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Fucking 5-discs for the 'big' version. Why hell does it have to come in that wanky suitcase, though?
i've got the directors cut on DVD already, so i doubt i will bother with any of these, but fuck me that is a lot of extras!
I don't like the 2-disc cover though - it looks like Deckard has a cold or something!
but I really can't be doing with DVD extras. Ever. With the possible exception of commentaries, but even those are usually shit.
but other times they are really well made, interesting, insightful documentaries about the film or subjects it involves.
Plus- outtakes! who DOESN'T like seeing Jackie Chan mess up his lines! LOL he has a funny accent OMGZ
The documentaries CAN be good, but often aren't. The best films have the outtakes over the closing credits anyway. Sign of class.
i was actually thinking of Rush Hour when i mention Jackie there, and thats over the credits. LOL he falls over sometimes!!!one
The four on Fight Club and Seven are really quite interesting, for example.
Anyway, this is all about the fact that there are FIVE fucking different versions of the film...
And then there's also 42 minutes of extra footage that wasn't used but has been strung together into a coherent form for some reason.
(I believe that's the official tagline)
Your problem is, you've seen one of the six incorrect versions.
to prove you are wrong
Blade Runner: Actually fucking great is the correct tagline.
so there :P
i thought the director's cut that took out the shitty v/o was meant to be the definitive one
Ridley Scott had nothing to do with it, or very little. It was more of an attempt to put it back to how it was before the studio fucked around even more.
But I think Scott never got final cut of the movie, hence this version getting the name 'Final Cut'.
He's quite open with the Alien Quadrilogy about the new cut of Alien not being his preferred one but simply an alternative cut for the purposes of the boxset; I think with this it's about him finally doing the movie the way he wanted.
he's actually shot new footage for this; they rebuilt some of the sets completely :D
i will wet my pants.
on a side note, i prefer the Special Edition version of ALiens. It totally PWNS the normal one
This is from a Digital Bits interview thing:
Next, Charlie revealed that the set will also include a whopping 47 minutes worth of deleted scenes, not seen in any previous version of the film. He then proceeded to debut an exclusive clip of some of this deleted footage. Now... Todd and I had the chance to preview all 47 minutes of this deleted material on Wednesday night, before our panel, and I can tell you first-hand that you have absolutely NO IDEA just how cool this material is. It's not just 47 minutes worth of deleted material - it's like getting a 5½ th or a 6th version of the film itself. The material is all edited together chronologically, to create an encapsulated version of the story. It starts with a completely new opening credits scene and new special effects shots of the 2019 L.A. cityscape. Then you get scenes you've seen before... but it's all put together using alternate takes, different camera angles and other completely unused footage. There are also a number of true deleted scenes, including a few that no one outside the production even knew existed before. All of this is set to music from the film and newly-looped sound effects... as well as Harrison Ford's voiceover narration. But get this: This narration is a completely different take than what was in the original theatrical version of the film, and it's just totally different. Different lines, different dialogue. We think it's actually BETTER than what was ultimately used in the film!
Let me give you just a couple examples of some of the things you're going to see: Turns out Deckard had a wife, who now lives in one of the off-world colonies - you see a picture of her and Deckard together (except that, if my memory doesn't fail me, the picture is set on the same porch as Rachel's photograph of herself with her mother - consider the implications of that). There's also a brief scene, after Batty has killed Tyrell, where he gets back into the elevator and he's shaking - he's clearly disturbed at what he's just done. The elevator announces the floor in a computerized female voice, and Batty looks up at the speaker and says "Mother?" in this sort of child-like daze. Rutger Hauer's performance is just perfect. There's even two alternate endings, in which Deckard and Rachel have dialogue while driving off in Deckard's car. And this is all just scratching the surface. I'm telling you, this stuff is absolutely amazing. If you think you know everything there is to know about Blade Runner, you are in for a REAL shock. Todd and I were just stunned after we finished watching this stuff. And keep in mind, every bit of this footage was shot by Ridley Scott in his prime... so it's just gorgeous. My head is still spinning over it all.
The final bit of footage that Charlie previewed exclusively for the crowd, was a behind-the-scenes look at the infamous reshoot from earlier this year featuring Joanna Cassidy's character Zhora. Now, when news of this reshoot leaked on the Net, it sparked an outcry from fans who feared that Scott was pulling a George Lucas and drastically altering the film with all new effects or something. Turns out, nothing could be further from the truth. The Final Cut of the film itself has been edited a tiny bit, with a couple of new scenes added and a little bit of footage excised. But the new effects tweaks are very minor. For example, in many shots involving the practical, on-set Spinner, you can see the suspension cables holding it in the air. These have been removed. In a couple instances members of the camera crew were accidentally captured on the edges of the frame, so they've been removed. And there's an instance where Harrison Ford's dialogue doesn't match his lip movements on screen (a shot through the glass as he's talking to the snake dealer), so Harrison Ford's son, Ben Ford, was brought in. He was dressed in the costume and was given the same scar on his chin as his father via make-up. His face was then shot (at the correct angle, under matching lighting) reading the same lines, and his mouth and chin were inserted over his father's so the lip-synch now matches. It's absolutely seamless.
But the Zhora reshoot was what triggered the most controversy, so here's what it was about: Back in 1982, actress Joanna Cassidy wasn't allowed to do the stunt where Zhora crashes through the window panes. But if you watch the film closely, especially now in high-definition, it's painfully obvious that it's a stuntwoman in those shots. I mean, it's not even close. The woman has a bad afro-like wig on and it's bouncing around so much in those shots that it looks like Ronald McDonald going through the glass. So Cassidy was brought back in, dressed in her original costume and was given the same snake tattoo on her face. Then she was shot on a greenscreen stage, going through the same movements as the stunt woman. Her face and body angles were matched to the original stunt woman frame by frame, so they're identical. Then, Cassidy's head was digitally inserted over the stunt woman's and it was blended together, color-corrected and matched seamlessly. So now, when you see Zhora crash through the glass, it's actually Zhora all the way through. Charlie showed the behind-the-scenes at our panel, and then at the official Warner panel the next day, he showed the final shot. And again, it's amazing. The first time I saw this finished sequence a few months ago, I was actively looking for the effect... and I completely missed it. That's how good a job the CG team has done on this. It was only after going back and looking at the original shots on DVD that I realized what a big difference there was, and I was just floored.
and it doesnt half run!!
it just screams "DOUBLE PANTS".
just in case, you know.
Who hates me?
what did you say about Blade Runner?