A new Blade Runner: 'Time to buy!'
A new reworked version of Blade Runner has hit theaters on a very limited release. "Blade Runner: The Final Cut" comes 25 years after the original thriller starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young and Rutger Hauer.
As most sci-fi fans know, a director's cut was released in 1992 that removed Ford's narration from the movie, something director Ridley Scott detested in the original flick. This new "final cut," however, is a major overhaul.
According to Science Fiction and Fantasy Media, the new version includes a slew of reworked scenes, altered dialog and more violence. Some entire scenes have actually been re-shot. And the latest audio and film technology has been used to give the entire film a face-left.
One of the most intriguing changes begs the question: Is Deckard a replicant? An longer fantasy scene, involving Ford character's daydream of a unicorn, suggests he could be.
"Gaff (played by Edward James Olmos), at the end, doesn't like Deckard, and we don't really know why," Ridley told SFFM. "And if you take for granted for a moment that, let's say, Deckard is Nexus 7, he probably has an unknown life span and therefore is starting to get awfully human."
Click here to see a trailer of the movie. The DVD version is set for release on Dec. 18.