This is a Science Fiction classic. They didn't set the date for the movie far enough into the future. 2019 is just around the corner and the technology is too far advanced and Los Angeles is changed too much for the events to be in the not to distant future. Maybe another 100 years. I have a Laserdisc of the original version with Harrison Ford’s voice over narration. I like this version. The narration is not over done and it helps explain the background of the story. It also gives it the feel of an old fashion detective novel. I also have a DVD of the first "director's cut" with the narration removed and the ending cutout. They added some extra scenes showing how Deckard and Rachel fell for each other and a dream scene of a unicorn that was supposed to make you think Harrison Ford's character Deckard is also a replicant. Because of the claustrophobic atmosphere of the movie the wide screen DVD is not that much of an improvement over the full screen of the Laserdisc until the final confrontation between Deckard and the leader of the replicants. I just recently bought the four disk DVD of the "Final Cut". It contained a cleaned up Director's cut. On one of the disks was the original U.S. theatrical release, the international release and the 1992 Director's Cut DVD. They are all 117 minutes long so there is not that much different between them. The main difference in the "Final Cut" is the correction of the special effects and stunt work mistakes found in the earlier versions. The special effects are great. This is real Science Fiction and not a Western set in space or a Space Fantasy.