Blade Runner (The Director's Cut)*

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Blade Runner (The Director's Cut)*

  • 1991 ----- color ----- 117 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed by Ridley Scott; screenplay by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick; with Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah) Released nine years after the original version, this Director's Cut removes the "roadmarks" that the studio felt the film needed to be understood by the general public. As usual, the general public was/is a lot smarter than the studio. Blade Runner is not so much a science-fiction film as it is a classic 1940s film noir in which Bogart and Bacall would not be uncomfortable. In fact, Sean Young's costuming harkens back to that time directly. Sam Spade in a future Los Angles gone mad--bio-tec and genetic engineering in the hands of corporations. What more could one ask for? [Letterboxed] (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
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