'Blade Runner: The Final Cut' Gets a Cool Trailer for UK Re-Release

March 10, 2015
Source: BFI

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

It's not a special anniversary for the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, but that's not stopping the theatrical re-release of the film in the form of Blade Runner: The Final Cut. In case you didn't know, there have been seven versions of the film delivered over the years with the last one being released in 2007. So far, it's only played on the big screen at film festivals in Venice and New York as well as theatrical showings internationally before hitting home video. Now the United Kingdom is getting a theatrical release this spring and a cool, contemporary trailer for the film has just been unveiled. Perfect timing since the sequel was just confirmed with Harrison Ford back as Rick Deckard under the direction of Denis Villeneuve. Watch!

Here's the trailer for Blade Runner: The Final Cut theatrical release in the UK (via BFI):

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

In celebration of Blade Runner's 25th anniversary in 2007, director Ridley Scott went back into post production to create the long-awaited definitive new version. Blade Runner: The Final Cut contains never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, all making up what is called the definitive version of the 1982 sci-fi classic. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Young, and Daryl Hannah all star in the film that has influenced sci-fi for decades since. Blade Runner: The Final Cut hits theaters in the UK on April 3rd, but has no US release plans yet.

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Seven versions, really? I respect Scott but we studied the original in film class at University. We had great conversations about the film but doesn't seem like he's really ruining the original movie by having so many versions? I can see a directors cut and hey that's fine but this is overkill.

TXSteadyEddie on Mar 10, 2015


What are the seven? I thought there were five: 1) workprint, 2) theatrical, 3) international, 4) director's cut, 5) final cut.

Zachary Newton on Mar 10, 2015


Nevermind. Figured out that the San Diego (and Denver?) version and the US Broadcast version would make it seven. Nice article Ethan. Thanks. I had to reread the book on the making of the movie written by Paul Sammon to figure this out.

Zachary Newton on Mar 10, 2015


I remember having mixed feelings about this movie when I first saw it in theaters ( yes I am that old ). On one hand I was blown away by what I saw, but on the other hand I was disappointed and confused with the ending.. Since that time I learned to appreciate the ending and have come to the conclusion that was the best part of the movie. A sequel will ruin that ending no matter how good it is and why I think this movie should be left alone ( not to mention that I no longer have much trust in Ridley )

Tester on Mar 10, 2015


Tester - Agree about your statement about the ending of film, we talked in class for a good deal of time about it. The original movie stands on its own. I'm also weary of a sequel.

TXSteadyEddie on Mar 10, 2015


Seriously. No sequels please. It's perfect just the way it is.

TheOct8pus on Mar 10, 2015


A few weeks seem back I did see the directors cut and I was still impressed by the movie. Onley a few movies are are well made and visionary like blade runner. It still feels up to date onley Los Angeles 2019 info makes it a little bit outdated... Realy realy very good, and the ending fits perfect.

ari smulders on Mar 10, 2015


@TXSteadyEddie Yeah, 7 versions is really excessive. However, only one was actually done by Ridley Scott Apparently there were a lot of hands in the mix (from studio execs to writers to Scott and more), all with their own opinions on what the movie should be. Even the "Director's Cut", though created in reference to Scott's notes and consultations, was not done by Scott himself and made many changes that Scott was unhappy with. The Final Cut was the only one where the finished product was personally completed and approved by Scott.

Lewis on Mar 10, 2015


Re-releases. I wish they would do this rather than wasting money on empty remakes.

grimjob on Mar 10, 2015


They can just keep releasing these recuts for the rest of my life. That'd be okay by me. It just shows you how much editing affects the final product.

DAVIDPD on Mar 10, 2015

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