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archiestone
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Oct 11th, 2017 02:40 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw the original a few days before going and am glad I did. I found the first half more enjoyable than the last which felt drawn out. The fx are amazing. Might have benefited from being about 30 mins shorter. 2 hours 52 mins!

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Oct 11th, 2017 02:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

JAFO and archiestone, I'm going to re-watch the original as well, which version did you watch? I remember from a long time ago the Directors Cut being different from the original version (well it would be) with the voice over, but don't remember anything else, and don't know which to watch now. Any preference?

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Oct 11th, 2017 05:13 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I would like to go see this.

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GospelBilly!
Oct 11th, 2017 05:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I MUST see this film!

pombrio

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Oct 11th, 2017 06:17 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Watched the original the other night to prep for the new one this week. Glad I did. I was confused as to which version of the original to watch. Original, Extra crispy, Director's Cut, Final Cut, etc.

After reading up on the differences, I went with Final Cut. Doesn't have Ford's voice over or the forced Hollywood happy ending. From what I've read, it's truer to Ridley Scott's original vision for the film. BTW, one review stated the version labeled as Director's Cut doesn't sound like it had alot of involvement from Scott as he was busy filming Thelma & Louise at that time.

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Oct 11th, 2017 06:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I bought the Blu Ray Director's Final Cut of the original, and we watched it last week. I had forgotten just how much I liked this movie.

We our going to the new one tomorrow! Matinee of course.

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Oct 11th, 2017 06:47 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Without getting into spoilers, my understanding is that the ending is quite different in the Final cut of the original. If as described by a friend it makes me wonder how the aging Deckard is dealt with in 2049.

I'd like to see it, especially in 3D, but almost 3 hours is long. Apparently it hasn't long at the box office, either- kind of a first week flop. Target audience doesn't know what it is-just another sci fi flick. My friend who saw it said the dystopian grimness was unrelenting.

(This message was last edited by professor at 08:49 AM, Oct 11th, 2017)

myshka

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Oct 11th, 2017 08:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it yesterday and although I thought the visuals were amazing, at one point I thought the endless visuals got in the way of the story. A case of too much is not always better. Had the movie been trimmed down 45 mins or so, the story line would have been much tighter and significant. I often found myself lost in the story while watching brooding scenes not knowing what impact they had on the story. Two hours into the movie and I was ready for something to happen ...anything.

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Oct 11th, 2017 10:06 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I watched the original again 2 days ago. I enjoyed it much more than when I saw the theatrical release. Viewing with new eyes, I guess. I like the voice overs. They give the film a PI noire atmosphere. Probably will wait till 2049 is available for home viewing. I can't sit for almost 3 hours in the theater.

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Oct 11th, 2017 11:25 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

FWIW: See it on the big screen.

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Oct 11th, 2017 11:52 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Final Cut, however, I like the original release as well.

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Oct 11th, 2017 05:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks for the recommendations, I'll go with the Final Cut.

jay1vinton

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Oct 12th, 2017 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

All I can say is I hope Rachel lived more than 4 yrs...

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Oct 12th, 2017 07:53 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My wife and I saw B.R.-2049 this afternoon, and we both really liked it. Since I knew the movie was 164 minutes long, I had a big cup of coffee prior to showing to keep me awake.

If you are a fan of the original Blade Runner, you should enjoy this one too. It is in the genre of recent Sci-Fi films such as Oblivion, Looper, and Arrival where there is not continuous wild and crazy action. There is a lot of story telling and a lot of dialogue, but I was never bored.

The Cinematography and visuals are stunning, and the action (when it happens) is thrilling. After watching this movie the first time through, I have a few questions that might be better answered if I see it again, and I will when it comes out on DVD.

4.5 out of 5 for me!

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Oct 12th, 2017 09:31 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I liked it. I went to a 10:30 pm showing so it was just me and about 12 other Sci Fi nerds munching on a big popcorn and the soda that is illegal in New York.

It was depressing but I was hooked.

A big concern. The film budget was $140m. I don't think they are going to make it back anytime soon. Somebody is gonna be in the garage with the motor running for that green light decision.

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Oct 14th, 2017 03:54 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I want to see the new one, and watched the Final Cut of the original last night to refresh my memory.

I liked it, but honestly I like the film noir quality of the original theatrical version with the narration a little better.

YMMV

I'm looking forward to seeing 2049.

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GospelBilly!
Oct 15th, 2017 06:04 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Excellent film, it was everything I hoped it would be and I didn't even notice the long length. Loved the soundtrack too.

I saw a TV ad yesterday evening stating that 2049 was "the No. 1 movie in the world." I guess it's only in the USA that the movie is not performing up to expectations.

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Oct 15th, 2017 02:20 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I haven't seen it yet. All I know is that the whole Blade Runner thing won't appeal to the Millenials and Teens. They don't know about the Blade Runner movie. It seems that only slasher movies and comic book movies are big box office draws. Most older people are simply not going to the movies in any numbers to be worth while.

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Feb 5th, 2018 11:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just saw 2049 on our big screen at home last night. We both liked it very much. It was paced slowly which fitted nicely as the main character is taking on his new task. As others said, the visuals were stunning and there are some ruthless characters throughout. Going to give it a second look-see soon. I'm sure we missed some things first time around.

(This message was last edited by JAFO at 04:28 PM, Feb 5th, 2018)

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Feb 6th, 2018 12:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I saw it finally, been wanting to since it came out.

I was impressed by most of it but the ending left me flat to say the least.

It says something when the android and his holographic lover are the most "human" characters.

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