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On June 25, 1982, Blade Runner opened in theaters. It wasn't warmly received by critics or audiences, but before the decade was finished it had gained a sizeable audience from people that caught it on home video. Through three decades, Ridley Scott's second science fiction movie has grown in its significance to where it is considered today: one of the great pieces of 20th century cinema.
To mark the 30th anniversary of Blade Runner, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will be releasing a three-disc commemorative edition on October 23. Blade Runner completists will already have the 5-disc set that came out during the movie's 25th anniversary, but to entice them to pick the Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition DVD/Blu-ray, Warner Bros. is baiting them with a collectible toy car version of the film's signature flying vehicle, the spinner.
Also included in the 30th Anniversary DVD set is a 72-page book that includes previously unreleased concept artwork, poster designs and production photos from the movie's 1981 shoot. There's no new Harrison Ford or Ridley Scott interviews, nor any new commentary tracks. After that 5-disc comprehensive set, how could there be?
Maybe the studio can whet your interest further by watching this newly released trailer for the new Blade Runner DVD set:
The cover art featuring the origami unicorn that Gaff (Edward James Olmos) made and placed outside the apartment of Deckard is a nice change from the still beautiful but overused poster artwork for Blade Runner. Still -- how long can Warner Bros. keep milking these anniversary DVD sets? The answer is for as long as people keep buying them, especially if that spinner toy car is cool.