Blade Runner Five Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition [$78.92]

[7 December 2007]

By Bill Gibron

PopMatters Contributing Editor

Talk about your long dormant Holy Grails. Ever since DVD became the format of choice, devotees of director Ridley Scott’s speculative noir have been waiting for a definitive digital version. This, apparently, is it: a multidisc offering encased in a slick silver briefcase. It contains a staggering FOUR different cuts of the film (a new director’s, the original theatrical, an international configuration, and Scott’s 1992 revamp) as well as a workprint, dozens of documentaries, and lots of insightful featurettes. The old cliché would have some arguing that such an aesthetic overview would be worth the wait—and they’d be right.

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