Thread: Blade Runner
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Old 05-26-2006, 10:15 PM   #5
Neil Mick
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Cool Blade Runner: Director's Cut

Dan Harden wrote:
Blade Runner is one of my favorites as well. I think many of us wished for an excellent follow up.
The un-edited DVD was worth it. Great speech by Rutgar, then.....Kaputz.

I have a great visceral memory, involving the "Director's Cut" of "Blade Runner..."

1992. The poster, "Blade Runner: the Director's Cut," playing at the Castro Theatre, emblazoned in front of me, in a coffee-shop.

The Castro: one of the most magnificant theatre's I've had the pleasure to sit in. Art Deco design; a huge theatre in the heart of the Castro District, San Francisco. On some nights, the movie is preceeded by an organist, who disappears through a trapdoor into the floor.

I'd been living in SF for about nine months. This movie experience was a real testament to the reason for my move.

Sitting up in the balcony and watching this great movie: with my lover who travelled across the country with me, watching the Director's Cut on this huge screen, from the balcony in an elegant, Art Deco theatre...whoah.

P.S. IMO, the voice-over kills the power of the film. And the last scene in the original was tacked-on scene-footage from The Shining, to please the suits.

Last edited by Neil Mick : 05-26-2006 at 10:21 PM.
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