It's been known for a while now that Warner Bros. is doing something huge for the DVD release of Blade Runner: Final Cut sometime in fall 2007. The details have been left purposefully vague -- we only know that it's big enough that Joanna Cassidy had to do freakin' re-shoots for this thing, and that it will be a five-disc set that comes in a briefcase, and it will have a state-of-the-art digital print, and it may play at the Venice fest. And that Sean Young will say something crazy around the time its release. I can't even imagine how many bonus features this package will have, but to be totally honest, I hope it won't be total overkill. DVDs that comes with 99 hours of extras usually fall into the category of 'things that will never be watched by me." Anyway, here's an extra tidbit that was just thrown to me. Warner Bros. tells me to expect the Blade Runner "plans" to be announced at ComicCon. Okay. That's all I've got, folks.
As for the other issue of the day -- Blade Runner'sinclusion on the Top 100 list is valid, even if it's also totally random. I mean, we're talking about a list that now includes Toy Story, people. Don't put too much stock in it. Blade Runner is such a unique and amazingly watchable movie -- I've seen it dozens of times, but never in a theater! -- that I would argue that it deserves a place in the top thirty or maybe even top twenty films of all time. It's unquestionably Ridley Scott's masterpiece, and knowing this will be his final statement on the film makes me want to get my hands on it as soon as possible. Hopefully ComicCon will answer all questions.