Blade Runner (1982)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Harrison Ford Rick Deckard
Rutger Hauer Roy Batty
Sean Young Rachael
Edward James Olmos Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh Harry Bryant
Daryl Hannah Pris
William Sanderson J.F. Sebastian
Brion James Leon
Joe Turkel Tyrell
Joanna Cassidy Zhora
James Hong Chew
Morgan Paull Holden
Kevin Thompson Bear
John E. Allen Kaiser
Hy Pyke Taffey Lewis
Robert Okazaki Sushi Master
Kimiko Hiroshige Cambodian Woman
Charles Knapp Bartender
Movie Details
Genre Action; Adventure; Crime; Drama; Mystery; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Ridley Scott
Producer Michael Deeley; Hampton Fancher; David Webb Peoples
Writer Hampton Fancher; David Webb Peoples
Studio Warner Bros.
Series Phillip K. Dick
Language English
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Running Time 114 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
When Ridley Scott's cut of Blade Runner was finally released in 1993, one had to wonder why the studio hadn't done it right the first time--11 years earlier. This version is so much better, mostly because of what's been eliminated (the ludicrous and redundant voice-over narration and the phony happy ending) rather than what's been added (a bit more character development and a brief unicorn dream). Star Harrison Ford originally recorded the narration under duress at the insistence of Warner Bros. executives who thought the story needed further "explanation"; he later confessed that he thought if he did it badly they wouldn't use it. (Moral: Never overestimate the taste of movie executives.) The movie's spectacular futuristic vision of Los Angeles--a perpetually dark and rainy metropolis that's the nightmare antithesis of "Sunny Southern California"--is still its most seductive feature, an otherworldly atmosphere in which you can immerse yourself. The movie's shadowy visual style, along with its classic private-detective/murder-mystery plot line (with Ford on the trail of a murderous android, or "replicant"), makes Blade Runner one of the few science fiction pictures to legitimately claim a place in the film noir tradition. And, as in the best noir, the sleuth discovers a whole lot more (about himself and the people he encounters) than he anticipates.... With Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, and M. Emmet Walsh. --Jim Emerson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 185
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Edition Director's Cut
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 085391268222
Chapters 36
Release Date 2003
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Snap Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Dolby Widescreen Director's Cut