Blade Runner | Ultimate Collector's Edition | Limited Briefcase

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
America

UPC/EAN/Barcode
085391144847

Distributor
Warner Bros Home Entertainment

Contents
» 5 Discs
» Digipack
» Slipcase
» Lenticular Film Clip
» Large Concept Art Folder (8 Art Cards)
» Letter From Ridley Scott
» Miniture Spinner Car Replica
» Miniture Unicorn Replica
» 16 page booklet
» Briefcase (with plastic slipcase)

Limitation
103 000 copies (numbered) (see sidenotes)

Out of Print
Unknown

Still in Collection
Yes

Purchased At
www.amazon.com


 Disc 1

Contents
» Blade Runner (movie)
» - The Final Cut (01h 57m 22s)
» Introduction by Ridley Scott
» Audio Commentary by Ridley Scott
» Audio Commentary by executive producer Hampton Fancher, screenwriter David Peoples, producer Michael Deeley and production executive Katherine Haber
» Audio Commentary by visual futurist Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumball, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
2.40:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» French DD 5.1

Subtitles
English HoH, French, Spanish


 Disc 2

Contents
» Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (03h 33m 57s)
» - Incept Date, 1980: Screenwriting and Dealmaking
» - Blush Response: Assembling the Cast
» - A Good Start: Designing the Future
» - Eye of the Storm: Production Begins
» - Living in Fear: Tension on the Set
» - Beyond the Window: Visual Effects
» - In Need of Magic: Post-Production Problems
» - To Hades and Back: Release and Resurrection
» Bonus Trailers
» - I Am Legend
» - Invasion
» - Fracture
» - Superman Doomsday

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
1.78:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0

Subtitles
English HoH, French, Spanish


 Disc 3

Contents
» Blade Runner (movie)
» - U.S. Theatrical Cut (01h 57m 18s)
» - International Theatrical Cut (01h 57m 34s)
» - Director's Cut (01h 56m 31s)
» Introductions (to each version) by Ridley Scott

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
2.40:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0
» French DD 2.0

Subtitles
English HoH, French, Spanish


 Disc 4

Contents
» Inception
» - The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
» - Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film
» - Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (audio)
» Fabrication
» - Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
» - Fashion Forward: Wardrobe and Styling
» - Screen Tests: Rachael and Pris
» - The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
» - 24 Deleted and Alternate Scenes (with introductions)
» Longevity
» - 3 Promotional Featurettes from 1982
» - Trailers, Teasers & TV Spots
» Promoting Dystopia: Rendering The Poster Art
» Deck-a-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
» Nexus Generation: Fans And Filmmakers

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Audio
English DD 2.0

Subtitles
None


 Disc 5

Contents
» Blader Runner (movie)
» - Workprint Version (01h 49m 50s)
» Introduction by Ridley Scott
» Audio Commentary by Paul M. Sammon
» All Our Variant Futures (28m 30s)

Type
DVD, R0, NTSC

Picture
2.20:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1

Subtitles
English HoH, French, Spanish


 Movie Details

Original Title
Blade Runner

Year
1982

Director
Ridley Scott

Cast
Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, William Sanderson, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy

IMDb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/


 Product Photos

 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This is one hell of cool set and a very nice upgrade for anyone who's a true Blade Runner fanatic. The briefcase is made out of plastic which is a slight let down but it's still got the looks so it's not that big of deal. It opens up with the push of two simple buttons (no locks or keys), which are labeled byt with two small stickers that read "Press here". These are easily removable and are probably just there to help you the first time around.

As for the inside there's a whole bunch of goodies to check out. The dvds are presented in a top notch digipack and comes with a nicely embossed sleeve.

The art cards are really good looking and are presented in really simple but good looking folder that opens up with some really nice artwork for the inside. Also, each card comes with some graphics and notes on the back.

The lenticular film clip comes with some really thick and sturdy plexiglas pieces that are held together with 4 little magnets.

The miniture unicorn is kind of cute but it feels a bit cheap being all plastic and might not feel as cool as one would've hoped. But the little spinner car on the other hand is really quite an eye catcher. As you can see from the photos there's a great deal of detail to this little gizmo and even though they're quite fragile, you can actualy open the doors just in the same way as they do in the movie.

The back wheels of the spinner car are regular toy car wheels so they're quite movable but the wheel-like thingys in the front of the car are fixed.

All in all a really cool set but I still think that the overall quality makes it feel a bit too fragile to receive that perfect 10 score.

As a final note, the foam padding of briefcase makes for a VERY tight fit around the dvd box. This feels a tad annoying as one of the side is not padded at all and so, might damage the slipcase over time.


Disc contents / Extras

This set is by far one of the most massive updates done to a film so far, and a definate must have for any Blade Runner fan.

The whopping 5 disc collection holds no less than FIVE different version of the film, multiple audio commentaries and a selection of extras that run for no less than NINE hours (!).

I'm pretty sure that's you'll find a great deal of detailed reviews going through all the extras found on this release and I don't really have the time to review it all, but I will say this: the whole set feels very classy and even the menus look there best so I'll doubt you will be dissapointed over the quality of the material.

And as far as the quantity is concerned, let's just say that you'll most likely collapse from a Blade Runner overdoes if you decide to go through this entire set in one session.

PS. The subtitle listings only apply to the main feature(s) of each disc - additional extras and featurettes are generally not subtitled. DS


Sidenotes

From what I can tell, the R0US set is pretty much identical to the R2UK version as far as the disc specs go (only minor subtitle and audio differences + a few short bonus trailers).

This set is limited to 103 000 copies but it seems that there are actually two series made so far. Some cases have a sticker that only says 10 000 copies but the sets are still exactly the same. In conclusion, there's probably 113 000 sets made so far and I wouldn't be surprised if we'll be seing more of these "additional pressings" series later on. So in short; this thing is probably not as limited as one would think.

Even though there are a bunch of simularaties between the contents of the 5 disc R0US version in comparison to the R2UK set you should notice that there are some minor differences to the seemingly identical stuff. And the differences (not counting the obvious) are as follows:

1. The lenticular film clip of the R0US comes with thicker plexiglas (roughly twice as thick as the R2UK).

2. The art cards are a lot larger on the R0US.

3. The art card folder of the R2UK (which is obviously smaller than the R0US) is glued in the edges so it doesn't open up at all (!). It's still got the graphics printed on the inside though.

4. The digipack looks the same but there are some subtle differences to the slipcase artwork (particularly the position of the blade runner siluette featured on the back cover). Also, if you compare the intersecting spines you'll notice that they fold out a bit differently.

5. The letter from Ridley Scott is much larger in the R0US set.


 Visitors Comments

Jyri | Location: Finland Posted 2011-05-31 (14:56)

Oh the original set came out in late 2000 and the UE sets in late 2007, so I waited quite exactly 7 years instead of 10. :)

Jyri | Location: Finland Posted 2011-05-31 (14:43)

After I first got the original collector's box with the '92 semi-director's cut, shooting draft script, lobby cards, poster,.. long ago I was hoping there would one day be a release with all the versions + lots of extras. I think after ~10 years of waiting these UE sets finally materialized.

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