There’s alot of “Blade Runner” happening on the Comic-Con which takes place in San Diego between July 26 to the 29’th. On Friday there’s a preview (If you’re there, consider yourself very lucky) with Sir Ridley Scott, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Joe Turkel, James Hong, Syd Mead among many others involved in Blade Runner (Charles De Lauzirika whom is getting the upcomming box contents together is also there).
Below are some more info on what’s going on, when and where.
|Thursday, July 26|
|11:00-12:00 – Room 5AB
DVD Sneak Peak 2007
Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan of The Digital Bits.com, along with DVD producers Charles de Lauzirika (Blade Runner: The Final Cut; Twin Peaks: The Complete Series), Robert Meyer Burnett (Shoot ‘Em Up, Valkyrie), and Javier Soto (Hellboy 2), offer exclusive sneak peeks of great upcoming DVD and high-def special editions in the works for release later this year. Exclusive footage from Blade Runner and Twin Peaks will be shown. Q&A will follow if time permits.
|1:30-2:30 – Room 6B
Blade Runner and More
Syd Mead will be on hand in person to recall his experiences while working on the motion picture Blade Runner and to introduce his newest DVD release: Visual Futurist: The Art & Life of Syd Mead. The DVD takes the viewer behind the scenes and beyond the images he created for this film as well as Tron, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, private 747s, games, yachts, cars, and a seemingly endless list of major design projects around the world. Syd looks forward to entertaining questions and providing his unique perspective on topics of design for the film industry. Joining him will be Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The making of Blade Runner, the definitive book on its subject. Paul will add his own anecdotes about BR’s creation while divulging new details about his brand-new Second Edition Future Noir, due for publication in late 2007.
|Friday, July 27|
|3:15-4:45 – Hall H
Warner Bros. Home Video: 300 and Blade Runner Final Cut – First up
300 creator Frank Miller, director Zack Snyder, stars including Lena Headey and David Wenham, producers Mark Canton and Gianni Nunnari, and other special guests are on hand to discuss the groundbreaking film and its highly anticipated July 31 DVD release. Be the first to see a clip not included in the theatrical release! Then it’s the 25th Anniversary Blade Runner “Final Cut.” Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Gladiator, Hannibal) has created a new, definitive version of this landmark film, with scenes and special effects that have never been shown before. Catch this first preview of the new version by the legendary director of the final, authoritative. and best presentation of one of the most acclaimed science fiction films of the 20th century. This presentation will feature unseen clips from the new cut as well as a look behind the scenes that will be featured on the upcoming DVD box set. The panel includes Ridley Scott, Sean Young, Joanna Cassidy, Joe Turkel, James Hong, Syd Mead (designer/futurist), Mark Stetson (FX), and DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika.
Congratulations everyone that has the chance to participate in the sneek peeks.. You are very lucky people !!!
If someone who visits this website was/is lucky enough to visit the Warner Bros. Home video 300/Blade Runner Final Cut seminar and feels like contributing with anything, please drop me an e-mail.
Source: oscar_merkx at hometheaterforum.com, Comic-Con 2007