Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the Rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy the second Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Darth Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
In the twenty-first century, a corporation develops androids to be used as slaves in colonies outside of the Earth, identified as "replicants". In 2019, a former Police Officer is hired to hunt down a fugitive group of replicants living undercover in Los Angeles, California.Written by
Rutger Hauer's first day of filming was the scene where Roy Batty murders Dr. Elden Tyrell (Joe Turkel). The crew had created a fake head of Turkel at the cost of 20,000 dollars, but Hauer had a hard time working with it, so he asked if he could do the scene with Turkel instead. Tubes were put behind Turkel's glasses and ears from which fake blood would come as Hauer performed the scene. See more »
(at around 20 mins) [final cut only] During Deckard''s interview of Rachael there is some strange extra dialogue: After Deckard says "He likes it so much he hangs it on your bedroom wall", you can barely hear him say "bush outside your window". Then after Rachael says "I wouldn't let him", Deckard says "orange body, green legs". Then Rachael says "Why not?". You can barely hear this extra dialogue, but when you turn subtitles on, this dialogue is displayed. Something in overlapping video editing perhaps, but it is an oddity and it makes you wonder what it could have meant if this part of the interview had been fully included. In Philip K. Dick's text there was no apparent similar text, and the rest of the interview sticks pretty close to what's in the movie. See more »
Female announcer over intercom:
Next subject: Kowalski, Leon. Engineer, waste disposal. File section: New employee, six days.
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The opening credits sequence features a detailed, dictionary-style definition of the word Replicant. See more »
The European theatrical release (also available on Criterion Laserdisc) is 117 minutes long and has more explicit/violent than the original American version, with a few additions/differences from the US release:
When Batty kills Tyrell, we see him pushing his thumbs into Tyrell's eyes, and blood spurting out.
Pris lifts Deckard up by his nostrils during their fight.
Deckard shoots Pris a third time; there are also more shots of Pris kicking and screaming when she is shot.
When Roy pushes the nail through his hand, we see it burst through the skin on the other side.
A Milestone Of Science Fiction And A Cyberpunk Masterpiece
A feast for the eyes. Dark and uncompromising. With a haunting musical score by Vangelis that adds a hypnotic quality to those breathtaking megacity landscapes of future Los Angeles. Ridley Scott's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's post-apocalyptic bounty hunter story 'Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep' is a visionary work of art; it's a dystopian masterpiece and I'd personally call it as much a milestone of science fiction as Kubrick's '2001' (and be advised to watch the version known as the "final cut" if you want to catch 'Blade Runner' as it was intended by its director).
It's hard to overstate how influential the film was; it invented the sci-fi subgenre now known as "cyberpunk", and it was also the first "film noir" in a sci-fi setting. And although it looks so distractingly gorgeous that even today there are people who still dismiss it as superficial and mere "eye candy", it is a philosphically deep film that ponders existential questions about the nature of being human. Its slow, brooding quality will perhaps leave some modern audiences who are used to a different pace and more action underwhelmed - but make no mistake: this is a groundbreaking masterwork of its genre and a timeles classic. 10 stars out of 10.