The British Film Institute is bringing Blade Runner: The Final Cut to theaters around the U.K., and the group has released a brand-new trailer for the film to commemorate the event.
“This new trailer captures the essence of the film and I hope will inspire a new generation to see Blade Runner when it is re-released across the UK on 3 April," Ridley Scott said, according to the marketing materials.
Let's avoid the arguments about authorial intent and the different edits of the film that have been floating around since its release; Blade Runner, as a whole, is one of the most visually stunning science fiction films ever released. Everything works, from the characters to the setting and the music.
It can be hard for modern audiences to appreciate it now because it can often seem a bit overdone, but that's like listening to the Pixies and complaining that they sound like Nirvana. Blade Runner invented, or at least perfected, many of the tropes that can sometimes make the film feel a bit tired if you're only seeing it for the first time today.
This is a great excuse to watch it again, especially if you live near a theater showing it on the big screen.