Blade Runner Final Cut
Blade Runner is possibly the best movie ever made. Period. Rikke and I were recently lucky enough to catch a theater showing of the Director’s Cut in Cinemateket, which was pure pleasure, even the parts I slept though… Ehm… It was late, okay?:”(Cinemateket is having a large showing of Roger Corman movies in June, in case you like me enjoy yourself a bit of movie history, like Death Race 2000)”:.
The reason I’m mentioning this, is that after literally years of waiting, rumors going this way and that, the Blade Runner Final Cut DVD has finally found its way out of the legal hellhole it’s been living in, and is making its way to stores in
September 2007! But that’s not all:
“Blade Runner: Final Cut” will arrive in 2007 for a limited 25th anniversary theatrical run, followed by a special edition DVD with the three previous versions offered as alternate viewing: Besides the original theatrical version and director’s cut, the expanded international theatrical cut will be included. The set will also contain additional bonus materials. “#”:http://comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=14724
This is great news indeed! Finally this, one of the very cornerstones of modern cinema, will gets its due. It breaks my heart to see movies like Pearl Harbor get the full treatment while Blade Runner and 2001 are allowed to be released in sub-par DVD versions that don’t do them proper justice.
By the way, if one was so inclined, one might be able to procure a HD version of Blade Runner off of UseNet. Just sayin’.