This is hands down my favorite version of Blade Runner now. After having spent 14 years with ‘The Final Cut’ I had gotten desensitized to the myriad of scenes that were darkened or washed out with aggressive lighting schemes, usually teal or blue-ish. No longer do I have to suffer through that with this masterful version. I won’t say that the original ‘Final Cut’ doesn’t have its own merits, but I’m a purist and prefer the natural color palette of ‘The Director’s Cut’ & older versions of the film. Pairing the superior color grading of these older releases with the ‘Final cut’ has resulted in a much better film that shows more of the liveliness and character of this dystopian world ; the color differences will have to be seen to be believed. It’s night & day, similar to how the Star Wars original trilogy kept getting distorted color gradings each release (I recommend 4K77 - ANH and 4K83 - ROTJ by Team Negative 1 for original theatrical colors). I’m ecstatic to have the version of Blade Runner that I thought existed, but has been obscured by lower resolution offerings. Brilliant work, thank you so much for your time & effort! Bonus is all of the optional audio tracks, I’ll make use of the isolated score when I want to fall asleep to the movie.
This is a fantastic edit that will give you the best of both worlds : the rich, warm colors of the orginal version with the scene editing choices of the final cut. This version feels a bit less depressing than the final cut, a bit less drenched in smoke and blue light, while it retains its very evocative and expressionist atmosphere (the golden hues of Tyrell's pyramid are particulary impressive).
If you're a blade runner fan, you should really watch this.
If I can see the difference, then what did it look like to those with normal vision?
This is my go to version, even over and above my unreleased edit? WHY? This is Blade Runner as I recall watching it back in the theatre. I recently re-watched this for a thrid time on my new TV and it rocks. I'm especially jazzed about the insance number of audio streams since I can watch this with the voice-over, which I prefer, was there in the beginning and that's all there is to it.
I can't fault this on any level other especially having read the changes list for the first time today. I just missed it all...in otherwords BRAVO!!!!!
Just seeing Deckard eating noodles in the aircar. Mind is gone, no chance of it ever coming back. Sorry for this perfunctory review at this time. Must watch again with clear head. Must not give in to...