Blade Runner - the 2nd time around

Tuesday, June 12, 2007
According to this article from CNN on Rutger Hauer, Blade Runner is returning to theatres.

The film is getting a director's cut theatrical release this summer and a special edition DVD in the fall, and it's gone from box-office bust to renowned cult object

Great news for me as I must admit that I have still not yet seen it. Yes, in most circles this is enough to have me tarred and feathered. I'm hoping that my dearest brother will consent to see it (along with the sister in law 'natch) with me so that he might explain anything I don't get. I'm sure if I buy popcorn, he'll be more than happy to. So never fear film fans, I WILL see it this summer.

8 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am heating up the tar and plucking the chickens as we speak.

Blade Runner has great atmosphere!

Wandering Coyote said...

I saw it years ago. I could use a refresher.

Gardenia said...

I haven't seen it either! I bet I could rent it. I'm just know getting around to Blood Diamond, Apocolypto - the last in the Hannibal series -

oops beeeeeeeeeg rain - I think I better turn off computer - I hear smashing with it........

SME said...

From what I understand of BR, which isn't much, most hardcore cultists don't like the director's cut as much as the original release. Something about a unicorn. I dunno.

* (asterisk) said...

I think this will be a new version of the director's cut, from what I understand. Which makes it something like the eighth or ninth known cut of the film. Ridley, enough already, no? Still, I'll buy it yet again. The DVD is due to contain three different cuts, I think.

One of my all-time faves; and the director's cut is way better than the 1982 theatrical version.

Candy Minx said...

Well...I love the extra stuff in the story and I agree the directors cut is wonderful....


BUT...I happen to really really like the noir voiceover od Deckers.

The newere versios don't have the voice over. I heard that Ridley Scott hated them...they were put in by poducers to help make the audience follwow the story and care about the character.

I don't know what tosay...the thing is...by the time the voice overs were deleted...I was allready a long time fan and caed about the character. So I liked the directors cut.

But I still like the voiceovers...and think it was the right choice ultimatly to have them...

Red said...

I know I'm in a minority saying this, but Blade Runner ain't all that, really. But then, I don't dig sci-fi...

Sheamus the... said...

i like this movie the more I watch it. The book was awesome..."Do androids dream of Electric Sheep"

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