Tuesday, January 18, 2011

B is for...

Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul.
(synopsis provided by Amazon.com)

directed by Ridley Scott

released 1982


  1. Summer before last I watched an outdoor screening of this at Dundas Square in Toronto - a Times Square-ish open space in the middle of downtown, and like Times - one that is absolutely surrounded by advertising.

    Given the future this film predicts, it was amazingly apropos!

  2. I loved this movie so much when it first came out. I liked the director's cut a lot less than the original theatrical release though.

    Daryl Hannah is of course the best thing in the movie.