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Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Four-Disc Collectors Edition
Genre: Science Fiction

Reviewed In Issue 128 (Feb 2008) Of Widescreen Review®

Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah & Joanna Cassidy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
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

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Warner Home Video
(Catalog Number): 114483
(MPAA Rating): R
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(Retail Price): $34.99
(DVD Type): Four-Disc Set: DVD-9
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 117
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1982
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 12/18/07
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Ridley Scott
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
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

DVD Picture:
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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