Do androids dream of electric sheep?

I have a soft spot for Blade Runner, so my eye was drawn to this NYT article about Blade Runner: The Final Cut, opening in very limited release on Friday and out on DVD in time for the holidays.  Apparently this version makes it clear that Decker is a replicant:

The clue to Deckard’s true nature comes in a scene that was cut from the original release and only recently unearthed by Charles de Lauzirika, Mr. Scott’s assistant and the restoration’s producer. In the film, Deckard falls in love with Rachael (played by Sean Young), a secretary at the Tyrell Corporation, the conglomerate that makes replicants. She discovers that she’s a replicant too. Her memories of childhood were implanted by Tyrell to make her think she’s human.

In the last scene of Mr. Scott’s version, Deckard leads Rachael out of his apartment. He notices an origami figure of a unicorn on the floor. A fellow cop has often left such figures outside replicants’ rooms. In an earlier scene, Deckard was thinking about a unicorn. Looking at the cutout now, he realizes that the authorities know what’s in his mind, that the unicorn is a planted memory, that he’s a replicant and that he and Rachael are both now on the run. They get into the elevator. The door slams. The end.

 But how to address this point (Kory Heath’s?) on the Play Again Games website, about one reason to doubt that Decker is a replicant:  “[T]he replicants are very strong and can handle the extreme elements, and Decker spends the movie getting the snot beaten out of him by them.” 
 

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