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Blade RunnerFeb 27 2008

They don't make 'em like they used to. Sort of. According to Wikipedia, there are seven different versions of Blade Runner, from a 113-minute workprint version shown to test audiences in early 1982 to the "Final Cut" supervised by director Ridley Scott and released in late 2007. I saw the latter version1 and with the exception of Rachael's giant shoulder pads and the slower pacing, the whole thing seemed surprisingly contemporary (or not-too-dated at least). The film has aged well, like a fine wine.

[1] Which I watched in HD on a large TV...a fantastic way to view this beautifully cinematic film. I think this is what David Lynch is taking about when he says that you shouldn't watch movies on a "fucking telephone".

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