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7. Laserdisc (Blade Runner Version)




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This article is from the Blade Runner FAQ, by Murray Chapmanmuzzle@cs.uq.oz.au with numerous contributions by others.

7. Laserdisc (Blade Runner Version)


In the NTSC markets (M/NTSC 3.58 525/60: US and Japan), there have been up to
seven versions of Blade Runner continuously available on laserdisc for the
last several years.

Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1992):

* Warner Home Video 12682, $50, CAV, letterboxed (true aspect ratio 2.41:1),
4 sides, digital stereo, CX/analog stereo, Pioneer pressing, no supplements.

* Warner Home Video Japan NJL-12682, 5,000 Yen, CLV, letterboxed (true aspect
ratio 2.41:1), digital stereo, Japanese subtitles, Pioneer pressing, no
supplements. (From same video master as the domestic WB-12682.)

1982 European Cut/US home video:

* Criterion Collection CC1120L, $90, CAV, letterboxed (true aspect ratio
2.50:1), 4 sides, digital stereo, CX/analog stereo, 3M pressing, extensive
still-frame supplements.

* Criterion Collection CC1169L, $50, CLV, letterboxed (true aspect ratio
2.50:1), 2 sides, digital stereo, CX/analog stereo, Pioneer pressing, no
supplements.

* Embassy/Nelson Ent., 13806, $35, CLV, pan&scan (true aspect ratio 1.24:1),
2 sides, CX/analog stereo, Pioneer pressing, no digital sound, no
supplements.

* Warner Home Video Japan NJL-20008, 12,500 Yen, CAV, letterboxed (true
aspect ratio 2.50:1), 4 sides, digital stereo, subtitled in Japanese, Pioneer
pressing. (Mastered from the Criterion Collection CC1120L but omits some of
the English supplemental material.)

* (Japanese) 08JL-70008, 7,400 Yen, CLV, pan&scan (probably identical to the
Embassy laserdisc), 2 sides, digital stereo, subtitle/dubbing unknown,
pressing unknown.

Note that Embassy and Nelson Entertainment LDs although marked as the NR
(not-rated) Euro-release are actually the same as the 1982 US theatrical
release and NOT the Embassy NTSC VHS videotape. The 1982 Workprint is not
available on laserdisc or video tape.

 

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