Definitive Bladerunner DVD to release from Warner Home Video

I know you SFSignal readers love you some Bladerunner. (Sarcasm) So you all should be pleased to know that Warner Home Video is is planning to release a 25th anniversary version of the movie which they claim is the “final cut” of the film. This new DVD will have all previous edits of the film on it to cater to your personal favorite version of the film. I think the big draw here is that the “directors cut” that seems to be the crowning favorite was never released in an optimal aspect ratio and format that is common to most collectors edition DVD’s today. This “breaking news” (chuckle) comes courtesy of The Register: Definitive Bladerunner heads for DVD.

3 thoughts on “Definitive Bladerunner DVD to release from Warner Home Video”

  1. I think the big draw here is that the “directors cut” that seems to be the crowning favorite was never released in an optimal aspect ratio and format that is common to most collectors edition DVD’s today.

    Not sure what you mean. The old “Director’s Cut” DVD had the correct aspect ratio (2.35:1) and was anamorphically enhanced for widescreen TVs. It was one of the first DVDs ever released, and thus one of the earliest examples of anamorphic DVD.

    However, the film transfer used on that DVD is not up to today’s standards, so the new DVDs will definitely show a huge improvement in picture quality.

  2. Yeah if the article I referred from is inaccurate, sorry about that. I don’t own the original “Driector’s Cut” Bladerunner DVD so if you say it is that way then I’ll have to trust you. Maybe it is just an updated transfer. Thanks for clearing it up some. ;-)

  3. I saw a “new” Bladerunner in the stores over the weekend. It stated that it was the Director’s Cut but makes no mention of it containing any of the previous theatrical/video versions on the disc. It was only a single disc. The only mention of a change here was something about being “improved” for viewing on television.

    Go figure.

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