Blade Runner | Ultimate Collector's Edition | Limited Tin Box

 Product Details

Product Type
DVD

Origin
United Kingdom

UPC/EAN/Barcode
7321902208367

Distributor
Warner Bros Home Entertainment

Contents
» 5 Discs
» Digipack
» Slipcase
» Lenticular Film Clip
» Small Concept Art Folder (8 Art Cards)
» Letter From Ridley Scott
» 16 page booklet
» Tin Box
» Paper Wrapper

Limitation
Unknown Amount

Out of Print
No

Still in Collection
Yes


 Disc 1

Contents
» Blade Runner (movie)
» - The Final Cut (112m 48s)
» 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, R2, PAL

Picture
2.40:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» German DD 5.1
» Polish DD 5.1
» Spanish DD 5.1

Subtitles
English, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English HoH, Finnish, German, German HoH, Greek, Hebrew, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovenian, Spanish, Turkish


 Disc 2

Contents
» Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner (214m 06s)
» - 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

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
1.78:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 2.0

Subtitles
English, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish


 Disc 3

Contents
» Blade Runner (movie)
» - U.S. Theatrical Cut (112m 35s)
» - International Theatrical Cut (112m 49s)
» - Director's Cut (111m 49s)
» Introductions (to each version) by Ridley Scott

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.40:1 Anamorphic

Audio
English DD 5.1
» English DD 2.0
» German DD 2.0
» Spanish DD 2.0

Subtitles
English, English Hoh, German, German HoH, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish


 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, R2, PAL

Audio
English DD 2.0

Subtitles
English, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish


 Disc 5

Contents
» Blader Runner (movie)
» - Workprint Version (105m 27s)
» Introduction by Ridley Scott
» Audio Commentary by Paul M. Sammon
» All Our Variant Futures

Type
DVD, R2, PAL

Picture
2.20:1

Audio
English DD 5.1

Subtitles
English, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, English HoH, Finnish, French, German, German HoH, Italian, Italian HoH, Norwegian, Polish, 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/


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 Video Review

 Discjunkie's Comments

Packaging / Design

This tin box is by far one of the better looking ones of it's kind so far. The colouring and the embossing is absolutely jaw dropping in my opinion.

As for the inside of the tin, the discs are presented with a nicely designed digipack in a glossy cardboard slipcase.

The lenticular film clip is thin piece of plastic thats being held in between two pieces of plexiglas with the use of 4 small magnets (for each plexiglas).

This is really nice design and I think the magnets are a very clever choice for this collectable. Granted, it would be even better if one would have gotten several film clips so you could swap them every now and then... but then again, things could've been worse.

There's a rectangular foam padding to hold the lenticular film clip in place in the box but this feels like kind of a cheap solution, even though it gets the job done I suppose.

The letter from Ridley Scott is printed on a clear plastic sheet which I think is a pretty interesting idea, and the accompanying art cards are quite colourful and nicely detailed.

To summarise, I think this tin is probably the best looking tin of it's kind (this particular tin case type) and definetly a top ranking box set overall.


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.


Sidenotes

The observent may notice a slight missprint on this particular box set if you study the back of the tin (clearly visible on image number 4).

The graphics printed on the tin box include highlights and shadows for the embossing of the horizontal bars on the back of the tin, and on my copy it appears that the entire back cover is slightly askew.

I have however asked around and nobody else has reported this printing error so it's most likely a freak occurence and not something you should worry about (The missprinted set has now been sold and a brand new one has taken it's place).

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

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

fariz | Location: Indonesia Posted 2010-02-04 (07:06)

wow, great web, great content & great coverage, man. i'm gonna buy the R2 version, coz the R1 version is too expensive for me, and now that they're OOP, it became more expensive, so, R2 is my best choice :)

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