Thursday, August 4, 2011
BLADE RUNNER: A visual masterpiece back in 1982 and still one today almost 30 years later...
Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard looking for some replicants..
Awesome sci-fi film. I loved it from the first time I ever saw it. The story has our hero Rick Deckard, played by Harrison Ford, as a policeman who hunts down replicants in the year 2019. Replicants are human clones used to work in conditions too dangerous for normal people. Well, a crew of replicants escape from their ship and hide out in LA wanting to meet their creator to give them more life. Replicants are built with a specific time span of only 4 years. So Deckard is called back in to track them down. He's the best blade runner there is. This film will blow you away with innovative special effects, a great storyline, and terrific characters. Ford is solid as usual. But Rutger Hauer as head replicant Roy Batty is phenomenal. Also starring Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Joanna Cassidy, Pat Hingle, Edward James Olmos and Brion James. Check out this movie if you haven't seen it. I just bought the recently released collector's edition DVD and it's a keeper. This is what you call a game changer. It showed that sci-fi could be smart, cool and exciting. And almost 30 years later, it is still quite impressive. Expertly directed by Ridley Scott.
Watch out Deckard..that ain't no doll...
Memorable scenes include Deckard chasing down Zora through the streets of Los Angeles. Deckard being roughed up by Leon in a back alley. Deckard's first meeting with Rachael to give her a test to see if she is or isn't a replicant. Roy Batty finally meeting his maker/designer. Pris giving Deckard all he can handle with her amazing gymnastic moves. And of course the final showdown between Deckard and Batty in a huge mansion like complex. Talking about this movie has got me all excited to watch it again. Time to break out the DVD.
Roy Batty: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Deckard on the job, hunting down some bad replicants
Los Angeles 2019...amazing visuals
Sean Young as Racheal
Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty
Joanna Cassidy as Zora
Daryl Hannah as Pris looking all so punk...
Edward James Olmos as Gaff, Deckard's partner
Brion James as Leon...Wake up! Time To Die!
Zora on the run...hey at least we know they still have beer in the future..
Hey I told her to stop, but she didn't listen..
Deckard meets Zora with her pet snake...