Another Blade Runner Final Director's Cut
A new cut of the Blade Runner movie is to be released, this being the definitive, final, Director's Cut by Ridley Scott. However it's not going to be as simple as just picking up a new release, oh no, after all there's money to be made here.
Scott has always said that he wasn't happy with the Director's Cut given to Blade Runner, saying that it was rushed and unable to devote the attention it deserved, but he's not been able to due to rights issues. Now that's sorted and there looks to be a series of releases.
From Sci Fi Wire comes the proposed schedule:
The restored "Director's Cut" will debut on home video in September and will remain on sale for only four months, after which time it will be placed on moratorium. Blade Runner: Final Cut will arrive in 2007 for a limited 25th anniversary theatrical run, followed by a special-edition DVD with the three previous versions offered as alternate viewing. Besides the original theatrical version and director's cut, the expanded international theatrical cut will be included. The set will also contain additional bonus materials.
So we'll get a remastered current Director's Cut, then the new edition then a full box set. Yes fans, wait for the full box set, although it's likely to be late into 2007 it sounds like the version that will be worth waiting for.
What I'm sure we're all interested to see is how much different Scott's new cut could be than the previous ones we've seen. Surely this has to be the most revisited release ever?