Originally Posted by Tyto
You're right about the voiceover at the end, which is why I vastly prefer the Director's Cut ending (though the extra scenes in the Director's Cut are also worthwhile). This might be apocryphal, but I'd heard that the very end of the original/theatrical version, with the sweeping panoramas of vegetation, etc., was stock footage left over from The Shining.
Re: Deckard as a replicant--IIRC, Ridley Scott confirmed in an interview a few years ago that Deckard is a replicant in the movie. However, I recall that he definitely was not in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?.
I remember hearing the same thing regarding the footage from The Shining
. Ridley Scott did confirm that Deckard was a replicant in an interview (I kind of wish he hadn't - would have made the debate more interesting, certainly). I read Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
a long time ago, but my recollection is the same as yours. Of course, except for the basic plot outline, Blade Runner
didn't really stay true to DADOES?.