When I am asked to name my favourite film of all time, I struggle as I always end up battling with The Exorcist, Apocalypse Now, The Shawshank Redemption, The Empire Strikes Back and Blade Runner. I can’t really choose between that lot, so the news that (one of) my favourite film of all time is heading back to cinemas delights me.
The BFI (British Film Institute) released Blade Runner: The Final Cut in cinemas last December as a one day special, ahead of its full re-release on April 3rd. Now BFI have created their own trailer for the re-release, and the trailer has been approved by Blade Runner director himself, Ridley Scott.
The BFI said in a statement:
“The new trailer captures the energy of Ridley Scott’s 21st century cityscape, featuring some of the film’s most memorable moments with dramatic use of Vangelis’ soaring soundtrack.”
Scott spoke of the re-release, and his approval of the new trailer:
“The ‘Final Cut’ is my definitive version of ‘Blade Runner,’ and I’m thrilled that audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy it in the way I intended — on the big screen. This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope it will inspire a new generation to see ‘Blade Runner.’ ”
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.
Starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Sean Young and featuring an iconic Vangelis score, Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi opus is one of modern cinema’s most influential films. A grand cinematic synthesis of sound, image and thought-provoking drama Blade Runner: The Final Cut is an unforgettable experience that demands to be seen on the big screen.