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Seeking Blade Runner (US Broadcast Version) 1986

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I’ve been trying to track down the 1986 US Broadcast version of Blade Runner but to no avail, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

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I think I have it on a hard drive or dvd somewhere. If I can find it I’ll send it to you

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what is different on this to all the dvd and bluray releses?

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benduwan said:

what is different on this to all the dvd and bluray releses?

From what I’ve read the opening crawl is slightly different and read by a narrator. Plus nudity, violence and language is reduced.

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NuJack said:

I’ve been trying to track down the 1982 US Broadcast version of Blade Runner but to no avail, if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated, thank you!

I don’t know if this will help you but after some (really) quick research, I was able to find out the following info for Blade Runner:

-US Pay Cable premiere: September 1983
-US Network premiere: February 6, 1986 on CBS

Then after that, all syndicated airings. Here are just a few:

December 23, 1988 - KCBS - Los Angeles - Late night broadcast
December 23, 1988 - WINK - Fort Myers - Late night broadcast
December 23, 1988 - WTVX - Fort Pierce - Late night broadcast
December 23, 1988 - WKTV - Sacramento - Late night broadcast
November 21, 1989 - WPIX - New York
November 20, 1989 - WLVI - Boston
November 22, 1989 - WTXX - Hartford
February 15, 1990 - WGN - Chicago
February 10, 1991 - WLVI - Boston
February 6, 1992 - WGN - Chicago
July 28, 1993 - Channel 9 - Melbourne

I personally would love any of these broadcasts WOC.

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kchrules said:

I think I have it on a hard drive or dvd somewhere. If I can find it I’ll send it to you

Awesome, much appreciated, thank you!!

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benduwan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Plus nudity, violence and language is reduced.

😮 😒

why would someone watch a cut version?

Historical purposes?? Sometimes edited for TV versions feature footage not seen in the normal cut even if it is tone down specific content for television broadcasting. The recent RoboCop BD by Arrow includes the Directors, Theatrical, and TV cuts. Why the latter?? Who knows but it’s interesting to watch next to the other ‘official’ versions.

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crissrudd4554 said:

benduwan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Plus nudity, violence and language is reduced.

😮 😒

why would someone watch a cut version?

Sometimes edited for TV versions feature footage not seen in the normal cut even if it is tone down specific content for television broadcasting.

and are there scenes not in the other versions?

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benduwan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

benduwan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Plus nudity, violence and language is reduced.

😮 😒

why would someone watch a cut version?

Sometimes edited for TV versions feature footage not seen in the normal cut even if it is tone down specific content for television broadcasting.

and are there scenes not in the other versions?

I’ve seen edited for TV versions include deleted scenes for timing. Jaws has aired with some additional scenes. A couple years ago I even combined the DVD of The Little Rascals with a TV airing I captured since the TV airing featured deleted scenes not available on video.

https://originaltrilogy.com/topic/The-Little-Rascals-1994-TV-Version-with-Deleted-Scenes/id/49212

As for the Blade Runner TV version I can’t comment on it since I haven’t seen it which is likely the reason the original poster is seeking it out as well.

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crissrudd4554 said:

benduwan said:

crissrudd4554 said:

Plus nudity, violence and language is reduced.

😮 😒

why would someone watch a cut version?

Historical purposes?? Sometimes edited for TV versions feature footage not seen in the normal cut even if it is tone down specific content for television broadcasting. The recent RoboCop BD by Arrow includes the Directors, Theatrical, and TV cuts. Why the latter?? Who knows but it’s interesting to watch next to the other ‘official’ versions.

Pretty much, Blade Runner is one of my all time favorites and notoriously has multiple versions of the film. After seeing it and it’s various versions many times over, I’m always looking for alternate cuts. It’s pretty much out of pure curiosity!