‘Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ Trailer

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Earlier this year, sci-fi fans waited with bated breath for Ridley Scott’s return to the Alien universe with Prometheus. Regardless of how well the film tied into that franchise’s mythology, it proved successful enough to warrant a sequel of its own.

Now, fans of Scott’s other sci-fi classic – 1982’s Blade Runner - have reason to get excited with the imminent release of the 30th anniversary Blu-ray, which Warner Bros. is promoting with a recently recut trailer for the film.

It’s interesting to note that the trailer (above) seems to emulate the intense quick cuts that drew fanboys to freeze frame the Prometheus trailer and hunt for clues as to its storyline. Indeed, if Blade Runner were a new release today, its trailer would likely build on the thriller aspects of the film, as well as the dystopian metropolis that Harrison Ford’s Deckard navigates on his quest to “retire” Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his band of humanoid “replicants.”

For the sake of comparison, here’s a look at the film’s original trailer:

This trailer truly reflects how much the marketing side of the business has changed in thirty years. Whereas the original trailer clocks in at almost 3.5 minutes and navigates much of the film’s story, the recut version espouses plot for style and strange visuals, remaining relatively spoiler-free. Luckily, Blade Runner is one of those timeless films that holds up either way.

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From the film’s enigmatic ending to its influential future landscape to its memorable performances – Hauer in particular shined – the world of science fiction owes a lot to Blade Runner. After all, there’s a reason that talks of reviving the franchise refuse to fade “like tears in rain.” Scott has gone on record saying that he is planning a sequel (with a female protagonist), and the original film’s latest home video release is likely one way that Warner Bros. (which holds sequel rights) intends to gauge interest in a follow-up.

Prometheus marked Scott’s first full-on science fiction tale since Blade Runner and successfully reinvigorated the Alien franchise. Let’s hope Blade Runner is next.

Will you be picking up this latest Blade Runner release, Screen Rant readers? And while we’re on the topic, does it whet your appetite for a sequel? Sound off in the comments.

Blade Runner: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition will be released October 23rd.

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  1. This is one movie that is getting a milking.

  2. “Like tears in the rain…”

  3. More recuts than Star Wars, for crying out loud! Wasn’t the 5 Disc suitcase edition enough????

    • Don’t worry Lucas will release all six movies at least two more times, he still has to do the 3-D home version and edit out the part of Return of the Jedi where Leia strangles Jabba.

    • yeah but at least Ridley will be including every single version of his film, he doesn’t lock them away like Lucas

      • Nor does he CGI new footage that may or may not be needed. In all fairness though the studios will keep encouraging this because they like nothing better than getting extra millage out of product without investing much money.

  4. Already have the Final Cut on Blu-Ray so won’t be getting it again.

  5. They’re just going to do this every 5 years. I just got that 5 disc final cut a few years ago, there’s literally nothing more they could add…it was 5 discs, and the picture was pristine.

    • I feel the same way. One on the 1st Blu-ray box sets I bought was Blade Runner because I figured at 5 discs there was no way to top it and what else could they change?
      There’s even a 3 hour making of feature. 3 Hours!!! I’ve seen everything possible Blade Runner related so there’s no way I’d pay for it again.

  6. I think Rutger Hauer, rather than Harrison Ford, really made this film.

  7. Have you guys seen the box-set for it? It’s amazing. SR should of upload the image of the box-set to show you guys

    • Yeah yeah yeah yeah…I want to buy it cos I don’t have the earlier releases. Mwaaaahhhh.

  8. you know whats sad? i still have never seen blade runner!

    • Now here’s your chance to get it, it’ll definitely be worth your cash.

  9. Boy, as much as I love sci-fi and movies with deep meanings and worth talking about over and over and seeing again and again; I still can’t manage to like this movie as much as everyone else does so much. Granted this movie came out nine years before I was born and I tend not to like old sci-fi movies other than Star Wars too much.

    • Oh God, if that’s how you view Sci-Fi films then I feel so sorry for you. This film was released 11 years before I was born and I love it.

  10. it would be nice to see this movie on the big screen,I think that instead of doing remakes, they should just re-release certain movies witch the test of time.

  11. it would be nice to see this movie on the big screen,I think that instead of doing remakes, they should just re-release certain movies witch pass the test of time.

  12. there’s actually not a quality release out, really.

  13. Ahh Warner Brothers loves this movie for the home viewer.

    I have seen the original theatrical version, the tenth anniversary director’s cut theatrical version and every version on DVD and VHS. All are worth being seen and do not totally lessen it’s status of a sci-fi master piece.

    The sequel should be worthy of Scott and only Scott to either make another master piece or a piece horse manure. I would not want anyone else to do it. My prediction will be more good than bad with Scott at the helm.

    As great as Aliens is compared to Alien, it took Scott’s Prometheus to illuminate the subtleties of Alien I think no one else caught on to. This is what makes Alien another Scott master piece. Prometheus brought Scott fans to the subtleties of Blade Runner too. If Scott’s Blade Runner sequel is a great movie, I believe it will be how it enhances those subtleties.

    Ridley not only elevates the movie art form, he elevates the promotional aspects to an art form. All the viral videos for Prometheus are excellent. James Cameron take note, when promoting your Avatar sequels, take a page from what Ridley has done for Prometheus.

  14. I didn’t care for the film that much. I stick to the book. I’m curious about the supposed sequel with a female protagonist. Sounds interesting….

  15. I bought the kit 30th anniversary yesterday. The package includes a map of the car, flying car, a book, a map of the building 3D effect to advertising and DVD (1 DVD and 3 Blu-ray).

    Kit 2007 (in the form of case) was much better.