Alongside 8-BAFTA nominations, Blade Runner 2049 was one of the most unique visual escapism thrillers in years and despite the spectre of the original hanging over it, before release, Denis Villeneuve and his team created something utterly unique in its own right and helped expand the world of Ridley Scott’s original.
Today we’ve all got all the info for the Sony Pictures Home Entertainment release of Blade Runner 2049, which will be available on digital download and Sky’s Buy & Keep program on January 28, plus on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray Ltd edition (http://amzn.to/2D9kxPe) and DVD (http://amzn.to/2D6V6xz) on February 5.
The film stars Ryan Gosling as K and Harrison Ford reprises his role as Rick Deckard, alongside a super-impressive co-starring cast of Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, and Lennie James, with Dave Bautista and Jared Leto. The BAFTA-noms include Best Director, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Make Up & Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
Set 30 years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. K’s discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Here’s an initial breakdown of what to expect on the Home Ent extras, plus a full list below. The 4K UHD and Blu-ray editions contain 60 minutes of bonus content, including an in-depth featurette on ‘Designing the World of Blade Runner.’ There’s also a Limited Edition two-disc Blu-ray, which contains an additional 30 minutes of featurettes, including ‘Dressing the Skin: The Fashion of Blade Runner 2049’ and ‘Fights of the Future: The Action of Blade Runner 2049’, plus 5 exclusive art cards inspired by the film designed by Matt Ferguson. Order it here: http://amzn.to/2DpRvaN
The DVD is loaded with more than 30 minutes of added value, including six vignettes on ‘The Rise of Wallace Corp’ and ‘The Replicant Revolution,’ and three prologues – 2022: Blackout, 2036: Nexus Dawn and 2048: Nowhere to Run.
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Blade Runner 101:
Six behind-the-scenes vignettes including The Replicant Evolution, Welcome to 2049 and the Rise of Wallace Corp
Prologues–Bridge the gap from the first film with three original shorts from directors Shinichiro Watanabe and Luke Scott:
- 2036: Nexus Dawn – 6min short film directed by Luke Scott
- 2048: Nowhere to Run – 6min short film directed by Luke Scott
- 2022: Blackout – 15min short film directed by Shinichirô Watanabe
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All content on the DVD
Designing the World of Blade Runner – an in-depth behind the scenes featurette with cast and crew including director Denis Villeneuve, executive producer Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.
Two-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray Special Features – http://amzn.to/2D9kxPe
All content on the DVD, Blu-ray & 4K Ultra HD
More than 30 minutes of Exclusive Featurettes:
- To Be Human
- Fights of the Future: The Action of Blade Runner 2049
- Two Become One
- Dressing the Skin: The Fashion of Blade Runner 2049
- Five Exclusive Art Cards Designed by Matt Ferguson