Warner to Raise Next-Gen Bar with Five-Disc 'Blade Runner'

Posted Wed Jul 18, 2007 at 04:55 AM PDT by
Blade Runner

Still no release date, but more details have surfaced for Warner Home Video's highly-anticipated next-gen versions of 'Blade Runner,' which now promise to set a new capacity benchmark for a single-title release.

Music to the ears of sci-fi fans everywhere, Warner first announced that 'Blade Runner' would be getting the deluxe high-def treatment late last year. Only a few details have trickled out since, most notable among them that the studio [post 634]is targeting an October time frame for a cross-platform release on Blu-ray, HD DVD and standard-def DVD.

Now, as part of a special presentation at this week's Home Media Expo in Las Vegas (which also saw the studio unveil plans for a 'Harry Potter' box set), Warner has revealed further details on the highly anticipated title.

Boasting a total of five (count 'em, five!) discs, the next-gen release of 'Blade Runner' promises to set a new record in terms of number of discs for a single-title high-def release.

What exactly all those discs will house has yet to be revealed, but Warner has confirmed that 'Blade Runner' will be presented in multiple versions, including a recut 'Essential 25th Anniversary Edition' featuring both newly-shot and never-before-seen restored footage.

As we wait with great anticipation for a full press release, 'Blade Runner' remains listed in the "Release Dates Pending" sections of our Blu-ray Release Schedule and our HD DVD Release Schedule.

We've also set up dedicated threads for 'Blade Runner' in our Forums area -- click the following links to discuss the 'Blade Runner' Blu-ray release and the 'Blade Runner' HD DVD release.

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