Blade Runner: The Final Cut is coming. Again.

Every time I catch a glimpse of the 5-disc Blade Runner Collectors DVD boxset on my shelf at home, I think to myself “I wonder if that really is the *final* version of the film?”. I’m kidding of course, I don’t think that all – I have the theatrical cut, the directors cut, the international cut and the “final cut” already. What more could be added?

Thankfully, the final cut really is the last cut for Deckard and company, so here we have a brand new final cut trailer, edited together by the BFI for a British cinema re-release in April.

Ridley Scott writes “This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April”.

For me this trailer sells the movie perfectly, but then I’ve seen the film a dozen times in the last 20 years. I’m not sure that it will entice new viewers, it just feels a little spartan, as if nothing really happens. Perhaps I’ve been compelled to believe that all modern genre trailers should be full of spoilers and explosions?

Hayden Yale

Child of the 80's. Born, raised and living in the Cheshire countryside, England.Lover of fan art, especially if it is based on my childhood heroes from Masters of the Universe, Thundercats, Transformers and TMNT. Penchant for almost anything retro, especially movies, games and art.

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One thought on “Blade Runner: The Final Cut is coming. Again.

  1. Jonc says:

    Actually, I (and probably everyone else) would love to see more SF movies with this level of sophistication and intelligence. I think this movie would be labeled “think piece” now.

    But alas you are correct, it’s not a blockbuster unless something goes kaboom. Come to think of it, it’s to the point where, when I see an explosion or movement that purposely goes near the screen, I immediately think of John Candy’s brilliant 3D Horror Show host on SCTV. ;)

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