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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11 February 2018 | gogoschka-1
A Milestone Of Science Fiction And A Cyberpunk Masterpiece
A feast for the eyes. Dark and uncompromising. With a haunting musical score by Vangelis that adds a hypnotic quality to those breathtaking megacity landscapes of future Los Angeles. Ridley Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's post-apocalyptic bounty hunter story 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep' is a visionary work of art; it's a dystopian masterpiece and I'd personally call it as much a milestone of science fiction as Kubrick's '2001' (and be advised to watch the version known as the "final cut" if you want to catch 'Blade Runner' as it was intended by its director).

It's hard to overstate how influential the film was; it invented the sci-fi subgenre now known as "cyberpunk", and it was also the first "film noir" in a sci-fi setting. And although it looks so distractingly gorgeous that even today there are people who still dismiss it as superficial and mere "eye candy", it is a philosphically deep film that ponders existential questions about the nature of being human. Its slow, brooding quality will perhaps leave some modern audiences who are used to a different pace and more action underwhelmed - but make no mistake: this is a groundbreaking masterwork of its genre and a timeles classic. 10 stars out of 10.

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Sean Young and Rutger Hauer appeared in In the Shadow of the Cobra (2004).


Quotes

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


Goofs

(at around 1h 13 mins) Daryl/Pris's airbrushed-on eye mask makeup is black as she applies it. When sitting behind and "encouraging" Sebastian, it is medium-royal blue. When she fights Deckerd it is black again, and when Batty is kissing her it is blue again.


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

CBS edited 3 minutes from this film for its 1986 network television premiere. Some of the missing scenes include:

  • Bryant's line "Don't be an asshole Deckard" was changed to "Don't be an ass Deckard".
  • The word "Christ" was cut from Byrant's line "Christ Deckard, you look almost as bad as that skin job you left on the sidewalk"
  • The word "goddamn" was cut from Bryant's line "He's a goddamn one man slaughter house."
  • All scenes showing Zhora's breasts have been removed.
  • Roy's line, "I want more life fucker/father" was changed to "I want more life".
  • Roy's murder of Tyrell is much shorter than in all other versions.
  • The fight between Pris and Deckard is heavily edited; all shots of Pris thrashing on the ground after being shot were cut, as were all the scenes where Deckard's head is trapped between her legs.


Soundtracks

One More Kiss Dear
(uncredited)
Written by
Peter Skellern
Performed by Vangelis

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

25 June 1982

Language

English, German, Cantonese, Japanese, Hungarian, Arabic


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

London, England, UK

Box Office

Budget:

$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,150,002 27 June 1982

Gross USA:

$32,868,943

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$41,492,614

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