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Blade Runner (1982)
Why do Directors dream of Director Cuts?
Blade Runner has become one of the real classics which is more and more difficult because studios, producer and directors are often willing to sacrifice good ideas on the altar of "fast money" like done with Matrix. So we have to be grateful that there is no "Blade Runner II" or "The return of BR" that devalues this great film. BR's DC is a rare example for a film that seems to be better understood by the producers than the director in terms of viewer's needs. It's not only because I'm used to the original version of Blade Runner that I think Ridley Scott made a mistake with the new version. Ford's off voice may not be essential, but for first time "Blade Runner's" it is helpful for understanding what the film is about without explaining too much. I think director and fans tend to forget that. In my opinion The additional scenes are needless and annoying. The scenes totally destroy the pleasure of discovering all the subtle hints for Deckard may being a replicant that can be found in the original version. I prefer to think by myself rather than being hit with the filmmakers message. It is an example of a trend in Hollywood's film-making: explain everything only to be sure that even the last one gets the message. Some things are much more striking and of course more interesting if not said explicitly - but for that you need a little more faith in your audience. It's too bad that Scott lost that with the DC. Even the new ending isn't better at all, since the original ending wasn't really a happy ending with the uncertain how much time is left for them. Original version 10 of 10 Director's cut 7 of 10