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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 9:56:56 PM   
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Just to keep the thread of one of the greatest films ever made active, I post to you this from Snake-Eyes' collection...






How can I get a copy?!


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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 9:59:41 PM   
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Post some interior pages PLEEEAAASE. I need to see more of this artwork.

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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 10:03:33 PM   
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If Deckard is a replicant why does he constantly get his ass handed to him by other replicants?  Why does he not show any of the superhuman strength and instinct other replicants do?  If the police department want a replicant to do this job surely they would have got/made one more suited to it than Deckard?

And for me if Deckard is a replicant then that takes away from the films theme of what it means to be human, can a machine become more human than man and Deckard's relationships with Rachel and Batty.

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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 11:07:55 PM   
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homersimpson_esq, I'm not sure where you can get copies of the comic (I got mine yeeeeears ago at a comic marketplace), try eBay?

Olaf, check this out -
http://www.brmovie.com/Comic/index.htm

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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 11:09:12 PM   
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I'm gonna have to pop in the blu-ray after I finish watching ROBOCOP.

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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 11:25:28 PM   
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This is another cool item from my collection...




The Official Movie Magazine from waaaaay back when it was released. It has loads of awesome behind-the-scenes photos and interviews. GOLD DUST!

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RE: Blade Runner - 13/11/2009 11:33:50 PM   
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I also have this buried somewhere in my collection -



I've seen it sell on eBay for crazy money!

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RE: Blade Runner - 14/11/2009 1:31:41 PM   
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Olaf, check this out -
http://www.brmovie.com/Comic/index.htm


Nice one, cheers!


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RE: Blade Runner - 14/11/2009 1:46:46 PM   
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Snake Eyes, you bastard. That's some fraking cool stuff right there.

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RE: Blade Runner - 15/11/2009 9:12:37 PM   
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Have you got an Aladdin's cave going on or what?

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RE: Blade Runner - 15/11/2009 9:15:34 PM   
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Have you got an Aladdin's cave going on or what?



Actually I have in a way Sphinx! I'd actually like to start a thread / post pics of my collectibles. Can you (or by all means anybody else) please PM me and let me know how to post pics please? Thanks gang!

THEN you'll get to see Snake-Eyes' 'Aladdin's Cave'!


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RE: Blade Runner - 20/12/2009 12:22:22 AM   
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Just watched The Final Cut, this was my second time seeing Blade Runner, the first time was 2 years ago and was the Directors Cut, I cant remember the ending to the DC whether it was the same to the FC's?

This is Scott's best movie and he still has not been able to top it, the new Robin Hood just looks like a mixture of Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven.

Deckard being a replicant is a no brainer espcially with that dream sequence with the unicorn, although that would mean he's only been around for approx 2-3 years, so how come people in the police department not know his background.
After the scene where Deckard picks up the unicorn at the end, theres an understanding look on his face as if he has confirmed his own suspicons, that was what told me 100% that he was a replicant.

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RE: Blade Runner - 20/12/2009 11:45:37 AM   
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Man, I caught the last half hour of this last night on BBC2, and I was sucked in. Truly one of the greats.

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RE: Blade Runner - 4/1/2010 4:38:55 PM   
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Man, I caught the last half hour of this last night on BBC2, and I was sucked in. Truly one of the greats.


ahh, so it was on TV while I was away? cool. I'm gonna be watching it again soon. Blu-Ray was created for classics such as this.

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RE: Blade Runner - 4/1/2010 7:51:02 PM   
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anyone else play "Blade Runner" the video game on the PC?

It was a solid detective / mystery thriller in the "point and click" style of gaming


really enjoyed it, although I got stuck about 3/4 of the way through and had to give up..

the most stunning / haunting moment of the video game was going outside of Deckard's apartment onto the balcony and viewing the street below (the same shot you see in the film) with the awesome Vangelis music playing, and the occasional vehicle flying past below

so much atmosphere for a video game ;)

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RE: Blade Runner - 5/1/2010 7:02:50 AM   
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I just snared this little cutie -
 

 
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RE: Blade Runner - 7/1/2010 7:51:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: hampstead bandit

anyone else play "Blade Runner" the video game on the PC?

It was a solid detective / mystery thriller in the "point and click" style of gaming


really enjoyed it, although I got stuck about 3/4 of the way through and had to give up..

the most stunning / haunting moment of the video game was going outside of Deckard's apartment onto the balcony and viewing the street below (the same shot you see in the film) with the awesome Vangelis music playing, and the occasional vehicle flying past below

so much atmosphere for a video game ;)



Aye, quality game. I should really try to get hold of a copy from somewhere. Multiple endings as well, where the main character could turn out to be either human or replicant, depending on the choices made throughout the game. Great use of the movies locations as well...actually it's probably one of the best movie tie-ins ever crafted for us gamers!


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RE: Blade Runner - 8/1/2010 1:12:33 AM   
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Deckard being a replicant is a no brainer espcially with that dream sequence with the unicorn, although that would mean he's only been around for approx 2-3 years, so how come people in the police department not know his background.
After the scene where Deckard picks up the unicorn at the end, theres an understanding look on his face as if he has confirmed his own suspicons, that was what told me 100% that he was a replicant.

''Time to die''


It's the way he just nods, "yeh figures I am a Replicant". But it's not despair on his face interestingly, he just excepts it and moves on.

Love the music over the end credits as well.


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RE: Blade Runner - 8/1/2010 2:13:34 AM   
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I can see I'm going to have to give 2010 a Blade Runner viewing. 

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RE: Blade Runner - 8/1/2010 8:17:10 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: hampstead bandit

anyone else play "Blade Runner" the video game on the PC?

It was a solid detective / mystery thriller in the "point and click" style of gaming


really enjoyed it, although I got stuck about 3/4 of the way through and had to give up..

the most stunning / haunting moment of the video game was going outside of Deckard's apartment onto the balcony and viewing the street below (the same shot you see in the film) with the awesome Vangelis music playing, and the occasional vehicle flying past below

so much atmosphere for a video game ;)



Aye, quality game. I should really try to get hold of a copy from somewhere. Multiple endings as well, where the main character could turn out to be either human or replicant, depending on the choices made throughout the game. Great use of the movies locations as well...actually it's probably one of the best movie tie-ins ever crafted for us gamers!



The game was ace!




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RE: Blade Runner - 17/1/2010 7:40:36 AM   
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Hey, is anyone here going to say what they thought of the movie? I thought it was great: a masterpiece of noir and sci-fi.

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RE: Blade Runner - 17/1/2010 11:10:57 AM   
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This one's almost obligatory for anyone remotely interested in sci-fi.

Watched the final cut recently; looks awesome in HD on today's big screens. The score and visuals form a heady and immersive experience.

Totally agree with a previous post about Deckard and the replicant identity: for me the film's integrity centres on him being ultimately frail and human, otherwise his interactions with the other characters lose their impact and inconsistencies appear. Ridley thought he should be a replicant and Harrison thought he shouldn't; apparently the cause of some tension on set but I'm with Indy on this one.

Apart from this not-so-subtle nudging in the wrong direction from Scott, the film has other flaws. It falls from genius into pretentiousness a few times, and as with some other of his work the dialogue is sometimes a bit forced. The fact that several endings have been released probably tells you it doesn't have a terribly neat finale, especially if you don't agree with Scott's interpretation of Deckard's identity. There's also a few contradictions; there are Tokyo-esque bodily throngs when it suits the camera, and then absolute desolation and an exodus of humanity in most other places, which can seem incongruous. Some of the flash-back scenes don't keep pace with the original ("My mother?...")

But even with these flaws, this is celluloid diamond. It is so rare to have a film with looks stunning, sounds awesome and has a story which tackles some of the "big questions" with intelligence and panache. The passing of each character is marked with loving homage, individually crafted death scenes which fit perfectly. The actors give memorable performances throughout.

I hope people keep on discovering Blade Runner, and it really should be held as a benchmark to modern sci-fi.


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BLADE RUNNER - 24/9/2010 9:29:13 PM   
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As far as I know, only one of these custom-built babies exists...
 

 
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RE: BLADE RUNNER - 24/9/2010 9:33:49 PM   
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Doesn't Darabont have one? He showed it off on  the DVD extras. 

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BLADE RUNNER - 24/9/2010 10:46:57 PM   
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Doesn't Darabont have one? He showed it off on the DVD extras.


That's correct, he does. I just remembered that. But the one pictured here is constructed from LEGO Technics.

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RE: BLADE RUNNER - 24/9/2010 10:56:07 PM   
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RE: BLADE RUNNER - 24/9/2010 11:05:58 PM   
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One of the greatest sci-fi films ever made.
So so good.

It's a shame Scott has only made 3 good films.

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RE: BLADE RUNNER - 25/9/2010 8:19:43 AM   
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I haven't liked much of his recent stuff much [especially the dreary Robin Hood, and Gladiator is rather overrated imo], but I think he's made more good films than 3!

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RE: BLADE RUNNER - 25/9/2010 11:38:25 AM   
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Forgot to post a review on this excellent thread of  Ridley Scott's classic,and like the Dr i know Scott made more than 3 great movies,though i think he has only made 3 Masterpieces of cinema history,this being one.
BLADE RUNNER 1982

In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard(Harrison Ford) is a Blade Runner, a cop who specializes in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an off world colony to Earth.The city that Deckard must search for his prey is a huge, sprawling, bleak vision of the future. This film questions what it is to be human, and why life is so precious.

I have always loved science fiction in films and TV programmes,even shows like shows Star Trek,the original and the Star Wars trilogy,but these pale in comparsion to Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' which is the greatest Sci/Fi of them all I am not hesitant to say that i am not that keen on Spielberg's definition of SF- ET, Close Encounters etc. A L I E N  1979 original now that was a great Sci/Fi horror movie,and i never thought Scott could come close to matching this.Well as a Sci/Fi movie,it is one of the greatest films ever made, up there with 2001: A Space Odyssey,and for me Scotts second greatest movie ever.Though misunderstood when it first hit theaters, the influence of Ridley Scott's mysterious, film noir sci/fi has deepened with time. A visually remarkable, achingly human sci-fi masterpiece. Upon 1st viewing back in 1982,i disliked the vocie over that explained everything,and that happy bullshit ending,but was still blown away. You might expect a futuristic run-of-the-mill 80's shoot-em-up  like of Outland,say,but it's so much more. What you get is a film so deep that it is difficult to grasp the 1st viewing. There is so much symbolism, introverts and questions that i was left stunned. The film is hauntingly beautiful, and i doubt that these screen landscapes could be reproduced today as well as they were here. The plot centres around the question of humanity- something we take for granted. It is not an auctioneer, which was probably what audiences expected when they walked into theatres in the 80s, causing the film to fail commercially. Blade Runner is not for the adrenaline junkie, nor for those who like flashy gadgets and bright explosions, with a healthy Hollywood-made dose of convincing storyline spoon-fed for their satisfaction.
From the opening shot of a Los Angeles cityscape at night in the year 2019, it is clear that Scott has conjured up something special. The film is set in the apocalyptic, suggestively post-war future Earth, where there seems to be a lag in technology. Perhaps there was a war which ravaged the world, forcing humans to migrate,and rebuild, explaining the retro technology. If you're planning to take sides in this film, you will be pleasantly if not unnervingly surprised. There are no sides. There is no good and evil. Harrison Ford plays the reluctant, burned out Blade Runner very well. His character is drab and dull, as it was meant to be, look at him in the Spinner on the way to Tyrell corporation- pure boredom.And going by interviews after the movie's release,he admitted to having no interest and a dislike of Scott,and it works in the most crazy way. He hates his job in fantasy and in real life,he hated this movie,it was long hours and draining in every way. Rutger Hauer gives the greatest performance of his career  in this film, playing Roy Batty, Replicant 'project manager'. He dominates the later part of the film. He is cold, stiff and evil, but in the end speech, one of the Greatest endings i have ever seen, his performance alone makes this film a Classic.The nail thought the hand and the releasing of the Dove is pure religious symbolism,along with many other scenes.If you like Roy is the son and of course Tyrell the creator.Sean Young is also superb in her role as the ultimate replicant woman who Deckard falls in love with.Not forgeting also Daryl Hannah as the beautiful but deadly Pris,in an outstanding all time best,that is of course till Kill Bill.
The ending is beautiful and now complete with the Final Cut, and the score by Vangelis is perfect.All in all, the film is excellent,brilliantly directed by Ridley Scott, innovative and stunning imagery underlined by Vangelis' superb score, and plenty to think about.The wizardry of Designers Lawrence G. Paull, Douglas Trumbull and Syd Mead,is awesome,and Doug worked with the best on 2001. These days, it's almost impossible to find a gritty science fiction motion picture that doesn't owe at least a small debt to Blade Runner's visual style.This was the best Sci/Fi movie of the 80's and beyond,and the Final Cut is without doubt Scotts vision finally complete.

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BLADE RUNNER - 25/9/2010 2:45:34 PM   
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Good write-up bill. I find that the older I get the more I love this film. It really is the standard by which so many other works of Science Fiction are measured - not just film but TV, comics, computer games - all owe a huge debt to this film. I must add that Vangelis' score is as bill mentions, perfect; so rarely do visuals and score compliment each other so flawlessly.

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