Scott bent on silencing critics

VENICE - Twenty-five years after Blade Runner was panned by critics and pulled from theatres, British director Ridley Scott, pictured, savours revenge with the final cut of the science fiction film now considered a cult classic.

Presenting the new version of what he considers his most accomplished movie, Scott recalled the difficulties he had when he first pitched the work to Hollywood.

"I was a new kid on the block in Hollywood, so driving to those studios everyday was a magical mystery tour. But it was hard, the whole process of making the movie became quite difficult," he told reporters at the Venice Film Festival after a press screening.

"I wasn't used at that point in my career to having too many cooks in the kitchen, and I think there were many people who started to get involved," said Scott. - Reuters