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Blade Runner
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
4.5 Stars
Blade Runner Poster
Primary Location: Los Angeles First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Peter L. at Showcase Orange
Rating: R Year: 1982 Category: Drama Sci-Fi
Director: Ridley Scott Time: 117 min. Writer: Philip K. Dick & Hampton Fancher

Reviews
Mine: My rating of this film is for a version that does not exist. Use the directors cut and add back the voice over. Great design. Top notch story. Good again and again. Love the ending of the Directors Cut.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: In 21st-century L. A. , a former cop (Ford) is recruited to track down androids who have mutinied in space and made their way to Earth. A triumph of production design, defeated by a muddled script and main characters with no appeal whatsoever. However, the film has a fervent following. Loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Futuristic stylings by Syd Mead and Lawrence G. Paull. At least 2 alternate versions have been released since the original, followed in 1993 by the ``director's cut,'' which the film's champions hail as a vast improvement: Ford's voice-over has been dropped, footage has been added, and the ending has changed. It runs 117m. Panavision.
User Reviews:
Tyke Chandler's rating:
half a star
(out of 5 stars)
My least favorite movie ever. The characters are atrocious - I don't care about them. I just want them to die so the film ends. The story is okay, but it means nothing if there is no character development. The special effects are great (especially for the 80s). Harrison Ford is not a good actor. I find no humor or pleasure in watching Rutger Hauer running around in his underwear and putting his head through walls - ridiculous. This movie is horrible and entirely overrated. I have never been so angry after watching a film. Not one second of it entertained me. Avoid at all costs.
Axel's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
It's really hard to rate this movie because it's characters are rather thin, but the storyline itself is no slacker. The production design is OUTSTANDING and the overall futuristic look of bleak Los Angeles is brought to life by the master Ridley Scott. I like the Director's Cut ten times better because 1) the ending was bleaker and not HAPPY COUNTRYSIDE whatever, and 2) the narration was deleted. You can tell Ford didn't like doing it. To me, it gives away the meaning of the film as opposed to symbolism (In other words, you are strange for wanting the voiceover narration in it when it gives away the plot!). Had to watch it twice to really get some of it. The film's meaning has to do with how life is precious, and the many forms humanity can take, i.e. like in the replicants depicted in the film. It's not a film for all tastes (in fact it's kinda artsy), but I love it. Had to watch it again to catch more of it. Awesome score by Vangelis. I kinda wish the characters were a little more readable, but oh well. Still great.
The Corrector's rating:
5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Based on the story DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SLEEP? by Philip K. Dick; Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Webb Peoples.
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Cast
Harrison Ford Harrison Ford as:
Deckard
Rutger Hauer Rutger Hauer as:
Batty
Sean Young Sean Young as:
Rachael
Edward James Olmos as:
Gaff
M. Emmet Walsh M. Emmet Walsh as:
Bryant
Daryl Hannah Daryl Hannah as:
Pris
Joanna Cassidy as:
Zhora
William Sanderson as:
J.F. Sabastian