Blade Runner

Blade Runner

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Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

     
 

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Ridley Scott's celebrated sci-fi classic stars Harrison Ford as retired 21st Century Detective Rick Deckard, who is forced back into active duty in order to hunt a fugitive band of human-like androids known as "replicants" though the rain-soaked streets of L.A. After meeting with the eccentric Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), creator of the replicants, Deckard finds and… See more details below

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Overview

Ridley Scott's celebrated sci-fi classic stars Harrison Ford as retired 21st Century Detective Rick Deckard, who is forced back into active duty in order to hunt a fugitive band of human-like androids known as "replicants" though the rain-soaked streets of L.A. After meeting with the eccentric Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), creator of the replicants, Deckard finds and eliminates Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) before coming under attack by the powerful Leon (Brion James). Deckard is about to be killed by Leon when he's saved by Rachael (Sean Young), Tyrell's assistant and a replicant who's unaware of her true nature. In the meantime, replicant leader Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and his pleasure model lover, Pris (Darryl Hannah) use a dying inventor, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) to get close to Tyrell and murder him. Deckard tracks the pair to Sebastian's, where a bloody and violent final confrontation between Deckard and Batty takes place on a skyscraper rooftop high above the city. This digitally re-mastered version of the film features extended scenes and improved visual effects approved by the director in order to better reflect his original vision.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Frank Lovece
One of the most beautiful and visually influential science-fiction films ever made, Blade Runner established a futuristic film-noir style that combines and transcends the sci-fi and detective genres while pondering the nature of what it means to be human. Set in 2019, Los Angeles, director Ridley Scott's adaptation of author Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? stars Harrison Ford as world-weary android-hunter Rick Deckard, who slogs through the nightmarishly run-down, overcrowded urban dystopia that L.A. has devolved into, attempting to find and kill four escaped "replicants" -- physically superior artificial people bred for slavery. In the process of his investigation, he falls in love with a next-generation replicant (Sean Young), who is initially unaware that her human "memory" is largely implanted. Rutger Hauer, as the dangerous yet tragic replicant leader, and William Sanderson, as and infirmed, soul-burdened tinkerer who helped design the androids, turn in performances as stunning as the film's production design. For Blade Runner: The Director's Cut (1992), Scott removed Ford's noir-ish narration, changed the happily-ever-after ending (which had been added at the studios insistence), and added a short, dreamlike scene involving a unicorn that expanded Deckard's unspoken anxiety over his own murky nativity.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
UPC:
0883929145720
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:57:00
Sales rank:
3,585

Special Features

Introduction by director Ridley Scott; Three filmmaker commentaries: Ridley Scott, executive producer/co-screenwriter Hampton Fancher, co-screenwriter David Peoples, producer Michael Deeley and production executive Katherine Haber; Visual futurist Syd Mead, production designer Lawrence G. Paull, art director David L. Snyder, and special photographic effects supervisors Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich and David Dryer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford Rick Deckard
Rutger Hauer Roy Batty
Sean Young Rachael
Edward James Olmos Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh Harry Bryant
Daryl Hannah Pris
William Sanderson J.F. Sebastian
Brion James Leon
Joe Turkel Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy Zhora
James Hong Chew
Morgan Paull Holden
Kevin Thompson Bear
John E. Allen Kaiser
Hy Pyke Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige Cambodian Woman
Charles Knapp Bartender
Robert Okazaki Sushi Master

Technical Credits
Ridley Scott Director
Bud Alper Sound/Sound Designer
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Charles Breen Set Decoration/Design
Jordan S. Cronenweth Cinematographer
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Linda de Scenna Set Decoration/Design
Michael Deeley Producer
David Dryer Special Effects Supervisor
Hampton Fancher Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Michael Kaplan Costumes/Costume Designer
Brian Kelly Executive Producer
Charles Knode Costumes/Costume Designer
Marci Liroff Casting
Louis Mann Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
David Peoples Screenwriter
Gregory Pickrell Set Decoration/Design
Darryl Ponicsan Screenwriter
Ivor Powell Associate Producer
Terry Rawlings Editor
Thomas Roysden Set Decoration/Design
William Ladd Skinner Set Decoration/Design
David Snyder Art Director
Douglas Trumbull Special Effects Supervisor
Vangelis Score Composer
Marvin Westmore Makeup
Bud Yorkin Producer
Richard Yuricich Special Effects Supervisor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blade Runner: The Final Cut
1. Credits and Foreword [2:58]
2. Eye on the City [1:33]
3. Emotional Response [2:52]
4. Interrupted Sushi [3:53]
5. Old Blade Runner Magic [1:40]
6. Replicants in Question [3:59]
7. Rachael: Voight-Kampff Test [5:40]
8. Leon's Hotel Room [2:25]
9. Chew's Visitors [2:53]
10. If Only You Could See [2:23]
11. Someone Else's Memories [5:57]
12. Pris Meets Sebastian [5:10]
13. Deckard's Dream [:53]
14. Esper Enchancement [3:32]
15. Manufactured Skin [2:47]
16. Miss Salome [6:34]
17. Pursuing Zhora [2:08]
18. Retirement...Witnessed [2:17]
19. How Many to Go? [2:04]
20. Wake Up, Time to Die [1:26]
21. I Owe You One [2:37]
22. Say "Kiss Me" [1:50]
23. Only Two of Us Now [4:54]
24. We Need You, Sebastian [3:33]
25. Right Moves [3:58]
26. Prodigal Son Brings Death [2:22]
27. No Way to Treat a Friend [4:38]
28. Death Among the Menagerie [1:32]
29. Proud of Yourself? [5:16]
30. Wounded Animals [2:51]
31. Building Ledge [4:17]
32. The Roof [1:24]
33. To Live in Fear [1:54]
34. Like Tears in Rain [1:24]
35. Souvenir [3:08]
36. End Credits [3:17]

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