Blade Runner in December

During the fast and intense Comic-Con coverage that Shane and Axel are giving us straight from San Diego, it was revealed that Blade Runner will FINALLY be released in several amazing special edition formats coming out this December from the folks at Warner Brothers.For a look into the future, read ahead…
So here is the deal, Blade Runner is going to be released in three different standard DVD versions, a 2-disc Final Cut ($20.97 SRP), a 4-disc Collector’s Edition ($34.99 SRP), and finally a mega 5-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition ($78.92 SRP) which comes housed in a limited edition briefcase, with all sorts of memorabilia and replica props. Additionally, HD DVD and Blu-Ray versions of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be available but at current press time their exact specs and pricing is not available.If you’re a fan of the movie, this is gonna be huge! Look for it to drop on December 18th, 2007.BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT SPECIAL EDITION (2-DISC)Disc One:RIDLEY SCOTT’S ALL-NEW “FINAL CUT” VERSION OF THE FILMRestored and remastered with added & extended scenes, added lines, new and cleaner special effects and all new 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. Also includes:Commentary by Ridley ScottCommentary by Executive Producer/ Co-Screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Co-Screenwriter David Peoples; Producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine HaberCommentaries by visual futurist Syd Mead; production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David DryerDisc Two:DOCUMENTARY DANGEROUS DAYS: MAKING BLADE RUNNERA feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark. Cast, crew, critics and colleagues give a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the film — from its literary roots and inception through casting, production, visuals and special effects to its controversial legacy and place in Hollywood history.————BLADE RUNNER: COLLECTOR’S EDITION (4-DISC)The Four-Disc Collector’s Edition includes everything from the 2-Disc Special Edition plus three additional versions of the film, as well as an “Enhancement Archive” bonus disc of enhanced content that includes 90 minutes of deleted footage and rare or never-before-seen items in featurettes and galleries that cover the film’s amazing history, production teams, special effects, impact on society, promotional trailers, TV spots, and much more.Disc Three:1982 THEATRICAL VERSIONThis is the version that introduced U.S. movie-going audiences to a revolutionary film with a new and excitingly provocative vision of the near-future. It contains Deckard/Harrison Ford’s character narration and has Deckard and Rachel’s (Sean Young) “happy ending” escape scene.1982 INTERNATIONAL VERSIONAlso used on U.S. home video, laserdisc and cable releases up to 1992. This version is not rated, and contains some extended action scenes in contrast to the Theatrical Version.1992 DIRECTOR’S CUTThe Director’s Cut omits Deckard’s voiceover narration and removes the “happy ending” finale. It adds the famously-controversial “unicorn” sequence, a vision that Deckard has which suggests that he, too, may be a replicant.Disc FourBONUS DISC – “Enhancement Archive”Featurette The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. DickFeaturette Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The FilmPhilip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (Audio)Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Gallery (Images)The Art of Blade Runner (Image Galleries)Featurette Signs of the Times: Graphic DesignFeaturette Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & StylingScreen Tests: Rachel & PrisFeaturette The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan CronenwethUnit Photography GalleryDeleted & Alternate Scenes1982 Promotional FeaturettesTrailers & TV SpotsFeaturette Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster ArtMarketing & Merchandise Gallery (Images)Featurette Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick DeckardFeaturette Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers————BLADE RUNNER: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (5-DISC)The 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes everything from the previously described 4-Disc Edition, plus the ultra-rare, near-legendary WORKPRINT version of the film, newly remastered. The Ultimate Collector’s Edition will be presented in a unique 5-disc digi-package with handle which is a stylish version of Rick Deckard’s own briefcase, in addition each briefcase will be individually numbered and in limited supply. Included is a lenticular motion film clip from the original feature, miniature origami unicorn figurine, miniature replica spinner car, collector’s photographs as well as a signed personal letter from Sir Ridley Scott. Disc Five:WORKPRINT VERSIONThis rare version of the film is considered by some to be the most radically different of all the Blade Runner cuts. It includes an altered opening scene, no Deckard narration until the final scenes, no “unicorn” sequence, no Deckard/Rachel “happy ending,” altered lines between Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his creator Tyrell (Joe Turkell), alternate music and much more.Also includes:• Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner• Featurette All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final CutHere is a look at the packaging, courtesy of TheDigitalBits –

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