[quote=“scherpschutter, post:30, topic:1923”]BLADE RUNNER
Watched the latest release, the Ultimate, Definite or whatever version
It’s a vast improvement over the Director’s cut, released only a year or two ago. The film has never looked better, with dark, but warm colours and incredible detail. You can see every drop of rain, and every line in people’s faces. Only problem: flesh colours occasionally seemed a bit too red (or was it meant to be this way?).
The audio was a vast improvement too, but that is not saying much, since the audio of the previous release was almost non-existent. Actually the DD 5.1 is still a bit of a letdown. Vangelis’ score (some hate it, I love it) comes through very strong, but the voices sound either a bit shrill or hollow. The audio has been created out of an original six track, and sometimes you notice the voices move from one side to another.
The film is still quite an experience, even when you watch it for the fifth or sixth time, but even after the changes Scott made, it stills fails to make much sense. There are some interesting ideas, but as usual, when he wants to be intelligent, Scott fudges the issues he raises. The book might have been a problem here: it’s not one of Philip K. Dick’s best, a nice collection of ideas and vignettes, but with a muddled narrative. Scott (or the studio?) tried to make a sort of noir out of it first, which worked quite well, but eventually went for higher aspirations, which doesn’t work at all.
Surprisingly it doesn’t really harm the movie, or the experience: it’s still a delicious ‘trip’, one of the greatest in film history, I wish I still smoked that old stuff …[/quote]
Awsome film, with no doubt the best Sci-Fi film I have seen so far. And the version you have seems awsome too (I have Director’s Cut).