Blade Runner HD DVD

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And here is arguably the most highly-anticipated DVD/HD DVD/Blu-ray release of the year: Blade Runner: The Ultimate Edition. According to an Australian retail site, the five-disc box set will include the new 2007 ‘definitive cut’ of the film, as well as the 1982 theatrical version, the 1982 international theatrical version, the 1992 director’s cut, not to mention the full-length documentary on the making of the film, an entire disc devoted to featurettes and then the super-hard-to-find ‘work print’ version of the film. Again, if this is really going to happen this year, an official studio announcement from Warner Brothers should be en route soon, so we’ll keep you updated as confirmed facts and figures come in.

Murdoc hasn’t made the move to high def yet. Probably at Christmas.


  1. Dfens, Concur. Bladerunner has to be one of my top 5 films. There is so much cool stuff going on, and the background detail is very neat, well thought out. It’s hard to find much wrong with it. Respects,

  2. It would have been OK to include a copy of ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep’ amongst the 5-6-7 DVDs in the Ultimate Boxed Set. Just sayin’.

  3. Now you see why the spelling in everything I write is so bad. I don’t pick up my own typos any better than I do Murdoc’s. That is a good one. I think putting a blu ray disk in a conventional DVD player would be like putting a DVD in a CD player. It wouldn’t know what to do with it.

  4. Fred: Some HD-DVDs are combo discs that also have a regular DVD layer in them, and can be played in plain old DVD players, but I do not know if Blade Runner is one of them. I do not believe Blu-Ray has this capability, just one reason I’m in the HD-DVD camp for this format war. 🙂