Blade Runner details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Edward James Olmos, Sean Young, M. Emmet Walsh, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||12 Aug 2002|
|Subtitles:||Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English, Italian|
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The Greatest Sci Fi Film Ever MadeBy sassyschoolmarm from Avon , 08 Dec 2003
[Highly rated reviewer]"Bladerunner" is a film that shaped the way I think. There are not many films you can say that about. Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick called 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?', the film explores a dystopic future where the unwanted members of humanity live in polluted, murky and grossly overcrowded megacities. The golden children are whipped away from Earth to the planetary colonies to escape the degradation. Above the filth, the Tyrell Corporation churns out androids to cater to the whims of humans. What happens when a group of androids (that are very difficult to tell apart from humans) decide they are destined for something better and go on a murderous rampage? Easy, you hire a bounty hunter to wipe them out. In a startlingly intelligent examination of humanity's treatment towards what are considered lower lifeforms, you will find yourself rooting for both the bounty hunter and the androids - weird.
Harrison Ford is good as Deckard but the standout is Rutger Hauer as Roy Battey, the android leader. If you have dry eyes in his last scene, well, you're not human! Beautiful model work and a scorching soundtrack by Vangelis ensure the elevation of this film in to the ranks of the divine and holy!
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Tears in the rainBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 02 Apr 2013Some films are like fine wines and simply get better and better as the years roll on. Blade Runner is such a film. Years ahead of its time, now its mix of dazzling visuals, downbeat style and constrained emotions is perfectly suited for our own more cynical times. Set in a dystopian LA in the future, it finds bounty hunter (or blade runner) Ford out to nail a set of rogue replicants. But the plot is merely incidental. What youre seeing here is director Scott displaying astonishing technique in only his third film. The performances mesh completely with his vision (even Youngs blank beauty is perfectly atuned). This is sensory overload, and its rarely been bettered.
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An intersting experienceBy a customer , 28 Mar 2013I thought the film was pretty average, however, as it is very old, the blu-ray conversion is very good and it has good effects for an old film. Plus I did think that the underlying story with regards the replicants was haunting and makes you think a lot about our own place in this world. Overall, a good watch.
2019 is so 1984By Roddenberry (40 reviews) from Bristol , 08 Mar 2013Finally got around to Bladerunner and it is really, really good. It's also flawed, some parts haven't aged well and even though I allow for that, it felt far too eighties for a film set in 2019. Lots of really good performances, Edward James Olmos steals every scene he's in. Wouldn't mind seeing a re-make though and I rarely think that of good films.
The Gold standard for Sci fi.By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 11 Feb 2013Harrison Ford . In my opinion perhaps the best Sci Fi movie ever made. Brilliant. Amazing graphics and sets. Haunting and atmospheric. A movie classic. A film I watch every year.
"Quite An Experience To Live In Fear. That's What It Is To Be A Slave."By Richie77777 (274 reviews) from Essex , 19 Jan 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideThis is certainly a film that I will have to rewatch. Its very thought provoking and makes you think about what is right and what is wrong. Harrison Ford plays a, 'Blade Runner,' whose job is to kill Replicants. In the the early part of the film verbal tests are carried out to ascertain whether the subject is a replicant or not. The scene towards the end with one of the replicants and the dove is very touching. He saves Harrison Ford's character from death before dying himself and letting a dove fly into the sky.