Paul W. Rankin

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Blade Runner Alternate Cut

An alternate cut of Blade Runner that fixes small issues I’ve always had with one of my favourite films.

The cut is the international theatrical cut (i.e. including voice-over) with some minor changes. Where I included footage from Blade Runner: The Final Cut I’ve corrected the colour grade to match the original.

  • Added improved audio from The Final Cut of Bryan’s line “I’ve got four skin jobs walking the streets.”
  • Added audio from The Final Cut of Bryant saying two replicants were killed running through an electrical field.
  • Added footage from The Final Cut of the serial number on the snake scale to match dialogue.
  • Added footage from The Final Cut of Joanna Cassidy’s digital face replacement in Zhora’s death scene.
  • Removed Gaff’s repeated “It’s too bad she won’t live…” line when Deckard sees the origami unicorn.
  • Removed epilogue of Deckard and Rachael driving. The film now cuts straight to black at the elevator.
  • No stupid unicorn dream.

Available upon request.

February 2016