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Post Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:30 pm

The Last Special Edition

Did anyone buy the last "Special Edition"?

I think it was the Director's cut in 5.1 dolby surround packaged with 8 lobby cards, a script and some other bits.

If you did buy it was the picture quality the same as previous versions, i.e. grainy, or is it a new transfer? I've always assumed it was the same as previous versions (apart from the soundtrack).

I might buy it - although I do think ?69.99 is a bit steep! :-k
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Post Sat Nov 06, 2004 6:45 pm

Re: The Last Special Edition

Deckard BR26354 wrote:Did anyone buy the last "Special Edition"?

I think it was the Director's cut in 5.1 dolby surround packaged with 8 lobby cards, a script and some other bits.

If you did buy it was the picture quality the same as previous versions, i.e. grainy, or is it a new transfer? I've always assumed it was the same as previous versions (apart from the soundtrack).

I might buy it - although I do think ?69.99 is a bit steep! :-k


Are you sure? Cos i seriously doubt that there is any Blade Runner DC with 5:1 DD.... where did you read this?

I got one of thoose boxes, i bought it hmm... not sure acctually, a year ago or something.. its not 5:1 on my DVD.
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Post Sat Nov 06, 2004 8:12 pm

Well no, I'm not sure :?

I was looking at the DVD's available from Blockbuster.

This link for the 'vanilla' Director's Cut says:

Technical Details
Screen: Enhanced Widescreen Letterbox, Pan and Scan
Sound: Dolby Digital Surround
Original Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope


and this link for the Special Edition says:

Technical Details
Screen: Pan and Scan, Enhanced Widescreen Letterbox
Sound: 5 full-range channels. Includes 3 front speakers, 2 surround channels for rear speakers, & 1 low-frequency effects (LFE) channel., PCM stereo


You tell me 'cos I don't know :-k
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Post Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:23 pm

I'm looking at the two items as I write. They appear to be identical. The packaging that contains the discs are exactly alike (the bar-code number is even identical). If there is any difference in the audio between the discs it certainly isn't noted on the packaging.
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Post Sat Nov 06, 2004 11:48 pm

I've always thought that that was the case - must be Blockbuster's error.
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Post Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:31 am

Deckard BR26354 wrote:I've always thought that that was the case - must be Blockbuster's error.


I remeber when i bought mine, i thought it was 5:1, and was dissapointed that it wasnt, im sure i read something like that prior to buying, thinking it was 5:1.

I find it strange that you make a DC version 10 years later and dont bother with the 5:1 sound, very dissapointing :|

[EDIT] The strangest and most dissapointing fact is that the movie is 22 years old, and have not been released on DVD yet, unbeliveble, nooo they release a DC with 2.0 DD... jolly good...
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Post Sun Nov 07, 2004 11:43 am

Partizan wrote:The strangest and most dissapointing fact is that the movie is 22 years old, and have not been released on DVD yet, unbeliveble, nooo they release a DC with 2.0 DD... jolly good...


This all boils down to the legal wrangling over who owns the rights - very disappointing for the fans.
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