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Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young


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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.

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Warner Home Video

Special Features

Specific introductions to all Blade Runner versions by Ridley Scott; Disc 1:; The final cut (2007); Disc 2: ; Dangerous Days - Making Blade Runner: Definitie documentary incorporating outtakes, deleted scenes and all-new interviews. The ultimate look at the movie's difficult creation and controversial legacy; Dolby 2.0 audio; Disc 3:; Three complete archival versions - ; 1982 U.S. theatrical cut, 1982 international theatrical cut and 1992 director's cut, all seamlessly branched and separately available on one disc with introduction of each version by Ridley Scott. All versions digitally restored and remastered form original elements for enhanced picture and audio; Disc 4:; Audiovisual mosaic of more than a dozen segments chronicling aspects of the production, plus focuses on Syd Mead, Jordan Cronenweth, DVD restoration and vintage featurettes; Disc 5: ; Ultra-rare pre-release workprint; Plus All Our Variant Futures featurette

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