Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Celebration @ Comic-Con 2012

For all of you whom will go to Comic-Con, on Friday July 13’th you shouldn’t miss this:
Friday July 13, 2012 7:00pm – 8:00pm @ Room 6BCF
7:00-8:00 – In 1982, Blade Runner, director Ridley Scott’s classic adaptation of SF master Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was released to theaters and forever changed the face of cinematic science fiction. Filmmaker, BR expert, and acclaimed author Paul M. Sammon (Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner) hosts a 30th anniversary celebration of this influential masterpiece. Sammon (who was present throughout BR’s filming and met Philip K. Dick) will interview numerous BR cast and crewmembers, including BR art director David Snyder and BR: The Final Cut producer Charles de Lauzirika. Be there to meet these and other very special BR guests. Room 6BCF

DADOES Goes Theater – Fundraiser "Free Android Slaves on Mars"

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On December 4th, 2010 Untitled Theater Company #61 (UTC61) will host a benefit for the Free the Androids movement, a movement devoted to the plight of the enslaved androids on Mars. UTC61’s current production of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, a stage adaption of the Philip K Dick novel, which runs at 3-Legged Dog November 18th through December 12th was the inspiration for the fundraiser. Proceeds may also be used to help benefit the theater company.

When asked what first led him to consider the plight of artificial intelligence, Artistic Director Edward Einhorn said, “The more I dug into the material, the more aware I became of the plight of androids on Mars. We on Earth know only those androids who have escaped and gone rogue–driven rogue, I should say, by their enslavement. Mercer teaches us empathy for sheep, but what of electric sheep? What of electric humans? Empathy should extend to all.” When asked to comment on the rumor that Buster Friendly himself would leave his studio to appear at the event, Einhorn declined to respond but did note that “This will be a bounty hunter free zone. Androids can feel free to attend with an assurance of their own safety.” All androids and sympathizers are welcome to come dressed for the occasion.

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DADOES goes Theater

The Untitled Theater Company #61 will be showing their adaptation of “Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep” in New York from November 18’th to December 11 ( Download the Press Release .PDF )

An adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s sci fi classic about androids and a bounty hunter, Rick Deckard, who loves them/loves to kill them.  The book inspired the film Blade Runner, but this adaptation returns to the original novel’s ideas about a post-apocalyptic world seeking resurrection through the rediscovery of empathy.  The production uses innovative video techniques to blur the lines between humanity and technology, finding the soul within the machine..

More info and how to get tickets can be found here
Download the Press Release .PDF
Source: Alt.Fan.Blade-Runner & The Untitled Theater Company #61

BOOM! Studios publishes "Electric Sheep" prequel



April 22, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – This May, BOOM! Studios and Electric Shepherd bring you the debut of the authorized prequel to Philip K. Dick’s sci-fi masterpiece DO ANDROID DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? — the publishing event of the year is DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? DUST TO DUST!
Written by Chris Roberson, a John W. Campbell Award-nominee and writer of DC’s hit mini-series CINDERELLA: FROM FABLETOWN WITH LOVE, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? DUST TO DUST will feature spectacular interior art by 48 STRON and STATUS 7 artist Robert Adler. The prequel makes a great companion to BOOM! Studios and Electric Shepherd’s Eisner Award-nominated DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? comic series or can be read completely on it’s own. Continue reading “BOOM! Studios publishes "Electric Sheep" prequel”

Web Series Tied to ‘Blade Runner’

Back in June Ridley Scott announced that a new division of his commercials company, RSA Films was working on a video series called “Purefold.” which can be said is loosely related to Blade Runner. The series of linked 5 to 10 minute shorts, aimed first at the Web and then perhaps television will be released thru a “Creative Commons” license giving audience, brands and platforms rights to use anything released as they see fit and this will be the first time ever something like this happens.

Press Release

Purefold is the first product conceived by Ag8 and developed in partnership with Ridley and Tony Scott’s newly launched entertainment division Free Scott. Purefold is an open media franchise designed for brands, platforms, filmmakers, product developers and communities to collaboratively imagine our near future.

With a central theme ‘What does it mean to be human?’, the franchise explores the subject of empathy – a shared theme with Ridley Scott’s most compelling Science Fiction movie, Blade Runner.

The franchise contains infinite interlinked story lines, turned into short-format episodes by global talent pool of directors, and informed by real-time online conversations from the audience, which are harvested through FriendFeed, the world’s leading ‘life streaming’ technology site FriendFeed

Purefold content will be distributed according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license, giving both audiences, brands and platforms unprecedented equal use rights through their participation.

Purefold is supported by commercial and academic pillars, such FriendFeed., Creative Commons, WPP, Aegis, Publicis and Naked Communications

If you have questions, please contact David or Tom by email, or post a message in the Purefold discussion group on FriendFeed

Nothing has as of yet been released as of yet but it will be very interesting to see what will come out of this project.
Source: Ag8 Purefold Press release

"Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep" Comics comming this June


Issue #1 Includes Backmatter by Warren Ellis
First Issue Features Covers by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz, Scott Keating & Moritat

“Philip Dick, to my mind, was the great visionary writer of the 20th Century.” – Warren Ellis
“After I finished reading the screenplay for BLADE RUNNER, I got the novel out and looked through it. The two reinforce each other, so that someone who started with the novel would enjoy the movie and someone who started with the movie would enjoy the novel.” – Philip K. Dick
April 7th, Los Angeles – BOOM! Studios, in partnership with Electric Shepherd Productions, proudly announces that worldwide best-selling sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick’s award-winning DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is coming to comics this June. Called “a masterpiece ahead of its time, even today” and having served as the basis for the film BLADE RUNNER, BOOM! Studios is honored to present the complete novel transplanted into the comic book medium, mixing all new panel-to-panel continuity with the actual text from the novel in an innovative, ground-breaking 24-issue maxi-series.
The first issue will include backmatter by Warren Ellis and ships with three covers in a 50/25/25 split by Denis Calero, Bill Sienkiewicz and Scott Keating. A fourth cover by Moritat will be offered as a 1 in 25 incentive.
“I have been a huge fan of Philip K. Dick’s for years. I subscribed to the PKD Newsletter when I was in high school and have early editions of all his works,” said BOOM! Studios Marketing and Sales Director Chip Mosher. “You can’t imagine how excited I am personally, and BOOM! is as a whole, to be working on this project. I can’t wait to bring a whole new generation of fans to Dick’s original vision that has inspired so many.”
“We are thrilled that DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? is being adapted for this audience by such a talented team. We’ve been incredibly impressed with BOOM!’s ability to create such a faithful interpretation of the original work without sacrificing their own original instincts and artistic sensibilities,” said Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett of Electric Shepherd Productions. “Through this medium, readers will now have visual access to parts of the novel not explored in the film adaptation BLADE RUNNER.”
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? takes place in a world where San Francisco lies under a cloud of radioactive dust. The World War has killed millions, driving entire species to extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn’t afford one, companies built incredibly realistic fakes: horses, birds, cats, sheep… even humans. Rick Deckard is an officially sanctioned bounty hunter tasked to find six rogue androids — they’re machines, that not only look, sound, and think like humans, but are clever, and most of all, dangerous just like humans.
Rick Deckard, Pris, The Voight-Kampff Test, Nexus 6 androids, the Tyrell Corporation: join us for the publishing event of the year!
DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? ships this June, Diamond Code APR09 0725.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios ( is a unique publishing house specializing in high-profile projects across a wide variety of different genres from some of the industry’s biggest talents. In its inaugural year, Wizard Magazine named BOOM! “Best New Publisher.” Founded by the creator of the TV show EUREKA, Andrew Cosby, and his partner Ross Richie, BOOM! Studios continues to be on the leading edge of comic and graphic novel publishing.
About Electric Shepherd Productions
Electric Shepherd Productions ( was founded by Laura Leslie and Isa Dick Hackett, daughters of the late Science Fiction author Philip K Dick. “ESP” is the production arm of the Dick Estate, dedicated to the stewardship and adaptation of the Philip K. Dick library across all media.
Source: Phillip K. Dick Offical Site

Official Press Release & Coverart

This should have been posted here a long time ago, Im sorry for the delay but I hope that some high quality images of the coverart makes up for it.

At last! The Definitive Version of Sir Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Classic
starring Harrison Ford

The Film That Started It All


Debuts on DVD December 18 with
Exclusive New York/LA Theatrical Launch October 5

Three Spectacular Editions of Director”s Long-Awaited New Version,
Restored and Remastered with 5.1 Audio,
New and Deleted Scenes, Special Effects and More

All 4 Previous Cuts, Including the Ultra-Rare “Workprint” Version, Available Along with Hours of Extra Content Including Over 45 Minutes of Deleted Scenes & “Dangerous Days” the Comprehensive New Feature-Length Doc
Ultimate Collector’s Edition, in Unique Limited ‘Deckard Briefcase,’ also Available in HD DVD & Blu-Ray
San Diego, July 26, 2007 – The one that started it all. Sir Ridley Scott”s Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, is one of the most important science-fiction movies of the 20th Century — the film with immeasurable influence on society for its futuristic depiction of a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world, a film perhaps more powerful and relevant today than when it was made. The film, in fact, has appeared on more “Top Five” sci-fi lists than any other film.
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, director Ridley Scott (Alien, Hannibal and a three-time Oscar® nominee, Best Director, for Gladiator, Thelma & Louise and Black Hawk Down) has gone back into post production to create the long-awaited definitive new version, which Warner Home Video will unveil on DVD December 18th in the U.S. Blade Runner: The Final Cut, spectacularly restored and remastered from original elements and scanned at 4K resolution, will contain never-before-seen added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, director and filmmaker commentary, an all-new 5.1 Dolby® Digital audio track and more.
A showcase theatrical run is also being planned for New York and Los Angeles October 5
Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be included in three stunning DVD editions: a Two-Disc Special Edition (at $20.97 SRP), a Four-disc Collector’s Edition ($34.99 SRP) and the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition ($78.92 SRP) in Collectible “Deckard Briefcase” packaging.
Simultaneous HD DVD and Blu-Ray versions (each $99.98 SRP) of the “Deckard Briefcase” will also be released in numbered, limited quantities. HD DVD and Blu-Ray 5-Disc Digi Packs with collectible slipcase (each $39.99 SRP) will include all of the UCE content.
Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, Joanna Cassidy, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah are among some 80 stars, filmmakers and others who participate in the extensive bonus features. Among the bonus material highlights is Dangerous Days – a brand new, three-and-a-half-hour documentary by award-winning DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, with an extensive look into every aspect of the film: its literary genesis, its challenging production and its controversial legacy. The definitive documentary to accompany the definitive film version.
Additionally, two of the collections (4- & 5-Disc) will include an entire disc with hours of enhanced content containing featurettes and galleries devoted to over 45 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes recently discovered in deep storage and approved by Ridley Scott, visual effects as well as background on author Philip K. Dick, script development, abandoned sequences, conceptual design, overall impact of the film and how it lead to the birth of cyberpunk. Trailers, TV spots and promotional featurettes will also be included.
Among some of the fascinating factoids talked about in the special features:

  1. Notable actual locations were used to reflect 2019 Los Angeles, such as Union Station, 2nd Street tunnel and the Bradbury building.
  2. The top of Police Headquarters is actually part of the Mothership from “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”
  3. In the last scene, Rutger Hauer made the jump between buildings himself.
  4. In the fight scene between Daryl Hannah and Harrison Ford, Hannah pulled Ford”s nose so hard that his nose actually bled afterwards.
  5. Holding a dove, and letting it fly away, in the last scene was never in the script, but rather Rutger Hauer”s idea when filming the scene.
  6. “Dangerous Days” was originally the name of the script.

Said Sir Ridley Scott: “The Final Cut is the product of a process that began in early 2000 and continued off and on through seven years of intense research and meticulous restoration, technical challenges, amazing discoveries and new possibilities. I can now wholeheartedly say that Blade Runner: The Final Cut is my definitive director”s cut of the film.”
Disc One
Restored and remastered with added & extended scenes, added lines, new and cleaner special effects and all new 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio. Also includes:

  1. Commentary by Ridley Scott
  2. Commentary by Executive Producer/ Co-Screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Co-Screenwriter David Peoples; Producer Michael Deely and production executive Katherine Haber
  3. Commentaries by visual futurist Syd Mead; production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

Disc Two
A feature-length authoritative documentary revealing all the elements that shaped this hugely influential cinema landmark. Cast, crew, critics and colleagues give a behind-the-scenes, in-depth look at the film — from its literary roots and inception through casting, production, visuals and special effects to its controversial legacy and place in Hollywood history.
The Four-Disc Collector’s Edition includes everything from the 2-Disc special Edition plus three additional versions of the film, as well as an “Enhancement Archive” bonus disc of enhanced content that includes 90 minutes of deleted footage and rare or never-before-seen items in featurettes and galleries that cover the film’s amazing history, production teams, special effects, impact on society, promotional trailers, TV spots, and much more.
Disc Three
This is the version that introduced U.S. movie-going audiences to a revolutionary film with a new and excitingly provocative vision of the near-future. It contains Deckard/Harrison Ford”s character narration and has Deckard and Rachel”s (Sean Young) “happy ending” escape scene.
Also used on U.S. home video, laserdisc and cable releases up to 1992. This version is not rated, and contains some extended action scenes in contrast to the Theatrical Version.
The Director’s Cut omits Deckard’s voiceover narration and removes the “happy ending” finale. It adds the famously-controversial “unicorn” sequence, a vision that Deckard has which suggests that he, too, may be a replicant.
Disc Four
BONUS DISC – “Enhancement Archive”

  1. Featurette The Electric Dreamer: Remembering Philip K. Dick
  2. Featurette Sacrificial Sheep: The Novel vs. The Film
  3. Philip K. Dick: The Blade Runner Interviews (Audio)
  4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep Cover Gallery (Images)
  5. The Art of Blade Runner (Image Galleries)
  6. Featurette Signs of the Times: Graphic Design
  7. Featurette Fashion Forward: Wardrobe & Styling
  8. Screen Tests: Rachel & Pris
  9. Featurette The Light That Burns: Remembering Jordan Cronenweth
  10. Unit Photography Gallery
  11. Deleted & Alternate Scenes
  12. 1982 Promotional Featurettes
  13. Trailers & TV Spots
  14. Featurette Promoting Dystopia: Rendering the Poster Art
  15. Marketing & Merchandise Gallery (Images)
  16. Featurette Deck-A-Rep: The True Nature of Rick Deckard
  17. Featurette Nexus Generation: Fans & Filmmakers

The 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition includes everything from the previously described 4-Disc Edition, plus the ultra-rare, near-legendary WORKPRINT version of the film, newly remastered. The Ultimate Collector”s Edition will be presented in a unique 5-disc digi-package with handle which is a stylish version of Rick Deckard’s own briefcase, in addition each briefcase will be individually numbered and in limited supply. Included is a lenticular motion film clip from the original feature, miniature origami unicorn figurine, miniature replica spinner car, collector’s photographs as well as a signed personal letter from Sir Ridley Scott.
Disc Five
This rare version of the film is considered by some to be the most radically different of all the Blade Runner cuts. It includes an altered opening scene, no Deckard narration until the final scenes, no “unicorn” sequence, no Deckard/Rachel “happy ending,” altered lines between Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his creator Tyrell (Joe Turkell), alternate music and much more.
Also includes:

  • Commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner
  • Featurette All Our Variant Futures: From Workprint to Final Cut
  • About Blade Runner
    Blade Runner made its first appearance in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1982, dazzling audiences with its stylish, brooding look into the future. From its intelligent, provocative story line to its stunning camera work and state-of-the art special effects, the film opened the door to a new view of tomorrow in addition to prefiguring important concerns of the 21st century, such as globalization, urban decay, global warming, over-population and genetic engineering.
    Set in a multi-ethnic, overcrowded, high-tech city of the future, Blade Runner was also a benchmark in costume and production design and helped spawn a new genre/lifestyle — neo-noir cyberpunk which has flourished in today”s mainstream society and is reflected in all facets of entertainment, design and fashion trends. Most recognizable is the current trend of the Harajuku district in Japan, recently popularized by Gwen Stefani.
    In Blade Runner, genetically manufactured beings called “replicants” are built to do dangerous and degrading work on Earth’s “Off-World colonies.” Physically identical to adult humans, yet much more powerful, a group of replicants hides in Los Angeles after a bloody mutiny.
    Heading the all-star cast, many in career-expanding roles, is Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a special police “blade runner” assigned to hunt down and kill the escapees. Also starring are Sean Young as Rachel, Deckard’s replicant lover; Edward James Olmos as Gaff, a mysterious fellow policeman; Daryl Hannah as Pris and Joanna Cassidy as Zhora, two beautiful yet murderous replicants; and Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty, the replicant leader who challenges Deckard’s ideas of what it is to be human.
    Blade Runner was adapted from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” by acclaimed science-fiction author Philip K. Dick. Hollywood has since discovered this eclectic author in full force, and some of the films adapted from Dick’s works include Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, Next, and Total Recall, among others, grossing millions of dollars worldwide. But it was Blade Runner that started it all. The film was nominated for 2 Academy Awards® — for Best Art Direction and Best Visual Effects. Oscar®- winning composer Vangelis created the musical score.
    The multiple “Top Ten” lists Blade Runner has consistently placed high on are: #1 on Wired Magazine’s list, and the English Scientists/Guardian Science List made it the #1 sci-fi film of all time based on surveys with 60 scientists. It is #3 on Entertainment Weekly’s “best sci-fi movies and TV shows of the past 25 years,” and is also #3 on SFX Magazine’s list. Blade Runner makes the top ten on the Internet Movie Database’s (IMDB) list, beating out such films as Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi, Frankenstein, King Kong, Close Encounters of the Third Kind and E.T.
    Street Date: December 18, 2007
    Rated “R” – Widescreen 16×9, Color
    $20.97 SRP
    Catalog # 114482
    Packaging: Double Amaray
    Feature Run Time: 157:30
    $34.99 SRP
    Catalog # 114483
    Packaging: 4-Disc Digi-Pak w/ Custom Slipcase
    Feature Run Time: 157:30
    Limited Numbered Edition in “Deckard Briefcase” w/Collectible Memorabilia
    $78.92 SRP
    Catalog # 114484
    Feature Run Time: 157:30
    $39.99 SRP
    HD Catalog #118573
    Packaging: Digi-Pak with Collectible Slipcase
    $39.99 SRP
    BD Catalog #118574
    Packaging: Digi-Pak with Collectible Slipcase
    Limited Numbered Edition in “Deckard Briefcase” w/Collectible Memorabilia
    $99.98 SRP
    HD Catalog #118571
    Limited Numbered Edition in “Deckard Briefcase” w/Collectible Memorabilia
    $99.98 SRP
    BD Catalog #118572
    All enhanced content, DVD pricing, and marketing plans listed above are subject to change
    With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.
    Jerry Perenchio and Bud Yorkin present A Michael Deeley – Ridley Scott Production: Harrison Ford in “Blade Runner,” starring Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay is by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples and the executive producers are Brian Kelly and Hampton Fancher. Visual effects are by Doug Trumbull; the director of photography is Jordan Cronenweth; and the associate producer is Ivor Powell. The original music is composed by Vangelis. “Blade Runner” is produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Ridley Scott. The film is a Ladd Company release in association with Sir Run Run Shaw. Distributed by Warner Bros. A Time Warner Entertainment Company.

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    Source: Suzie cornell at Carl Samrock Public Relations



    1992 Director’s Cut, Restored and Remastered, Debuts on DVD in September

    Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Scott’s definitive new version, follows in 2007 with 25th Anniversary Special Edition

    Burbank, CA (May 26, 2006) — Warner Home Video (WHV) announced today that it has acquired worldwide rights to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and plans two new DVD releases of the futuristic classic. Rights had lapsed a year ago, but negotiations for a long-term license have now been completed, and the film will again be available to the public.
    First, a restored and remastered DVD version of the 1992 Director’s Cut will debut in September in the U.S. for a special four-month limited release, after which it will be placed on moratorium by WHV.
    Later in 2007, to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary, the studio will unveil Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Scott’s definitive new version of his science-fiction masterpiece. The film will be released theatrically in select major U.S. cities, followed by a multi-disc Special Edition DVD release which will also contain three alternate versions of Blade Runner: the Original U.S. Theatrical Cut, the Expanded International Theatrical Cut and the 1992 Director’s Cut. Ample, ground-breaking bonus features will also be included.
    In making the announcement, Jeff Baker, WHV’s Senior VP and General Manager, Theatrical Catalog said: “This is clearly Ridley’s signature film and we are thrilled to have it back. While details of the new DVDs will be announced later, we wanted to get this great news to the many serious film buffs and ardent Blade Runner fans who’ve been so patient, despite besieging us with thousands of annual requests in recent years for new Blade Runner DVDs.
    Continued Baker, “A number of people have told me that in the start-up days of DVD, Blade Runner was absolutely the first DVD title they wanted, so much so that they purchased it even before their first DVD player! I guarantee these fans our new DVDs will be well worth waiting for.”
    Blade Runner — starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah — made its first appearance in U.S. theaters on June 25, 1982, dazzling audiences with its stylish, brooding look into the future. From its intelligent, provocative story line to its stunning camera work and state-of-the art special effects, Blade Runner opened the door to a new view of tomorrow.
    Set in a multi-ethnic, overcrowded, high-tech city of the future, Blade Runner was also a benchmark in production design and helped propel the “cyberpunk” look into mainstream American consciousness.
    With operations in 90 international territories, Warner Home Video, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, commands the largest distribution infrastructure in the global video marketplace. Warner Home Video’s film library is the largest of any studio, offering top quality new and vintage titles from the repertoires of Warner Bros. Pictures, Turner Entertainment, Castle Rock Entertainment, HBO Home Video and New Line Home Entertainment.