'Blade Runner: Final Cut' Gets Theatrical Run24 Oct, 2007 By: Billy Gil
A new DVD version of the 1982 science-fiction classic Blade Runner will be shown in theaters in select cities through January 2008.
Blade Runner: The Final Cut represents director Ridley Scott's final vision of the noirish film starring Harrison Ford as a futuristic detective hunting down rogue androids. Warner Home Video releases the DVD Dec. 18.
The limited theatrical run began Oct. 5 in New York and Los Angeles. Engagements expanded Oct. 26 in Seattle; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Ore.; and Salt Lake City. The film opens Nov. 2 in Chicago; Santa Barbara, Calif.; and Baltimore, with more cities to follow.
The final cut is remastered and features scenes not included in previous versions of the film. Cast and filmmakers will attend a red carpet screening of the film Dec. 9 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles as part of the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival, which will honor Scott and his crew with a special award for the film's restoration.
Scott's latest film, American Gangster, hits theaters Nov. 2.