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If only you could see what I've seen... on Blu-ray,
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This review is from: Blade Runner: The Final Cut [Blu-ray]  [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
Having already bought the beautifully packaged steel box 5 disc version on DVD , it would have been a crime to have just simply replaced it. Along with all the photo stills , booklets , film cells and the well crafted box it came in , I couldn't justify buying the full package all over again on Blu-ray. So instead , I cheated a little with this cheaper 2 disc Blu-ray version and simply replaced the appropriate discs out of the DVD box set.
Not too concerned about not having the other cuts of the movies or all the special features in Blu-ray format , so long as I had the Final Cut on Blu-ray , but this is one of the drawbacks when spending vast sums of money (particularly box sets) on upgrading your film collection time and time again.
Picture transfer and restoration is sublime , and the opening shot of Hades landscape is more breathtaking than ever on Blu-ray and is still my favourite opening shot to any movie. Detail in Deckards apartment now shows up things I never took much noticed of before thanks to the superb crisp image , and the 5.1 master audio of Vangelis's score sounds...Well , need I say more ?
All the FX problems of seeing wires and obvious stunt doubles have been digitally replaced or removed with no trace of it sticking out like a sore thumb. A few additional dialog scenes have been tampered with , but to great effect and this classic sci-fi is now near perfect on the Blu-ray format... Please take note on how it should be done , Mr Lucas !
Having grown up with the theatrical version , that was the film I always grew to love , but understand why some people didn't like the voice over or the upbeat ending and I kind of agree , but for some reason , I still miss it , but I just can't bring myself to watch any other version now than the Final Cut.
All in all , which ever version you like , this film is a MUST for Blu-ray owners.
Although I've cheated into not buying the full package on Blu-ray , there was nothing extra that you get between the two formats apart from the quality , and surprisingly the old steel box looks better than the quite dull looking Blu-ray box sets that are available to buy... unless you bought the mouthwateringly desirable "Briefcase Edition" but that is priced at well over a £100 , so I'm more than satisfied with my cheaper alternative to owning this classic film on Blu-ray.