I don't know why my other thread about this isn't working but my love of this movie conquers all. Blade Runner is an awesome ass movie. I bought the blu ray box set today and the Final Cut looks so good. It is so pretty doggs. The acting is so choice. Sean Young is super cool and robotic and Deckard is a perfect dickish protagonist in the vein of Sam Spade. Rutger Hauer is like fucking Lucifer in this movie. He owns. This movie owns. Here is a sexy ass pic to get you pumped about this movie. DAMN I LOVE THIS MOVIE.
Let's talk about blade runner and ridley scott and philip k. dick.
it is better in theory than in practice
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the rest of the film has all sort of run together in my memory
wait is there a new blade runner film being made...?
Objectively, YES it's kind of boring but if you just enjoy the visuals your first time I found it is quite easy to get caught up in the story. Don't overthink it, just savor the giant clouds of smoke Holden produces in the opening scene and go from there.
Book had some weird religious undertones that I vaguely recall not agreeing with.
Something like androids couldn't really be people because only God can give you a soul.
But it loses its thread
It's fucking dogshit, don't watch it. just don't
@PikaPuff it's real good bud. If you like scifi anyway. if you dont then uhhhh you probably won't like it and should exit this thread for your own wellbeing
the ending was tacked on by studio execs and it is rubbish
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edit- oh hey it is. 'theatrical version'. guess i'll give it a go some time. finally. (usually when I search for a movie I'm interested in netflix doesn't have it so. yay)
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also deckard is explicitly an android in the book
steve mcqueen, beat takeshi, charles bronson and toshiro mifune
Five seconds in. The blu ray (I am not a plant) looks so fucking vibrant and incredible here, but let's talk about this shot and what follows.
Deckard eases back into his insanely comfy looking chair. He begins enhancing the photo. The focus of the scene is the tv console, but look around it. Bottles. Paintbrushes. Pens. Junk on top of the screen. The lights sent into the back of his insanely comfy looking chair. This entire sequence, the first...thirty seconds or so. You can draw a direct line from this scene to the Nebuchadnezzar scenes in the first Matrix movie, and surely a bunch of other sci fi movies. Every aspect of Deckard's apartment, and frankly of the entire movie, is so carefully considered, so lived in, that it leaves me speechless. Visual art is rarely this good, I think you have to savor it when you can. This is a perfect opportunity.
It's been a while since I've read it but I don't remember that at all.
DON'T WATCH THIS VERSION. Find a DVD rental store, hell I'll buy you the final cut if you're actually interested. Do NOT watch the theatrical version of this movie. it is SO BAD!!!!!!! I'm being hyperbolic but just barely. It completely bastardizes what the director and cast were trying to get across.
Yeah wait what
Y'all remember the Blade Runner PC game? Surprisingly good, that one. Multiple paths, where you didn't know which one you were on for a while. One playthrough, someone might be a replicant. Next playthrough, they're not. You never quite know, even if you've heard the story before. It's preeeetty great at blending mechanics with themes.
I'm serious dogg, I'll buy you a copy if you want to see it. PM me. I love this goddam movie.
Also the old song playing when Olmos meets up with him afterward is about as melancholy as it gets.
Blade Runner is still the best.
Also, YOUNG ADMIRAL ADAMA! FIGHTING CYLONS BEFORE HE FOUGHT CYLONS.
yeah I forgot a not in there because my dumb reptile brain
Also let's talk about how the FINAL DIRECTOR'S CUT that ridley put out is bullshit
at the same time the real point is that whether or not Deckard is an android DOES NOT MATTER.
or at least it's a lot less common
You're out of your mind. the final cut is the best one
Ridley's inclusion of the stupid unicorn scene completely eradicates what the actual moral of the story is attempting to get across with literally everything that occurs in the movie and is completely out of place relative to the rest of it.