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Blade Runner: The Final Cut site and contest live

by on Oct.16, 2007, under General News

With Blade Runner: The Final Cut due out on December 18th, Warner Home Video has opened the official site, where there is a contest to win a $1,000 home theater package – just given them something inspired by Blade Runner: a video, music, a fashion design, a piece of art – or even a poem. Read More for the full press release.


GET INSPIRED AND WIN THE HOME ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM OF THE FUTURE

To celebrate the 25th anniversary release of Blade Runner: The Final Cut on DVD December 18th, fans can now enter for a chance to win 5 grand prizes of a $1,000 home entertainment system-winner across the different categories

BURBANK, CA (October 15, 2007) ? Warner Home Video today announced the launch of its ?Inspiring the Future? online contest in honor of the release of Sir Ridley Scott?s ?definitive? Blade Runner: The Final Cut on December 18th, 2007.

Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, is among one of the most popular and powerful films of the 20th Century, making it a sci-fi masterpiece. The film has had immeasurable influence on society for its futuristic depiction of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world. Blade Runner has appeared on more ?Top Five? sci-fi lists than any other film.

The ?Inspiring the Future? online contest will highlight the influence that Blade Runner has had on both leading and amateur filmmakers, musicians, writers, designers and artists. From September 21st through November 4th, fans will be able to upload and vote on ?Blade Runner? inspired works in one of the following categories: literature, music, film, art or fashion. Artists can promote their inspired works using share tools, including send to a friend e-mails and branded banners.

From November 5th through December 14th, fans can vote on their favorite entries to help determine who will win 5 grand prizes of $1,000 home entertainment system across the different categories. Instant win prizes such as framed Blade Runner movie posters and DVDs will also be rewarded for viewing and voting.

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, director Ridley Scott (Alien, Hannibal and a three-time Oscar? nominee, Best Director, for Gladiator, Thelma & Louise and Black Hawk Down) has gone back into post production to create the long-awaited definitive new version, which Warner Home Video will unveil on DVD December 18th in the U.S. Blade Runner: The Final Cut, spectacularly restored and remastered from original elements and scanned at 4K resolution, will contain never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, director and filmmaker commentary, an all-new 5.1 Dolby? Digital audio track and more.

A showcase theatrical run is also being planned for New York and Los Angeles October 5.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be included in three stunning DVD editions: a Two-Disc Special Edition (at $20.97 SRP), a Four-disc Collector?s Edition ($34.99 SRP) and the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector?s Edition ($78.92 SRP) in Collectible ?Deckard Briefcase? packaging.

Among some of the fascinating factoids talked about in the special features:

* Notable actual locations were used to reflect 2019 Los Angeles, such as Union Station, 2nd Street tunnel and the Bradbury building.

* The top of Police Headquarters is actually part of the Mothership from ?Close Encounters of the Third Kind.?

* In the last scene, Rutger Hauer made the jump between buildings himself.

* In the fight scene between Daryl Hannah and Harrison Ford, Hannah pulled Ford?s nose so hard that his nose actually bled afterwards.

* Holding a dove, and letting it fly away, in the last scene was never in the script, but rather Rutger Hauer?s idea when filming the scene.

* ?Dangerous Days? was originally the name of the script.

Said Sir Ridley Scott: “The Final Cut is the product of a process that began in early 2000 and continued off and on through seven years of intense research and meticulous restoration, technical challenges, amazing discoveries and new possibilities. I can now wholeheartedly say that Blade Runner: The Final Cut is my definitive director?s cut of the film.”

About Warner Home Video

With operations in 90 international territories Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.

For more information on this and other titles distributed by Warner Home Video, visit www.whvdirect.com.



1 Comment for this entry

  • Anonymous Coward

    How many?

    Just how many different versions of Blade Runner can they do? I guess as long as new versions make new money, they’ll be made …