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Blade Runner [Blu-ray]

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However, because the 1992 cut was lopped together quickly, the editing was a bit clunky and some visual effects inconsistencies from the original remained. enjoy 'Blade Runner' in the form that was originally intended without any of the baggage that came with its earlier incarnations.

This new restoration corrects the overly reddish tint from the previous DVDs, and the subtle and striking blue-green casts are now far more apparent. Clearly the "Final" version is the standout of the set and is sure to give your home theater a nice workout. Regardless of your previous experience with Blade Runner, this new five disc set should be required viewing by all Blu-ray fans around the world. I'm aching inside because I just can't do this review justice with images captured from the now ancient VC-1 Blu-ray of 2007. Except for when the noise is as its worst, not a tone seems out of place - even on the film’s many difficult skin tones.This first theatrical version of the film has become known as the 1982 "Domestic Cut," which ran 116 minutes (an "International Version" was also released in most territories outside the U. A troubled production that saw Ridley Scott fired and the film edited against his wishes, it flopped on release in 1982. Such moments are incredibly rare, though; for the most part this is not just the best Blade Runner has sounded, but actually one of my favorite sound mixes period.

It also allows him to tweak some of the editing and effects that he was unable to complete to his satisfaction at the time of the film's original 1982 theatrical release. Blade Runner follows Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard, an ex-cop in Los Angeles, 2019, who’s brought back into the fold to find and 'retire' (i. It was a movie that few people saw in theaters during its initial run and even fewer thought much about it afterward.That is a goof up that should be fixed for all retail copies come release day so the average consumer will only get the 4K disc, The Final Cut Blu-ray, and Disc 2 and Disc 4 of the 2007 set. The lines between what is and isn’t human blur, as he wrestles with having to do his job and retire all the replicants.

One is simply that adding HDR - and quite aggressive HDR at that - to a relatively old film that wasn’t designed for it can bring out noise that was scarcely be noticeable at ‘SDR’ light levels. It's been discussed, dissected, and digested leaving little room for me to add anything to the conversation beyond what it has meant for me in developing my appreciation of film. Any source defects have also been eliminated, with the TrueHD track always perfectly clean and smooth across the entire sonic spectrum. Although it should be said that the Blu-ray does have one stark advantage over the 4K HDR version: it hardly suffers at all with any of the grain I talked about earlier. Best of all, the classic Vangelis score sounds nothing short of incredible, ebbing and flowing, swelling and receding, and shifting between your Atmos speakers like liquid atmospheric gold.It’s just a shame that the wonderfully vibrant new grading comes with significant grain and noise strings attached. Vangelis' amazing score is crystal clear as well and this TrueHD presentation reveals even more layers of synthesized bass and atmosphere in this revolutionary soundtrack.

Fittingly enough, a shot of the THX sign towards the end of the film looks electric blue in 4K and is relatively dull and faded in HD. For one thing, I know Blade Runner pretty much backwards at this point, and I can go for a few years without watching it. It was an insane experience digesting both movies together and as a result, I have a mutual appreciation for both.Among the bonus features is Dangerous Days, a brand new, three-and-a-half-hour documentary by award-winning DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, with an extensive look into every aspect of the film: its literary genesis, its challenging production and its controversial legacy. Even if the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 ends up being a subpar sequel, nothing can diminish my love and appreciation for this film.

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