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Message 812235 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 14:21:30 UTC - in response to Message 812234.

These are debatably some the most profound words ever spoken on film.....Blade Runner.......



Msattler did you ever see the digitally remastered Balde Runner Movie that came out on DVD this year?
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Message 812248 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 14:42:45 UTC - in response to Message 812235.

These are debatably some the most profound words ever spoken on film.....Blade Runner.......



Msattler did you ever see the digitally remastered Balde Runner Movie that came out on DVD this year?


I have the new HD DVD Version.
Its just amazing.

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Message 812274 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 16:00:48 UTC - in response to Message 812248.

These are debatably some the most profound words ever spoken on film.....Blade Runner.......



Msattler did you ever see the digitally remastered Balde Runner Movie that came out on DVD this year?


I have the new HD DVD Version.
Its just amazing.



I always like Blade Runner A timeless classic!
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Message 812275 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 16:03:43 UTC - in response to Message 812274.

These are debatably some the most profound words ever spoken on film.....Blade Runner.......



Msattler did you ever see the digitally remastered Balde Runner Movie that came out on DVD this year?


I have the new HD DVD Version.
Its just amazing.



I always like Blade Runner A timeless classic!


Yep love it too.

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Message 812285 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 16:27:54 UTC

Prophetic dystopian vision-
a masterpiece of modern cinematography;
PS Daryl Hannah's finest role to date.
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Message 812286 - Posted: 26 Sep 2008, 16:29:59 UTC

It was horrible what they did to the replicant kitties.
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Message 812536 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 3:02:50 UTC - in response to Message 812414.

These are debatably some the most profound words ever spoken on film.....Blade Runner.......



Msattler did you ever see the digitally remastered Balde Runner Movie that came out on DVD this year?

I don't think so.....the last version I watched was a 'directors cut' dvd.....may not have been the very latest release...

The Directors' cut wasn't much of a Director's cut.

The "Final Cut" is much better, IMO.

If you're really fanatic about Blade Runner, you really should get the five DVD set, which has the original U.S. release, the International release, the "Director's Cut" and the Final Cut -- plus the workprint, which is much different and clearly a work in progress.

Rutger Hauer is justifiably proud of that particular performance -- he wrote his own dialog for that scene.

... and then came Star Wars, and every SciFi film since has been action-adventure.
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Message 812548 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 4:40:18 UTC - in response to Message 812536.
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I thought that Blade Runner came out in 1981 or so and Star Wars came out in 1976 or so.
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Message 812554 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 5:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 812548.

I thought that Blade Runner came out in 1981 or so and Star Wars came out in 1976 or so.

You're right.

Still, virtually every SciFi movie after 1982 has been "action" and Blade Runner has the slower pacing of Film Noir.
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Message 812559 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 6:43:07 UTC

I bought the Blu Ray version, the Final Cut is awesome. On my 40" HDTV (1080p/24), the colors and the depth of field are impressive. This is the best edition at this time.
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Message 812568 - Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 7:05:45 UTC

Just stay away from the original version (with the Harrison Ford voice-overs). It seemed cool back in the mid '90's when I first saw it but, after having seen the 'director's cut' last year the original seems hokey.

Overall, one of those rare instances where the movie is every bit as good as the book that it is (very loosely) based on.
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Message 813298 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 1:00:05 UTC - in response to Message 812568.

Just stay away from the original version (with the Harrison Ford voice-overs). It seemed cool back in the mid '90's when I first saw it but, after having seen the 'director's cut' last year the original seems hokey.

Overall, one of those rare instances where the movie is every bit as good as the book that it is (very loosely) based on.

Kenzie Are you saying in the Original Movie that was released in the 1980's they used voice overs for Harrison Ford?
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Message 813401 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 7:22:26 UTC - in response to Message 813298.

Just stay away from the original version (with the Harrison Ford voice-overs). It seemed cool back in the mid '90's when I first saw it but, after having seen the 'director's cut' last year the original seems hokey.

Overall, one of those rare instances where the movie is every bit as good as the book that it is (very loosely) based on.

Kenzie Are you saying in the Original Movie that was released in the 1980's they used voice overs for Harrison Ford?


Yes, they was.
But it was telling about his thoughts and feeling.
Also the last scene was cutted out, where Decker and Rachel driving in the outland.

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Message 813426 - Posted: 30 Sep 2008, 10:06:46 UTC - in response to Message 812286.
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It was horrible what they did to the replicant kitties.
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Message 813752 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 20:22:52 UTC - in response to Message 813298.
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Just stay away from the original version (with the Harrison Ford voice-overs). It seemed cool back in the mid '90's when I first saw it but, after having seen the 'director's cut' last year the original seems hokey.

Overall, one of those rare instances where the movie is every bit as good as the book that it is (very loosely) based on.

Kenzie Are you saying in the Original Movie that was released in the 1980's they used voice overs for Harrison Ford?

I'm going to disagree with Kenzie just a little, because I think the Theatrical release has its' own charm.

Blade Runner has an interesting history.

It was originally started as a relatively small movie, with all the action taking place indoors -- not much in the way of elaborate sets, no expensive futuristic panoramas, etc. and then they hired Syd Mead, as a "visual futurist" and they were well on their way to going over budget before they started filming.

Movies always have guarantors, who post a "completion bond" to insure that the movie gets finished. At some point, the bond holders have so much invested, they get the rights to the film. The guarantors for Blade Runner were Bud Yorkin and Jerry Perenchio.

Reportedly, they hated the movie.

It didn't test well in pre-showings, so they fired the director, hired some hack writer to add in the "ivan the explainer" voice-overs, and Harrison Ford did his best to sabotage them so they wouldn't be used.

There were some great lines in the voice-over, though. At the beginning, Deckard says "Sushi. That's what my ex-wife called me, cold fish." Only in the Voice-over version.

The International release matches the Theatrical release, but adds a little more "gore" to some of the scenes. It's the same movie.

The "directors' cut" was sadly done with very little participation by Ridley Scott. He was in the middle of another film, and that's history.

These three releases are similar enough that they can use a technique called "seamless branching" to put all three on one DVD -- because most of the scenes are identical.

There were five pre-showings, each with a different "working" version of the film, and one of those exists -- the better DVD sets include the "workprint" version. It's interesting, and very different.

Ridley Scott was involved a lot more in the Final Cut, and they were able to fix a lot of issues.

The actual work on the Final Cut (and the restorations) was produced by Charles de Lauzirika. He also directed most of the "extras."

He was fresh out of film school, working for Ridley Scott, when they started talking about this new "DVD" format. He can make a strong claim for inventing the "extras" disk and the idea of an "extended" DVD set.

Here is the interesting bit:

Blade Runner carried an R rating when released. His mother slipped 13 year old Charles into the theater to see Blade Runner -- and that's why he went to Film School.
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Message 813754 - Posted: 1 Oct 2008, 20:30:50 UTC - in response to Message 813752.
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. . . right 'cha be Ned - those 'Guarantors' - Insurance Bonds are always a b . . . eh

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Movies always have guarantors, who post a "completion bond" to insure that the movie gets finished. At some point, the bond holders have so much invested, they get the rights to the film. The guarantors for Blade Runner were Bud Yorkin and Jerry Perenchio



> usually 'they' want their family / son / daughter or Friend in the Film DOH!!! - why i'm an Independant . . . ;))
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