Blade Runner SE Question

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  1. DennisP

    DennisP Stunt Coordinator

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    My question is regarding a Blade Runner SE. Originally I was going to purchase the Director's Cut when I heard that a SE was being released. I thought I would wait for the SE as the Director's Cut was bare bones. When I read that the SE was pretty expensive and it included posters and lots of packaging I decided not to buy it.

    Is there going to be a release of Blade Runner with a re mastered Video and DTS sound with extras like.."Making of"..Commentary, outtakes...story boards etc. secheduled to be released in the future or is what's out there all we can expect?

    Is the SE that's out there..the same cut of the original DVD or has it been re-issued with better video and different sound options?
     
  2. Damin J Toell

    Damin J Toell Producer

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  3. Dan Hitchman

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    Perhaps with Ridley Scott's clout (and seeing as how Scott Free Productions usually does special editions of his films), they will be able to put a DTS track on the upcoming super deluxe edition.

    Heck he even got MGM to put DTS on Hannibal!

    Dan
     
  4. Iain Jackson

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    And Warner did put a DTS track on American Outlaws.
     
  5. Jon Robertson

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    Ridley Scott has said that there'd be FOUR versions of the film on the final disc in a TV interview.
     
  6. Ray H

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    Recently, promoting the Black Hawk Down DVD, Scott gave us an idea of what'd be on there:
    "DVD Review Magazine: I understand you're working on Blade Runner as well, is that correct?
    RS: Yeah, that's done. That'll come out probably, I hope, as a three-disc pack which will have cut one, which is 79, cut two is 81, and then the version now which will have certain additions and the removal of the voice-over. In there, one of the discs covers all kinds of interviews, which are really interesting. I don't know how they managed to dig in to all of that old material and find all of these people, some in the woodwork. So, that was fascinating. It's sort of like a manual or library inside the disc."
    http://www.dvdtalk.com/scottbruckheimer.html
    So it's 3 cuts. I suppose he left out the 1992 Director's Cut. Either he doesn't like it or he doesn't want it to be confused with his final cut.
     
  7. Blu

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    I'm all over this when it is released!!!!!!!!!
    I can't wait!!!!!!
     
  8. Jim Bivins

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    Actually, it is my understanding that the 'Directors Cut' that was released in '92, did not contain all of the changes Ridley wanted, due to WB wanting to rush it out...so we actually got an incomplete version of the DC, thus the 3rd version mentioned will be the intended DC.

    Any word on it's status? Last I heard was legal problems...oh those pesky rumors!

    Later
     
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    Ridley said:-
     
  10. Vlad D

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    Yeah, I'm also confused about a "79" cut and a "81" cut?????
     
  11. Ray H

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    Maybe he made a mistake. I suppose the '81 cut is the theatrical.

    The '79 is the work print. It's a different cut of the film that hasn't gotten too many viewings. Here are a few details from IMDb:

     
  12. Jim Bivins

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    The film was originally released in 1982. I believe they didn't start shooting until 1981, perhaps late 1980.

    The disc was originally said to be released later this year, as it is the 20th anniversary. Due to rumored legal probs, the disc is unlikely to make it this year.

    later
     
  13. Clint

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    I love the movie and I just bought the DVD. Waiting for this rumored SE just doesn't make sense, or does it?
     
  14. Jack Briggs

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    No, it doesn't make sense--especially if you love the film. At least enjoy the current DVD now, biding your time until the super-duper edition arrives.
     

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