Some people really love the voice over. I actually think the ending of that version, a weird nonsensical off-cut from the opening of the Shining, and the knowledge that it wasn't the film Scott wanted is what puts people against it. The VO is only really as bad as voice overs pretty much always are. People who like the full 'noir' experience seem to be fans of it.
I think what people don't like about the original ending is that it pulls some last-minute nonsense that contradicts the rest of the film just to get a happier ending
Same. The Enemy was good too.
Can you spoilerise polls? Let's find out!
Votes are public.
FFS it spoilered them in the preview before I posted it! Needless to say, anybody in this thread who hasn't seen the original should not be posting in here.
So I've heard, need to get it seen.
Deride? IDIOT DICKHEAD.
I think you can hide them like this but there's not a way to spoiler them:
Cheers man, I'll remember that for next time. Odd though cos it blurred it on the preview, honest!
Yeah, that's what I mean: it's taken from The Shining so it has zero in common with the rest of the film. Crazy.
wait what is this all about, i've obviously not seen this version but it sounds baffling
i guess this is probably on the wiki page?
Here you go:
FWIW I would say the original cut is highly ambiguous about him being a replicant. I know people who claimed he was prior to the 1992 release but I don't think it was obvious at all?
what! genuinely never heard of that. that is mental.
Probably an age thing? It was always fairly 'cult' prior to the 1992 Director's Cut and after that appeared the 1982 version was pretty much deleted. So if you're not old enough to have been able to catch the film in some form in those 10 years you'd pretty much not know much about how different it was.
I guess I can see it working in a noir sense, yeah. but that's not at all the film I fell in love with. it'd totally break the spell - it's like a dream without a voiceover.
I think I've only seen the voiceover version. It was fine, enjoyed the film on the whole. Maybe I'll try and watch a more recent one over Christmas.