Blade Runner-Collectors Edition

Directed By: Ridley Scott Starring: Harrison Ford

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Dangerous Days

by dizbuster319 on 2/18/2008

It's about time! All of the various incarnations of Blade Runner finally have been collected and re-released in this set. While I enjoyed the "Final Cut", it did not strike me as being significantly different from the "Director's Cut". What makes me very happy is finally getting the original theatrical release (complete with voice-over narration and hokey ending) on dvd. And the documentary "Dangerous Days," an exhaustive historical overview of the movie through all of the stages of its production and release, is well worth the price of this set by itself. Overall, the collection is quite reminiscent of Criterion's Brazil box set. It is a must-have for any serious fan of the film. Read More

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Visually spectacular intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott s definitive Final Cut including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay Deckard hunts for fugitive murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. Format: DVD MOVIE. Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE. Age: 085391144830. UPC: 085391144830. Manufacturer No: 114483


Studio Warner
SKU 205124119
UPC 085391144830
UPC 14 00085391144830
Format DVD
Release Date 12/18/2007
Big City
Essential Cinema
Film Noir
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Empire 5 stars out of 5 -- "In this none-more-comprehensive box set, alongside the pristine Final Cut, we are provided with the four other extant Blade Runners collated as a form of filmic evolution." 01/01/2008 p.198-199
Ridley Scott
Harrison Ford
Cast & Crew
Brian Kelly - Executive Producer
Daryl Hannah - Actor
David L. Snyder - Art Director
David Webb Peoples - Screenplay
Edward James Olmos - Actor
Hampton Fancher - Screenplay
Harrison Ford - Actor
Joanna Cassidy - Actor
Jordan Cronenweth - Cinematographer
Les Healey - Editor
M. Emmet Walsh - Actor
Marsha Nakashima - Editor
Philip K. Dick - Based On Novel By
Ridley Scott - Director
Run Run Shaw - Producer
Rutger Hauer - Actor
Sean Young - Actor
Vangelis - Original Music By
William Sanderson - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1982
Catalog ID 114483
UPC 00085391144830
Number of Discs 4
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Winner (1983) British Academy Awards, Jordan Cronenweth, Best Cinematography,British Academy Awards, MIchael Kaplan, Charles Knode, Best Costume Design,British Academy Awards, Lawrence G. Paull, Best Production Design/Art Direction
Nominee (1983) British Academy Awards, Marvin G. Westmore, Best Makeup Artist,British Academy Awards, Vangelis, Best Score,British Academy Awards, Bud Alper, et. al., Best Sound,British Academy Awards, Douglas Trumbull, et. al., Best Special Visual Effects,British Academy Awards, Terry Rawlings, Best Film Editing,Golden Globe, Vangelis, Best Original Score - Motion Picture,Oscar, Linda DeScenna, et. al., Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Oscar, David Dryer, et. al., Best Effects, Visual Effects
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review ...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.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review 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.
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Ford,Harrison
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Desson Howe, The Washington Post ...great on every level...[a] poignant screenplay...tremendous direction...phenomenal special effects...touching performances...
Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader ...a truly extraordinary, densely imagined version of both the future and the present, with a look and taste all its own.
Joseph Gelmis, New York NewsDay ...a major event. A masterpiece. Dazzling.
Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly A singular and enthralling experience.
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