When asked what my favourite sci-fi film of all time is, I tend to struggle choosing between Alien, The Empire Strikes Back and Blade Runner, so I would like to say they are all equally worthy of the name Best sci-fi ever in my book.
This year has seen a big re-release for some of sci-fi’s greatest ever films, with Alien, Aliens and the forthcoming 2001: A Space Odyssey all getting the digital cinema re-release. Now Ridley Scott’s absolute masterpiece, Blade Runner, is also having its big moment ahead of a wider release next year.
The BFI is to re-release Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Blade Runner: The Final Cut across the UK from April 3, 2015.
The version set to be shown is the ‘final cut’, created by Scott in 2007 – the 25th anniversary of the film’s release – and fully restored from the original negative.
The film, originally released in 1982, stars Harrison Ford as a world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a future Los Angeles.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut is Scott’s own 25th anniversary 2007 re-edit of the film, where the director was given full artistic control.
Ahead of next year’s UK-wide opening, a one-day special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will be seen in more than 80 cinemas on Dec 14 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season.
Earlier this year, Scott said that he would “probably” start work on Blade Runner 2. Producers Alcon Entertainment have put out an official invitation for Ford to return.