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Blade Runner: Final Cut
« on: 26 November, 2007, 03:20:02 PM »
I just realised today that this is out on DVD next Monday, and now I'm all excited. :) The Ultimate Edition 5-disc set is a hell of a lot cheaper than I expected (30 euro on cdwow) so the only question remaining is: do I but it myself, or "suggest" it as a Christmas present?

But they're not showing the Final Cut in cinemas in Ireland dammit! I wanted to see it on the big screen....
You're at the precipice Tony, of an enormous crossroads.

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« Reply #1 on: 26 November, 2007, 03:57:02 PM »
Woo, and indeed Hoo!

MEAN ARENA!

Going to sit and read this with a brew in a bit- Cheers Tharg.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut...
« Reply #2 on: 26 November, 2007, 04:30:29 PM »
Can you wait for Christmas? I know I can't!

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut......
« Reply #3 on: 26 November, 2007, 05:47:17 PM »
Without getting too nerdy, what's the difference between Final and Director's Cuts? I saw the new version a couple of days ago, and it looks stunning. Certainly it's benefited from a clean up of the print and the soundtrack etc, but (even allowing it's been a while since I last saw it) I couldn't detect much new content. Anyhow, it's a good excuse to catch it on the big screen.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut.........
« Reply #4 on: 26 November, 2007, 08:08:56 PM »
I couldn't wait, I've pre-ordered the 5-disc set (after doing some subtle digging to find out if it was already on anyone's list for me)

As for the differences, I haven't seen the Final Cut yet, but I read that apart from cleaning up the print, Scott made a few little differences, like putting some of the violence back in, and a few little CGI tweaks, like making the difference between Zhora and her male stunt double much less obvious. It wasn't really about adding new scenes.
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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut...
« Reply #5 on: 27 November, 2007, 04:19:35 PM »
I pre-ordered the 5 Disc edition. It looks like it may be one of the finest special edition DVD's ever released. Can't wait!

If you're a fan of the movie, I'd highly recommend the book 'Future Noir' by Paul Sammon. I have the original edition of the book - which is fantastic - but there's a new edition coming out to coincide with the re-release of the movie which contains new interviews with the cast and crew, comprehensive analysis of the alterations made to the film, and details about the restoration process.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut......
« Reply #6 on: 27 November, 2007, 04:42:26 PM »
IIRC, they did a brief reshoot with Joanna 'Zora' Cassidy to eliminate the bloke in a bad wig stunt double. By utter coincidence, Joanna Cassidy appeared on the episode of Heroes screened across the Atlantic last night [2.10].

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut......
« Reply #7 on: 27 November, 2007, 06:48:49 PM »
Let me second that recommendation. The books got everything you'd ever need to know about the making of the movie and all the various versions that are in existence.
Also to be recommended, for all lovers of Philip K. Is "Counterfeit Worlds-Philip K. Dick On Film", which lists the many film adaptations of his work and many that have yet to make it to the screen.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut.........
« Reply #8 on: 29 November, 2007, 12:10:03 PM »
Saw this on the big screen at the Cameo Edinburgh it was all great: sound, vision and an  apreciative audience.
I still have my ticket stub from the orginal Premiere, saddo that I am.

That book looks good onto my wish list it goes.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut..........
« Reply #9 on: 30 November, 2007, 08:12:39 PM »
Just found this!
It looks essential too.



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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut...
« Reply #10 on: 30 November, 2007, 08:24:15 PM »
what's better about the Final Cut? I thought the original release was pretty much perfect. Mind you, I haven't seen it since it came out.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut......
« Reply #11 on: 30 November, 2007, 08:29:10 PM »
No rubbish voice over, no inappropriate happy ending(cobbled together from out-takes of Kubrick's The Shining) and judging by what I've read ont tinternet, a nice digital claen up job from Sott's people and a few added scenes.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut.........
« Reply #12 on: 30 November, 2007, 08:33:15 PM »
I'll rephrase that:


No rubbish voice over, no inappropriate happy ending(cobbled together from out-takes of Kubrick's The Shining) and judging by what I've read ont tinternet, a nice digital clean up job from Scott's people and a few added scenes.

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut..........
« Reply #13 on: 01 December, 2007, 10:24:33 AM »
Well I may check it out sometime, but I didn't mind the voiceover at all - thought it suited the character

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Re: Blade Runner: Final Cut..........
« Reply #14 on: 01 December, 2007, 11:34:19 AM »
The voice over beacme part of the script after Ridley took on the project. It was his idea and he asked for it to be written into the script like a 50's detective movie. The drafts dated after his arrival bear this out. The writer didn't want any V.O. nor even Ford.

It's a film that nere really works but looks great anyway.

Scripts preceding Scott's involvement don't have V.O.