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A Christmas gift for me … from me :)

It happened yesterday. I was taking a walk in downtown Lancaster (for those familiar, this is a REALLY small town to walk around in), and I saw it outside the display window of HMV. It was beautiful and I had to get it. I went in and I got a hold of it at first. Price at £22 it didn’t look awfuly expensive either. I knew that I would probably find it at a better deal if I was patient enough to look around the internet and order it online. But my consumerism kicked in (which is rarely the case for me) and I couldn’t wait that long. I went to the cashier and I am now a happy owner of the Blade Runner: Final Cut: 5 DVD Ultimate Collectors Edition!

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I did find it at a cheaper price in HMV website after all but what the hell, the ‘consumer’ inside me was worth the £7 difference for this chrismas gift to myself!🙂 It is  trully an amazing collection! Now all I have to do is find the time to rot myself to endless hours of Blade Runner scenery!!!!

Here’s what it contains (copied from HMV’s website):

Limited Edition 5DVD Box Set – Contains:

  • Metal Tin Packaging
  • Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition Version Of Blade Runner: Final Cut
  • Lenticular Image
  • Art Cards
  • A Letter From Ridley Scott

Disc One Contains:

  • Ridley Scott’s All-New ‘Final Cut’ Version Of The Film
  • Audio Commentary By Director Ridley Scott
  • Audio Commentary By Executive Producer/ Co-Screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Co-Screenwriter David Peoples; Producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber
  • Audio Commentary By Commentaries by visual futurist Syd Mead; production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

Disc Two Contains:

  • Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner – A feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark

Disc Three Contains:

  • 1982 Theatrical Version – This is the version that introduced U.S. movie-going audiences to a revolutionary film with a new and excitingly provocative vision of the near-future. It contains Deckard/Harrison Ford’s character narration and the happy ending
  • 1982 International Version – Also used on U.S. home video, laserdisc and cable releases up to 1992. This version is not rated, and contains some extended action scenes in contrast to the Theatrical Version.
  • 1992 Director’s Cut – The Director’s Cut omits Deckard’s voiceover narration and removes the “happy ending” finale. It adds the famously-controversial “unicorn” sequence, a vision that Deckard has which suggests that he, too, may be a replicant.

Disc Four Contains:

Bonus Disc – “Enhancement Archive”

  • The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
  • Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film
  • Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
  • Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling
  • The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
  • Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art
  • Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
  • Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers
  • Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (Audio)
  • Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
  • Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  • 1982 Promotional Featurettes
  • Trailers & TV Spots

Disc Five Contains:

  • Workprint Version Of Blade Runner – This rare version of the film is considered by some to be the most radically different of all the Blade Runner cuts. It includes an altered opening scene, no Deckard narration until the final scenes and much more…
  • Introduction by Ridley Scott
  • Audio Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner
  • All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut – Featurette

3 responses to “A Christmas gift for me … from me :)

  1. Alexandra West January 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Was it the lenticular print cover that caught your attention or were you just in the shopping mood? =)

  2. serk01 January 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Well, it was a combination of both🙂

  3. Mariah March 3, 2009 at 6:44 am

    Just dropping by.Btw, you website have great content!

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