Blade Runner

Blade Runner

Ridley Scott (1982)

111min
AA Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A super Philip K Dick story about a superdick searching for rebellious replicants translates here into a violent visual eye-popper, based in a futuristic Los Angeles, which set the acid rain/neon-drenched metropolis design standard for 1980s sci-fi. As influential as 2001: a Space Odyssey and Star Wars, and as thought-provoking as the former Kubrick classic, Ridley Scott's atmospheric downer is a compelling noir thriller that pleads for harmony between man and machine. Harrison Ford stars as the former cop assigned to track down android Rutger Hauer and his three associates. Hauer gives an exceptional performance as the blond humanoid who, like the others, has been implanted with memories of a nonexistent youth. The Director's Cut drops Ford's voiceover and actually adds more depth to the 1982 original, so the full masterpiece can shine through.

Summary

Four illegal humanoids, led by Rutger Hauer, have infiltrated 21st Century Los Angeles. Blade Runner hitman Harrison Ford, is recruited to eliminate the convincing android beings before they cause any damage or create unrest in the paranoid hi-tech urban society.

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: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia-Emi-Warner Dists LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and brief nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray