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.
The Voight-Kampff Test comes from Cambridge Mathematician Alan Turing's 1951 paper in which he proposed a test called "The Imitation Game" that might finally settle the issue of machine intelligence. His story was told many years later in the film ... ...
Female announcer over intercom:
Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
During the briefing in Bryant's office, Bryant says the following line: "That's Leon, ammunition loader on intergalactic runs". Intergalactic means "between different galaxies". This line suggests that within the Blade Runner universe, they have not only interstellar travel but also regular travel between whole galaxies. This would make them more technologically advanced than other franchises such as Star Trek where warp drive exists but it still takes hundreds of years to go to the nearest Galaxy (this includes the Magellanic Clouds). The existence of intergalactic travel is incongruous with the society depicted in Blade Runner.
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.
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ATS 164,276 (Austria) (29 April 1993)
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