Blade Runner: The Final Cut [4K Ultra-HD]  [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
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It will, undoubtedly grow to be every bit the classic that the original was, in no small part thanks to the wondrous visuals, which here make for some of the best Ultra HD Blu-ray footage you will ever see, courtesy of 3. As you get closer and closer to the practical models, you can see all of the little nooks and crannies with an appreciable amount of detail and depth.
Instead, this is a thoughtful, slow, and deliberate film that raises a lot of interesting ideas, explores them a little bit, but ultimately lets you come to your own conclusions. The object based nature of the track really pays dividends in the gloomy, overcrowded, rain drenched streets of Los Angeles in 2019 (yes we're nearly there! These Replicants are made to do Humanity’s dirty work, acting as soldiers, laborers, and sex servants, and they’re given implanted human emotions and memories to make them seem more realistic.The Final Cut retains all the action and wonderful set design of the original, but smart edits make for a more meditative and intoxicating film, luxuriating in the subtleties of the actors' performances without the heavy-handed exposition that Ford’s original voice over weighed the film down with.
I had seen Alien and that Blade Runner was also directed by Ridley Scott was part of the pitch my dad made in getting me to watch something I'd never heard of. In comparing the 4K Blu-ray to the VUDU 4K UHD presentation with Dolby Vision, the quality of HDR application inches up. The UHD Blu-ray was reviewed on a Samsung UE55KS8000 Ultra HD TV and a Samsung UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player.I know I'm going to be coming back to this film over and over again in the years and decades to come. Plus, the Dangerous Days documentary, the ultimate look at the movie's difficult creation and controversial legacy, incorporating outtakes, deleted scenes, and all-new interviews. Beyond this presentation of the film, there are no bonus features included with this digital release.