Blade Runner / Ultimate Collector's Edition : 5 of 5
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is an incredibly made, genre-defining film that any self-respecting geek loves, so when I heard about this new five-disc set, I just had to order it as a Christmas gift to myself! The set is packaged in a cool briefcase with several collectible items, including a miniature Spinner car, along with the DVDs containing five complete versions of the movie. The real star is the definitive Final Cut, completely supervised by Ridley Scott with enhanced shots, and the result is amazing! Zhora's terrible stunt double and Deckard's out-of-sync mouth movements were painstakingly fixed by filming Joanna Cassidy and even Harrison Ford's son to restore the footage, and it looks perfect. This is all explained in detail in Dangerous Days, a three and a half hour documentary which is the best (and definitely the longest) behind the scenes look at a film I've ever watched. Another disc contains even more mini-documentaries, covering interesting topics such as a comparison of the film to the original novel, plus an innovative way of presenting a huge set of deleted scenes. All of the scenes have been cut together like a movie of their own, running about 45-minutes, so you can actually follow new angles of the story, which is brilliant! Of course, there's a segment specifically covering the question of Deckard being a Replicant, and it's fascinating to hear everyone's differing opinions (although Ridley Scott is pretty clear with his answer). And I haven't even mentioned the rare Workprint version of the movie, or the multiple wall-to-wall commentary tracks! It may sound crazy, but I loved watching Blade Runner over and over during the course of a week, so this terrific set has certainly made me an even bigger fan of the film.