Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

     
 

Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner comes to DVD in a director's cut that makes several important changes from the theatrical version. This cut removes Rick Deckard's (Harrison Ford) narration and the finale, and restores ten minutes of footage, including scenes between Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) and dreams of a unicorn that suggest he may be aSee more details below

Overview

Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic Blade Runner comes to DVD in a director's cut that makes several important changes from the theatrical version. This cut removes Rick Deckard's (Harrison Ford) narration and the finale, and restores ten minutes of footage, including scenes between Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) and dreams of a unicorn that suggest he may be a humanoid, which Scott later confirmed. These changes may or may not please longtime fans of the film, but the DVD itself is disappointingly skimpy -- which isn't really surprising, considering that Blade Runner was one of the first titles available in this format. The double-sided disc includes a widescreen, anamorphic transfer on one side and a standard format version of the film on the other, plus production notes and English, French, and Spanish subtitles. A better disc would have put the theatrical version of the movie on one side and the director's cut on the other -- never mind adding extras like a Scott commentary or art galleries -- but until a deluxe set of either version of Blade Runner arrives, fans will have to be satisfied with this DVD.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Frank Lovece
One of the most beautiful and visually influential science-fiction films ever made, Blade Runner established a futuristic film-noir style that combines and transcends the sci-fi and detective genres while pondering the nature of what it means to be human. Set in 2019, Los Angeles, director Ridley Scott's adaptation of author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? stars Harrison Ford as world-weary android-hunter Rick Deckard, who slogs through the nightmarishly run-down, overcrowded urban dystopia that L.A. has devolved into, attempting to find and kill four escaped "replicants" -- physically superior artificial people bred for slavery. In the process of his investigation, he falls in love with a next-generation replicant (Sean Young), who is initially unaware that her human "memory" is largely implanted. Rutger Hauer, as the dangerous yet tragic replicant leader, and William Sanderson, as and infirmed, soul-burdened tinkerer who helped design the androids, turn in performances as stunning as the film's production design. For Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1992), Scott removed Ford's noir-ish narration, changed the happily-ever-after ending (which had been added at the studios insistence), and added a short, dreamlike scene involving a unicorn that expanded Deckard's unspoken anxiety over his own murky nativity.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/26/1997
UPC:
0085391268222
Original Release:
1992
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Surround Sound]
Time:
1:57:00

Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Scene access; Subtitles: English, Français, and Español.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford Rick Deckard
Rutger Hauer Roy Batty
Sean Young Rachael
Edward James Olmos Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh Harry Bryant
Daryl Hannah Pris
William Sanderson J.F. Sebastian
Brion James Leon
Joe Turkel Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy Zhora
James Hong Chew
Morgan Paull Holden
Kevin Thompson Bear
John E. Allen Kaiser
Hy Pyke Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige Cambodian Woman
Charles Knapp Bartender
Robert Okazaki Sushi Master

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Charles Breen Set Decoration/Design
Jordan S. Cronenweth Cinematographer
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Michael Deeley Producer
David Dryer Special Effects Supervisor
Hampton Fancher Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Kelly Executive Producer
Charles Knode Costumes/Costume Designer
Marci Liroff Casting
Louis Mann Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
David Peoples Screenwriter
Gregory Pickrell Set Decoration/Design
Darryl Ponicsan Screenwriter
Ivor Powell Associate Producer
Terry Rawlings Editor
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
William Ladd Skinner Set Decoration/Design
David Snyder Art Director
Douglas Trumbull Special Effects Supervisor
Vangelis Score Composer
Marvin Westmore Makeup
Bud Yorkin Producer
Richard Yuricich Special Effects Supervisor

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Scene Index

Side #2
1. Credits and Forword. [3:12]
2. Eye on the city. [1:33]
3. Leon's emotional response [2:52]
4. Street scene; interrupted sushi. [3:53]
5. The old blade runner magic. [2:05]
6. The replicants in question. [3:15]
7. Rachael; the Voigt-Kampff test. [6:24]
8. Leon's apartment. [2:25]
9. Chew's visitors. [2:53]
10. "If only you could see..." [2:23]
11. A visitor with someone else's memories. [5:57]
12. Pris meets Sebastian. [5:10]
13. Deckard's dream. [:56]
14. Computer photo scan. [3:31]
15. Manufactured skin. [2:31]
16. Miss Salome's dressing room. [6:10]
17. Pursuing Zhora. [2:08]
18. Retirement...witnessed. [2:17]
19. How many to go? [2:04]
20. "Wake up. Time to die." [1:26]
21. "I am the business;" "I owe you one." [4:28]
22. The real thing? [4:54]
23. "There's only two of us now." [3:33]
24. "We need you, Sebastian." [3:58]
25. The right moves. [2:21]
26. The prodigal son brings death. [4:38]
27. "No way to treat a friend." [1:31]
28. Death among the menagerie. [5:05]
29. "Proud of yourself, little man?" [2:51]
30. Wounded animals. [4:16]
31. The building ledge. [1:25]
32. The roof. [1:53]
33. To live in fear. [1:23]
34. Like tears in rain; "But then again, who does?" [3:16]
35. Souvenir of dreams. [3:17]
36. End Credits. [4:19]
Menu Group #1 with 36 chapter(s) covering 01:56:32
1. Credits and Forword. [3:12]
2. Eye on the city. [1:33]
3. Leon's emotional response [2:52]
4. Street scene; interrupted sushi. [3:53]
5. The old blade runner magic. [2:05]
6. The replicants in question. [3:15]
7. Rachael; the Voigt-Kampff test. [6:24]
8. Leon's apartment. [2:25]
9. Chew's visitors. [2:53]
10. "If only you could see..." [2:23]
11. A visitor with someone else's memories. [5:57]
12. Pris meets Sebastian. [5:10]
13. Deckard's dream. [:56]
14. Computer photo scan. [3:31]
15. Manufactured skin. [2:31]
16. Miss Salome's dressing room. [6:10]
17. Pursuing Zhora. [2:08]
18. Retirement...witnessed. [2:17]
19. How many to go? [2:04]
20. "Wake up. Time to die." [1:26]
21. "I am the business;" "I owe you one." [4:28]
22. The real thing? [4:54]
23. "There's only two of us now." [3:33]
24. "We need you, Sebastian." [3:58]
25. The right moves. [2:21]
26. The prodigal son brings death. [4:38]
27. "No way to treat a friend." [1:31]
28. Death among the menagerie. [5:05]
29. "Proud of yourself, little man?" [2:51]
30. Wounded animals. [4:16]
31. The building ledge. [1:25]
32. The roof. [1:53]
33. To live in fear. [1:23]
34. Like tears in rain; "But then again, who does?" [3:16]
35. Souvenir of dreams. [3:17]
36. End Credits. [4:19]

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