New 'Blade Runner' Ultimate Collector's Edition includes unicorn, car, Sir Ridley letter

For the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner, Warner Brothers and Ridley Scott finally got around to restoring and remastering the film--and a lot of folks are pretty stoked, especially now that the film will be available on both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

Blade Runner Ultimate, unboxed. Amazon

Sorry if the is old news to some, but I just got back from vacation and noticed that details are out on the hotly anticipated new version of Blade Runner that's due to arrive December 18. Blade Runner was one of the first movies released on DVD, and while it sold well, the video transfer sucked. Well, for the 25th anniversary of the film, Warner Brothers and director Ridley Scott finally got around to restoring and remastering the thing--and a lot of folks are pretty stoked, especially now that the film will be available on both Blu-ray and HD DVD.

The "standard" Blu-ray and HD DVD versions of the Five-Disc Complete Collector's Edition will run you $27.95 ($24.95 for the DVD) at Amazon, but real aficionados might just have to step up to the Ultimate Collector's Edition, which you can pick up for $54.95.

According to Amazon, the Ultimate edition "will be presented in a unique five-disc digi-package with handle, which is a stylish version of Rick Deckard's own briefcase. In addition, each briefcase will be individually numbered and in limited supply. Included is a lenticular motion film clip from the original feature, miniature origami unicorn figurine, miniature replica spinner car, and collector's photographs, as well as a signed personal letter from Sir Ridley Scott."

Anybody think it's worth paying double for the cheap imitation briefcase, a unicorn, a little car, and that really personal letter from Sir Ridley?

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