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#1 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 12:45 AM

I think we can all agree that Blade Runner is way over due for a make over in video and sound. I put the old release of it on my HD/5.1 setup and it looks and sounds terrible. What a crying shame! It is such a classic great movie that it should be on the top of the list, considering that Ridley's Gladiator was best picture.

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#2 of 34 Iain Lambert

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Posted October 22 2001 - 12:52 AM

Stephen, I believe this is indeed in the works, and will eventually be released when its ready. I think the current rumour is sometime next year, but no more definite than that. With the team at Scott Free on it I think we can rest assured that whatever comes out will be very nice indeed.
mmm, thats odd.

#3 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 12:55 AM

I hope so, I did not look at the DVD since I upgraded to HDTV with 480p and when I did, it just looked awful.

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#4 of 34 Dharmesh C

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Posted October 22 2001 - 12:57 AM

I think most DVD websites have said it's in the works, I'm really looking forward to owning it!!!!!!

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#5 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 01:09 AM

I found a very cool flash site dedicated to Blade Runner at http://www.br-insight.com

Check it out!


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#6 of 34 JonZ

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Posted October 22 2001 - 01:28 AM

Hopefully it wont be a case like the eternally delayed Legend SE.
I wouldnt say Blade Runner looks terrible but the technology is better than it was a mere 4 years ago and this title (one of my personal top 10)deserves topnotch treatment.

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#7 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 02:00 AM

To me it looks bad. Lots of grain and dust spots all over the print. The poor-logic sound is really low and full of hiss...




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#8 of 34 Oswald Pascual

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:09 AM

I also remember the this movie being window boxed. Black bars on all four sides. Never really found out why they did this.

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#9 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:24 AM

I hope they decide to bring back the original version with the "Legend" unicorn scene removed and the ending restored to it's original state. Also the narration by Harrison Ford that was removed in the directors cut, was necessary for people who have never seen the movie before.

What do you guys think?

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#10 of 34 Matthew_S

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:33 AM

Stephen,

I think if you put more ***'s and !!!'s in your subject line next time, Warner might take notice and release this sooner.

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#11 of 34 Eugene Hsieh

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:38 AM

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I hope they decide to bring back the original version with the "Legend" unicorn scene removed and the ending restored to it's original state. Also the narration by Harrison Ford that was removed in the directors cut, was necessary for people who have never seen the movie before.
I didn't like the unicorn scene. However, I disliked the original ending and the narration. Even watching the movie as a kid in the theatres I thought the narration was superfluous. Harrison Ford just seemed like he was restating the obvious all the time.

We all have our personal preferences, but I personally think overall the Director's Cut is better. Ideally a new version should have both versions in a multi-disc set, with a cleaned-up print, in anamorphic widescreen. No need for P/S since the J6P can continue to purchase the cheaper version which has P/S.

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#12 of 34 SteveGon

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Posted October 22 2001 - 03:43 AM

I think the unicorn scene is silly and unnecessary. Its removal would be for the best, IMO. However, I do like the "new" ending. Keep it in! I can do without the narration even though it never bothered me that much. Just give us a choice on that one. Well, that's what I think!

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#13 of 34 Jeff Kleist

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Posted October 22 2001 - 04:33 AM

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I hope they decide to bring back the original version with the "Legend" unicorn scene removed and the ending restored to it's original state. Also the narration by Harrison Ford that was removed in the directors cut, was necessary for people who have never seen the movie before.

The studio inserted the narration, not Ridley Scott. I doubt you'll ever see it again on any director-approved version. That said, I believe there has been talk of seamless branching the disc so that the theatrical/Studio produced director's/and TRUE director's cut are available

I've only seen the director's cut version, and I have never had a problem understanding the film

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#14 of 34 Charles de Lauzirika

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Posted October 22 2001 - 04:55 AM

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I hope they decide to bring back the original version with the "Legend" unicorn scene removed and the ending restored to it's original state.

I think it bears repeating that Deckard's unicorn dream is not from "Legend." It was shot specifically for "Blade Runner" in 1982, a couple years before "Legend" even began principal photography.

As for having the original ending restored, well, it already was restored in the 1992 version (the misnamed "Director's Cut.") The original ending is the one where Deckard and Rachael enter the elevator.

If you're referring to the happy ending where Deckard and Rachael drive off into the woods (with outtakes from "The Shining"), that is not the original ending. It was shot after the producers decided that the film needed a more upbeat ending, and was grafted on (along with the narration) to the film's first theatrical release.



#15 of 34 Ted Lee

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Posted October 22 2001 - 04:58 AM

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Harrison Ford just seemed like he was restating the obvious all the time.

my understanding is that neither harrison nor ridley (yes i'm on first name basis with both...not!) wanted the narration.

supposedly harrison purposely did a "poor" job of narration in an attempt to have the studios leave it out, but that failed.

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#16 of 34 Eugene Hsieh

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Posted October 22 2001 - 05:02 AM

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The studio inserted the narration, not Ridley Scott. I doubt you'll ever see it again on any director-approved version. That said, I believe there has been talk of seamless branching the disc so that the theatrical/Studio produced director's/and TRUE director's cut are available
I wonder how that would work. Not only are scenes different, but the dialogue is as well (ie. narration). They'd have to create a new no-narration mix for the upbeat ending, although I guess it wouldn't be that hard.

#17 of 34 Mark Walker

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Posted October 22 2001 - 06:20 AM

For people who would like to really understand what
parts of Blade Runner are in different
versions and why, you should read
Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner
by Paul M. Sammon

The unicorn scene is integral to what happens
at the end of the film with a certain piece of
folded paper and what that implies about Deckard.

While most on this forum love to spout opinions,
and assertions, I sure wish more people would
make an effort to make most of
these INFORMED opinions and assertions.

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#18 of 34 Ted Lee

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Posted October 22 2001 - 06:26 AM

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The unicorn scene is integral to what happens
at the end of the film with a certain piece of
folded paper and what that implies about Deckard.

i don't think this is any big secret...

Spoiler:
that the unicorn implies that deckard is a replicant


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While most on this forum love to spout opinions,
and assertions, I sure wish more people would
make an effort to make most of
these INFORMED opinions and assertions.

ummm....dude...on behalf of all the UNINFORMED people here, i suggest you relax just a touch... Posted Image

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#19 of 34 Mark Walker

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Posted October 22 2001 - 06:56 AM

Hey Ted-

Point taken and understood. Posted Image

Maybe I should take a chill pill, but
the other side of this is that people claim
to be fans of films like Blade Runner,
but then don't bother to do any MINIMAL research
before stating things like, "Why'd he put that scene
from Legend in Blade Runner?"

Granted, half the reason this forum exists to
to let people share information...I just wish
there wasn't so much MISinformation being spread.

(The Hannibal thread was a good, exasperating example
of this...Poor, Charlie de Lauzirika!)


Too much coffee (on my part), perhaps? Posted Image

In kind,


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#20 of 34 Stephen_Coghill

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Posted October 22 2001 - 07:13 AM

For the record Mark, no one ever said "why did they put that scene from "legend" in Blade Runner."

Maybe you shoud just drop another chill pill and relax...

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