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Black Friday Week: Home Video Deals for Tuesday, November 21st

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The Black Friday DVD, Blu-ray, and Uhd deals have already started rolling out across the web and in some stores, and over the next few weeks I’ll be gathering my picks for the best deals here on the site in daily updates.

I’ll be gathering deals over the course of the day, and updating this post as things come and go.

These are all affiliate links, and a portion of any sales made will go to helping the CriterionCast.

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Project Runway's Kentaro Kameyama Explains Why He Buried That Dead Cat

Project Runway's Kentaro Kameyama Explains Why He Buried That Dead Cat
Friendly warning: This article mentions the winner of Project Runway Season 16. If you haven’t watched the finale yet, turn back now!

Kentaro Kameyama is giving “brother” Brandon Kee a run for his money as the most laid-back contestant of Project Runway‘s 16th season.

Speaking with TVLine just hours after being crowned this season’s winner, the designer said he was fully prepared to not emerge victorious — and he would have been fine with that outcome.

“I wasn’t sure if the judges were going to understand my art and my point of view, so I was Ok not
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Project Runway Finale Recap: Did the Right Designer Win Season 16?

Project Runway Finale Recap: Did the Right Designer Win Season 16?
The time has come, Project Runway fans. Every challenge, every sacrifice, every impromptu funeral for a dead cat found on the street has led to this, the Season 16 finale.

With the sting of Kenya’s elimination still thick in the air, the remaining four designers — Ayana, Brandon, Kentaro and Margarita — presented their final collections at New York Fashion Week. Last week’s episode gave us the gist of the designers’ collections (I haven’t stopped thinking about Brandon’s damn flamingo print all week), but the finale allowed us to see them in action. And they looked damn good.

Even
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Blade Runner Has Gotten Better With Age

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Blade Runner has aged like a fine wine, which is a rarity amongst effects-driven science fiction films. This is a look at several of the reasons why it has seemingly gotten better with age instead of worse.

Blade Runner is an odd case in the history of film. Here we have a movie that was widely misunderstood by both audiences and critics upon its release. It did marginal business in theaters, but ultimately failed to live up to the studio’s expectations. Critics dismissed it as mostly fluffy eye candy, and audiences wanted something more exciting. Despite these initial challenges, the film got a second chance.

Looking back at the same film today, the perspective has changed completely. Today, Blade Runner is widely considered a classic science fiction film. It has been elevated in status to quintessential viewing, and is featured on many critic’s best films lists. For today’s audiences,
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‘Blade Runner’: The Sci-Fi Movie That Became a Geek Metaphor for Art

‘Blade Runner’: The Sci-Fi Movie That Became a Geek Metaphor for Art
Blade Runner,” Ridley Scott’s visionary 1982 dystopian noir, is a movie with a mystique that now outstrips its reality. It’s a film of majestic science-fiction metaphor, beginning with its opening shot: the perpetual nightscape of Los Angeles in 2019, the smog turned to black, the fallout turned to rain, the smokestacks blasting fireballs that look downright medieval against a backdrop of obsidian blight. “Blade Runner” wasn’t the first — or last — image of a desiccated future, but it remains one of the only movies that lets you feel the mechanical-spiritual decay. There’s a touch of virtual reality to the way we experience it, sinking into those blackened textures, reveling in the details (the corporate Mayan skyscrapers, the synthetic sushi bars, the Times Square meets Third World technolopolis clutter), seeing an echo of our own world in every sinister facet.

The other metaphor that drives “Blade Runner” is, of course, the spectral notion of replicants,
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‘Blade Runner’ and the Fluid Canvas of Ridley Scott’s Sci-Fi Masterpiece

As Ridley Scott lives and breathes — and lord knows he will, so long as there are more Alien prequels to be made — there is always the chance that Blade Runner: The Final Cut‘s title may yet become anachronistic. But for going on ten years now, the seventh distinct full-length cut of Scott’s magnum opus has fulfilled its promise of being the last word on Blade Runner. Released in 2007, this version of the iconic 1982 sci-fi film mixes and matches various scenes and edits from multiple previous editions, while digitally tweaking the visual effects, colors, and audio mixing in preparation for Blade Runner‘s inaugural release in high-definition formats. Out of the many previous incarnations, The Final Cut most closely resembles Scott’s 1992 Director’s Cut, with some subtle but noteworthy modifications.

Though the film is based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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Get Ready For the Sequel By Buying Blade Runner: The Final Cut For $7

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If you want to jog your memory before seeing Blade Runner 2049, or have never seen the original, you can own the Blade Runner: The Final Cut on Amazon Instant Video for just $7 today, if you’re a Prime member. This isn’t a rental: You’ll own it forever, or at least until the replicants kill us all.

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Required Reading: ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut’

It might be easy to overlook these days – especially given the sheer amount of time since we last visited this particular franchise – but the upcoming R-rated blockbuster, Blade Runner 2049, is actually a sequel. Although the adaptation of Phillip K. Dick’s novel was never intended to be part of a greater series of events, its now-legendary place in the pop cultural pantheon means that cash-strapped studio executives couldn’t simply leave well enough alone. It’s actually quite remarkable that the film enjoys the near-fanatical reputation that it has amassed over its thirty-five year lifespan. Due to its infamously botched

Required Reading: ‘Blade Runner: The Final Cut
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An IMAX Experience Worthy of ‘Blade Runner’

Something I’ve stated before in pieces such as this is the rather distinct feeing of euphoria that comes from experiencing the classics on the big screen. The best ones have the capability to “transport” their audience back to the days of original release, granting new generations of audiences a taste of what past audience members felt and experienced back when. And then, every once in a while, there’s the experience that transcends what came before. For one night only – the night of Wednesday the 20th, to be precise – a rather small handful of IMAX theaters around the country, including Hollywood’s historic Tcl Chinese IMAX (where this “humble” cinephile ), ran what was advertised as a “one night only” IMAX projection of the “Final Cut” edit of Sir Ridley Scott’s seminal Blade Runner, both as a tribute to the film on its 35th anniversary and to give the
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Writer Reveals Which Version of ‘Blade Runner’ to Watch Before the Sequel

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Blade Runner 2049 is a curious sequel in that there are multiple versions of the original movie, leading many to wonder which one serves as the real original leading up to this sequel? Negative responses to preview showings of Ridley Scott’s 1982 original led to Warner Bros. forcing some changes for the theatrical release, including that infamous narration. But after positive responses to Scott’s original workprint version at arthouse theaters, Warner Bros. approved the release of that version as a “director’s cut.” And then there’s The Final Cut, which was released in 2007 and is the …
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Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Will Be His Director’s Cut

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Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Will Be His Director’s Cut
Upon its release in 1982, “Blade Runner” had so much studio interference, that its history has been plagued with ups and downs. Receiving mixed reviews, the film came and went upon release, but ended up receiving a cult following on home video, which had its director Ridley Scott amped up and screening his own versions to audiences around the country for the next few years. There have been several versions of “Blade Runner,” seven to be specific, but the ultimate version will always be “The Final Cut” which got rid of the narration, left us with an extra final brilliant shot, and fixed many of the plot holes that were present in the original.

Continue reading Denis Villeneuve Says ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Will Be His Director’s Cut at The Playlist.
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Tiff: Toby Kebbell Joins Claire Holt in 'Becoming' (Exclusive)

Tiff: Toby Kebbell Joins Claire Holt in 'Becoming' (Exclusive)
Ben-Hur star Toby Kebbell has signed on to join Claire Holt in the psychological thriller Becoming.

Penned and to be directed by Omar Naim (The Final Cut), the film centers on a young woman who learns her fiancé has become possessed by an entity which takes over bodies, kills families and then moves on to new bodies. But now he wants to start his own family, which leaves her faced with an impossible choice about the one she loves.

The pic, which will start production in October in Kentucky, is being produced by Michael Philip, Gaby Whyte Hart and Kebbell....
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Venice Film Review: ‘Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno’

Venice Film Review: ‘Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno’
Late in “Mektoub My Love: Canto Uno,” two characters make plans for a quiet, home-cooked pasta dinner. Just tomatoes, basil and garlic for the sauce, slow-cooked until rich and integrated in flavor: It’s critical, they agree, that it takes its time to simmer. Abdellatif Kechiche’s filmmaking often follows a similar recipe of everyday components turned flavorfully complex with the patient investment of time: It’s how his Palme d’Or-winning “Blue is the Warmest Color” turned an ostensibly simple story of first love and heartbreak into a human odyssey of intricate interior detail. Another gorgeous three-hour study of young, attractively housed hearts in often turbulent motion, “Mektoub” is a frequently seductive sensory epic of equivalent ambition, yet despite its woozily pleasurable set pieces, the fraught emotions binding them are less urgent, and the perspective of its protagonist far less immediate.

Somehow Kechiche — loosely adapting the novel “La blessure, la
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September 5th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Blade Runner: The Final Cut, Raw, The Spell (1977)

  • DailyDead
Happy September, guys! This month’s home entertainment releases are wasting no time, as Tuesday looks to be another stellar day of horror and sci-fi titles coming our way. For those of you excited for Blade Runner 2049, Warner Bros. is putting out The Final Cut version of Ridley Scott’s original masterpiece in 4K Ultra HD, and Criterion is giving Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca their trademarked HD treatment with a stunning new release.

As far as new indie horror movies go, both A Dark Song and Raw come home this Tuesday and are well worth your time, and for those of you Winchester brothers fans out there, the 12th season of Supernatural is being released this week, too.

Other notable titles for September 5th include The Spell, The Atoning, The Basement, I Saw What You Did, and a 4K Ultra HD release of The Cabin in the Woods.

Blade Runner
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ is Rumored to Be the Longest Blockbuster Since ‘Interstellar’

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ is Rumored to Be the Longest Blockbuster Since ‘Interstellar’
Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049” is easily one of the most anticipated releases of the fall movie season, and it looks like everyone deciding to see the movie on the big screen is going to want to make themselves very, very comfortable in their seats.

The sequel is skipping festival season but has begun screening and sources say it runs well over the two-and-a-half hour mark. The exact runtime has not been confirmed by Warner Brothers yet, but Sony Russia has listed the movie at 163 minutes, which means we’d be getting 2 hours and 43 minutes of jaw-dropping Roger Deakins cinematographer.

#BladeRunner2049 is apparently 163 mins long (Tbc runtime from Sony Russia, via Dcp distribution service Kinoplan & https://t.co/GlhBo7IpNt) pic.twitter.com/4Rxp2TzW3R

— Anton Volkov (@antovolk) August 29, 2017

The average runtime for studio blockbusters has been way past the two-hour mark for some time now, but 163 minutes
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The Scrapped Original Opening to 'Blade Runner' Was Brilliant

The Scrapped Original Opening to 'Blade Runner' Was Brilliant
It all starts with a boiling pot of soup.

The original introduction to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) in the early version of the Blade Runner script, then titled Dangerous Days, was brilliant and would have submersed audiences into the android world in an instant. 

It was all born out of an image director Ridley Scott saw in his mind: a boiling pot of soup on a stove in a farm house.

This is discussed in the special features of Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the 35th anniversary Blu-ray, due out Sept. 5.

Paul M. Sammon, author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade...
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short Film: Jared Leto Has Designed His Own Army of Replicants, And They Have Weapons

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Prequel Short Film: Jared Leto Has Designed His Own Army of Replicants, And They Have Weapons
Picking up thirty years after the events of the first film, Denis Villeneuve’s upcoming “Blade Runner 2049” is tasked with not only weaving a brand new story, but explaining what exactly has occurred since the conclusion of Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi opus. In hopes of bridging that gap, the director tasked a trio of filmmakers to craft three ambitious new shorts, all set between the original film and his new sequel, due out later this fall.

Read More:14 Blockbusters to See This Season, From ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ to ‘Blade Runner 2049’ and Many More

Collider has debuted the first short, entitled “2036: Nexus Dawn,” which features “Blade Runner 2049” star Jared Leto in character as apparent replicant-building genius (and perhaps madman?) Niander Wallace. Directed by Ridley’s own son Luke Scott, who last directed the feature “Morgan,” the film is set in 2036, halfway between the
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut 4K Resolution Screenings Announced by Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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There are multiple versions that exist of Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner, which is based on author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced a special 4K screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut! Continue reading for more details on the screening:

Press Release: Austin, TX --- August 17, 2017 --- On Thursday, August 31st, audiences across the country will immerse themselves like never before in legendary director Sir Ridley Scott's mesmerizing neo-noir vision, Blade Runner: The Final Cut.

Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are proud to present Blade Runner: The Final Cut, screening for the first time in glorious 4K resolution, taking viewers even deeper into Ridley Scott's post-apocalyptic, dystopian vision. Starring Harrison Ford as the iconic Rick Deckard, Blade Runner: The Final Cut is widely accepted as one
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‘Blade Runner 2049’ New Trailer: Now With More Explosions, Replicants, and Jared Leto’s Crazy Eyes

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ New Trailer: Now With More Explosions, Replicants, and Jared Leto’s Crazy Eyes
A new international TV spot for Denis Villeneuve’s big budget sequel “Blade Runner 2049” has dropped, and it’s filled with even more awe-inspiring shots which paint a beautiful and sinister future.

Ryan Gosling finds a few moments of peace at the beginning of the footage before being dragged into the world of Replicants, causing him to search for guidance from a gruff Harrison Ford. A very sinister and stylized Jared Leto has an evil plan afoot, and explosions, icky Replicant harvests, and lots of beautiful shots, courtesy of the legendary cinematographer Roger Deakins, follow.

Read More:Why ‘Blade Runner 2049′ Could Be Cinematographer Roger Deakins’ Masterpiece

Villeneuve recently told IndieWire about how Deakins brought his unique talent to the sci-fi project.

“He’s more of a scientist sometimes and it’s so important for him to be precise with how the logic of light works in the shot,” Villeneuve said.
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