Blade Runner

1982

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

317
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 91%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 91%
IMDb Rating 0 10 0

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Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard
Sean Young as Rachael
Daryl Hannah as Pris
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty
720p.BLU
702.41 MB
1280*720
English
R
23.976 fps
1hr 57 min
P/S 15 / 624

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Reviewed by bsmith5552 7 / 10

Rain, Rain Go Away!

You either like "Blade Runner" or do not. If you are a film noire Sci-Fi fan, then this is for you. On the other hand, if you don't like dark, dreary and a rain soaked scenario, I suggest that you move on.

The scene is 2019 in a futuristic Los Angeles (as seen from 1982) where there is little or no sunlight, rain soaked streets, flying cars, urban trash and people coming and going in every direction.

A group of life like androids known as replicants have taken over a ship at an off-world colony and murdered the crew. The replicants who have a limited life span and were being used as slave labor, have returned to earth seeking their "creator" to attempt to have him prolong their lives.

Enter Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) a retired Blade Runner (a cop who terminates replicants) who is called out of retirement by sleazy police official Bryant (M. Emmett Walsh) and his creepy assistant Gaff (Edward James Olmos) to terminate the four replicants who are at large. The first, Leon Kowalski (Brion James) we meet in the opening sequence where he kills the research doctor who was testing him.

Deckard begins the hunt by first meeting with "creator" Dr. Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel) the genius who devised the replicant program. He also meets his assistant Rachael (Sean Young) who turns out to be a more advanced replicant with more human like feelings. Deckard at first denies his true feeling but eventually an attraction builds between them.

Deckard is attacked by Kowalski who as he is about to kill Deckard is himself killed in an unexpected way. Deckard tracks down Zhora (Joanna Cassidy) another replicant and brutally shoots her down if full view of the public. That leaves Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) and Pris (Daryl Hannah) as the two remaining replicants at large.

Batty has Pris seduce the mild mannered genius J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) in order to have him arrange a meeting with Dr. Tyrell. The meeting takes place and............................................................

This film has had a number of different versions over the years. The original release ran 128 minutes and the "final version" released in 2007 runs 117 minutes. There were I think, a couple of other versions around as well until Director Ridley Scott supervised the full restoration of the film to the "final version".

Harrison Ford's performance in the leading role is well, Harrison Ford. Rutger Hauer makes a scary villain but elicits sympathy in the end. Daryl Hannah with those long legs, makes a sexy alternative to Hauer.

Followed by a sequel set thirty years after "Blade Runner" called "Blade Runner 2049" released in 2017.

Reviewed by Robin Sayer 5 / 10

Hard to fathom why people rate this movie

The absolutely ONLY thing that this film has going for it - is that the director didn't succumb to the normal futuristic movie mistake (and particularly American penchant) of making everything clean. I dont know what it is, perhaps just the way the Hollywood sets and costumes are used in so many things - but if you watch even modern day episodes of Star trek - then a distant alien village of poor humanoids will still manage an immaculate village - and it will look as though people who have just come from the hairdressers have been handed a designer sack cloth which has just come from the dry cleaners. So blade runner is a completely run of the mill story which has been done a million times before - which has been placed in a gritty realistic dirty future. Star wars also sort of managed this a little - with ships and vehicles at least looking dirty and worm - but then spoilt it with aliens out of the muppets.

So Blade runner after having a fantastic dirty realistic looking future - then spoils it not with the muppets, but by making everyone wander around in some sort of miserable haze. There's not a single spark of normal human emotion in the entire movie - which just drags itself from long silence to long silence, and standing in the rain.

So it must be that people are just fixated on that stylization.

Because apart from that dirty future - maybe the music is pretty cool. or at least it fits in. Harrison Ford is his normal grumpy looking self.

Reviewed by gogoschka-1 10 / 10

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 post-apocalyptic detective 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 nature 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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