New Zhora Scene Shoots for Blade Runner

SCI FI Wire reports that Joanna Cassidy finished reshooting scenes for a special Blade Runner DVD re-release.  They gleaned this information from her official website.  Cassidy played the replicant Zhora.  I’m interested to see how much new material Ridley Scott is producing for a new director’s cut.  However, I have to admit that I’m a purist when it comes to movies.  I don’t like the recent revisions to Steven Spielberg’s E.T. or George Lucas’ original Star Wars Trilogy.  I guess I wouldn’t mind so much, as long as the originals are made available along side the revised works.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always done as in the case of E.T. and belatedly with Star Wars.  Just because new video formats arrive, doesn’t mean that these classic films should be changed.  Instead, they should be preserved continually as new audio/video technology is developed.

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.