This article is from the Blade Runner FAQ, by Murray Chapmanmuzzle@cs.uq.oz.au with numerous contributions by others.
All video tapes before January 1993 are the "Not Rated" version and contain
the extra violence in the Euro-release that's not seen in the 117 minute
American theatrical release.
On January 22, 1993 BRDC became available on video tape in Japan: widescreen
VHS HiFi at a price of 3800 Yen. It was released in the US on May 19, 1993
with a suggested Retail Price $US39.98.