Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives.

A rushed Director’s Cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to workprint screenings. This, in conjunction with its popularity as a video rental, made it one of the first films released on DVD, resulting in a basic disc with mediocre video and audio quality.

In 2007 Warner Bros. released The Final Cut, a 25th anniversary digitally remastered version by Scott in selected theaters, and subsequently on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc.

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Philip K. Dick refused an offer of $400,000 to write a novelization of the Blade Runner screenplay, saying:

“[I was] told the cheapo novelization would have to appeal to the twelve-year-old audience” and “[it] would have probably been disastrous to me artistically.” He added, “That insistence on my part of bringing out the original novel and not doing the novelization—they were just furious. They finally recognized that there was a legitimate reason for reissuing the novel, even though it cost them money. It was a victory not just of contractual obligations but of theoretical principles.”

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was eventually reprinted as a tie-in, with the film poster as a cover and the original title in parentheses below the Blade Runner title.


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A rushed Director’s Cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to workprint screenings. This, in conjunction with its popularity as a video rental, made it one of the first films released on DVD, resulting in a basic disc with mediocre video and audio quality.


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Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives.



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Blade Runner

Blade Runner is a tech noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. Written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

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