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Director:
Writers:
Hampton Fancher (screenplay) and
David Webb Peoples (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
25 June 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Futuristic Vision Perfected [2007 Final Cut] See more »
Plot:
A blade runner must pursue and try to terminate four replicants who stole a ship in space and have returned to Earth to find their creator. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Harrison Ford ... Rick Deckard

Rutger Hauer ... Roy Batty

Sean Young ... Rachael

Edward James Olmos ... Gaff

M. Emmet Walsh ... Bryant

Daryl Hannah ... Pris

William Sanderson ... J.F. Sebastian

Brion James ... Leon Kowalski

Joe Turkel ... Dr. Eldon Tyrell

Joanna Cassidy ... Zhora

James Hong ... Hannibal Chew

Morgan Paull ... Holden

Kevin Thompson ... Bear
John Edward Allen ... Kaiser
Hy Pyke ... Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige ... Cambodian Lady
Bob Okazaki ... Howie Lee (as Robert Okazaki)
Carolyn DeMirjian ... Saleslady
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ben Astar ... Abdul Ben Hassan (uncredited)
Judith Burnett ... Ming-Fa (uncredited)
Leo Gorcey Jr. ... Louie - Bartender (uncredited)

Dawna Lee Heising ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Sharon Hesky ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Kelly Hine ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Tom Hutchinson ... Bartender (uncredited)
Charles Knapp ... Bartender (uncredited)
Rose Mascari ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Jirô Okazaki ... Policeman (uncredited)
Steve Pope ... Policeman (uncredited)
Robert Reiter ... Policeman (uncredited)

Alexis Rhee ... Geisha #1 (uncredited)

Directed by
Ridley Scott 
 
Writing credits
Hampton Fancher (screenplay) and
David Webb Peoples (screenplay) (as David Peoples)

Philip K. Dick (novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?")

Produced by
Charles de Lauzirika .... producer (2007 Final Cut version)
Michael Deeley .... producer
Hampton Fancher .... executive producer
Brian Kelly .... executive producer
Ivor Powell .... associate producer
Paul Prischman .... associate producer (2007 Final Cut version)
Jerry Perenchio .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Ridley Scott .... co-producer (uncredited)
Run Run Shaw .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
Bud Yorkin .... co-executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Vangelis 
 
Cinematography by
Jordan Cronenweth (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Marsha Nakashima 
Terry Rawlings (supervising editor)
 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Marci Liroff (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Lawrence G. Paull 
 
Art Direction by
David L. Snyder  (as David Snyder)
 
Set Decoration by
Linda DeScenna 
Leslie McCarthy-Frankenheimer  (as Leslie Frankenheimer)
Thomas L. Roysden  (as Tom Roysden)
Peg Cummings (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Michael Kaplan 
Charles Knode 
 
Makeup Department
Shirley Padgett .... hair stylist (as Shirley L. Padgett)
Marvin G. Westmore .... makeup artist
John Chambers .... prosthetic makeups (uncredited)
Bridget O'Neill .... makeup artist: Joanna Cassidy (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alan Collis .... production manager
C.O. Erickson .... executive in charge of production
John W. Rogers .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Newt Arnold .... first assistant director (as Newton Arnold)
Morris Chapnick .... second assistant director
Peter Cornberg .... first assistant director
Donald Hauer .... second assistant director (as Don Hauer)
Victoria E. Rhodes .... dga trainee (as Victoria Rhodes)
Richard Peter Schroer .... second assistant director (as Richard Schroer)
 
Art Department
Jeff Clark .... sign writer
Stephen Dane .... assistant art director
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator
Sherman Labby .... production illustrator
Terry E. Lewis .... property master (as Terry Lewis)
Basil Lombardo .... standby painter (as Buzz Lombardo)
Dave Margolin .... painter
Syd Mead .... visual futurist
James F. Orendorff .... construction coordinator (as James F. Orendorf)
David Q. Quick .... assistant property master (as David Quick)
John A. Scott III .... assistant property master
Arthur Shippee .... assistant property master (as Arthur Shippee Jr.)
Tom Southwell .... production illustrator
James T. Woods .... painting coordinator
John Alvin .... poster artist (uncredited)
William Apperson .... construction foreman (uncredited)
William Apperson .... model maker (uncredited)
Chris Bracey .... neon art (uncredited)
Charles William Breen .... set designer (uncredited)
Marco A. Campos .... propmaker (uncredited)
Robert Clark .... sculptor (uncredited)
Chris Courtois .... model maker (uncredited)
Tom Duffield .... set designer (uncredited)
Carmine Goglia .... scenic paint foreman (uncredited)
Peter J. Hampton .... production designer: additional scenes (uncredited)
Jaymes Hinkle .... scenic graphics (uncredited)
Steven Ladish .... props (uncredited)
Edward T. McAvoy .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Gregory Pickrell .... set designer (uncredited)
Curtis A. Schnell .... set designer (uncredited)
Kevin Shanks .... drapery man/floor covering (uncredited)
William Ladd Skinner .... set designer (uncredited)
Drew Struzan .... poster artist (uncredited)
Eric Sundt .... vehicle builder (uncredited)
Michael Taylor .... leadman (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... carpenter (uncredited)
Gary Zink .... propmaker (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bud Alper .... sound mixer
Gene Ashbrook .... boom operator (as Eugene Byron Ashbrook)
Christopher Assells .... sound effects editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Brydon Baker III .... cable person (as Beau Baker)
Karen Baker Landers .... supervising sound editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Peter Baldock .... assistant dialogue editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer (2007 Final Cut version)
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (2007 Final Cut version) (as Dino R. Dimuro)
Joe Gallagher .... assistant sound editor
Per Hallberg .... supervising sound editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Graham V. Hartstone .... chief dubbing mixer
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (2007 Final Cut version) (as D.M. Hemphill)
Mike Hopkins .... dialogue editor (as Michael Hopkins)
Gerry Humphreys .... chief dubbing mixer
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer (2007 Final Cut version) (as Maryjo Lang)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (2007 Final Cut version) (as Alyson Moore)
Scott Morgan .... foley recordist (2007 Final Cut version)
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Tony Negrete .... assistant sound editor (2007 Final Cut version) (as Tony R. Negrete)
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
John Roesch .... foley artist (2007 Final Cut version)
Jon Title .... sound effects editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Matt Vowles .... sound re-recording mixer: foreign language versions (foreign language versions)
Joel Fein .... sound recording mixer (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Curtis .... special effects technician (as William G. Curtis)
Logan Frazee .... special effects technician
Terry D. Frazee .... special floor effects supervisor (as Terry Frazee)
Steve Galich .... special effects technician
Donald Myers .... special effects technician
Robert Cole .... special effects action property foreman (uncredited)
Robert DeVine .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Estes .... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Scott Forbes .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Tim Turner .... fabricator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tim Angulo .... additional green screen photography: New Deal Studios (2007 Final Cut version) (as Timothy E. Angulo)
Michael Backauskas .... assistant effects editor: EEG (as Michael Bakauskas)
Robert D. Bailey .... matte photography: EEG (as Robert Bailey)
Don Baker .... camera operator: EEG
Philip Barberio .... optical line-up: EEG
Jill Bogdanowicz .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version)
Christian Boudman .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version)
Tom Burton .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version)
Diane Caliva .... visual effects enhancement: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version)
Charles Cowles .... camera operator: EEG
Tom Cranham .... effects illustrator: EEG
Lisa Deaner .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version)
Debbie Denise .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version)
David Dryer .... special photographic effects supervisor
Syd Dutton .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Bud Elam .... special engineering consultant: EEG
Michael L. Fink .... action prop supervisor (as Mike Fink)
Linda Fleisher .... action prop consultant
Collin Fowler .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Joyce Goldberg .... production office manager: EEG
David Grafton .... special engineering consultant: EEG
Robert Hall .... optical photography supervisor: EEG
David R. Hardberger .... camera operator: EEG (as David Hardberger)
Alan Harding .... special camera technician: EEG
Jack Hinkle .... film coordinator: EEG
Richard E. Hollander .... computer engineering: EEG (as Richard Hollander)
Richard R. Hoover .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version)
Ian Hunter .... visual effects supervisor
Karen Krause .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version)
Ronald Longo .... camera operator: EEG
Fumi Mashimo .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Tim McHugh .... camera operator: EEG (as Timothy McHugh)
Kelvin McIlwain .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Gregory L. McMurry .... electronic engineering: EEG (as Greg McMurray)
Virgil Mirano .... still lab: EEG
Thomas Nittmann .... visual effects enhancement: Lola Visual Effects (2007 Final Cut version)
Luke O'Byrne .... visual effects enhancement: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version)
Joshua Pines .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version)
Thomas R. Polizzi .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version) (as Thom Polizzi)
George Polkinghorne .... cinetechnician: EEG
Gary Randall .... gaffer: EEG
Richard Rippel .... optical line-up: EEG (as Richard Ripple)
Jonathan Rothbart .... visual effects enhancement: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version)
David Sanger .... additional green screen photography: New Deal Studios (2007 Final Cut version)
Georgia Scheele .... visual effects coordinator (2007 Final Cut version)
John Scheele .... visual effects supervisor (2007 Final Cut version)
Robert Spurlock .... miniature technician: EEG (as Bob Spurlock)
Mark Stetson .... chief model maker: EEG
David K. Stewart .... director of photography: EEG (as Dave Stewart)
Diana Stulic .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version) (as Diana Stulic Ibanez)
Catherine Sudolcan .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Tama Takahashi .... matte photography: EEG
David Takayama .... visual effects enhancement: SPI (2007 Final Cut version)
Bill Taylor .... visual effects enhancement: Illusion Arts (2007 Final Cut version)
Douglas Trumbull .... special photographic effects supervisor
Patrick Van Auken .... key grip: EEG (as Pat Van Auken)
James Warren .... digital restoration: Technicolor Digital Intermediates (2007 Final Cut version)
John C. Wash .... animation and graphics: EEG (as John Wash)
Evans Wetmore .... electronic and mechanical design: EEG
Edson Williams .... visual effects enhancement: Lola Visual Effects (2007 Final Cut version)
Matthew Yuricich .... matte artist: EEG
Richard Yuricich .... special photographic effects supervisor
Ryan Zuttermeister .... visual effects enhancement: Lola Visual Effects (2007 Final Cut version)
Isa Alsup .... compositor (uncredited)
Daphne Apellanes-Ackerson .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Thomas Baker .... motion control camera (uncredited)
Dana Basinger .... film I/O coordinator: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Jerry Castro .... editorial supervisor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Craig Chandler .... optical effects (uncredited)
Steve Cho .... lead compositor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Trent Claus .... digital compositor (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Joe C. D'Amato .... resource manager: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Tim Dobbert .... matchmove supervisor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Rama Dunayevich .... public relations: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Leslie Ekker .... model maker (uncredited)
Bill George .... miniature design and construction (uncredited)
Rocco Gioffre .... matte artist (uncredited)
Julieta Gleiser .... digital production manager: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Daniel Gloates .... senior staff: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Joanna Goldfarb .... post production supervisor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Monique Gougeon .... human resources: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Rich Grande .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Timothy Gross .... systems administration: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Martyn Hall .... visual effects (uncredited)
Sunghwan Hong .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Jeffrey Jasper .... digital artist: New Deal Studios (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Michelle Kater .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Bill Kent .... camera operator: special photographic effects (uncredited)
Benjamin Kutsko .... Flame artist (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Ivan Landau .... visual effects editor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Diana K. Lee .... roto/matchmove coordinator: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Soyoun Lee .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Stuart T. Maschwitz .... senior staff: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Michael McMillen .... model maker (uncredited)
Dan McNamara .... senior staff: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Michele Moen .... matte artist: EEG (uncredited)
Jarrod Nesbit .... visual effects coordinator: SPI (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Brian Nugent .... Flame artist (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Tom Pahk .... model maker (uncredited)
Christine Peterson .... roto/paint artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Aaron Rhodes .... compositing supervisor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Christopher S. Ross .... miniature design and construction (uncredited)
Marc Sadeghi .... executive visual effects producer: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Jonathan Seay .... visual effects camera (uncredited)
Scott Squires .... visual displays: DQI (uncredited)
Scott Stewart .... senior staff: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Carsten Sørensen .... senior staff: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Bee Jin Tan .... rotoscope artist: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
George Trimmer .... model maker (uncredited)
Ryan Tudhope .... compositor: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Sean Wallitsch .... Flame artist (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Tiffany Wu .... roto/matchmove coordinator: The Orphanage (2007 Final Cut version) (uncredited)
Hoyt Yeatman .... visual displays: DQI (uncredited)
Gene Young .... model construction (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator
Ed McDermott II .... precision driver
Vic Armstrong .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Ray Bickel .... stunts (uncredited)
Janet Brady .... stunts (uncredited)
Diane Carter .... stunts (uncredited)
Ann Chatterton .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Combs .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Cox .... stunts (uncredited)
Rita Egleston .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeannie Epper .... stunts (uncredited)
James M. Halty .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Imada .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Karen McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Beth Nufer .... stunts (uncredited)
Roy K. Ogata .... stunts (uncredited)
Bobby Porter .... stunts (uncredited)
Lee Pulford .... stunt double: Joanna Cassidy (uncredited)
Ruth A. Redfern .... stunts (uncredited)
George Sawaya .... stunts (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Tyree .... stunts (uncredited)
Mike Washlake .... stunts (uncredited)
Michael Zurich .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Bettcher .... camera operator
Dick Colean .... camera operator
Michael Genne .... first assistant camera (as Mike Genne)
George D. Greer .... second assistant camera
Cary Griffith .... key grip (as Carey Griffith)
Richard Hart .... lighting gaffer (as Dick Hart)
Casey Jones .... grip
Steven Poster .... additional photographer
Steven H. Smith .... first assistant camera (as Steve Smith)
Robert C. Thomas .... camera operator (as Robert Thomas)
Brian Tufano .... additional photographer
Stephen Vaughan .... still photographer
Michael B. Corbett .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Dan Greer .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ernest Holzman .... film loader (uncredited)
Michael E. Matteson .... key grip (uncredited)
James Nordberg .... generator operator (uncredited)
Jeff Paynter .... second unit focus puller (uncredited)
Peter Santoro .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bernie Schwartz .... grip (uncredited)
Haskell Wexler .... additional photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Winnie D. Brown .... costumer: women (as Winnie Brown)
Bob E. Horn .... costumer: men (as Bobby E. Horn)
James Lapidus .... costumer: men
Linda Matthews .... costumer: women (as Linda A. Matthews)
Jan Ferris .... designer/sculptor: jewelry and metalwork for costumes (uncredited)
Jerry Herrin .... costumer supervisor: day crew (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Les Healey .... first assistant editor
Gillian L. Hutshing .... editor (2007 final cut version) (as Gillian Hutshing)
Karen Rasch .... assistant editor (2007 final cut version)
Bill Zabala .... assistant editor (as William Zabala)
Peter Hollywood .... additional editing (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gail Laughton .... composer: additional music
Stephanie Lowry .... music editor (2007 Final Cut version)
Steve Schaeffer .... musician: percussion
Tom Scott .... musician: woodwinds
Ian Underwood .... musician: synthesizer
Vangelis .... music arranger
Vangelis .... music producer
Vangelis .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Howard Brady Davidson .... transportation captain (as Howard Davidson)
Mario Simon .... transportation (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vickie Alper .... production coordinator
Katherine Haber .... production executive
Linda Hess .... production assistant
Saul Kahan .... publicist
Michael Knutsen .... craft service
Jerry Perenchio .... presenter
Ana Maria Quintana .... script supervisor (as Anna Maria Quintana)
Alan B. Rosin .... production assistant
David Scharf .... electron microscope photography
Run Run Shaw .... presenter (as Sir Run Run Shaw)
Steve Warner .... production controller
Bud Yorkin .... presenter
Susan Bliss .... post script services (uncredited)
Brian O. Haynes .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jeffrey A. Humphreys .... studio utility (uncredited)
Roland Kibbee .... voice-over engineer (uncredited)
Michael Neale .... location manager (uncredited)
Nancy Ramey .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Jasmine Sabu .... horse trainer (uncredited)
B.J. Smith .... first aid (uncredited)
Charles A. Tamburro .... helicopter pilot (uncredited)
 
Thanks
William S. Burroughs .... thanks: for the use of the title "Blade Runner"
Philip K. Dick .... dedicated to the memory of
Ben Ford .... special thanks (2007 Final Cut version) (as Benjamin Ford)
Rob Hummel .... special thanks (2007 Final Cut version)
Jeffrey Jasper .... special thanks (2007 Final Cut version)
Teresa Kelly .... special thanks (2007 Final Cut version)
Alan Nourse .... thanks: for the use of the title "Blade Runner" (as Alan E. Nourse)
John Yanez .... special thanks (2007 Final Cut version)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Blade Runner: The Final Cut" - International (English title) (recut version)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence and brief nudity (Definitive Cut)
Runtime:
117 min
Country:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Dolby Stereo (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:14+ (TV rating) (Final Cut) | Chile:14 | Denmark:15 (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:-12 | Germany:12 (re-rating) (2007) | Iceland:16 | Ireland:15 | Ireland:15A | Israel:PG | Italy:T | Japan:R-15 (director's cut) | Netherlands:16 (director's cut) | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) | USA:R (1991 version) | USA:R (Definitive Cut) | West Germany:16 (f)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
One of David Webb Peoples's early screenplays opened the movie on an Off-World Termination Dump, where three dead replicants were to be disposed of. Peoples reused this idea of discarding dead servants on an off-world colony dump in his screenplay for Soldier (1998/I), which he considered a 'side-quel' to Blade Runner (1982) (i.e. an unrelated movie taking place in the same fictional universe).See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The positions of the chess pieces on Sebastian's board does not match the positions on Tyrell's board.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Female announcer over intercom:Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
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140 out of 192 people found the following review useful.
The Last Great Noir, 10 February 2007
Author: Captain Spandex from Phoenix, AZ, United States

This is a film that is so deep, rich, and multi-layered, it may require more than one viewing to fully absorb the brilliance of what you've just seen. At first glance, it can be a bit slow. It's told in a classic film noir fashion, so this is to be expected. Director Ridley Scott seems to want to savor every shot, and an astute audience will be able to sense this.

Now, I say the film is told in a classic Noir style, but this can be misleading. There is no Humphrey Bogart in Blade Runner, snapping off brilliant one-liners once a second. Only hopeless people, in many ways victims of the merciless world of which they are all a part. Deckard is a typically downbeat protagonist, a hard-boiled cynical leading man with a weakness for heavy drinking. The plot is a mystery in name only, as the audience is allowed to know what Roy Batty, Pris and Leon are all up to before Deckard ever finds out. This only lends to the dread and inevitability of the film, lending further to its pervasive gloom. There is no final scene at the end where the bold detective puts all the pieces together and says "Ah-Ha!". Instead, we find Rick Deckard questioning his own existence and drinking away his constant doubts, all the while embroiled in a romantic relationship with someone he's sworn to kill.

Blade Runner requires audience participation, particularly in the Director's Cut, which is entirely devoid of some rather necessary exposition provided by the Original Cut's much-maligned voice-over. Certain facts will not be clear even at the end of the film, requiring personal interpretation in order to be appreciated fully. Other facts will be given away in much more subtle ways than in most modern cinema, such as through visual cues and tenuous dialogue.

Finally, visually, this movie is quite simply a science fiction triumph. It looks better than modern computer effects in every way that counts. Superimposed special effect objects don't give off that unnatural, clearly computer-generated "Lord of the Rings" sheen common in today's effects-driven blockbusters. This, of course, is because Blade Runner - while a gorgeous movie - is not effects driven in the least. Rather, it is a visually driven story that doesn't rely on special effects. This is an important distinction to make in today's Hollywood.

"Touch of Evil" really wasn't the last of the Great Film Noirs!

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