Blade Runner

Blade Runner

DVD - 2007
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Los Angeles, 2019: Rick Deckard of the LAPD's Blade Runner unit prowls the steel & microchip jungle of the 21st century. His job is to track down and eliminate assumed humanoids known as 'replicants.' Replicants were declared illegal after a bloody mutiny on an Off-World Colony, and are to be terminated upon detection. He wants to get out of the force, but is drawn back in when 6 "skin jobs," the slang for replicants, hijack a ship back to Earth. The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2007]
Edition: 2-disc special ed., the final cut Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781419850028
1419850024
9786311463598
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Dangerous days

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Patch777
Sep 27, 2020

My favorite movie ever made. Remember its a love story ~

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Ferengi
Aug 25, 2020

A scifi movie that was 20 to 30 years ahead of its time and which other subsequent scifi flicks emulated. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is not who (or what) he appears to be. The film has subtle little clues laced throughout the script. Rutgar Hauer in his closing scene delivers what is considered by many to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, monologue in cinematic history. His words were not in the script but improvised by him and only he knew the exact words to be spoken. Harrison Ford and the set crew were totally unaware of the deviation from the script which is why Ford's facial expression seemed so real and not acted as he laid there and listened.

Yes, it is a slow moving film but I watched every scene and listened to every word intently each time I viewed this film. I did not have to meander through CGI crap and mindless, endless, unbelievable and continuous fight scenes.

R.I.P. Rutgar Hauer

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bell5133
Jul 10, 2020

The sequel is better.

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dmasterson
Apr 17, 2020

One of the most visually stunning films ever. This movie has served as the template for cyberpunk and science fiction pictures since the 1980s.

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gnomenut
Feb 11, 2020

The film hasn't aged well for me. Re-watching it just wasn't very satisfying. It pushed boundaries at the time, but the story just isn't very enduring.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
May 09, 2019

I seem to remember liking this movie, but that was 36 years ago. I struggled to keep awake this time around and had to back-up a few times. What had me looking back to see it again was after watching the Danish National Symphony Orchestra playing the theme music from the movie on YouTube ....... Now for their performance, I give 5 stars.

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1aa
Mar 04, 2019

This is quite likely the greatest science fiction film I have ever seen. Its certainly worth re-watching. The sound/ music is perhaps the best part. The characters and plot are interesting and the ending remains open to the right extent and in the right way.

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Velvet_Lane
Jan 15, 2019

Sci fi noir; clockwork orange psychopaths, with another excuse for why. I made it somewhere up to 1/2 way, then said, "I have better things to do with my life." Even looking at Harrison Ford didn't make it worthwhile. Two stars because it *is* well-made in a classic sorta way, if you're into that sorta thang: bleakness, dystopian despair, we're doomed.

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chazbufe
Sep 17, 2018

I can't see much difference between this and the director's cut. Both are far better than the butchered theatrical release with its annoying and unnecessary voice-over narration and its Hollywood ending.

For those who haven't seen "Blade Runner" or read the book "Blade Runner" is based on, Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?," I'd recommend watching the movie and skipping the book. "Blade Runner" is a masterpiece and one of the very few film adaptations that are much better than the books they're based on.

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Get_A_Life_Girl
Aug 11, 2018

Hello, darlings! - So, what's all the fuss about? This film left me with such feelings of emptiness.

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jimg2000
Mar 08, 2018

Looks like the entire script has been quoted in IMDb:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/quotes/?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

Many thanks!!! Though the opening text is missing, here it is:

Early in the 21st century, the Tyrell corporation advanced Robot evolution into the Nexus phase - a being virtually identical to a human - known as a Replicant.
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The Nexus 6 replicants were superior in strength and agility, and at least equal in intelligence, to the genetic engineers who created them.
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Replicants were used off-world as slave labor, in the hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.
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After a bloody mutiny by a Nexus 6 combat team in an off-world colony, replicants were declared illegal on earth - under penalty of death.
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Special police squads - Blade Runner Units - had orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing replicant.
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This was not called execution. It was called retirement.

kevfarley May 16, 2012

What do you want?,.. "MORE LIFE".

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Monolith
Feb 18, 2012

(To complement bdls206's rendition) Dr. Tyrell: "Commerce is our goal here at Tyrell... more human than human is our motto..."

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Monolith
Feb 18, 2012

Batty: "Fiery the angels fell... deep thunder roared around their shores... burning with fires of oak..."

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Monolith
Feb 18, 2012

Dr. Tyrell: "The light that burns twice as bright... burns half as long..."

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Monolith
Feb 18, 2012

Deckard: "Replicants are like any other machine... they're either a benefit or a hazard."

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Batty: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I've watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Time to die.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Tyrell: "More human than human" is our motto.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Deckard: [narrating] They don't advertise for killers in the newspaper. That was my profession. Ex-cop. Ex-blade runner. Ex-killer.

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Etuq Mar 02, 2016

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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Oct 28, 2009

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pie
Jul 08, 2008

pie thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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jabey
Jun 12, 2008

jabey thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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pie
Jul 08, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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jabey
Jun 12, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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icerider
Jun 10, 2008

Sexual Content: This title contains Sexual Content.

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bdls206
Apr 16, 2011

Deckard, a blade runner, has to track down and terminate 4 replicants who hijacked a ship in space and have returned to earth seeking their maker.

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