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Old 24-07-2011, 22:22   #1
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blade runner version question

I have the tin with all the versions and all that.. What's the best version to watch
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Old 24-07-2011, 22:30   #2
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The Final Cut.
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Old 24-07-2011, 22:35   #3
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The Final Cut.
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Old 25-07-2011, 00:12   #4
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You should watch them all. The documentary is also fantastic and a must-see.
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Old 25-07-2011, 00:20   #5
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You should watch them all. The documentary is also fantastic and a must-see.
Final cut and the doc which is fascinating.
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Old 25-07-2011, 12:44   #7
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Yep, another one for final cut! The workprint is interesting to see though. Ignore the directors cut and theatrical cut in my opinion.
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Old 27-07-2011, 18:43   #8
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I'd say check out the theatrical cut too. The voice over is not everyone's taste, but gives the movie a different feel.
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Old 27-07-2011, 19:39   #9
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I'd say check out the theatrical cut too. The voice over is not everyone's taste, but gives the movie a different feel.
Definitely. I probably feel nostalgic towards the theatrical cut because it was the version I fell in love with and of all the versions it's the most "different".

The director's cut was an improvement and is worth watching because it addresses more head on the
sub-theme.

The workprint is an interesting curio.

The final cut is generally regarded as the "best" version, if there can really be such a thing in such a subjective medium.

The documentary is awesome, and builds appreciation for the movie no end. Order I'd watch them:

Final Cut
Dangerous Days documentary
Theatrical Version
Workprint
Director's Cut

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Old 28-07-2011, 08:14   #10
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I still prefer the theatrical cut.

Call me old-fashioned
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Old 28-07-2011, 08:20   #11
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The theatrical cut could be bearable if Harrison Ford had done the voice over in a less hammy way, but I find it awful. I'm sure I read somewhere that it was done badly on purpose in the hope it wouldn't be included.
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Old 28-07-2011, 08:35   #12
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there is not that much difference between them really, The Final Cut is the way to go though - pretty sure the HD transfer is the best on that one. Pity dangerous days isn't in HD. The deleted scenes on disc 4(?) are worth seeing, again, pity not in HD.
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I'm sure I read somewhere that it was done badly on purpose in the hope it wouldn't be included.
Probably because he was just sick of the film by that point, rather than any intentional sabotage.
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Old 28-07-2011, 09:21   #14
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Empire questioned him about that, he rubbished the claims and said the ADR Director didn't have a clue what he was doing.
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Well it's a done in a way that you would expect in an old film, as if he's like a PI/gumshoe.
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One of the reasons I like the theatrical version.
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Well it's a done in a way that you would expect in an old film, as if he's like a PI/gumshoe.
exactly, when first saw it i always viewed it as a sort of Sam Spade in space thing and never got why people were so anti towards it.
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Old 31-07-2011, 10:13   #18
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The voice over totally ruins Roy Batty's final scene. Even if it was delivered better, it would still be crap.

There's not a lot between the Final and Director's Cuts, only some redone effects with Zhora, Spinner wire removal and one extra shot of some Asian strippers (IIRC). It's not the massive revamp we were lead to believe.

[EDIT: OK, I'm wrong... there are loads of changes. Most are incredibly subtle or special effects/goof fixes:



Two of those I did actually notice, but had forgotten (Roy's new/re-recorded lines towards Tyrell and JF near the end of the film).

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Have those changes ever generated the same hoo-ha George Lucas generated when he fiddled with Star Wars? Admittedly, the Lucas changes are far greater but even so - RS has changed a few bits and pieces there...
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nothing there even comes close to the ham fisted inserts lucas did to his movies.

Something on par would have to be Deckard shooting Roy in the head just before he had a chance to do the tears in rain bit then biting the head off the dove, and then destroying every negative of the old version that he could lay hands on.

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