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Blu-ray review: 'Blade Runner' 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition

‘Blade Runner' still stands as one of the best science fiction epics of the last 30 years.
BY GENE TRIPLETT Staff Writer Published: November 23, 2012
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The 1982 film presages such 21st century conditions and phenomena as overpopulation, global warming, urban deterioration and genetic engineering, not to mention retro and cyberpunk trends. Sean Young as Deckard's love interest — who may or may not be a replicant — is tricked out in '40s hairdo and garb resembling Joan Crawford in “Mildred Pierce,” while Daryl Hannah — definitely a deadly replicant — looks like a slam-dancer from the heyday of CBGB's.

Still one of the most visually stylish and arresting special effects epics of the last three decades, the three-disc anniversary set includes the 1982 U.S. cut, the 1982 international cut, the 1991 director's cut and the 2007 final cut, all in Blu-ray, all with Ridley Scott introductions, plus featurettes on the making of the movie, author Dick, the novel versus the film, an interview with Dick, and featurettes on the film's graphic design, wardrobe and styling.

— Gene Triplett