Blade Runner was never a “perfect” film (I mean, how many official versions, let alone fanedits, are there?), but this is far and away the best version of this stone classic cinematic achievement you’ll ever see.
I got the Final Cut blu ray years ago, and was one of those people who instead received an accidental workprint in the blu ray box. Followed the instructions, sent in for a replacement, waited weeks, got it, watched it once, and promptly discarded it, thinking at the time Ridley pulled a Coppola “Redux” and took his film one step too far.
The gratuitous gory closeups Scott added remain (the owl worked better), but in this presentation I am so enamored with this labor of love in relation to its respect in particular for the 1999 DVD that the blu ray is now in storage.
This edit is up there in Adywan territory; it is so lovingly and reverently crafted, the edits seamlessly integrated and “invisible”, the intentions solely focused on the strengths of the original, that I cannot stress enough its successes. They’re there because you’re unaware.
Bravo, and thank you, sir, for paying such reverent respect to this classic in a way Sir Ridley himself had a blind spot to.
What can I say that hasn't already been said? This is one of the best edits I've ever come across anywhere. The quality is amazing, the movie feels fresh and beautiful and new, and there's even SUBTITLES, PEOPLE! The color balance is fantastic, which I really appreciated. Incredible work by TM2YC.
All the care and love that went into this… It’s impressive.
Video quality is the best that can likely be achieved, considering the different sources needed to get this edit, as well as the blending of shots from different editions.
Audio is on point, and the extent of options available is a very nice touch.
The cuts are a beauty to watch, they’re seamless all the way through.
The highpoint for me is the color palette, the film looks stunning like this.
The narrative is mostly inspired by the version on 'The Final Cut', that’s the smartest choice imo, although it ended up increasing TM2YC’s work by a lot.
The other many small changes make this edit a pretty much perfected version, and this is the best way to enjoy the film.
All I can say is just WOW! I own the five disc blu-ray collectors set, and for some reason have only watched the Final Cut for the longest time, never liked the harsh teal tint, but it was a solid movie. Watching the original home release to see why everyone seems to dismiss it, and the FC, this edit quite literally the penULTIMATE cut, loved it from beginning to end.