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Blade Runner (Directors Cut) on Widescreen
by Ridley Scott
Four illegal humanoids land in 21st Century Los
Angeles where a Blade Runner is assigned the task of finding and killing
them. This director's cut is different from the original version. The
changes include: depicting the relationship between Deckard and Rachael in
greater detail, omitting Deckard's voiceover and changing the ending of
When Ridley Scott's cut of Blade Runner was finally
released in 1993, one had to wonder why the studio hadn't done it right
the first time - 11 years earlier. This version is so much better, mostly
because of what's been eliminated (the ludicrous and redundant voice-over
narration and the phoney happy ending) rather than what's been added (a
bit more character development and a brief unicorn dream).
The movie's spectacular futuristic vision of Los Angeles--a perpetually
dark and rainy metropolis that's the nightmare antithesis of "Sunny
Southern California" - is still its most seductive feature, another worldly
atmosphere in which you can immerse yourself. The movie's shadowy visual
style, along with its classic private-detective/murder-mystery plot line
(with Ford on the trail of a murderous android, or "replicant"), makes
Blade Runner one of the few science fiction pictures to
legitimately claim a place in the film noir tradition. And, as in
the best noir, the sleuth discovers a whole lot more (about himself
and the people he encounters) than he anticipates. The cast also includes
Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah Rutger Hauer and M Emmet
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