September 28, 2005

New Director's Cut of Blade Runner stalled

Boingboing points us to this article in WiredNH about a new special edition of this SF classic which is now stuck in copyright limbo:

The new version of the film is said to be digitally remastered and remixed from the original negatives, greatly improving the quality of a film now more than 20 years old. There is also much speculation among hardcore fans about never-before-seen footage being added as well as some of the major technical gaffes being cleaned up, including the removal of crew members' shadows on the walls and the appearance of wires attached to Spinners (cars that fly). The new version could also have tons of bonus features, including a BBC documentary, director's commentary and bonus footage.
Posted by jackhodgson at September 28, 2005 07:56 AM