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(New Musical Express)   Thought Blade Runner 2049 was too long? Well, there's a four hour director's cut you probably won't want to see   ( nme.com) divider line
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2018-02-05 05:36:38 PM  
Oh, heck yes.

I also like Altered Carbon, so...
 
2018-02-05 05:42:10 PM  
Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

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Giggity.
 
2018-02-05 05:47:26 PM  
I'd watch that.

/best movie of 2017
 
2018-02-05 05:55:11 PM  

whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

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Giggity.


I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.
 
2018-02-05 05:57:26 PM  
I would like to see the 4 hour version.  An expanded soundtrack would be nice too.

I'd also like a soundtrack remix album too.  kthxbye.
 
2018-02-05 06:03:50 PM  
I liked this version, and would watch the four hour version just to see it, but I agree with Ridley Scott.

Fark me, that was way to farking long.
 
2018-02-05 06:10:29 PM  
I'd like to see it, but nothing in the article suggests the 4hr cut is actually available
 
2018-02-05 06:36:41 PM  
FTFA: "The 2017 film came 25 years after the original Blade Runner movie..."

35 years. Blade Runner came out in 1982.
 
2018-02-05 06:45:53 PM  
No, I thought it was just about right.
 
2018-02-05 06:55:12 PM  

whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

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Giggity.


Joi, Luv, and Mariette (Mackenzie Davis' character), with Robin Wright there Domme'ing the hell out of everything.

Have Michael Mann direct it, with Roger Deakins doing the camera work.
 
2018-02-05 07:02:39 PM  
I like movies about AI in it, so I'd probably watch the four hour version.
 
2018-02-05 07:08:17 PM  
The theatrical experience was pretty enjoyable...  but just watching it on TV (and yes, i have the best TV on the market) is not the same thing....   I'm probably done with it.
 
2018-02-05 07:11:42 PM  
I did not think it was too long and I'd watch the shiat out of a four hour version.

That is all.
 
2018-02-05 07:15:35 PM  
the 4 hours he's talking about is the Editors's cut. No music, minimal dialog or sound mixing. It's not a movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Editor%2​7s_cut
 
2018-02-05 07:24:36 PM  

optikeye: whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

[img.fark.net image 480x320]

Giggity.

I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.


I hate this whole trend of women wearing clothes.
 
2018-02-05 07:35:51 PM  

optikeye: whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

[img.fark.net image 480x320]

Giggity.

I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.


That's perfect, because the first Blade Runner had the shoulder pad look.
 
2018-02-05 07:36:11 PM  

optikeye: I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.


I've let them know your concerns. They assure me they're taking your complaint *very* seriously and have their best people working on a solution.
 
2018-02-05 07:36:58 PM  

optikeye: I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.


The only annoying fashion trend I've noticed are ripped jeans are back. But carefully placed pre-ripped jeans. I don't get it, it's not like metal is back. I have to get rid of my jeans that I ripped on my own lest I look like I'm trying to look like a teenager.
 
2018-02-05 07:37:03 PM  
1982: Is Deckard a human being?

2017: Are there more than 5 human beings in the entire movie?
 
2018-02-05 07:39:17 PM  

Mugato: optikeye: I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.

The only annoying fashion trend I've noticed are ripped jeans are back. But carefully placed pre-ripped jeans. I don't get it, it's not like metal is back. I have to get rid of my jeans that I ripped on my own lest I look like I'm trying to look like a teenager.


I have jeans so ripped they're more like assless chaps. Thank God they're back in style, though.
 
2018-02-05 07:40:42 PM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: Mugato: optikeye: I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.

The only annoying fashion trend I've noticed are ripped jeans are back. But carefully placed pre-ripped jeans. I don't get it, it's not like metal is back. I have to get rid of my jeans that I ripped on my own lest I look like I'm trying to look like a teenager.

I have jeans so ripped they're more like assless chaps. Thank God they're back in style, though.


I can't wait until fully-assed chaps come back into style.
 
2018-02-05 07:43:49 PM  
Boo, subby. You made me think that a director's cut was being released. 4 hours would have been too long for the theatrical release, but I totally would have bought that for a re-watching at home. It worked well for LOTR.
 
2018-02-05 07:57:55 PM  

T.rex: The theatrical experience was pretty enjoyable...  but just watching it on TV (and yes, i have the best TV on the market) is not the same thing....   I'm probably done with it.


I'm with you. I LOVED it in the theater but I got it on RedBox last weekend and was bored watching it at home. Not sure if it's because of the big screen vs. home experience of if it just doesn't work as well for a second viewing.
 
2018-02-05 08:02:59 PM  

Shazam999: optikeye: whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

[img.fark.net image 480x320]

Giggity.

I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.

I hate this whole trend of women wearing clothes.


The Fifth Element was ROBBED of the best costume Oscar nomination.
/multipass
 
2018-02-05 08:34:39 PM  
It's really just three extra hours of Jared Leto emoting eating an invisible taco.
 
2018-02-05 08:52:58 PM  

Shazam999: optikeye: whidbey: Wasn't really "Blade Runner."

Sorry. Though I'd easily watch 4 hours of Joi.

[img.fark.net image 480x320]

Giggity.

I'm really getting tired of the woman's fashion trend (well, it's a not really a trend now)...of
having 'scoops' cut out of the shoulders, so it's like their wearing a tank top with matching sleeves.
It's as dated as the 'shoulder pad look' from the 80's, and we're not even out of the decade yet.

I hate this whole trend of women wearing clothes.


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Sounds reasonable to me...
 
2018-02-05 09:16:19 PM  
I wouldn't mind, the movie actually felt a bit rushed.
 
kab
2018-02-05 09:31:50 PM  
It was a slow builder, but that worked for the movie.   I'd watch the full version.
 
kab
2018-02-05 09:34:36 PM  

a particular individual: FTFA: "The 2017 film came 25 years after the original Blade Runner movie..."

35 years. Blade Runner came out in 1982.


No we all saw the other sequel that landed 10 years ago.  You haven't seen it?
 
2018-02-05 09:49:51 PM  
I was so torn on Blade Runner 2049... obviously, i loved the look, the pacing, the worldbuilding, the direction, the soundtrack... all phenomenal.

I just wish they'd come up with a more compelling story.  The original has such a strong underlying theme -- the Replicants are us, exaggerated versions of the agnostic human condition -- organisms created by an indifferent hand, with limited time to exist, desperate to find meaning from a creator before accepting the passing beauty of their lives.

The new movie is about... who the Replicant baby is... and once you know who it is, it's not a huge deal that really means anything.  Both the villain and the good guys seem to want the same thing -- for Replicants to have lots of babies.  Either there will be a Replicant Rebellion where they separate from humanity, or Wallace Co. will have a really cheap way to make more Replicants for the offworld colonies -- mandatory Replicant orgies!   Which future will happen?  None can say.

Again, it's not bad.  It's still head and shoulders above 95% of big movies.

But i wish they'd taken one more stab at the screenplay, and asked themselves, where is the central theme that would make this compelling?  What is our equivalent of the Roy Batty speech?  What is the thing we are trying to say?
 
2018-02-05 09:56:53 PM  

Socrofece: I was so torn on Blade Runner 2049... obviously, i loved the look, the pacing, the worldbuilding, the direction, the soundtrack... all phenomenal.

I just wish they'd come up with a more compelling story.  The original has such a strong underlying theme -- the Replicants are us, exaggerated versions of the agnostic human condition -- organisms created by an indifferent hand, with limited time to exist, desperate to find meaning from a creator before accepting the passing beauty of their lives.

The new movie is about... who the Replicant baby is... and once you know who it is, it's not a huge deal that really means anything.  Both the villain and the good guys seem to want the same thing -- for Replicants to have lots of babies.  Either there will be a Replicant Rebellion where they separate from humanity, or Wallace Co. will have a really cheap way to make more Replicants for the offworld colonies -- mandatory Replicant orgies!   Which future will happen?  None can say.

Again, it's not bad.  It's still head and shoulders above 95% of big movies.

But i wish they'd taken one more stab at the screenplay, and asked themselves, where is the central theme that would make this compelling?  What is our equivalent of the Roy Batty speech?  What is the thing we are trying to say?


Well said.
 
2018-02-05 10:00:34 PM  
I never wanted to see a sequel. That said, did the job. Give me another hour. Might make sense of some holes, like the rebel plot; or clear up some crap, like deleting all of Jared Leto's scenes.
 
2018-02-05 10:07:44 PM  
I liked 2049. I wouldn't mind seeing an extended cut.
 
2018-02-05 10:09:49 PM  
What was with the bee hive? Were they replicant bees? What did they pollinate in the desert?
 
2018-02-05 10:19:50 PM  
Loved 2049.

I really want to see that 4 hour version
 
kab
2018-02-05 10:38:48 PM  

Socrofece: I was so torn on Blade Runner 2049... obviously, i loved the look, the pacing, the worldbuilding, the direction, the soundtrack... all phenomenal.

I just wish they'd come up with a more compelling story.  The original has such a strong underlying theme -- the Replicants are us, exaggerated versions of the agnostic human condition -- organisms created by an indifferent hand, with limited time to exist, desperate to find meaning from a creator before accepting the passing beauty of their lives.

The new movie is about... who the Replicant baby is... and once you know who it is, it's not a huge deal that really means anything.  Both the villain and the good guys seem to want the same thing -- for Replicants to have lots of babies.  Either there will be a Replicant Rebellion where they separate from humanity, or Wallace Co. will have a really cheap way to make more Replicants for the offworld colonies -- mandatory Replicant orgies!   Which future will happen?  None can say.

Again, it's not bad.  It's still head and shoulders above 95% of big movies.

But i wish they'd taken one more stab at the screenplay, and asked themselves, where is the central theme that would make this compelling?  What is our equivalent of the Roy Batty speech?  What is the thing we are trying to say?


Officer K's boss absolutely didn't want this happening, and one can assume that most humans who might have had knowledge of it would also want it gone as well, though we're exposed to a rather small set of characters throughout the film.   While I agree with you that the film had less to say than the original, it's not just about who the replicant baby is, but equally about what a mind fark it would be to discover your true identity in that particular scenario.
 
2018-02-05 10:48:07 PM  

kab: it's not just about who the replicant baby is, but equally about what a mind fark it would be to discover your true identity in that particular scenario.


The baby and its dad was a red herring, a vehicle to see K come to grips with his own mortality. Same as the original, but there are still some idiots who think Deckard was a human. Even after what 2049 gave us.
 
2018-02-05 10:51:33 PM  

Weatherkiss: I like movies about AI in it, so I'd probably watch the four hour version.


You want to see a four hour version of UHF?
 
2018-02-06 06:59:20 AM  
It was okay. Pretentious as fark in parts but okay.

Overall it was a movie that didn't need to be made. It works best as a one off story and that story was superbly told. The movie said what it had to say and no more was needed. Unfortunately Hollywood just can't leave well enough alone and wants to turn everything into a franchise so Blade Runner is going to become a franchise.

I suppose next we'll be getting a franchise made out of Gattaca. It'll probably have great big space battles where everyone is in a suit and tie.
 
2018-02-06 07:58:55 AM  
I don't want a 4 hour version.  5 hours, minimum.
 
kab
2018-02-06 11:13:45 AM  

swahnhennessy: kab: it's not just about who the replicant baby is, but equally about what a mind fark it would be to discover your true identity in that particular scenario.

The baby and its dad was a red herring, a vehicle to see K come to grips with his own mortality. Same as the original, but there are still some idiots who think Deckard was a human. Even after what 2049 gave us.


In somewhat related news, there's an episode of Electric Dreams (Amazon) that has a nice play on this sort of thing.   I'm 3 episodes in, and have enjoyed what I've see so far.   Sort of like a lighter version of Black Mirror, each episode is its own story, etc.
 
2018-02-06 05:44:19 PM  

Ghastly: It was okay. Pretentious as fark in parts but okay.


I thought the exact same thing.  Maybe because I was stoned when I watched this in the theater at a really late showing, but I just could not get into it.  The Jared Leto scenes were totally overacted, especially the one with the naked replicant he was inspecting.  That just seemed too over the top.  Also the scene in the orphanage needed a lot more build up.  He just got super mad at the overseer way too fast, it's like they realized how boring it was going and needed to throw in him being a bad-ass just to spice it up.

Dunno, guess I can watch it again but most likely will just fall asleep.
 
2018-02-06 08:34:32 PM  

Ghastly: It was okay. Pretentious as fark in parts but okay.

Overall it was a movie that didn't need to be made. It works best as a one off story and that story was superbly told. The movie said what it had to say and no more was needed. Unfortunately Hollywood just can't leave well enough alone and wants to turn everything into a franchise so Blade Runner is going to become a franchise.

I suppose next we'll be getting a franchise made out of Gattaca. It'll probably have great big space battles where everyone is in a suit and tie.


Thing is, it was Ridley Scott who decide he had more to say. I like what he said. No, it wasn't as beautiful, but I thought it deserved to be said.

Let's just hope it doesn't turn into a bad franchise.
 
2018-02-06 09:45:34 PM  

Weatherkiss: I like movies about AI in it, so I'd probably watch the four hour version.


same.  BR 2049, Her and Ex Machina are among my all current all time favourites.
 
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