Blade Runner – The Final Cut: 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review











*Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of this title I reviewed. The opinions I share are my own.*

The Movie:

21st-century detective Rick Deckard brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants – and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul.

It’s no secret that Blade Runner is considered one of the most prolific films in the sci-fi genre in the past 40 years. Along with that label comes a fantastic cast as well that made this film something so memorable and important in cinema. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, and Daryl Hannah all give powerhouse performances with the best coming from Ford and Hauer. Their chemistry onscreen is undeniable and have created a cinematic cat and mouse game that I don’t think will or can ever be duplicated again. The look of the film is so stunning even to this day. It truly was a film that was ahead of its time in many aspects and even seeing it now I still find myself thinking “Wow, so that’s what the future is going to look like?” even though this was the 80’s take on it. The other fantastic thing was the soundtrack. The synth sounds lend itself nicely to the film and its visuals. Although it may be dated you can tell that the score definitely influenced a lot of modern cinema and TV as well which makes this film an important part of cinematic history. It had been a very long time since I’ve seen this movie so watching it again felt new and exciting. I enjoyed every moment and look at the film in a different way now that I’m older. This is definitely a film that you HAVE to see if you haven’t already and you’ll see why people talk so highly about it. 9/10

4K Presentation:

This is easily one of the nicest looking 4K transfers of older films that I’ve seen. The look of the film is very dark in nature so the HDR brightens up certain spots and areas in order to get a look at the entire landscape. The bright neon colors that are used throughout the cityscape look vibrant and crisp all while still keeping a small amount of film grain to keep the gritty feel of the film.

Special Features:

Audio Commentary Featuring Ridley Scott

Audio Commentary Featuring Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, Michael Deeley, and Katherine Haber

Audio Commentary Featuring Syd Mead, Lawrence G Paull, David Snyder, Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, and David Dryer

This release includes all other features from the 2007 release

Blade Runner: The Final Cut is available NOW on 4K Ultra HD from Warner Bros Home Entertainment


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