Blade Runner

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Blade Runner

Ridley Scott (2007)

112min
15 Certificate
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After the original release in 1982 and the director's cut in 1992, this definitive version of Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece finally allows his ambitious themes about the meaning of life in an ailing society to shine through. It's still a fantastic melding of film noir and sci-fi, in which morose hitman Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) tracks down illegal replicants infiltrating humanity. But his character is now fleshed-out as a flawed antihero, troubled by doubts over his own identity - fears that are later confirmed by the expanded unicorn dream sequence. By removing the voiceover, making the "happy ending" bleaker and using restored footage mainly culled from the original work print, Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place.

Summary

A former cop in a bleak future Los Angeles is forced to return to duty for a mission to hunt down and kill a group of renegade android replicants. The fugitives have escaped from a space colony to find their creator on Earth, in a bid to prolong their limited lifespan. Ridley Scott's definitive version of his sci-fi thriller, starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah.

Cast & Crew

Rick Deckard Harrison Ford
Roy Batty Rutger Hauer
Rachael Sean Young
Gaff Edward James Olmos
Bryant M Emmet Walsh
Pris Daryl Hannah
Sebastian William Sanderson
Leon Brion James
Tyrell Joe Turkel
Zhora Joanna Cassidy
Director Ridley Scott
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: BFI Guidance: Violence, swearing, sex scenes and brief nudity. Released on: 3 Apr 2015

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