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Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st Century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human.The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen it like this. Because this is director Ridley Scott's own vision of his sci-fi classic. This new version omits Deckard's voice narration develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) and removes the "uplifting" finale. The result is a heightened emotional impact: a great film made greater. Most intriguing of all is a newly included unicorn vision that suggests that Deckard may be a humanoid. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Is Deckard a replicant? As with all things in the future you must discover the answer yourself.Running Time: 116 min.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: SCI-FI/FANTASY UPC: 012569837799 Manufacturer No: 83779
When Ridley Scott's cut of Blade Runner was finally released in 1993, one had to wonder why the studio hadn't done it right the first time--11 years earlier. This version is so much better, mostly because of what's been eliminated (the ludicrous and redundant voice-over narration and the phony happy ending) rather than what's been added (a bit more character development and a brief unicorn dream). Star Harrison Ford originally recorded the narration under duress at the insistence of Warner Bros. executives who thought the story needed further "explanation"; he later confessed that he thought if he did it badly they wouldn't use it. (Moral: Never overestimate the taste of movie executives.) The movie's spectacular futuristic vision of Los Angeles--a perpetually dark and rainy metropolis that's the nightmare antithesis of "Sunny Southern California"--is still its most seductive feature, an otherworldly atmosphere in which you can immerse yourself. The movie's shadowy visual style, along with its classic private-detective/murder-mystery plot line (with Ford on the trail of a murderous android, or "replicant"), makes Blade Runner one of the few science fiction pictures to legitimately claim a place in the film noir tradition. And, as in the best noir, the sleuth discovers a whole lot more (about himself and the people he encounters) than he anticipates.... With Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, and M. Emmet Walsh. --Jim Emerson
This movie has it all : Rutger Hauer & Harrison Ford, origami, AI synthlife going all sentient, dark-brooding scenery
Seriously, you can't go wrong with the Director's Cut of... Read more
It's an okay movie, not my typical genre at all as I'm not a scifi enthusiast. I only watched it for a class that I'm taking.Published 2 days ago by Theresa Kingsley
Streaming was fine. Love the ideas presented. I hear the director's cut doesn't have the voice over parts which would make this much more cerebral.Published 2 days ago by Marcus Musselman
An excellent classic, the collectors edition has given me everything I could expect in a blu-ray rendition of this classic cyberpunk story. Read morePublished 4 days ago by RagingGeek
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|How come the new versions aren't out yet..?||
Nah, it is still on its way. A few sites have posted details and images of the 5 disc set. Still supposedly a Fall release.
Jun 24, 2007 by Boom | See all 2 posts
My husband and I saw the movie at the theater when it was first released and it is much, MUCH better with narration. It gives it a retro 1940's private eye flick feel, besides explaining what's really goung on.
We have the VHS tape of the theatrical release and the director's cut DVD. Sure... Read More
Dec 24, 2006 by C. L. Stacker | See all 13 posts
|I'm tired of waiting||
Understand the frustration. Good news: Blade Runner II is in the works. That should be very interesting, especially if Deckard returns.
Mar 9, 2015 by MERCURY | See all 2 posts
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