Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Blade Runner: The Ultimate Collection - Details

Super cool reader Harvey O'Sullivan directed me to some of the first details about the 'Blade Runner' box set (apparently due out in September of this year - at least in Australia) via

So what will the box contain?
"Disc 1 - The Final Cut (2007):* Ridley Scott's definitive new version of his science-fiction masterpiece includes added & extended scenes, added lines and new and cleaner special effects.

Disc 2 - 3 Complete Film Versions:
* '82 U.S. Theatrical version
* '82 International Theatrical version
* '92 Director's Cut

Disc 3 - "Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner" Documentary: * Newly created documentary: Through interviews with the cast and crew, critics and colleagues, this feature-length documentary provides a mainstream-friendly yet meaningful in-depth look at Blade Runner's literary genesis, its challenging production and controversial legacy. When all is said and done, this will be the definitive documentary on the film.

Disc 4 – Enhanced Content Bonus: (TBC) * INCEPTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to Philip K. Dick, the birth of Cyberpunk and adapting the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep.

* PRE-PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to script development, conceptual design and abandoned sequences.

* PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to principal photography and locations.

* POST-PRODUCTION - Featurettes and galleries devoted to deleted scenes, music and visual effects.

* RELEASE - Featurettes and galleries devoted to marketing and reaction including Trailers, TV Spots and Promotional Featurettes

* LEGACY - Featurettes and galleries devoted to the film’s resurrection and impact.

Disc 5 - Work Print Version & Enhanced Content:

* Including the rarely seen Work Print version and potentially the 52 min. Channel Four (UK) documentary which was the first serious documentary created for the film.

Additionally, the set will come packaged in a limited "Blade Runner" briefcase holding the five-disc digipack with foil-enhanced and embossed slipcase. The goodies inside will include a lenticular motion image from the original feature, a collectible model spinner, an origami unicorn, a collection of photographs and a letter from Ridley Scott."

How on Earth could they have possibly known that I wanted an origami unicorn? Unless....

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"The Final Cut" summed in one sentence: The theatrical without the voice-overs, but with the violence retained. Also the Unicorn scene has been changed, and some shots are slightly longer - nothing to write home about, if your already have the Theatrical Cut on DVD.

Dangerous Days is 3 hours long, according to Wikipedia. The Channel 4 documentary apparently wasn't included.