Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Blade Runner : The Final Cut

They've finally released the new Blade Runner DVD
Director Ridley Scott
Plot In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when five replicants escape from an off world colony to Earth.
Cast Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Brion James, William Sanderson, Sean Young
Genre Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

After waiting what seemed to be an interminable amount of time the ultimate edition of one of my favourite movies has been released. Blade Runner : Final Cut is a digitally remastered, re-edited and re-fucking fantastic edition of the original movie directed by Ridley Scott. 25 years after the original release, with the aid of a few computers, Scott has chopped out all the dross that the Producers forced him to put in. No more voice over, no cheesy ending and scenes previously consigned to the cutting room floor have been resurrected. All in all I'd have to say its an excellent addition to the DVD cabinet, and well worth waiting for. If you are going to purchase it, remember 3 choices are ahead of you - 2 Disc Edition (out now), 5 Disc Edition (Out in January in NZ), all versions of movies and doco's or super wassar Limited Edition Briefcase (out in January as well I believe for NZ). I don't really geek out over the 400 disc, special signed, limited, 1 of 4 in the world, numbered, sealed in a vault, handmade by dwarfish spider people editions - not my scene. But if you do, you'll enjoy the briefcase version I'm sure.

Rating ★★★★★ Fucking Cracker.

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