In the Box Set: It is a fitting testament to Blade Runner's enduring appeal that it should receive the red-carpet box set treatment in this Collector's Edition, which represents a sizeable outlay not least in terms of shelf space. The chunky black box (about the size of the yellow pages) houses a slide-out tray containing the DVD, eight original lobby cards an original one-sheet movie poster, the draft shooting script and a movie image card with the corresponding 35mm film frame attached. As with all such sets the whole is rapidly diminished by removing its parts, presenting the dilemma of whether to mount the poster and pictures, or leave them pristine but unseen in their original state.
The DVD included contains Ridley Scott's director's cut version of the film, but offers no new features or commentaries which would have added considerably to the set's desirability. The original draft shooting script by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples does, however, provide some fascinating insights in its moments of departure from the version that was finally filmed. Perhaps the most compelling example is Deckard's final, decisive contribution to the "is he or isn't he" debate: "I knew it on the roof that night. We were bothers, Roy Batty and I! Combat models of the highest order. We had fought in wars not yet dreamed of in vast nightmares still unnamed. We were the new people ... Roy and me and Rachael! We were made for this world. It was ours!" --Steve Napleton
Review for the 30th Anniversary 'Ultimate Collectors Edition' (apparently).
Great to have all versions of this great movie in HD. Read more
Harrison Ford, Sci-fi, a film about replicants that imitate humans - and can you believe it's a boring load of old rubbish. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Al
Currently reading the book which spawned this cult classic. I just had to buy the bluray version in addition to the VHS & all the other DVDs I have for this film......Published 9 days ago by Phil Hardacre
A first rate blu ray transfer that had excellent sound and image. Highly recommended.Published 10 days ago by Adrian Drew
Brilliant picture and sound. It was well worth making this classic clearer to enjoy.Published 11 days ago by David Shea
Ridley Scotts masterpiece one of the greatest Sci-Fi films ever made that still looks amazing today.Published 15 days ago by J D S RODRIGUES
Was missing lenticular which is a disappointment & box was damage which is a shamePublished 18 days ago by Scott Sheridan