he 'definitive' version of Sir Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic hits screens for one night only to celebrate 35th anniversary & Warner Bros. Home Entertainment re-release.
On Thursday, August 31st, audiences across the country will immerse themselves like never before in legendary director Sir Ridley Scott’s mesmerizing neo-noir vision, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT.
Alamo Drafthouse and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment are proud to present BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT, screening for the first time in glorious 4K resolution, taking viewers even deeper into Ridley Scott’s post-apocalyptic, dystopian vision. Starring Harrison Ford as the iconic Rick Deckard, BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is widely accepted as one of the most important and influential science-fiction movies of the twentieth century. The film has appeared on more ‘Top Five’ sci-fi lists than any other film.
To mark the film’s 35th anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on September 5th. The new edition features restored and remastered original elements, added/extended scenes, added lines, new and improved special effects, and director and filmmaker commentary.
“THE FINAL CUT is the product of a process that began in early 2000 and continued off and on through seven years of intense research and meticulous restoration, technical challenges, amazing discoveries and new possibilities,” said Sir Ridley Scott upon the film’s original release in 2007. “I can now wholeheartedly say that BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT is my definitive director’s cut of the film.”
“It’s an incredible honor to be able to screen BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT in 4K at Alamo Drafthouse,” said Christian Parkes, Alamo Drafthouse Chief Marketing Officer. “This movie is ageless and we’re excited to share this stunning restoration with our audiences. What better way for moviegoers to get ready for the upcoming release of BLADE RUNNER 2049 than by seeing this seminal film first in 4K.”
Tickets for all screenings are available now at drafthouse.com/bladerunner.
Crafty guests at Alamo Drafthouse screenings will have the chance to win copies of the BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT Ultra HD Blu-Ray by testing their paper-folding skills. Before the film begins, attendees will be invited and instructed on how to create their own origami unicorn out of Alamo Drafthouse’s order cards, then submit their creation via Instagram using #AlamoBladeRunner. Five of the best unicorns will win BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT on Ultra HD Blu-Ray.
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Tim and Karrie League founded Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in 1997 as a single-screen mom and pop repertory theater in Austin. Twenty years later, the now 28-location chain has been named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly and “the best theater in the world” by Wired. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. Alamo Drafthouse created Fantastic Fest, a world renowned film festival dubbed “The Geek Telluride” by Variety. Fantastic Fest showcases eight days of genre cinema from independents, international filmmakers and major Hollywood studios. The Alamo Drafthouse’s collectible art gallery, Mondo, offers breathtaking, original products featuring designs from world-famous artists based on licenses for popular TV and Movie properties including Star Wars, Star Trek & Universal Monsters. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is expanding its brand in new and exciting ways, including co-founding a film distribution company NEON, Birth.Movies.Death., an entertainment content platform for movie lovers and the American Genre Film Archive, a non-profit film archive dedicated to preserving, restoring and sharing exploitation-era film.