R | | Sci-Fi, Thriller
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator.
Ridley Scott's first cut ran four hours. Most the crew, including the writers and director, admitted that while it looked beautiful, it was mostly incomprehensible, necessitating additional editing and an explanatory voice-over.
Female announcer over intercom:
Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
Early in the film is stated that Deckard's job is specifically to hunt down replicants on Earth; however, while Bryant is showing him the film of Leon's VK test, Deckard is surprised that replicants come down to Earth, saying literally "Well, I don't get it, why do they risk coming back to Earth for? That's unusual".
In the "happy ending" Theatrical/International cuts, the credits play over the gorgeous scenery. In later Director/Final cuts, they play over a normal black background.
English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian
$6,150,002 (USA) (25 June 1982)
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