Bladerunner - The Directors Cut "Style but no content." How accurate is this view of Bladerunner : The Director's Cut

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Having acquired great recognition in Hollywood's science fiction genre, with the number one smash hit "Alien." Ridley Scott, the man behind the number one hit had been given a new assignment to complete, this one to be titled "Bladerunner." The job was handed to Ridley Scott in order to achieve a vision appropriate for the latest Science fiction sensation "Bladerunner." After achieving Oscar nominations for his hit "Alien," director Ridley Scott, had now another task ahead of him within the science fiction field of Hollywood. Some may say that this piece of work by Ridley Scott has 'style but no content.' After having checked the film out for myself, I disagree with this statement as I believe that in it's time "Bladerunner" was a hit.

"Bladerunner" - The Directors Cut has style and does not lack content. I believe Ridley Scott did a great job on the original cut in 1982 despite the fact he was sacked along with another young man he worked with during the editing of the "Bladerunner."

Scott along with work associate Deely were both fired while they were editing the film in Great Britain for over-running the budget. Both Scott and Deely ignored this and continued in editing to see the project through. It really was the dedication of the cast and crew that made this movie one of the most stylish at the time. After seeing the directors cut once I was confused and felt as if there was something more the director wanted the audience to know about the main character Rick Deckard. I then watched the movie a second time; I believe that Ridley Scott was trying to say that Rick Deckard is a replicant.

On the internet I read a paragraph which stated that the original cut of...