Sci-fi movie and TV lovers should be in geek heaven this week.
The “final cut” of Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi thriller Blade Runner touches down for an exclusive engagement at the Regent Theatre. The event, organized to mark the film’s 25th anniversary, begins Friday (November 9) for a limited run. (This version’s already played in New York and L.A. and had its world premiere at the Venice Int’l Film Fest.)
It’ll be a good opportunity to check out the film on a big screen, and then hint to your loved ones if you want the DVD come holiday gift-giving time. On December 18, the film's released in three different editions, all with upgraded 5.1 audio. There’s a 2-disc Special Edition, a 4- disc Collector’s Edition and a 5-disc Ultimate Collector’s Edition in numbered, limited quantity “Deckard Briefcase” packaging.
Oh, boys and their toys...
I’m excited to watch it, and not just to see what Harrison Ford looked like without wrinkles. Thom Andersen’s terrific documentary Los Angeles Plays Itself focused a lot on the film’s noir aspects, in particular one of the buildings used prominently, the famous Bradbury Building.
If you’re a Star Trek fan, you probably already know that the series’ Menagerie episodes are being blasted onto big screens across North America this week (November 13 and 15). The screening will include footage from the rare pilot episode of the series.
Everything’s digitally remastered with some new CGI animation and a re-recording of the series’ theme music. Plus Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s son, Eugene, delivers an onscreen greeting, and there’s lots of info about the restoration process.
Here’s a list of all the theatres in Canada boldly going where no theatres have... you get the point. Is it a coincidence that they’re all “Empire” theatres striking back?