The book that is to the fans of Blade Runner more known as the “Blade Runner Bible”, written by Paul M. Sammon IS a book that any fan of movies should read (to learn how hard making a movie really can be) and a book for fans of Blade Runner a must to have, trust me on this. You need to get this book.
If you have one of the previous two editions, I think you’ll want to buy this book anyway since the “Blade Runner Bible” now contains information on the next chapter of Blade Runner which is Blade Runner 2049
Click on the image below and you’ll be able to find your copy of the book at Amazon.com (and when you buy the book, you’ll help this website out too)
So, more news about the 30’th Anniversary Edition of Blade Runner which will be released as a Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet Digital Copy combo pack on October 23’rd 2012. Much of what’s included comes from massive “The Final Cut” Ultimate Collectors Edition package that was release five years ago but there are some new items included for us die-hard fan’s.
New contents and collectibles:
A new concept spinner
A action lenticular will also be included (and from what I’ve heard this will not be the same as in the previous Ultimate Collectors Edition)
a 72 page digibook with never before seen photos from the sets, sketches made by Ridley Scott and poster art.
A disc with more than 1ooo photos and more.
The “Dangerous Days” documentury will be included both on DVD & Blu-Ray (So, now it’s finally released in High-Def). The 1982 theatrical & European releases will as before be included, together with the 1992 Directors Cut (branched together on one disc, as before). The workprint will also be included in this 30’th anniversary edition and the same thing goes for all of the other extras that could be found in the Ultimate Collectors Edition.
So, to sum it up. The new items will be the 72 page book, the new concept spinner, “Dangerous Days” documentary on Blu-Ray and the old extras from The Final Cut put together on one disc.
There will be a lighter 30’th Anniversary Collector’s edition released too (without all of the new collectible items) and the Digibook will only consists of 36 pages. If that’s what you want then you can pre-order that one from Amazon.com as well
On the 18’th of November Warner Bros. will re-release BLADE RUNNER: ULTIMATE COLLECTOR’S EDITION (5-DISC) briefcase in Europe, this time with the movie contents (Not the extra material as far as I know) on Blu-Ray in Full High Defenition.
So, if youre looking for the briefcase with all of the contents on regular DVD’s then this re-release is not for you. The spanish website Zonadvd.com reports that this release will be identical with the old release and that it will have some of it’s contents in High Definition.
It uncertain in which European countries this Ultimate Edition will be re-released, if you want to be sure to get a copy of this edition you might have to import one from Spain which Im 100% sure of will be one of the countries that will get this release.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut will shown on the big screen at Biograf Victoria in Stockholm, Sweden on Monday 8’th of August and according to this article it will be distributed all over Sweden if the screening will turn out to be a success, there’s another article here about the upcomming screening of The Final Cut.
This is the second time Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be shown in a cinema in Sweden, The Final Cut was first shown on the 23’rd of November 2007 during the Stockholm Film Festival and now the one and only print of The Final Cut will be shown again on the big screen (and with some luck, it will be distributed to the rest of the Swedish cinemas).
So, if you live in Stockholm (or nearby) take this chance and see The Final Cut on the big screen and make the screening turn into a success so that the movie will be distributed to the rest of the cinamas in Sweden !!
Warner Bros. Official Blade Runner Website has been updated with movie clips from “Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner” and many other clips for you to enjoy. You can also now find the dates and locations if you want to know where “BR:TFC” (Blade Runner: The Final Cut) will be showing at the cinema (hopefully near you).
You can also find new desktop backgrounds, images and there’s also a new chapter from Paul M. Sammon in the history section, you can either read it online or download this chapter as a PDF document
Click to open the official website in a new browser window
The Digital Bits have found the schedule for the upcomming screenings of Blade Runner: The Final Cut at The official FC website. I just visited and found nothing (It’s a very hard site to browse around in IMHO). Some of the screenings are expected to be in 2K resolution digital projection where available, information on where you can catch such a screening is to be found below.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut Cinema Screenings – USA
Seattle (Cinerama, Seattle – 35mm)
Washington D.C. (Uptown, D.C. – 35mm)
Portland (Cinema 21, Portland – 35mm)
Salt Lake (Gateway Megaplex, SLC – Digital)
Chicago (Music Box, Chicago – 35mm)
Santa Barbara (Arlington, Santa Barbara – Digital)
Alejandro Espinar from Spain was kind enough to send me an email with some information on the European (R2) Collectors Edition (Yes, the 5-disc set) of Blade Runner: The Final Cut that is to be found on zonadvd.com. It seems like there will be a release with the briefcase and for the first time it will also be dubbed into Spanish. Besides the Spanish dubbed version this seems exactly as the same release as in USA.
Release date is set to 11’th of December 2007 and the recommended price is 60 Euro
I hope that this European release will be the same in all the European countries.
Source: Alejandro Espinar, ZonaDVD