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On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (2000)

About the epic film "Blade Runner", giving insights into it's history with interviews of Ridley Scott, the writers and nearly all the cast. Interviews with production staff, giving details ... See full summary »

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Mark Kermode
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Credited cast:
Mark Kermode Mark Kermode ... Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Aldiss Brian Aldiss ... Himself
Michael Arick Michael Arick ... Himself
Joanna Cassidy ... Herself
Michael Deeley Michael Deeley ... Himself
Philip K. Dick ... Himself (archive footage)
David Dryer David Dryer ... Himself
Hampton Fancher ... Himself
Katherine Haber ... Herself
Daryl Hannah ... Herself
Rutger Hauer ... Himself
James Hong ... Himself
Syd Mead Syd Mead ... Himself
Lawrence G. Paull ... Himself
David Webb Peoples David Webb Peoples ... Himself (as David Peoples)
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About the epic film "Blade Runner", giving insights into it's history with interviews of Ridley Scott, the writers and nearly all the cast. Interviews with production staff, giving details into the creative process and turmoil during pre-production. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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UK

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15 July 2000 (UK) See more »

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[on Harrison Ford's performance]
Rutger Hauer: His role didn't seem to fit him, or he couldn't make it fit. I know that that was going on and I don't know why but if he would have been stronger, I would of not been so shiny, y'know.
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Despite a Few Neat Insights, This Making-Of Documentary Feels Thin
11 September 2011 | by drqshadow-reviewsSee all my reviews

Having read Paul Sammon's laboriously-researched novel "Future Noir" from cover to cover, I didn't find a lot of fresh insight in this semi-modern rumination on Ridley Scott's rainy portrait of a gloomy future culture. Having said that, it's nice to hear the various words and stories straight from each horse's mouth, rather than coldly reprinted, oral history style, on a long page. Having shunned the project since almost the moment it was released, it's no surprise to see Harrison Ford and Sean Young conspicuously absent from the list of interviewees, though an appearance from either would have made this a much more interesting piece. The few concept sketches and effect demos the doc's producers manage to dig up are extremely interesting, but they're too few and far between for this to hold the interest of non-hardcores.


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