I’m taking a look at sci-fi classic Blade Runner. Well I actually decided to re-visit Blade Runner The Final Cut on Blu-ray.
I’ll admit I have not seen this film for at least a decade, but I always thought it was a classic. So I sat down to watch and a thought crossed my mind, will it be as good as remember it?
The answer is it’s probably better than I remember and I suppose this movie has become one those on your list of movies you must watch, like ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ or ‘Scarface’ (Now you wouldn’t expect those two films in the same sentence) but I digress.
So back to Blade Runner The Final Cut, quite simply most (not all) sci-fi films since have been influenced heavily in Blade Runners depiction of the future. Even computer games such as Deux Ex Human Revolution have clearly been influenced.
- Blade Runner The Final Cut (1982 / 2007) Movie Review
- Science Fiction Film By Ridley Scott
- Starring Harrison Ford ; Rutger Hauer ; Sean Young ; Edward James Olmos
The plot of Blade Runner is this, set in Los Angeles 2019 (I know not that far away) ‘The Tyrell Corporation have created robots identical to humans which are known as Replicants. The Nexus 6 Replicants are superior in strength and agility and at least equal in intelligence to the genetic engineers who created them. Replicants were used off world in hazardous exploration and colonization of other planets.
After a mutiny by the NEXUS 6 Replicants they were declared illegal on earth – under the penalty of death’ this is pretty much the intro text for the film.
So the police set up a special unit to deal with them known as BLADE RUNNER UNITS. And to directly quote the intro text of the film ‘This was not called execution. It was called retirement.’
That’s the background to the film, Harrision Ford plays a BLADE RUNNER, detective Rick Deckard who is tasked with the job of tracking down four escaped REPLICANTS, the most advanced of these the NEXUS 6 played by Rutger Hauer. We also encounter Rachel (Sean Young) apparently another Replicant created by the Tyrell Corporation.
Conclusion: Blade Runner The Final Cut (1982 / 2007) – Film Review
Now the first thing to say about this film is it still looks amazing ( I’m watching the blu-ray) and holds its own against any of the more recent sci-fi movies in terms of style and effects, things like the remake of Total Recall for example. Quite simply the atmosphere the look and the story all gel perfectly making this a great experience. Oh and they have removed the annoying/ unnecessary narration by Harrison Ford, who I believe didn’t even like it, in the original version. So having compared Blade Runner (1982) to Blade Runner the Final Cut I can tell you in my opinion Blade Runner The Final Cut is the best/definitive version and the one I recommend you watch.
I certainly won’t be leaving it another decade before I watch it again and if you do have the opportunity to see it on the big screen I would take it.
So in conclusion this is ‘A CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE’ that changed the genre like Star Trek and Star Wars did. This means you should make sure you get to see it and if you have already seen years ago, you MUST revisit it!
If you love science fiction movies then take a look at these:
- Minority Report (2002)
- Next (2007)
- Inception (2010)
- Interstellar (2014)
- Passengers (2016)
- Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
So what is my movie rating for Blade Runner The Final Cut ?
- Movie Rating: RECOMMENDED
- Blu-ray Sound & Picture Quality: EXCELLENT
The movie looks fantastic on Blu-ray, in fact it puts a lot of more modern movies to shame.
Blade Runner is available now on Blu-ray.
A Classic sci-fi movie that changed the genre like Star Trek and Star Wars did before it.
So you have heard me go on about how good this film is, time for the trailer…
That was my Blade Runner The Final Cut movie review, please feel free to leave a comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on this sci-fi movie classic.
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Summary: Blade Runner The Final Cut Blu-ray
Movie title: Blade Runner The Final Cut (1982 / 2007)
Movie description: Blade Runner The Final Cut (1982 / 2007) is the definitive version of Ridley Scott's sci-fi cult classic
Director(s): Ridley Scott
Actor(s): Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer & Sean Young
- Movie Rating
- Blu-ray Rating
A CLASSIC SCI-FI MOVIE’ that changed the genre like Star Trek and Star Wars did.