Blade Runner 30th Anniversary

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  1. rodneyfaile

    rodneyfaile Sr Member

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    With it being the 30th anniversary of Blade Runner, and all the talk about Ridley making a prequel/sequel, I thought there would be at least talk of a screening or something somewhere.

    Nothing.

    I have never seen my favorite movie on the big screen.

    What are the chances something is in the works?
     
  2. MooCriket

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    I would think it would get re-released. I hope so anyway. I remember the first time I saw it on the big screen. Pretty empty and I could not get why. I was just happy to see Ford in another film at the time.
     
  3. cayman shen

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    It was just on the big screen for the Final Cut, so I kinda doubt it'll be out again unfortunately (and yes it was in a beautiful theater just 45 minutes from me, and no I didn't get to see it. Feh. Theater even serves my favorite beer).
     
  4. Mr Webber

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    Wow, im very envious, "If only i could see what you will see with your eyes",again, if you know what i mean.

    Where i am in Oz, there are a couple of indie theatres that specialise in cult and classics and at least one of them puts it on their calender yearly and we have a Moonlight Cinema thing with movies in the park etc and it gets a run there every couple of years as well.
    Do you have anything like this close to you?, by close i mean 6hr round trip or less by car if you have to.
     
  5. rodneyfaile

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    There is a theatre in town that shows all sorts of obscure movies and art films. Everything you don't see at the big chains. They even host a film festival.
    I check them weekly to see if the ever show it. I've even emailed them about it several times.
    When the Final Cut was released, I think it was in theatres only in NY and LA.

    I'm hoping they have a screening at the Mad Monster Party. Fingers crossed!

    http://www.therpf.com/f47/mad-monster-party-136230/
     
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  6. cayman shen

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    The Final Cut was screened in Concord, NH, so I assume it made it past NY and LA! (not that Concord doesn't deserve to be grouped with such illustrious cities :lol)
     
  7. MooMooEgg

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    Yeah, the Final Cut was screened in NYC before the blu-rays were released. It was pretty awesome watching it on the big screen.
     
  8. Noeland

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    Yeah, seeing the final cut on the big screen was awesome. But also, if you check around your area for historic old movie theaters, you might find they have a classic summer movies series, and some times they take requests.
     
  9. GKvfx

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    We have tried to organize a couple of screenings over the past couple of years and have been told that Blade Runner is an embargoed title (ie: not available for rental).

    Conjecture is that there was an agreement in place to release the Final Cut, but after that, it went back into the vault. Complicating matters is the fact that the Final Cut exists as a digital file only and that's the only version that would be shown during some sort of anniversary event.

    That probably won't stop us from trying to do something BR related this summer though.........

    Gene
     
  10. MFP 2020

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    At a recent screening at the Egyptian (American Cinematheque), one of the theater staff was announcing upcoming shows and said that some are Blu-ray, but the projection equipment upscales it to "full chip." So evidently it's a possibility, at least in some theaters. FWIW.
     
  11. Goonie

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    How about a 30th Anniversary Blu-ray release... with three more previously undiscovered cuts of the film? ;) :cool
     
  12. rodneyfaile

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    At least Ridley put all versions on the Final Cut blu-ray. I don't think there would be so much hatred for the changes Lucas made if all versions of Star Wars were on blu-ray. I bet they would even watch the altered versions more often. I watch the narrated version of Blade Runner occasionally. Sometimes the workprint version. Its when you take choice away that people get angry. (Also Ridley didn't make Zhora shoot first in his Final Cut, lol)

    If they don't do anything for this 30th anniversary, I bet something will pop up after Prometheus is finished when he really starts working on Blade Runner again.
     
  13. rodneyfaile

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    Wish I was in CA for this:

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Noeland

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    Yeah, that would be quite an event to attend!!
     
  15. Laspector

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    I may get slammed for this but I've watched (I think) every cut and I STILL like the theatrical cut the best...
     
  16. blipper

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    I don't recall the voice-over being a problem until people got wind that it was foistered upon Scott and then it became "that god awful voice-over". Never had a problem with it myself, seems fitting, and it was I grew up on.

    Sometimes I think the theatrical cut can be a better cut for the most part. When I found out Scott was re-instating the cocoon scene in Alien for his 'directors cut' I decided that wasn't the version I preferred, and the reason it originally wasn't included was still valid (besides just seeming a bit 'off')
     
  17. rodneyfaile

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    Amazon has a pre-order listing for Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition.

    Doesn't look like it has anything new in it. The Ultimate Collector's Edition packaged in the briefcase still seems the way to go.

    As Roy dies on the roof, Deckard's voiceover says "Nooooo!"
     
  18. MooCriket

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    Your spoiler...:lol:lol:lol:thumbsup
     
  19. DarkKnight

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    Zhora is at Wonderfest in Louisville this weekend
     
  20. CessnaDriver

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    2019 they better do something special for crying out loud.
     
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  22. Jeyl

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    Re: Premiered 30 years ago today... I've seen things you people woudn't believe...

    Most important films are still overlooked to this day. Blade Runner has the luck of not only being well preserved, but also well documented, researched and discussed. It's influence is very clear in a lot of other hit scifi movies.
     
  23. Vivek

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    Agreed with what Jeyl said. And yes looks like there is nothing much planned celebrating its release date today, but there might be screenings in selected independent theatres later this year, like the one that took place last month posted by rodneyfaile above.

    Blade Runner at 30: Celebrating Ridley Scott’s Dystopian Vision | Entertainment | TIME.com
    Here is Time magazine's article which was posted today.


    Amazon.com: Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (4-Disc Blu-ray / DVD +UltraViolet Digital Copy Combo Pack
    And there is also the 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition.
     
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  24. CessnaDriver

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    Is the hero really the hero?
    Is the villian really the villian?
    As a teen I was still processing all that, and this moment just gave me chills.
    The normal victory of the "villian" vanquished gave way to a different sort of victory
    and it really resonated with me at that time.



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  25. blipper

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    Great point CessnaDriver - I remember too being very young when I watched it and grappling with some strange new thoughts in that moment - a turn of events so not what I expected or was used to.
     
  26. rodneyfaile

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    My brain instantly flashes to this movie whenever someone says the word "empathy".
     
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  29. Kit Rae

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    The first time I saw BR was with some friends when the original VHS came out. Reaction among my friends at the time was mixed, including the VO. That was the one thing that just seemed kind of bland and unnecessary about it to me, but I did not hate the VO. I have one friend that absolutely loves the VO version, and another who hated it with a passion. Not the film, just the VO. He told us so right after we finished watching the VHS, and continues to hate it to this day, so not everyone was a fan in the beginning. None of us knew that Ridley was pushed into adding it at the time.

    When I heard about the first directors cut without the VO, I was initially against it because we had all grown up with the VO and were used to it. When I finally saw it, I loved it. Whole different feel to the film without it and the drive-off ending. Now that's the only one I can watch.
     
  30. Jeyl

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    What about the Final Cut?
     
  31. MrSinistar

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    I'm having a Blade Runner Party on the 30th. We're going to watch Final Cut on Blu-ray and I'm going to print out MONI covers to give out to the party-goers. :)
     
  32. CessnaDriver

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    The Spinner included looks to be the Syd Mead proto with the.... guns :love.


    Though probably just a repaint and modded from something previously released.
     
  33. Kit Rae

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    That came later. The unicorn scene adds little now as far as I'm concerned, but it's nice to have in in there as it add a whole other level of weirdness to Deckard.

    I just wish I could have seen that version first to know how I would have initially reacted and interpreted it with no prior knowledge of the scene. By the time it got restored we had all know about it for years, and were already told what it meant.
     
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  37. JD

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    Can I get just a Blu-Ray all those extras are nice, but I just need Blade Runner on Blu-Ray.
     
  38. alienscollection.com

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    Yes you can, sir:

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  39. rodneyfaile

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    I don't see how I could possibly resist. I think I may eventually own more copies of Blade Runner than Star Wars.
     
  40. aeonpulse

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    Argh... man, it's tempting, but I'm pretty happy with my Final Cut Steelbook Blu-ray.

    [​IMG]
     
  41. pat0003

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    One of my all time favorites! I've show this to several friends and they just don't get it.
     
  42. CessnaDriver

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    Well, that was pretty much the case in 1982 also.

    I don't think it's a film we want everyone to love because
    if it had set out to do that, it would be a totally different film and nothing special.
    Not to sound elitist about it, but some things are not meant
    for mass appeal, that's what makes them special.
     
  43. rodneyfaile

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    That is how I see Prometheus as well.
     

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