advertisement
Director: Ridley Scott     Starring: Harrison Ford
Earn Super Points: Write a Review
Sold Out!
Sorry, this selection is currently unavailable.
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 1 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 2 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 3 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 4 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 5 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 6 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 7 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 8 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 9 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 10 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 11 of 12
Blade Runner (5-Disc Ultimate Collectors Edition) (HD) HD DVD 12 of 12
12 Photo(s) See all
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
  • image
Share
promo
 
Description
 

Product Details:

Format: HD DVD
Sku: 205124122
UPC: 085391185710
UPC 14: 00085391185710
Sales Rank: 6369
See more in Sci-Fi/Fantasy
 
"A Chilling, Bold, Mesmerizing, Futuristic Detective Thriller."
Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) prowls the steel-and-microchip jungle of 21st-century Los Angeles. He's a "blade runner" stalking genetically made criminal replicants. His assignment: kill them. Their crime: wanting to be human. The story of Blade Runner is familiar to countless fans. But few have seen it like this. Because this is director Ridley Scott's own vision of his sci-fi classic. This new version omits Deckard's voiceover narration, develops in slightly greater detail the romance between Deckard and Rachael (Sean Young) and removes the "uplifting" finale. The result is a heightened emotional impact: a great film made greater. Most intriguing of all is a newly included unicorn vision that suggests Deckard may be a humanoid. Do androids dream of electric sheep? Is Deckard a replicant? As with all things in the future, you must discover the answer for yourself.

"...great on every level...[a] poignant screenplay...tremendous direction...phenomenal special effects...touching performances...  Desson Howe, The Washington Post
"...a truly extraordinary, densely imagined version of both the future and the present, with a look and taste all its own.  Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"...a major event. A masterpiece. Dazzling.  Joseph Gelmis, New York NewsDay
"A singular and enthralling experience.  Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

Editor's Note
Director Ridley Scott's hauntingly prescient vision of the not-too-distant future stars Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a retired police assassin, or "blade runner." The Los Angeles of 2019 is a dark, polluted, overcrowded dystopia dominated by cloud-piercing buildings and looming neon billboards, the air dense with acid rain and flying traffic. World-weary Deckard has been called out of retirement to liquidate four escaped "replicants"--genetically derived androids of great strength, intelligence, and nearly-human emotion who serve as slaves and prostitutes in the off-planet colonies. Led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer), they've come to Los Angeles to confront their designer, Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), with their unhappiness about the brevity of their four-year life span. In the course of his search, Deckard becomes romantically entwined with Tyrell's lovely assistant, Rachael (Sean Young), and must eventually confront Batty in an unforgettable rain-soaked sequence.

A highly influential fusion of the science fiction and noir genres based on the novel DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? by Philip K. Dick, this postmodern film boasts astonishingly rich art direction, juxtaposing ingenious technological gadgetry with yellowing photographs and fetishistic objets d'art as it touches on questions of time, memory, identity, and mortality.

Features
Video Features DVD
Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 12/18/2007
Video Play Time Running Time: 116 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1982
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 118571
Video UPC UPC: 00085391185710
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 5

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Daryl Hannah
Video Cast Info Edward James Olmos
Video Cast Info Harrison Ford
Video Cast Info Joanna Cassidy
Video Cast Info M. Emmet Walsh
Video Cast Info Rutger Hauer
Video Cast Info Sean Young
Video Cast Info William Sanderson
Video Cast Info Brian Kelly - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info David L. Snyder - Art Director
Video Cast Info David Webb Peoples - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Hampton Fancher - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Jordan Cronenweth - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Les Healey - Editor
Video Cast Info Marsha Nakashima - Editor
Video Cast Info Philip K. Dick - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Ridley Scott - Director
Video Cast Info Run Run Shaw - Producer
Video Cast Info Vangelis - Original Music By

Awards


Winner (1983)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Jordan Cronenweth, Best Cinematography
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, MIchael Kaplan, Charles Knode, Best Costume Design
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Lawrence G. Paull, Best Production Design/Art Direction

Nominee (1983)
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Marvin G. Westmore, Best Makeup Artist
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Vangelis, Best Score
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Bud Alper, et. al., Best Sound
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Douglas Trumbull, et. al., Best Special Visual Effects
   Video Award Name British Academy Awards, Terry Rawlings, Best Film Editing
   Video Award Name Golden Globe, Vangelis, Best Original Score - Motion Picture
   Video Award Name Oscar, Linda DeScenna, et. al., Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
   Video Award Name Oscar, David Dryer, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects

Professional Reviews

ReelViews 9 of 10
...Blade Runner has become one of the most discussed, debated, and influential science fiction movies. These days, it's almost impossible to find a gritty science fiction motion picture that doesn't owe at least a small debt to Blade Runner's visual style. The movie is also one of the first major motion pictures to have been given a red carpet "Director's Edition." In cooperation with Warner Brothers, Ridley Scott re-tooled the movie, making minor changes and eliminating the much-maligned voiceover...Blade Runner is a rare science fiction movie so full of material that pages can be written about it without scratching the surface. A review like this can provide little more than an overview. A detailed exploration of the movie, its style, and its mysteries requires dedication that only someone immersed in Blade Runner lore can provide. Currently, the film is available in the United States only in the director's cut. Warner Brothers, however, has promised an exhaustive box set next year with multiple versions. - James Berardinelli

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
Seeing the movie again, even in this revised version, I still felt the human story did not measure up to the special effects. Ford is always good when surrounded by amazing visuals, perhaps because he keeps cool and does not seem to notice them. Sean Young and, more briefly, Rutger Hauer, are effective as replicants who want only to live the lives they seem to have been given. But the character of Tyrell, the evil billionaire, has never been convincing, and the way he is murdered doesn't say much for his security measures. And the love affair between Ford and Young, though properly bittersweet, seems to exist more for the plot than for them...And yet the world of "Blade Runner" has undeniably become one of the visual touchstones of modern movies. The movie's Los Angeles, with its permanent dark cloud of smog, its billboards hundreds of feet high, its street poverty living side by side with incredible wealth, may or may not come true -- but there aren't many 10-year-old movies that look more prophetic now than they did at the time. - Roger Ebert

Advertisement Bottom