Great news for fans of Ridley Scott: Starting Sunday, the New Beverly Cinema will be screening a double bill of BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT and ALIEN: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT. Although both are out on DVD, these are films that really deserve to be seen on the big screen; this is an especially important chance to see the final cut of BLADE RUNNER in a theatre, since this version received only a token theatrical release last year before arriving on home video.
As an extra, added inducement, former Cinefantastique writer Paul M. Sammon will be in attendance at the 7:00pm Sunday screening of BLADE RUNNER. The author of FUTURE NOIR: THE MAKING OF BLADE RUNNER (Harper) will discuss the film and answer questions from the audience. He will also bring along some behind-the-scene photos of the making of the film.