would be a nice briefcase to use for work, if I worked.

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Friday, May 18, 2007 1:21 PM

CLJOHNSTON108


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Originally posted by Kayna:
All I ever find at the store (on DVD or VHS) is the Directors cut. Since I wasn't born until '84 I kinda missed the theatrical release...


Consider yourself lucky!
I saw it on opening day, and was amazed, but the one thing that irked me most was the horrible voice-over!

From Wikipedia...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

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More recently in 2006, Ford reflected on the production of the film saying: “What I remember more than anything else when I see Blade Runner is not the 50 nights of shooting in the rain, but the voiceover... I was still obliged to work for these clowns that came in writing one bad voiceover after another.”

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Theatrical versions

The 1982 American and European theatrical versions released by the studio included a "happy ending" (using stock footage from Stanley Kubrick's The Shining) and a voice-over added at the request of studio executives during post-production after test audience members indicated difficulty understanding the film. Although several different versions of the script had included a narration of some sort, both Ridley Scott and Harrison Ford disliked the studio voice-over and resisted having it added to the film. It has been suggested that Ford intentionally performed the voice-over poorly in the hope it wouldn't be used, but recent interviews contradict this.

In an interview with Playboy magazine in 2002, Ford was asked (about the voice-over) if he "deliberately read it badly, hoping they'd drop it?". He replied "No. I delivered it to the best of my ability given that I had no input. I never thought they'd use it. But I didn't try and sandbag it. It was simply bad narration." He added, "I was compelled by my contract to do the narration. When I first agreed to do the film, I told Ridley there was too much information given to the audience in narration." Ford had suggested to Ridley Scott that they "take it out and put it into scenes and let the audience acquire this information in a narrative fashion, without being told it." Scott thought this a good idea. "When we got done, the studio said nobody will understand this fucking movie. We have to create a narrative. They had already thrown Ridley off the movie - they were over budget. So I was compelled by my contract to record this narration." Ford is also quoted (in 1999 about the voice-over) saying: "I had no chance to participate in it, so I simply read it. I was very, very unhappy with their choices and with the quality of the material. I contested it mightily at the time. It was not an organic part of the film.'"



Also, the original version didn't have the "Unicorn Dream" sequence, so the origami unicorn Gaff leaves behind at the end is meaningless.

Anyways, all the versions are gonna be in this Ultimate Collection.

This site should answer many of your questions:

BRmovie.com - The Home of Blade Runner
http://www.brmovie.com/
(Hasn't been updated in a while, though)

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Friday, May 18, 2007 2:02 PM

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Originally posted by Misstressahara:

(what's that blue thing?)


That's "a collectible model spinner"!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinner_%28Blade_Runner%29




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Saturday, May 19, 2007 1:18 PM

MISSTRESSAHARA


Thank you CL. It's been a loooong time since I saw that movie, I didn't recognize it. I thought it was a medical device for detecting replicants.

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Monday, July 23, 2007 6:26 PM

SINGATE


Has there been any news as to when this is coming out? All of my queries have come up with nothing. It pops up as part of my Amazon recommendations but there is no date. I expected this to come out before year's end since 2007 is the 25th anniversary but there doesn't seem to be any definitive date as of right now.

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Monday, July 23, 2007 6:42 PM

REGINAROADIE


Here's hoping one of my film buddies will pick it up so that I can borrow it from whoever. Or that the supposed theatrical re-release of the movie will actually come to Regina so that I can see it on the big screen (the re-release for ALIEN never came, so I'm not banking on this possibility). Maybe with all these different versions and features and all, maybe I'll finally get why everyone's got a massive hard-on for the film.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. I'm one of the few people who didn't like BLADE RUNNER. Yeah, it looked pretty and may have been on the cutting edge in 1982, but it had absolutely no heart and soul, even though ironically that was what it was all about.

That being said, I will try to get my hands on this and go through it. I dunno. Maybe I'll finally get it this time.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007 4:39 AM

GRIZWALD


Funny, I hadn't thought about this movie in months and months, but as soon as I looked at that picture of the police spinner, I heard that sound that their drive made, that irritating hum. (Irritating on purpose, I am sure.)

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Saturday, July 28, 2007 10:18 AM

SINGATE


Looks like this will be released December 18th. At least that's what Ridley Scott said during his interview from Comicon on G4 today. He also made mention of the new cut being shown in larger markets(NY, LA of course) on the big screen. Too bad I won't be able to see this in the theatre one last time.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007 10:51 AM

FOLLOWMAL


I'd love to see it in the theater again.
But I'll settle for this shiny version.


http://www.martinfirrell.com/supersecretthingy.html

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 4:40 AM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by reginaroadie:
it had absolutely no heart and soul, even though ironically that was what it was all about.



I think you may be thinking of "Ice Pirates"; Blade Runner had plenty of heart and soul IMO...

You Brade Lunner Chrisisall

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Thursday, August 9, 2007 8:19 PM

SINGATE


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:
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Originally posted by reginaroadie:
it had absolutely no heart and soul, even though ironically that was what it was all about.



I think you may be thinking of "Ice Pirates"; Blade Runner had plenty of heart and soul IMO...

You Brade Lunner Chrisisall



Whoa whoa whoa! Back it up now! If you keep disrespecting Ice Pirates then me & you are gonna tangle.

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Friday, August 10, 2007 3:04 AM

CHRISISALL


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Originally posted by singate:


Whoa whoa whoa! Back it up now! If you keep disrespecting Ice Pirates then me & you are gonna tangle.


Sorry Sing, I shoulda used a less beloved film as the butt of my joke- my bad...

Vegas Chrisisall

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