Blade Runner: The Final Cut (4k UHD BD) [Blu-ray]
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Blade Runner: Final Cut (4K UHD/BD)
Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner dazzles in Ridley Scott’s definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford bring his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants – and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul]]>
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There are many Blade Runner reviews already posted and I risk being completely redundant. I saw it in its original theatrical release in June of 1982. I didn't own a VCR so, with the idea I might never see this movie again, I went back to the theater the next day, pen in hand, and scribbled down as much dialogue as I could, including, of course, Roy Batty's iconic farewell speech. I needed to keep it forever.
Blade Runner is set in Los Angeles in 2019. I recognize my city: the storefronts, street crime, red horizon, endless skyline and congestion. The grimy rain depicts a city of dashed hopes and depression, yet Blade Runner ultimately discovers a passion for life that is "genetic." Roy Batty became my hero by defying his world.
If you are new to Blade Runner I recommend watching the original 1982 Theatrical Release first. I believe it is closer to the mark than is now acknowledged. My hands down "favorite," however, has become the 2007 Final Cut. It is reworked to repair the slip-ups and also expanded somehow, taking a little more time and revealing the film's soul. I discovered Pris in this version -- her conversations with Sebastian reveal tenderness and compassion.
Another version of interest in this set is the Workprint. It uses an even clumsier voiceover than the 1982 Theatrical release and the second half of the film is scored with awful music, exposing the actors by removing the support of Vangelis' miraculous soundtrack. Now we see what powerful performances these actors brought to the film: Rutger Hauer, is absolutely real, terrifying, intelligent, physical; Harrison Ford truly brilliant in a difficult role where his contribution has become underrated. Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy, and Brion James are all great. Thanks to each of you. And thanks to Ridley Scott.
Blade Runner has become a classic and this collector's edition provides much to study and discuss. I can throw away my scribbles now.