Ridley Scott’s “Blade Runner: The Final Cut” screening this month as part of Cinemark Theaters’s Classic Winter Series

By on January 10, 2016

Today — Sunday, January 10, 2016 — and next Wednesday, January 13th, you have a few opportunities to catch director Ridley Scott’s epic Blade Runner on the big screen again at Cinemark Theaters nationwide, offered as part of the theater chain’s Classic Winter Series. Check out the Cinemark website here for your local screening times.

Apparently these screening will be of Scott’s Final Cut version of the film, the so-called definitive edition which eliminates actor Harrison Ford’s narration and its upbeat ending, and adds a dream sequence not included on all prior versions. This version also cleans up dozens of scenes, including re-filmed sequences.

Blade Runner was of course based on Philip K. Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, and reveals a world of life-like borgs called Replicants hiding among us in the year 2019.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Meanwhile, for those of you who can’t make it to any of the screenings, we’ve found a nice montage of deleted scenes featuring Dr. Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), the genius head of the massive Tyrell Corporation/Rosen Asociation that makes the humanoid slaves, replicants, and Roy Batty, the leader of the renegade Nexus-6 replicants (Rutger Hauer).

BLADE RUNNER FINAL CUT 2

About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.