1. Blade Runner (1982/1992/2007)
The recovery of Ridley Scott’s original cut made the remarkable seem miraculous. It removes the voiceover, which was added at the insistence of the studio (and which Harrison Ford delivered in a dull monotone, so bitterly did he resent having to record it) and cuts the inexplicable final ‘happy ending’ shot of a lush rural landscape (pasted in from an entirely different film – Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining). Plus, with the addition of one small detail – an origami unicorn – it invited us to speculate on whether our hero was himself one of the very Replicants he was meant to kill.