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Blade Runner, The Final Cut

CowboyNeal posted more than 6 years ago | from the no-more-doubts-about-deckard dept.

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Bowman9991 writes "A new promotional website is up and trailers for Blade Runner: The Final Cut have been released. I've been waiting ages for this one. SFFMedia has some details about the Blade Runner Ultimate Collector's Edition on HD-DVD and Blu-ray with new footage. It's slated for a December 18th release. Apparently it's also being released in the cinemas again in the US."

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Best movie news this year (3, Interesting)

empaler (130732) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966457)

Yay for Blade Runner! The plot may be a bit iffy, but the style is awexome.

Leon shot first. (2, Funny)

ah.clem (147626) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966555)

I'm just sayin'.

ah.clem

Hey, limey faggot! (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967375)

"Apparently it's also being released in the cinemas again in the US"

We don't have "cinemas" in the US, roast beef. We have "movie theaters" instead.

And brush your fucking teeth!

AC lameness (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967771)

"movie" is such a gay word. like binkie and drinkie.

I view films at showings.

(what kind of stupid comment system is built up around ACs?)

Damn the critics... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966711)

I much prefer the original narrated version. The Director's Cut release a couple of years back just removed the narrative and reversed the order of 2 scenes - and was worse for it. As for Ripley Scott changing his story about Deckard being a replicant - he's full of it. Rutger Howard's character would have figured this out. Him leaving Deckard alive at the end of the movie would be pointless if Deckard were a replicant.

Re:Damn the critics... (2, Funny)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966883)

Ohes noes, I don't understand the story so I need someone to tell me what is happening in a voice over... Once upon a time there was an android hunter called Deckard...

You're right (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967267)

Weesa all spousta hate da voice-ober yucky yucky!

Without the voiceover, the movie is painfully boring.

In the new version, Tyrell is also a replicant. The only one that wasn't a replicant was the geisha on the billboard.

Re:You're right (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967825)

The Afghanistan war was planned before 9/11 [whatreallyhappened.com] .

The decision to launch the Iraq war was made before 9/11 [cnn.com] .

The decision to launch a war against Iran was made before 9/11 [rawstory.com] .

The Patriot Act was written before 9/11 [truthout.org] .

The government's spying on Americans began before 9/11 [truthnews.us] .

The government knew that terrorists could use planes as weapons -- and had even run its own drills of planes being used as weapons against the World Trade Center and other U.S. high-profile buildings, using REAL airplanes -- all before 9/11 [911proof.com] .

The government heard the 9/11 plans from the hijackers' own mouths before 9/11 [blogspot.com] .

No steel-framed high-rise building had ever collapsed due to fire before 9/11 [wtc7.net] .

The neocons who now run the U.S. government lamented, before 9/11 [oldamericancentury.org] , that they could not institute their plans for global domination without a "new Pearl Harbor".

Did 9/11 really "change everything"? Or was everything we're seeing now planned before 9/11?

Material from the Sequels? (1)

infonography (566403) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966787)

I had read the authorized sequels to 'Do Androids dream of electric sheep': Blade Runner 2: The Edge of Human, and Blade Runner 3: Replicant Night by K. W. Jeter they paint a very interesting tangent to the movie and much closer to the story. It seems the movie may be following [blade-runner.it] that plot line.

Re:Material from the Sequels? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967063)

Don't forget Blade Runner 2: Electric Boogaloo. The one where Deckard dances.. with robot sheep.

Re:Material from the Sequels? (3, Insightful)

Joe Tie. (567096) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967717)

Do they ever bring up Mercerism in it? I thought that was one of the best parts of electric sheep, and a shame to have it fall out of the movie storyline.

Re:Best movie news this year (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967027)

I saw this last week on the big screen in West LA. It absolutely blew me away... Bladerunner NEVER looked, sounded, or felt so good, so powerful, so gripping... Although I've seen the film many times before, I never actually saw Bladerunner until last week. I just can't believe the difference... I refuse to watch another movie in the theater this year because it will so badly pale in comparison with that experience...

Re:Best movie news this year (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967061)

I've been trying to get Blade Runner to show in my theatre but I'm not having much luck. It seems pretty limited in release, even for small art house theatres that want to show it.

How many final cuts are there? (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966491)

My entire adult life, every few years there are expanded cuts, director cuts, ultimate cuts, supercuts, etc. of this particular movie. I'm waiting for the best boy & gaffer cut after this one.

Re:How many final cuts are there? (4, Funny)

Dunbal (464142) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966615)

The Paper Cut is going to hurt like hell.

Re:How many final cuts are there? (2, Funny)

Nahooda (906991) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966701)

Don't forget the Eyebrow Cut. A very bloody version!

Re:How many final cuts are there? (1)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966803)


Is this the version that syncs up with Pink Floyds "The Final Cut"?

Re:How many final cuts are there? (4, Interesting)

Basehart (633304) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967615)

I'm wondering whether it will even sync up with the original Vangelis soundtrack. They had some new music accompanying the trailer I saw on youtube. I'd bet that without Vangelis the film wouldn't have become the classic it has.

I finally buckled last year and bought the Gongo Records version of the soundtrack on Ebay and it was glorious to hear the original soundtrack although I do hope that Vangelis can one day release an "official" pristine remastered version from the master.

In the meantime there are a few versions to choose from here [vangelis-rarities.com] .

Re:How many final cuts are there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967765)

No, it syncs up with the Beatles Sgt. Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Re:How many final cuts are there? (1)

_Sprocket_ (42527) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966977)

Blade Runner: The Final Cut. This time, it's personal.

Re:How many final cuts are there? (2, Insightful)

no_pets (881013) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967069)

The all can be summed up as the "Attempt to make more money Cut".

Im waiting for the holodeck directors version (1)

sjwest (948274) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967153)

How many times is this dead horse going to flogged ? it cruel. Read the book, and dont buy this 'final director cut'

I waiting for the holodeck version thats way way better.

Re:How many final cuts are there? (1)

SpectreBlofeld (886224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967627)

Will this cut explain why they have to use a psychological test to tell replicants apart from humans and not, say, a blood sample?

Re:How many final cuts are there? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967911)

better than to use a Captcha

Re:How many final cuts are there? (1)

butlerdi (705651) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967883)

And we all bitch about the RIAA wishing to chargew for each time we listen to a song ....

Dammit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966513)

This is one of those movies I first watched accompanied with an audience of idiots who totally ruined it for me. Later viewings weren't much better, so now when I watch it, I just get pissed off because everybody calls it the greatest scifi flick of all time and yet it just doesn't move me at all.

I just thank god I had the common sense to go see Alien at a drive-in.

Yeah, I know, I'm old. Do you guys even know what a drive-in is?

Re:Dammit (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966563)

Do you guys even know what a drive-in is?

That's one of those video stores where you drive up to a window and they give you the DVD, right?

Re:Dammit (4, Funny)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966587)


Silly wabbit, DVDs weren't invented yet, it was VHS.

What is a drive-in? (4, Funny)

AHumbleOpinion (546848) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966707)

Yeah, I know, I'm old. Do you guys even know what a drive-in is?

Yes, its a parking lot equipped with a large movie screen and speakers at each parking space. People either (a) drink lots of booze with their buddies or (b) get laid in the privacy of their car with fogged up windows. Either way people do not remember the movie. ;-)

Old movies in a theatre are sometimes diminished (1)

AHumbleOpinion (546848) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966795)

I just thank god I had the common sense to go see Alien at a drive-in.

Seeing old movies in the theatre sometimes diminishes them. I'm not referring to Alien, its not old - I was a teenager at the time :-), but I did see 2001 in a theatre after seeing it many times on a TV screen. I loved the movie, but on the big screen the greater details makes it obvious that some backgrounds are painted, messing with my suspension of disbelief. The african savannah scenes stuck out and my attention was drawn to implementing special effects and away from the story.

Re:Old movies in a theatre are sometimes diminishe (1)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966909)

You can see the brush strokes on the sun!

Re:Old movies in a theatre are sometimes diminishe (1)

david.given (6740) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967353)

I saw _Star Wars_ (the first time it got rereleased...) in a cinema, and had only ever seen it on television before. There's a film that works really well on the big screen. That first scene where the Star Destroyer flies over is mindblowing --- it's just so big...

These days, unfortunately, I don't go to the cinema much; too expensive, too many commercials, too annoying. I just wait and buy the DVD budget release instead. It's usually cheaper than a cinema ticket would be.

Corporate revisionism (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966515)

The replicants have been digitally replaced with toastmaster toasters, eliminating the potential abiguity of Decker's status.

They also have digitally replaced any guns. Decker simply unplugs the replicants. And the love scenes with the toastergirl don't have any impact.

The first director's cut removed doubt... (5, Insightful)

Chmcginn (201645) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966531)

Gaff knew who the replicants were, and he marked Deckard as such. I don't see the need for having somebody come out and say it...

Re:The first director's cut removed doubt... (2, Informative)

Linzer (753270) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966679)

Gaff knew who the replicants were, and he marked Deckard as such. I don't see the need for having somebody come out and say it...
Thank you for reminding people of this. The scenario as described in TFA strictly matches the "Director's cut" released eons ago. This sounds like they removed a scratch here and there and re-released the very same friggin' thing. Which I loved, by the way, but it isn't new.

I know I am probably in the minority (5, Interesting)

Shivetya (243324) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966545)

but I want the voice over.

If not something I can select then please include that version. For some reason I like the version of the film I saw first, the voice over to me put me in the mood. Very 50s like and that is what I best remember. I actually never liked subsequent releases simply because of that feature being missing. Yes I know the arguments against but we are irrational beings and well...

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (5, Informative)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966579)

If you want the voiceover then get the 5 disc set. [amazon.com] It will contain all the released cuts of the movie, plus some extras.

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (3, Informative)

gEvil (beta) (945888) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966675)

But too bad it won't contain this version... [amazon.com]

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (1)

suv4x4 (956391) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967869)

If you want the voiceover then get the 5 disc set. [amazon.com] It will contain all the released cuts of the movie, plus some extras.

Nice, I can finally put this to the 62 DVD set of Star Wars releases and the 536 DVD set of all Star Trek series, movies, cut, and uncut, in all languages it was ever dubbed in.

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (1)

beowulf (12899) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966589)

I just want a quality DVD release of the movie I saw in the theater 25 years ago. No updates/remixes/Han shot 2nd stuff... just the original. I know, too much to ask.

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (2, Interesting)

ximenes (10) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966915)

This is included in some of the versions, but as you mention hasn't been on DVD before this. A far cry from someone who refuse to release the markedly superior initial versions of three films in a decent DVD format. Of course those movies in question have been forever tainted for me by the next two.

The story is that Blade Runner was repossessed by its creditors prior to release and changed, against the wills of various people who were involved in its making, in substantial ways for its theatrical release. Hence the Theatrical Version, which didn't do very well from a commercial standpoint -- possibly because its artistic vision was compromised.

Then there's the Director's Cut, which Scott has claimed does not really amount to such as he didn't have sufficient time to work on it.

Hence the interest in the Final Cut, which is claimed to be a real director's cut finally.

I'll withhold judgment until I see the Final Cut, but at this point it could be pretty good. If not, then the Director's Cut still exists and I'll try to forget that I ever saw the Final Cut. But there is the risk of the Final Cut ruining the movie in such a concrete way that I'll never watch the film again (see the director's cut of Donnie Darko).

Being against revisionism in cinematic works is one thing, but being against the restoration of a previously mangled work is another. Having said that, it's common for people to have an attachment with whatever version of a work they are originally introduced to. People tend to prefer the film version of a novel if they saw it first; they may prefer a remake over the original; etc. This is the peril of being introduced to derivative or inferior works before their superior counterparts, you have to actively discard what you saw first and it can be difficult.

For instance, if you saw Psycho (1998) before Psycho (1960) you may very well have ruined one of the best films ever made for yourself.

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (3, Informative)

morari (1080535) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966623)

The DVD release will see three versions this December. A basic two-disc edition with just the Final Cut and special features. A three-disc edition with the Final Cut, special features, and theatrical cut (what you're talking about) and original director's cut. Finally, a limited edition, numbered five disc version that includes all of that, an early workshop cut of the film, a unicorn figurine and a full-sized detective briefcase to hold it all in.

The workshop edit of the film is really the only thing that makes the super-huge edition appealing for me...

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (1)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967089)


Actually it's a scaled down version of Deckards briefcase. More like a Blade Runner lunch box.

Re:I know I am probably in the minority (1)

Sesostris III (730910) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966901)

If you are in a minority, it probably is quite a large (albeit silent) minority. Actually, on talking about this with people (in the flesh, face to face), I have not yet spoken to anyone who prefers the director's cut - like me, they prefer the original release version (assuming they've seen the original version).

Revisionist (5, Funny)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966569)

Does Rachael shoot first in this one?

Re:Revisionist (4, Funny)

je ne sais quoi (987177) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966751)

No, Rachael's going to be dubbed over with an incredibly annoying CG alien with a faux jamaican accent: "Issa dis testin' whether Mesa'm a weplicant or a lesbian, Meester Deckard?

hey (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966583)

torrent plz

Re:hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966631)

Is deckard a cylon in this one? (1)

Werrismys (764601) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966599)

Just wondering.

Thank you jesus (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966617)

Now I can stop calling girls Rachel in bed and instead dry hump my HDTV...this will save me tons of money on hookers that look like Sean Young.

Re:Thank you jesus (1)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966857)


For some reason I confuse her with Rachel Ward, which means cold showers after Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid also

Re:Thank you jesus (1)

RayMarron (657336) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966943)

...and Sharky's Machine. :-D

Re:Thank you jesus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967909)

Is Sean Young the sexiest movie star of all time? Maybe the last thirty years? I think so. She is married though.

Beating a Dead Horse (3, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966633)

How many cuts are there going to be released? Okay, so we get another 2 minutes of unseen footage? Oh, we *finally* know Deckard is an android? Please, make us buy another overpriced DVD with promised new scenes and remastered video. I'll go ahead and add this one to the other 2 copies that are sitting on my shelf.

Re:Beating a Dead Horse (1)

Ferretman (224859) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966867)

Besides....this movie ain't all that.....enough is enough already....

Ferretman

Re:Beating a Dead Horse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967161)

Besides....this movie ain't all that.....enough is enough already....


Compared with the bullshit that masquerades as sci-fi these days marketed to the double-digit ADD riddled MTV tard brigade? Yes, it is all that.

Re:Beating a Dead Horse (1)

DeadChobi (740395) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966911)

Meanwhile this comes out at the exact time that I'll actually be able to afford to buy DVDs, meaning that I can buy this and finally have a copy of Blade Runner.

like tears in rain. (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966705)

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion, I watched C beams glitter near the Tan-Hauser gate."
"All these, memories will be lost; like tears in rain."
"Time to die."

Re:like tears in rain. (2, Informative)

Nexus7 (2919) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967039)

Apparently the Nexus 7 did not have the dying problem.

Re:like tears in rain. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967093)

If you're going to quote, at least have the decency to quote correctly:

"All these moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain

Note the parallels...

Re:like tears in rain. (4, Informative)

stjobe (78285) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967767)

For shame, AC! What are you trying to do to my beloved quote?

Batty:
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.

Flash video has its uses (4, Insightful)

Jeremy Erwin (2054) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966719)

but movie trailers are not one of them. I'd like to see this trailer in quicktime, perhaps even HD. It's unfair to subject the brilliant cinematography to the muted color gamut and harsh artifacts of youtube.

Re:Flash video has its uses (1)

MouseR (3264) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967203)

Amen.

Re:Flash video has its uses (2, Interesting)

netik (141046) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967877)


There's nothing wrong with Flash Video. The upcoming flash release will have H.264 support for HD Video. It's just not out yet.

The best quality to bitrate ratio you're going to see right now is either DIVX or Quicktime H.264.

Deckard is a lesbian (5, Funny)

konstant (63560) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966749)

Admittedly, the paper unicorn is not present in the original cut, nor the unicorn dream. Nonetheless, subsequent releases made it quite clear that Deckard is in fact a lesbian. Why are we still debating this?

Re:Deckard is a lesbian (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966947)

Deckard's unicorn dream was omitted from the original, but the paper unicorn was present. By the way, it takes a lesbian to know one, doesn't it?

Final? (4, Interesting)

aldheorte (162967) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966765)

So is this the final director's cut or the final ultimate collection or the final on HD-DVD or the final but we'll add some new useless commentary in the next edition final, no truly final cut? I jest, but the continual trotting out of new editions of old movies to get people to buy the same thing over and over again is a tad ridiculous. I can acknowledge that there might be a theater release and a director's cut for timing reasons, but once that's done, it's time to move on and create something new.

Also, does anyone else share the feeling that the extra commentaries and features on DVDs are pretty much completely worthless? I remember thinking that it was very nifty when I first got a DVD player, but after watching a few, I haven't watched any in years. The only ones of any value I have seen are sometimes animated shorts that go with animated films. If anything, special features generally detract from the enjoyment of a good movie as you struggle to reconcile how a group of such insipid and insincere people could have pulled it off.

Re:Final? (1)

iknownuttin (1099999) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966933)

Also, does anyone else share the feeling that the extra commentaries and features on DVDs are pretty much completely worthless?

As for me - Depends. On those extra features, many times you get to see how they did the special effects and the production issues.

Re:Final? (3, Interesting)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966991)

Also, does anyone else share the feeling that the extra commentaries and features on DVDs are pretty much completely worthless?
Some are worthless, some add value.
I highly recommend the commentary on Robocop, with the director, writer and producer. It's hilarious.
I also really appreciated Whedon's commentary on the last episode of Firefly (objects in space), but some of the commentary on the other eps were, well, pointless.
I was glad to see the "making of" of A Scanner Darkly, I was sure they had some kind of automated process doing most of their rotoscopy by algorithm, turns out they did it by hand, the maniacs.

Re:Final? (1)

Threni (635302) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967307)

> I highly recommend the commentary on Robocop, with the director, writer and producer. It's hilarious.

Perhaps you can explain something. A lot of people seem to like Robocop, but it always seemed really camp to me. A sort of robotic nazi with lipstick with homoerotic overtones...was it supposed to be like that? It seems to be more like some cult film that people can dress up to and lip synch with than a gritty vision of the future. What's your take on it?

Re:Final? (1)

grumling (94709) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967015)

That would be the goal. Society today finds it much more profitable to recycle than to produce new. That holds true for tires, soda cans, automobiles (both in resources and design), music (rappers just sample for the most part), and movies/television (both with reissues, remakes and the "CBS photocopier method" where a hit show is reworked just enough to avoid copyright infringement). Let's face it, the reason Steve Jobs is god is because he figured out that "creative borrowing" is much easier than creating something that has never been done before.

What you can do with the 5 disc set (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967275)

If you have a PS3 with the Blu-Ray drive and a microphone headset, you can do this while watching Blade Runner:

"Pan left."
"Stop."
"Zoom in 31. Wait a minute. Pan left."

Re:Final? (1)

noidentity (188756) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967325)

I find most extras stupid, especially the heavily produced ones (as compared to commentary). Occasionally the commentary has been good, like for The Goonies.

Re:Final? (1)

nostriluu (138310) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967339)

If anything, special features generally detract from the enjoyment of a good movie as you struggle to reconcile how a group of such insipid and insincere people could have pulled it off.


Only on Slashdot, where people are only interested in how the special effects were done.

Re:Final? (1)

Jack9 (11421) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967415)

I rent and watch DVDs a lot. If I like the movie enough (rare), I will usually listen to the director's/actor's commentary.
These commentaries often add a lot to the movie itself, and my understanding.

There's Nothing Out There - Good
Donnie Darko - Good
Brick - Not good (only actor commentary)
Anchorman - HORRIBLE (what a waste)

Re:Final? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967439)

Also, does anyone else share the feeling that the extra commentaries and features on DVDs are pretty much completely worthless?
They're not just worthless, they're spoilers that "kill the illusion" so to speak. Seeing a movie taken to pieces with backstage footage and whatnot completely ruins it for me. Sometimes the commentary track can be fun to listen to if the actors/directors are actually good at it (i.e. if the have funny or interesting stories rathern than just reactionary comments like "Oh that's cool"), but this is extremely rare. I remember Hellboy having a rather fun commentary track.

In fact, I often make copies of my movies where I rip out everything except for the movie itself so when I pop in the DVD the movie starts instantly without me having to wait for FBI warnings and dig through menus to adjust subtitles and audio. I like having the movies in such a raw form.

I'm not alone am I?

It's not ridiculous at all (1)

Colin Smith (2679) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967499)

edition final, no truly final cut? I jest, but the continual trotting out of new editions of old movies to get people to buy the same thing over and over again is a tad ridiculous.
It's fucking genius! You get to sell the same thing to the same idiots again and again.

 

Forget the flying car! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966815)

I want the Instabody drier! NOW! With Joanna Cassidy!

What do you mean, she doesn't come with the unit?

What about the "10th annual farewell cut"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20966829)

Folks need to stop obsessing over this movie. It was new in nineteen eighty-something. It's like five week old Kraft dinner now.

Where the fuck is Deckards goat? (3, Interesting)

Oktober Sunset (838224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966865)

If Deckard doesn't have a goat, a penfield mood organ and a close relationship with Mercer, then I don't wanna know.

Or his wife, for that matter? (1)

itsdapead (734413) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967191)

...and perhaps they could slap on a cheesy voiceover explaining that, if you'd read the book, you'd realise that the VK test questions were founded in the ficticious religion of Mercerism and had precious little to do with psychology...

Re:Where the fuck is Deckards goat? (2, Funny)

Mister Transistor (259842) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967495)

Or his Mountibank Codpiece, for that matter!

Re:Where the fuck is Deckards goat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967793)

Seeing as Ridley Scott didn't even bother to read the book it was based on, you can't really moan. Blame the lazy script writers.

The Best (2, Insightful)

Soiden (1029534) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966923)

The best of this movie is Vangelis.

"I want more life, fucker" (1)

Saeger (456549) | more than 6 years ago | (#20966959)

Roy said fucker, not father.
Oh, and Han shot first.

Re:"I want more life, fucker" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967011)

it's ok to leave the scene in where he pokes his maker's eyes out, but calling him a fucker is over the top? yeah that makes sense.

Humanity ftw (2, Insightful)

childprey (1054198) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967111)

Too bad Deckard as a replicant invalidates one of the greatest moral points of the movie.

Except (slight book spoilers) (3, Informative)

itsdapead (734413) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967305)

Deckard as a replicant with implanted memories is a crude, movie-friendly way of getting over one point of the book..

... in which Deckard isn't a replicant (probably - but he meets other unwitting replicants) but discovers that pretty much everything he knows and values is artificial (his religion, his favorite DJ, his pet animals...) so what is the difference?

Besides, the main evidence for the "inhumanity" of the replicants is their inability to participate in the bogus empathic communion of the fatalistic Mercerist "religion" which has been invented to keep the earthbound dregs of humanity content (the VK test is clearly inspired by Mercerism).

Re:Except (slight book spoilers) (1)

childprey (1054198) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967383)

Yes, but part of simplifying things down for moviegoers would have been nice to keep the "just because your different doesn't mean I can't accept you" theme.

Another release?! (0, Redundant)

6350' (936630) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967235)

Good god, how many times are they going to try to sell me Blade Runner? Blade Runner, Blade Runner Director's Cut, Blade Runner Extended Cut, Blade Runner Extended Directors Edition, Blade Runner Complete Extended Director's Updated Cut, Blade Runner Extreme High Def Director's Extended Complete Uber Extras Extended Director's Extended Extension, Blade Runner High Def Reduced Calorie Low Saturation With Extended Extras Edition ....

Re:Another release?! (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967317)

They will keep going until we stop buying. it was a great film, on several levels

To bad they didn't do the sequel back then like was planned ( if they do one now, it will be ruined )

Personally im holding out for the uber directors cut.

Re:Another release?! (1)

MouseR (3264) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967461)

How many Star Wars versions do you own?

am i the only one? (0, Troll)

SirSmiley (845591) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967481)

I watched the dvd of this movie...and I have to say, it was one of the most boring movies of all time. I'm sure when it came out it was , ooo look at the fancy graphics and setting..but seriously..this movie dragged and dragged..and my friends and I had this theme of renting "classic movies". The week previous we had watched apocolypse now redux..this has hands down got to be one of the worst movies of all time..it is long, it is pointless and it is very very boring does anyone even care about blade runner? i doubt it

Re:am i the only one? (4, Insightful)

mfnickster (182520) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967553)

this has hands down got to be one of the worst movies of all time..it is long, it is pointless and it is very very boring does anyone even care about blade runner? i doubt it

Maybe you find it boring, but it is FAR from pointless. That's why people still love it after all this time. Personally I love it because Ridley Scott puts so much detail on the screen, always giving you something interesting to look at while simultaneously giving you time to think about what's going on in the movie. It's not all slam-bang action. This is the kind of movie that's only boring if you try to watch it passively. Put some effort into watching it and it's far more rewarding.

Re:am i the only one? (1)

SpectreBlofeld (886224) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967681)

I read the parent post...and I have to say, it was one of the most boring posts of all time. I'm sure when it came out it was , ooo look at the commentary and opinion..but seriously..this post dragged and dragged..and my friends and I had this theme of reading "classic posts". The week previous we had read the first beowulf cliche joke..this has hands down got to be one of the worst posts of all time..it is long, it is pointless and it is very very boring does anyone even care about the post? i doubt it

It's amazing (2, Informative)

FatalTourist (633757) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967509)

Saw it at the Ziegfeld in NYC. It looks and sounds incredible. Changes are quite minor, no Lucasing here. The best part was the remastered picture and audio. If you are a fan, you'll love it. If you are a nitpicking wiener, you'll hate everything, so stay at home and register your complaints on a message board.

Screening information (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20967725)

It is screening in NYC as part of the New York Film festival - see:
http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/nyff.html [filmlinc.com]

Starting October 5th, BR will be playing in Los Angeles at:

The Landmark
10850 W Pico Blvd
LA CA 90064

theatrical release (3, Informative)

JeffSh (71237) | more than 6 years ago | (#20967831)

i emailed my local theatre chain asking about blade runner. they responded that they had no clue about a theatre re-release. turns out that it is only being screened in new york and LA.

so, the theatrical release note is quite a bit misleading.
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