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Old 01-02-09, 10:08 PM
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Blade Runner Directors Cut Question

I just watched the "final cut" of the film on dvd and I have to confess I didn't really understand the ending. I understood the theatrical version's ending well enough, but the ending of the final cut version seemed rather abrupt. Could someone please explain this ending to me? Feel free to use spoiler covers if you think this topic qualifies. Thanks.
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Lengthy discussion here: http://forum.dvdtalk.com/movie-talk/...-spoilers.html
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty
Note that the mentions in that thread about a "sixth replicant" are referring to certain dialogue inconsistencies in the original cuts that was finally fixed in the Final Cut. There originally was another replicant in the script that was cut during filming, but some scenes were already shot making reference to a total of 6 replicants.

The reason why the film seems to end abruptly is because the ending is pretty much the same as its was in the theatrical cut, but doesn't have the tacked-on "happy ending" with voiceover. Since you're used to the movie going longer, where it ends now seems abrupt.
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Originally Posted by moonraker
I just watched the "final cut" of the film on dvd and I have to confess I didn't really understand the ending. I understood the theatrical version's ending well enough, but the ending of the final cut version seemed rather abrupt. Could someone please explain this ending to me? Feel free to use spoiler covers if you think this topic qualifies. Thanks.
That's the original ending. You're not meant to know if Deckard and Rachael make it out of the building alive. And even if they do, you know that Deckard is going to outlive Rachael, because in the Final Cut she has an expiration date like every other replicant.

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