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Blade Runner
Ultimate Collector's Edition
Screencaps
November 6, 2008
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Blade Runner
Ultimate Collector's Edition
Features: HD DVD 5-Disc Ultimate Collection, containing all five Blade Runner versions, including the rarely seen Workprint version.
Distributor: Warner Brothers
Movie Release: June 25, 1982
This Release: December 18, 2007
MPAA Rating: R
Final Cut Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Archived Versions Running Time: 1 hr 57 mins
Workprint Running Time: 1 hr 50 mins
Official Website: http://bladerunnerthemovie.warnerbros.com
MSRP: $99.99
Current Price: Check Price / Purchase
The following are screencaps from Blade Runner: Final Cut HD DVD. Currently, I don't have comparison images from previous SD DVD versions, but feel free to download the full-resolution captures of the movie for your own comparison. Regardless of not having comparison images, I could tell immediately the HD version is immensely better than anything prior. From the opening sequences of the future city of Los Angeles to close-ups of Deckard, Rachael, Roy, Leon, Zhora and others, this HD presentation brings out detail never seen before.

Blade Runner HD DVD Screencaps

Viewing Blade Runner for the first time on HD, you'll notice the increase in detail which is especially recognized in darker scenes. Even HD can have issues in darker filming environments, but in many of the scenes, the detail is free of any noise, either from the master transfer itself or from external noise.

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Below is another screencap which follows the scene above moments later. Viewing scenes like this on a 50" plasma television does it justice, but I have to say, a larger television would probably be even better because of the detail of several shots throughout the movie.

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Sean Young has never looked better.

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Another screencap of Sean Young. This particular screencap is one of my favorites.

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Daryl Hannah's eyes just jump out at you. Unfortunately, so does that pimple. This isn't the best reference HD image of a face I've seen, but when compared to the previous SD DVD versions, this is much much better. And when the film is moving along at roughly 30fps, it's even sharper.

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Of course, I think these eyes jump at me more, but regardless, one of my favorite scenes of Blade Runner.

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And of course, a screencap of Deckard. In this screencap, Blade Runner is represented in its finest form. Some really great skin tones. Shadows are not artifacted nor compressed.

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