From USAtoday, As DVD shows, there's always a way to reinvent (or repackage) a classic. Two more are coming around again:
Blade Runner (1982)
Details:Blade Runner: Ultimate Collector's Edition, $79, five standard DVDs. (Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD versions planned; no price yet.) Four versions of the film, plus a remastered "work print."
Why it's important: Though Scott re-edited the film for a 1992 release, he has tinkered further, creating his "final cut" for the 25th anniversary. Scott says it "now is in its purest form."
Among changes: A longer "unicorn" scene. During the commentary, Scott explains that it's pivotal because the symbolism re-enforces Scott's thinking that Deckard (Harrison Ford) is not human, but a replicant. Plus: enhanced special effects, a new surround soundtrack. Bonuses include a new making-of documentary.
Also: The "final cut" will be shown in New York and L.A. theaters this fall and at film festivals in Venice (Aug. 29-Sept. 8) and New York (Sept. 28-Oct. 14).
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Details: Close Encounters of the Third Kind: 30th Anniversary Ultimate Edition (DVD, $40; Blu-ray Disc, $50). Includes three versions of the film: the 1977 original theatrical cut, the re-edited 1980 theatrical special edition, and Steven Spielberg's director's cut, released in 1998.
Why it's important: It's the first time a Spielberg movie has been issued on high-definition disc, and it's the first home video release of all three versions
What's new: An interview with Spielberg created especially for this release and a retrospective documentary.
Plus: Only on the 50 GB Blu-ray edition are new "storyboard-to-scene" comparisons and the original 1977 "Watch the Skies" featurette. Blu-ray, says David Bishop, president of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, "will add yet another new and thrilling dimension to this timeless film."