Blade Runner. Wait or Buy now?

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  1. Sergio

    Sergio Stunt Coordinator

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    Hello,

    This is one of my favorite movies. It is safe to buy the current edition? Still waiting for the Special Edition that never come.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jake Johnson

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    I'll bet that you have a few years before any kind of special edition gets released. If it ever gets released. I have it, and its a pretty good transfer for an early dvd. Go for it.
     
  3. Paul_Stachniak

    Paul_Stachniak Screenwriter

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    Yeah I got it for around 14 bucks Canadian two months ago. I got tired of waiting for this new SE. For such a low price, I dont mind double dipping later on.
     
  4. Matt Butler

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    At the low price it currently is buy it. The SE is in legal hell from what I last read.

    Believe me Im waiting for the SE myself. [​IMG]
     
  5. Sergio

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    Thanks.

    Already ordered.
     
  6. Matt Butler

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    I also wanted to say that the current release is a first generation flipper (w/s on one side p/s on second.)

    It is grainy and could use a remaster but im not complaining since the SE is in the works.
     
  7. frank manrique

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    I'll get the current version if it is for sale below $10 (decent enough picture quality wise), but the one to "collect" will be the SE that has been promised quite a while back...

    -THTS
     
  8. Dave H

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    I think it's a good idea buy it now. The SE appears to be so tied up in court that it may be several years before it gets released. About a year ago I sold my version anticipating the new one, however, I think I am going to re-buy it myself.
     
  9. Michael Harris

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    Its a good thing I have still kept my Criterion LD. Hopefully it will hold me over until the "grail" of the DVD SE is released.

    Shakespeare was right: "Kill all the lawyers"! [​IMG]
     
  10. Paul_Scott

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    on an fp, i found this to be just a hair above unwatchable.
    smeary, and artifact ridden.
    i got it from CH so i didn't have to lose much when i sold it.
     
  11. Rob Tomlin

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  12. Anthony Neilson

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    I live in hope that we will see the SE sometime in 2004. Grimmest estimates do suggest, however, that it may be several years off.

    Being as Scott has recorded a commentary, and presuming that this element is not a part of the legal dispute, I've started a petition for an interim version of BR with cleaned-up picture and sound and possibly the commentary.

    You can find this petition over at the Studio Feedback Forum - please sign it. If the SE really is years away, and we get enough signatures, I think there's a chance we could sway Warners to consider this stopgap.

    But we need LOTS of signatures, and so far the response has been poor. (At the very worst, it doesn't hurt to keep the pressure on about the SE, right ?)[​IMG]
     
  13. Felix Martinez

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    Does anyone know the cause of the legal limbo? From what I remember, things were rolling along on the S.E. and then someone or something slammed on the brakes.

    Cheers,
     
  14. Matt Butler

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    Im kinda curious myself as to what happened?

    Can Charlie chime in?
     
  15. Dave H

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    Well, I decided to go ahead and re-buy Blade Runner. While a new transfer is definitely needed, this disc certainly doesn't look that bad on my 61" display. I was able to see more detail than I expected.
     
  16. Clint

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    Same here, I bit the small bullet and just bought it.
     

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