Sunday, December 9, 2007

Midnight with Deckard and Batty

I went to a midnight screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut last evening (this early morning?). For anyone out there who's seen it, what changes did you notice, if any, to the 1993 director's cut? They seem few. I count one and maybe a second.

1) The shot with the go-go dancers wearing hockey masks at Taffy Lewis' place. That was included in one of the small maze of minor cuts, but never in one of the larger releases.

2) The death of Tyrell seems more prolonged and graphic. Or at least I seemed to wince longer than usual.

Any others? The film still looks amazing.


Pinko said...

They reshot Z's death with the real actress and not the body double, supposedly. I still think Scott revised the film. I don't agree with his stance. Perhaps it is closer to the source material, but it wasn't the film he shot.

K. Bowen said...

Yeah, I read that Z's death is different, but honestly, it didn't strike me while I watched.

In thinking about it, there also was a balcony shot added in, with Ford overlooking the city.

How do you think he revised the film? I didn't think it was all that different.

Pinko Punko said...

I haven't seen the latest one yet. Not gonna. I actually liked the first one best.

Jeff McMahon said...

I'm pretty sure Deckard never had that Replicant eye-glow before which they've added to a shot or two.

Pinko Punko said...

Oh, I think I read that they definitely put that in. Thanks, Ridley!