My words from a film based forum to someone in the happy situation you describe above:
But I’m concerned about revealing spoilers. I’ll proceed carefully.
This cut and the Director’s Cut (1992) are closer to Ridley’s original vision.
The first cut had a studio forced narration (deliberately clunky by Ford in protest and not written by Scott).
The first cut also had a tacked on Hollywood ending comprised partly of outtakes of aerial footage from The Shining donated by Kubrick.
This and the Director’s Cut include a very brief scene (you’ll know it when you see it) that help explain the nature of Deckard’s character as seen by Scott. This is a major subject of debate at the very heart of the story.
Savor this viewing. I’m sure it’s the first of many.
This is the very model of a film you experience as opposed to merely screen and there’s far to much to take in even with several watchings. Blade Runner compels you to multiple viewings but in a much different way than say, Pulp Fiction.
I hope you enjoy it half as much as I have. After all these years it still gives me chills.
Remember that this film was done entirely with in camera and real effects. You may never look at a digital effects film the same way again (Gravity tries so very hard but doesn’t deliver).
This is the film that made me fall in love with movies, or I should say what movies can be.
One that comes to mind is Jurassic Park. At the time, the technology was so new. The movie really put you in a different world. It was captivating and a little scary. It wasn’t even 3D and it was like you were inside the movie.
The first time I saw Pulp Fiction, I was so thrilled I was jumping and dancing around. At last I had found a filmmaker who loved cinema as much as I. We spoke the same language, and loved the same styles of storytelling.
I wish I could see it fresh anew.
Valkyrie (one of the movies that make me cry) Detective Story (I have an utter admiration for the storytelling. The movie manages to tell a story with many layer of meaning in such a small setting) From Hell (that’s one beautifully scary movie at its time)
The Time Machine 2002 version ( H.G. Wells)
The Count of Monte Crisco ( 1998)
Great Wonders of the World
The Time Traveller’s Wife (2008)
The Last Samurai
Thr Promise (2005)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
Quantum Leap series
and many more