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Blade Runner - Final Cut

Blade Runner - The best movie ever made has it’s final cut.

Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?

Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.[/quote]

They better not ruin it with an annoying son and/or daughter doing amazing stuff – setting up for another generation of movies.

[quote]vroom wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.

They better not ruin it with an annoying son and/or daughter doing amazing stuff – setting up for another generation of movies.[/quote]

Done the right way, it could be interesting. However, I haven’t seen it done the right way…ever…and Karate Kid 3 sucked.

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?[/quote]

Looks like it will be a limited theatrical release. Select cities, select theaters.

Amazing film the visuals still hold up today, but the big question is Deckard a replicant and whats the signifigance of the unicorn

[quote]Professor X wrote:
Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?

Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.[/quote]

I’m pretty much sick of senior citizens such as Connery and Ford playing bad ass action hero… yeah I fucking said it. Women hit 35 and suddenly theyre like the plague, men hit 70 and they can still pull off what? Shut the hell up. I can kick the shit out of both Ford AND Connery right about now after a six pack and a pizza. So shut the hell up. Enough. I’m not paying a cent for any of it.

[quote]NeilMc wrote:
Amazing film the visuals still hold up today, but the big question is Deckard a replicant and whats the signifigance of the unicorn[/quote]

Spoiler warning - although if you haven’t seen this movie yet, you probably don’t care…

A few scenes in the Director’s cut version leave little doubt that Deckard is a replicant. In one scene, both he and Rachael are in the bathroom and it is fairly dark. Both their eyes light up like Riddick’s; something only seen happening in other replicants in the movie.

There is also the more subtle hints about memories from his childhood (which where in the original release). I think the Director’s cut shows too much. I preferred it when there wasn’t a near certainty about Deckard’s status.

My personal take on the unicorn is that it’s some sort of message to Deckard: He’s himself a mythological being - a replicant who cannot be distinguished from a human and who doesn’t have a built-in expiry date. He’s human in every way, except for having been manufactured and given false memories of a past that never really occurred.

The fact that the best replicant ever made is also the best Blade Runner ever is sweetly ironic. Was he implanted with the desire to get rid of the rogue inferior models?

For some reason, watching that movie - or talking about the various questions it poses - never gets old.

[quote]sugarfree wrote:
Blade Runner - The best movie ever made has it’s final cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOsSvkbRjA[/quote]

Link has been taken down. What’s happening then? I already have the directors cut on DVD and i seem to remember it being released for a short time in cinemas a few years back, no?

[quote]AdamC wrote:
sugarfree wrote:
Blade Runner - The best movie ever made has it’s final cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOsSvkbRjA

Link has been taken down. What’s happening then? I already have the directors cut on DVD and i seem to remember it being released for a short time in cinemas a few years back, no?[/quote]

The “directors cut” wasn’t really a directors cut. It was a print that was closer to what Ridley Scott
wanted. What we are getting is HIS cut. How he would have finished the movie had he not been fired.

I do believe a re-mastered theatrical cut, and the falsely labeled “directors cut” will be included as bonus discs.

Anybody that really loves Blade Runner needs to watch the documentary made by the BBC. Google “on the edge of blade runner”. You will not be disappointed.

[quote]NeilMc wrote:
Amazing film the visuals still hold up today, but the big question is Deckard a replicant and whats the signifigance of the unicorn[/quote]

Spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie

If I remember correctly the origami unicorn at the end of the movie is also an indication that Deckard is a replicant. I can’t remember the name of the character who made it, but he was clearly aware of Deckard’s dreams involving the unicorn. Was this his way of trying to tell Deckard he was a replicant? I don’t know. I need to watch it again because a lot of it is hazy.

[quote]Cable wrote:
NeilMc wrote:
Amazing film the visuals still hold up today, but the big question is Deckard a replicant and whats the signifigance of the unicorn

Spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen the movie

If I remember correctly the origami unicorn at the end of the movie is also an indication that Deckard is a replicant. I can’t remember the name of the character who made it, but he was clearly aware of Deckard’s dreams involving the unicorn. Was this his way of trying to tell Deckard he was a replicant? I don’t know. I need to watch it again because a lot of it is hazy.
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More spoilers

It depends on which version of the film you refer too. In the original theatrical release, the dream sequence involving the unicorn was cut, so the origami unicorn loses some of it’s significance. In the “Director’s Cut” version, the unicorn dream is back, which makes it more plausible that Deckard is a replicant and that Gaff knows about his dreams because they’re implanted.

Of course, there are alternative explanations that keep Deckard a human. Maybe he’s been dreaming of unicorn all his life, to the point that it’s in his police file and Gaff knows about it. It’s more of a stretch, but keeps the human Deckard possible.

IIRC, except for Ridley Scott, everyone else sees Deckard as a human being. He certainly is one in the original novel. I like the ambiguity that Scott has managed to inject in his status.

you have the right idea. The character played by James Edward Olmos (think it’s Gaff)in the Director’s Cut is seen leaving various Origami creations at key points in the movie that mirror Deckard’s emotions/memories.

the last scene when Deckard and the replicant are leaving the apartment, Deckard sees that Gaff left a Unicorn origami on the ground, and Deckard recalls the final line Gaff said to him “it’s too bad she won’t live, but then again who does!”

It’s implied by Gaff leaving the unicorn that Deckard’s memories are also artificial, and that he is a replicant. I remember that Ridley Scott revealed in an interview that Deckard is indeed intended to be a replicant, ending the debate once and for all.

crosses fingers for DVD release

[quote]AdamC wrote:
sugarfree wrote:
Blade Runner - The best movie ever made has it’s final cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOsSvkbRjA

Link has been taken down. What’s happening then? I already have the directors cut on DVD and i seem to remember it being released for a short time in cinemas a few years back, no?[/quote]

I think it’s been delayed:

Blade Runner Final Cut is Coming
Source: Warner Home Video
May 26, 2006

Warner Home Video (WHV) announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and plans two new DVD releases of the futuristic classic. Rights had lapsed a year ago, but negotiations for a long-term license have now been completed, and the film will again be available to the public.

First, a restored and remastered DVD version of the 1992 Director’s Cut will debut in September in the U.S. for a special four-month limited release, after which it will be placed on moratorium by WHV.

Later in 2007, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, the studio will unveil “Blade Runner: The Final Cut,” Scott’s definitive new version of his science-fiction masterpiece.

The film will be released theatrically in select major U.S. cities, followed by a multi-disc Special Edition DVD release which will also contain three alternate versions of Blade Runner: the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut, the Expanded International Theatrical Cut and the 1992 Director’s Cut. Ample, ground-breaking bonus features will also be included.

In making the announcement, Jeff Baker, WHV’s Senior VP and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog, said: "This is clearly Ridley’s signature film and we are thrilled to have it back.

While details of the new DVDs will be announced later, we wanted to get this great news to the many serious film buffs and ardent ‘Blade Runner’ fans who’ve been so patient, despite besieging us with thousands of annual requests in recent years for new ‘Blade Runner’ DVDs."

Continued Baker, “A number of people have told me that in the start-up days of DVD, ‘Blade Runner’ was absolutely the first DVD title they wanted, so much so that they purchased it even before their first DVD player! I guarantee these fans our new DVDs will be well worth waiting for.”

Blade Runner – starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah – made its first appearance in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1982, dazzling audiences with its stylish, brooding look into the future. From its intelligent, provocative story line to its stunning camera work and state-of-the-art special effects, Blade Runner opened the door to a new view of tomorrow.

Set in a multi-ethnic, overcrowded, high-tech city of the future, Blade Runner was also a benchmark in production design and helped propel the “cyberpunk” look into mainstream American consciousness.

[quote]Molotov_Coktease wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?

Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.

I’m pretty much sick of senior citizens such as Connery and Ford playing bad ass action hero… yeah I fucking said it. Women hit 35 and suddenly theyre like the plague, men hit 70 and they can still pull off what? Shut the hell up. I can kick the shit out of both Ford AND Connery right about now after a six pack and a pizza. So shut the hell up. Enough. I’m not paying a cent for any of it.[/quote]

They can do without your money. And they would bitch slap you silly.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Molotov_Coktease wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?

Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.

I’m pretty much sick of senior citizens such as Connery and Ford playing bad ass action hero… yeah I fucking said it. Women hit 35 and suddenly theyre like the plague, men hit 70 and they can still pull off what? Shut the hell up. I can kick the shit out of both Ford AND Connery right about now after a six pack and a pizza. So shut the hell up. Enough. I’m not paying a cent for any of it.

They can do without your money. And they would bitch slap you silly.[/quote]

I think you’d like it more if they bitch slapped you, and then maybe pulled a geriatric train on you. Why don’t you call Paul Newman too.

Of course I don’t honestly think I can beat up any of them, its pretty ridiculous isn’t it, about as ridiculous as watching grandpa out run a boulder, not so credible. You’re right, they don’t need my money, plenty of suckers for the fleecing… and its a money whoring trip down memory lane I won’t be taking.

[quote]Molotov_Coktease wrote:
Zap Branigan wrote:
Molotov_Coktease wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Are they re-releasing it in theaters or just straight to DVD?

Ford is working on the next Indiana Jones movie. I truly hope he isn’t too old to pull that off. It would suck if that character is screwed up and goes out on a low note.

I’m pretty much sick of senior citizens such as Connery and Ford playing bad ass action hero… yeah I fucking said it. Women hit 35 and suddenly theyre like the plague, men hit 70 and they can still pull off what? Shut the hell up. I can kick the shit out of both Ford AND Connery right about now after a six pack and a pizza. So shut the hell up. Enough. I’m not paying a cent for any of it.

They can do without your money. And they would bitch slap you silly.

I think you’d like it more if they bitch slapped you, and then maybe pulled a geriatric train on you. Why don’t you call Paul Newman too.

Of course I don’t honestly think I can beat up any of them, its pretty ridiculous isn’t it, about as ridiculous as watching grandpa out run a boulder, not so credible. You’re right, they don’t need my money, plenty of suckers for the fleecing… and its a money whoring trip down memory lane I won’t be taking.
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And what the hell is wrong with Paul Newman? He makes some good salad dressing, gives a fortune to charity, is physically active and races cars. He is a hell of a man.

You seem awfully bitter in 90% of your posts. I pity the weak man you end up with.

[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
blah blah blah.[/quote]

[quote]pookie wrote:
More spoilers

It depends on which version of the film you refer too. In the original theatrical release, the dream sequence involving the unicorn was cut, so the origami unicorn loses some of it’s significance. In the “Director’s Cut” version, the unicorn dream is back, which makes it more plausible that Deckard is a replicant and that Gaff knows about his dreams because they’re implanted.

Of course, there are alternative explanations that keep Deckard a human. Maybe he’s been dreaming of unicorn all his life, to the point that it’s in his police file and Gaff knows about it. It’s more of a stretch, but keeps the human Deckard possible.

IIRC, except for Ridley Scott, everyone else sees Deckard as a human being. He certainly is one in the original novel. I like the ambiguity that Scott has managed to inject in his status.
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Sorry, but it doesn’t make any sense for Deckard to be a replicant. Why would the Terrell Corp create something that was the best hunter/destroyer of their main product?

I always thought the unicorn represented Rachel, as she’s the only replicant w/o an expiration date.