17 Mar 2011

Blade Runner: The Definitive Cut

It took a bit longer than expected, but I’ve finished my own cut of Blade Runner, and yes I’m calling it “definitive” with only a trace of irony because, of the myriad of cuts, I think this is the most respectful to the story. Ridley Scott put many hurdles in my way, including having the US theatrical, international theatrical, and Director’s Cut all on the same DVD with seamless branching, meaning that the timecode was all messed up. Also, the new “Final Cut” has been graded to look like a Michael Bay movie — all over-saturated and high-contrast and hideously ugly — so any footage I took from that had to be finessed back from the brink of insanity to the original neutral tones to match.

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