Decker Roams The Bradbury Building again: The 25th Anniversary of the Ridley Scott classic will be released on DVD as ""Blade Runner: The Final Cut" December 18 following a limited and brief theater run that starts on October 5. The DVD release choices are a Two-Disc Special Edition, a Four-Disc Collector’s Edition, or a Five-Disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition in Collectible “Deckard Briefcase” packaging. More from the blog, Dogmatic:
Among the bonus material highlights is Dangerous Days - a brand new, three-and-a-half-hour documentary by award-winning DVD producer Charles de Lauzirika, with an extensive look into every aspect of the film: its literary genesis, its challenging production and its controversial legacy. The definitive documentary to accompany the definitive film version.
Additionally, two of the collections (4- & 5-Disc) will include an entire disc with hours of enhanced content containing featurettes and galleries devoted to over 45 minutes of deleted and alternate scenes recently discovered in deep storage and approved by Ridley Scott, visual effects as well as background on author Philip K. Dick, script development, abandoned sequences, conceptual design, overall impact of the film and how it lead to the birth of cyberpunk.
Said Sir Ridley Scott: “The Final Cut is the product of a process that began in early 2000 and continued off and on through seven years of intense research and meticulous restoration, technical challenges, amazing discoveries and new possibilities. I can now wholeheartedly say that Blade Runner: The Final Cut is my definitive director’s cut of the film.”
Disc 5 will have a rare workprint and commentary by Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner.