September 10th 2010 02:20
Blade Runner (1982), it had a troubled reception. Shot almost entirely on the huge sound stages of Pinewood Studios in the UK during 1984 and costing thirty million (a big budget for the day) it was released throughout Europe, finally arriving in America in April 1986, but in quite a different version. Shorn of twenty minutes and Jerry Goldsmith’s evocative orchestral score, the US cut instead featured a synth-driven soundtrack from New Agers Tangerine Dream and an alternate more fairy-tale ending. It was the US cut that became most commonly seen (and released on VHS). Finally with the advent of DVD Ridley Scott was able to release his preferred director’s cut (essentially the extended European version).
Annabelle Lanyon as Oona
Here’s the UK trailer:
Here’s a curious US teaser trailer featuring someone else - not Tim Curry - voicing Darkness:
And here’s the scene with Jack and Meg, ‘cos I love it so:
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