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Old 03-11-05, 10:39 PM
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Original Blade Runner on FX channel

I was just flipping through the channels & found that FX is running the original version of Blade Runner (with the Harrison Ford voiceover). Looks like it'll be on again tomorrow at 7pm eastern. Unfortunately, it is pan & scan & full of commercials, but I thought some people might be interested.

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Originally Posted by Lokimok
I was just flipping through the channels & found that FX is running the original version of Blade Runner (with the Harrison Ford voiceover). Looks like it'll be on again tomorrow at 7pm eastern. Unfortunately, it is pan & scan & full of commercials, but I thought some people might be interested.

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so what's the difference between this and the DC DVD that i got?
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so what's the difference between this and the DC DVD that i got?
That would be the aforementioned Harrison Ford voiceover, plus the so-called
Spoiler:
happy ending, which really isn't since she's going to die anyways
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hmm
may have to tape it even if it is pan and scan, just to have a copy of the original version
ah crap, just noticed it already started.
thanks for the thread anyway though
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or maybe it hasn't, nascar is still on
any idea on how far past 7 this nascar stuff will be on?

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what lap are they on? i'd guess around 730 pm
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no idea on laps, it looks to be qualifying crap and not the actual race

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i'm guessing they are starting the movie at 8 pm, or when ever the "final practace" ends.
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looks like 8
they just had a commercial for it.
this is one time where a sports thing running over was a good thing. I just wish they had had a commercial eralier saying when to expect BR to be on so that I didn't have to worry about missing the start while I was making dinner
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starting now
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ready go...
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so, are there any other movies where the original is preferred over the directors cut as much as in the case with many Blade Runner fans?
other than the obvious, Star Wars
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The voice-over is awful. Harrison Ford just sounds too chripy, not like a hard boiled detective like Sam Spade, which I think was the intent. The quietness where the VO should be in the DC gives the film a bit more emotional depth and ambiguity, instead of just stating it matter of factly outloud for the audience.
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I haven't seen it yet, but several reviews of the new Donnie Darko director's cut have stated they preferred the original because the plot wasn't as explicitly explained.
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Originally Posted by milo bloom
That would be the aforementioned Harrison Ford voiceover, plus the so-called
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happy ending, which really isn't since she's going to die anyways
Spoiler:
Actually, according to Deckard's VO in this cut, Tyrell said he never scheduled a termination date for her, so she could conceivably live forever.
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I find the original theatrical version better than the hybrid 'DC'(it's not the true DC and Scott has been honest about that).


I first saw the so called 'DC' and was less than impressed with the film. Nice set design,but little else.

After a couple years,I found the original uncut(has more explicit violence) VHS and decided to check it out for curiosity value.

I ended up liking the film alot more this time,and think the VO was not nearly as bad as people make it out too be. In fact,I love the VO durring Rutger Hauers death scene,it's pretty sad and tragic and just works.


Just so you know,The Sci-Fi Channel aired the original version in widescreen a few years ago. They also show the 'DC' sometimes as well. So keep your eye out for it!

I am going to try to get the Criterion laserdisc someday,since the original cut won't be out on dvd anytime soon.


ps-I do hate the crappy tacked on 'happy ending'. It works best ending when the elevators doors shut in the 'DC'.

So my preferd cut would include..

VO..uncut violence and the 'DC' ending at the elevator doors slamming shut.

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So my preferd cut would include..

VO..uncut violence and the 'DC' ending at the elevator doors slamming shut.
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Darn. I was flipping through the channels yesterday and saw Blade Runner on FX, but figured since it was P&S, it wasn't worth a watch. I've never seen the Original version, but have been wanting to.
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I actually have the original theatrical version on a Special Edition 2-disc DVD, with added bonus material (which does NOT include the DC)...
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Originally Posted by Playitagainsam
I actually have the original theatrical version on a Special Edition 2-disc DVD, with added bonus material (which does NOT include the DC)...
This would be a bootleg then?
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so the DC has violence cut?
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Originally Posted by scott1598
so the DC has violence cut?
Only about 15 seconds total. From http://www.brmovie.com:
There is a version of this cut where some of the graphic scenes have about 15 seconds of extra violence - of Roy gouging Tyrell's eyes, of Pris beating up Deckard and Deckard firing another shot and the close-up special effect of Roy piercing his hand with the nail. The "extra violence" version is the Embassy Tenth anniversary release and is also on laserdisc. But we stress again, apart from these tiny bits, the rest of the film is the same on all OV videos.
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Originally Posted by FinkPish
Only about 15 seconds total. From http://www.brmovie.com:
well, that sucks. any cuts to THIS film is just plain wrong!

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