Mike, Evan, Buddy, and I went to see the "Final" Cut of Blade Runner this evening. Blade Runner is usually near the top of every critic's Best Sci-Fi Movies Ever list, and we realized that it is indeed a unique movie in that even though we had all seen previous versions of it, no one could really remember what happened in any of them. Even Mike, who can usually quote verbatim movies that he last saw twenty years ago, couldn't remember the plot. We had all heard, though, that this new cut was being offered because Ridley Scott intended to make clearer hints that Deckard himself was a Replicant. But we watched the new "Final Cut" movie tonight, and at the end, we couldn't figure out what was different about it. However badly we remembered it, we didn't spot anything different from what we remembered.
Thanks to the internet, we find that Ridley Scott added a sequence where Deckard dreams of a unicorn, and this was supposed to suggest that the dream was implanted and therefore that he was a Replicant.
Note to Ridley Scott: having a character dream of unicorns does not suggest to the audience that he is a really a remarkably humanistic robot. It usually suggests that he is really an eight-year-old girl.
Please remember this five years from now, when you release the "New Final Cut." Maybe you can add some more red tints or something to Harrison Ford's eyes. Or more shots of buildings in the rain, or of the smiling geisha, or of Rutger Hauer chewing scenery. Because there's definitely not enough of that already.