While finding the new Blade Runner edition, I thought, has there been a recent 2001? I`d not seen anything about it, and to my surprise, yes there is. When from? 2 disc set. The boxed set second disc is the music, this issue on this site gives no info on the second disc. I`m always after production features, well, this second disc HAS them. At last, they on their own are worth the issue. I finally watched it all last night, a two night job. Most facets of production covered, film shot during production, and other staff interviews. Word to the wise. After the first docu, theres a lengthy copyright section from one language to another. Go back to menu and select second feature. After that its a straight run. So, I`ve still to watch the main film, and see if there are any real improvements.I`m still loathe to buy any more copies, improved or not. I`m surprised to read Russell T Davis is resisting HDTV.. why? Cost? Torchwood is HD.. I have a mate who has HDTV.. yes, wonderful, but to me.. dvd and satellite/freeview are clear pics, enough for me. I`ve been used to years of ghosting on analogue. Those of my age and older know the film almost inside out, yes, big shame if Kubrick destroyed the missing minutes cut for original release, in fact criminal. Kubrick was a private man, often didnt hear people talking to him, you talked through an assistant.. so, in his own world then. Well, it shows. We must not forget the methods used to make this film. As it was Cinerama.. was it not, shame we cant have it that wide. Being an ex tv engineer I used to get niggled over people not realising what wide screen meant. `But we lose top and bottom`.. NO... scan and pan is a pain. Will anyone come out with an extra wide version, maybe that will be next. How many copies have I got already.
OK.. End of April 2011 and its been announced.. the missing 17-19 minutes have been FOUND pristine.. in a vault. NOW.. arguments whether Kubrick intended to make the edited film, we were told for cinema run.. or he thought his cut was it as far as he was concerned. WHY do we get different stories, different times from different people.. fans WILL want to know and judge for themselves.. so.. will someone `re edit` to put the `pristine` cuts back in? I would hope so. People who have rubbished this film can have no idea of.. spectacle.. this is a classic, and though it says Cinerama.. apparently wasnt.. it was shot wider to look like it. Cinerama was too expensive apparently. Well, considering how Kubrick made the film.. thats not surprising. So many departments working on different parts.. many rejected. SO.. we wait and see.