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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:48 am 
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I read that the soundtrack wasn't released along with the film, because it didn't fit some of those stylistic conventions. That's surprising considering it's Vangelis, who was just coming off Chariots of Fire which was big for him and also a Warner Brothers movie. But one wouldn't come out until the '92 DC.

For what it's worth, The New American Orchestra release is good, but quite the curiosity. It came out a year later I believe, so it wasn't really meant to promote it properly.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 1:20 am 
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Happy incept date.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:05 pm 
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Is it true that there were no prints struck of the final cut release? That it was only shown digitally?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:33 pm 
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I don't think so. I'm pretty sure - about 85% so - that I saw a 35mm print in Dallas in 2007. I don't believe the Inwood had digital projection yet back then.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:19 am 
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I saw the final cut in 35mm in 2007, and again in a now-weathered 35mm print just last year.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:23 am 
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I think "Final Cut" negatives were scanned at 4K, but was the DI finished at 4K or 2K? I guess one advantage of optical and in-camera VFX is that, at least in theory, they would transfer over with a 4K DI, unlike most of the digital VFX done nowadays, which have been rendered at 2K originally, and would need to be re-rendered at 4K for a true 4K restoration.

"Final Cut" looks amazing at 1080p, that's for sure.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:33 pm 
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I prefer the "Final Cut". I'd only seen the '92 cut just the year before so I didn't have the long-term attachment some here do which is understandable. I've not really ever been too tempted to look at the other cuts. I'm not a big fan of seeing multiple cuts of the same movie, I'd much rather see the extra footage as deleted scenes.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 5:18 pm 
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solaris72 wrote:
I saw the final cut in 35mm in 2007, and again in a now-weathered 35mm print just last year.

Thank you. Someone in the Facebook thread insisted there were no prints of the Final Cut, just digital projection, which sounded absurd for 2007. I'll happily hold out and wait for it to come around!


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:14 pm 

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I don't like the ridiculous teal tint that Scott put on the Final cut. It totally ruins the gorgeous golden look to some of the scenes in the film (e.g. the scenes with Rachael in the Tyrell building at sunset) and generally de-saturates and dampens the colorful and rich palette that was originally there. I'd much rather watch the Director's Cut or even one of the original Theatical cuts, "happy" ending and all. I was lucky enough to see a good 35mm print of the International Theatrical cut in Dec 2014 and it looked fantastic. I actually kind of like the original ending in a weird way, if only for the beauty of the footage -- it's not that much weaker than the ending of the Director's or Final cuts, which always seemed too abrupt to me. But the main flaw of the Theatrical versions is simply the unnecessary and lifeless narration from Ford.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 4:17 am 
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This is a very informative, 3+ hour-long podcast about Blade Runner from the Projection Booth. Even for those with significant knowledge about the picture, you will likely still get something out of it.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 3:49 pm 
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Thanks for the shout out!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:06 pm 
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The first time I saw Blade Runner was some years ago, back in the mid-2000's. I was a high school teenager back then, and the film caught my attention for some reason, maybe it was the amazing visuals for its time, maybe I thought the concept was interesting or the characters, but I decided one Saturday to rent it and watch it that night.
The first time I saw it, there were some things I didn't understand, and it didn't really excite me or made me feel anything too deep, so back then, it wasn't my favorite, though I still kind of liked it due to its very sci-fi and even mystical feel to it.
I re-watched it again some years later, and it finally grew on me, to the point that I understood it better and liked it even more.
I think my favorite scene and the one that makes me feel some emotion from the movie is the "Like tears in rain" scene.
Not sure if I should post the SPOILER warning at this point, but just the way Roy Batty jumped over the building with ease and decided to save Deckard, the final speech Roy gave him, the music playing in the scene and the way he finally accepted death, it kind of speaks to me.
Over time, it has become a special scene to me.


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Happy Leon incept date


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 3:11 pm 
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Bill Hunt at thedigitalbits.com wrote that he heard from several sources that this will be released on 4K UHD by the end of the year, likely coinciding with the release of 2049


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:11 pm 
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"This Future Looks Familiar: Watching Blade Runner in 2017"


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:49 pm 
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Trees wrote:
I think "Final Cut" negatives were scanned at 4K, but was the DI finished at 4K or 2K? I guess one advantage of optical and in-camera VFX is that, at least in theory, they would transfer over with a 4K DI, unlike most of the digital VFX done nowadays, which have been rendered at 2K originally, and would need to be re-rendered at 4K for a true 4K restoration.

"Final Cut" looks amazing at 1080p, that's for sure.


It looks even better in 4K/HDR. The DI was made in 4K, so the whole process for DCP and UHD discs was executed in the 4K domain from first scanning. That hideous teal that inflected the 2008 Blu ray is gone. The color palette is infinitely more varied and detailed, everything is hugely better. The grain rez is perfect, even in rare shots which Scott has "redone" for the 4K, like a few seconds cutaway to the doorplate for the Bradbury Building which actually has the name of the building on it. I don't know why he did this, not having indicated the name originally, maybe to clue younger viewiers into the Noir associations of that building becuase they were too dumb make the connection.? Who would know?

Anyway the new 4K BR is possibly the best disc in this format I've yet viewed.


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