Special features on Disc One of this four-disc set include an introduction by Ridley Scott (30 seconds) and three optional feature commentary tracks from cast and crew. Disc Two contains a documentary Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (215 minutes) and four trailers. Disc Three contains no bonus material. Disc Four contains only bonus material and includes the following featurettes: The Electric Dreamer: Philip K. Dick (14 minutes), Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel Vs. The Film (15 minutes), Fashion Forward: Wardrobe And Styling (21 minutes), The Light That Burns: Jordan Cronenweth (20 minutes), Promoting Dystopia
Harrison Ford is Rick Deckard, a Blade Runner who prowls the steel and microchip jungle of 21st Century Los Angeles in a disturbing vision of the future. Deckard
The anamorphically enhanced 2.40:1 DVD is a marked improvement over the previously released discs, with noticeably better resolution and more solid black levels. The black levels, as well as the shadow delineation, are key for this film, which has many dark scenes. Colors are bold and vibrant, really popping from the screen, and contrast is very nicely rendered. The picture has an impressively dimensional look to it. There are times where the image can look overly soft, and compression artifacts and pixilation are noticeable at times throughout. Occasional color fringing can be seen. Edge enhancement is also used, but is not overly distracting. The picture looks good, but not quite as good as the newest releases will. (Danny Richelieu)
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I want to see product reviews of home theatre equipment that non-millionaires can afford to own. Reading articles about $50,000 home theatre setups is admittedly rather fun but, in practical terms, the info is really useless to me. While Darling Wife and I make a decent living, there's no way we can spend that kind of money on a home theatre. What I also really like and want to see: Practical advice articles that help people who are at least minimally technically competent to assess their needs and assemble a home theatre. That is, a periodic (yearly? twice yearly?) in-depth look at points to consider and equipment to buy to assemble a good high definition home theatre. Ideally, it would examine several total package price points. If you're willing to spend $10,000, here's what we recommend in terms of equipment and how to connect/install them. If your budget is smaller, here's what we recommend. If your budget is somewhat larger than $10,000, do this instead. Yes, I know you have your reference systems section each month, but an explanatory article would be nice, too. Finally, keep us up-to-date on the development of high definition DVDs and DVD players. This is what I'd like to see.