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3 items from 2012

Contest: Win Patton on Blu-ray

5 November 2012 6:45 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Fox Home Entertainment is releasing the 1970 Oscar winner for Best Picture Patton on Blu-ray November 6. George C. Scott stars as the army general in his Academy Award winning role, which is still considered to be one of the greatest screen performances of all time. We have a contest where fans can take home the Blu-ray to experience this biopic in hi-def! Take a look at how you can win today...

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Winner of seven 1970 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor for George C. Scott, Patton is a riveting portrayal of one of the twentieth century's greatest military geniuses. As rebellious as he was brilliant, »

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Morgan Paull, Cult-Favorite 'Blade Runner' Actor, Dies at 67

17 July 2012 11:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Morgan Paull, a veteran character actor who had a brief but memorable turn in the 1982 sci-fi classic Blade Runner, died Tuesday at his home in Ashland, Ore. He was 67. He was diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly before his death. Paull also appeared opposite Oscar winners George C. Scott in Patton (1970) and Sally Field in Norma Rae (1979), but he’s famous for his role as Holden, the blade runner who’s killed by a replicant in the first scene of Blade Runner. His line, “You know what a turtle is?” is known to die-hard fans of the

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Wake Up, Time To Die: 5 Things You Might Not Know About 'Blade Runner'

25 June 2012 9:02 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

One of the many reasons "Prometheus" was eagerly anticipated by so many was the director's track record in the sci-fi genre. Ridley Scott had only made two science fiction pictures before this year's blockbuster, and both are considered classics (and arguably his best two films). The first was 1979's "Alien," the direct inspiration for "Prometheus." And the second? 1982's "Blade Runner," the noirish mystery adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep," which has been one of the most talked about and influential science fiction films of all time, particularly in terms of its grim look at Los Angeles in 2019.

The film, which follows Harrison Ford's "blade runner" Deckard as he's tasked with tracking down four murderous "replicants" (life-like robots) who've escaped from an off-world colony and are hiding out on Earth, wasn't a success when it first arrived, partly thanks to the tumultuous, »

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