Blade Runner (1982)

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A blade runner must pursue and terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space, and have returned to Earth to find their creator.

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Trivia

While Deckard (Harrison Ford) is reading a paper and waiting for his food in the beginning, he is sitting in front of a large neon sign, which can later be seen again in front of a subway entrance. The sign shows a Japanese character ('kanji') that illustrator Tom Southwell ... ...


Quotes

Female announcer over intercom: Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.


Goofs

Deckard carries the bottle of Tsing Tao to the car then it seems to disappear. If he put it in his pocket it would have smashed or fell out during the fight with Leon.


Crazy Credits

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.


Alternate Versions

After the success of the Workprint screenings in 1991, Warner Bros began to prepare a technically updated version of the 70mm workprint to release as the "Director's Cut", but Ridley Scott and Michael Arick quickly prepared a revised theatrical version without narration, without the happy ending, and with the addition of the unicorn vision. However, Scott was in post production on 1492: Conquest of Paradise and in preproduction on Thelma & Louise, and he was unable to devote all his time to the project. As such, Scott always felt that even this altered version of the film, fell short of his true intentions, something he was finally able to rectify with the 2007 Final Cut. The main differences between the Director's Cut and the US Theatrical Cut include:

  • the Director's Cut completely deletes all Deckard voice-overs
  • while Deckard waits for a seat at the noodlebar, the voice from the advertising blimp goes on longer than in the original version (to fill the void from the missing voice over) and adds the phrase "This announcement is brought to you by the Shimata-Dominguez Corporation -- helping America into the New World."
  • there is a 12 second scene showing a unicorn while Deckard plays the piano
  • the happy ending is gone, instead the film ends when the elevator doors close.


Soundtracks

Harps of the Ancient Temples
Composed by
Gail Laughton
Performed by Gail Laughton
Courtesy of Laurel Records

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Sci-Fi | Thriller

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