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Blade Runner (The Final Cut) (1982)




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Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, Blade Runner returns in Ridley Scott's definitive Final Cut, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of high-tech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants - and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets may undermine his soul. This incredible version features the definitive Final Cut of Ridley Scott's legendary Sci-Fi classic.


Harrison Ford
as Rick Deckard
Sean Young
as Rachael
William Sanderson
as J.F. Sebastian
Hy Pyke
as Taffey Lewis
Kimiko Hiroshige
as Cambodian Woman
Robert Okazaki
as Sushi Master
Carolyn De Mirjian
as Sales Woman
Kelly Hine
as Showgirl
Charles Knapp
as Bartender
Rose Mascari
as Bar Patron
Sharon Hesky
as Bar Patron
Steve Pope
as Policeman
Hiro Okazaki
as Policeman
Robert Reiter
as Policeman
Joe Turkel
as Dr. Eldon Tyrell
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Critic Reviews for Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

The single most immersive and tactile world ever created for the cinema.

Full Review… | March 30, 2015
Time Out
Top Critic

Perhaps on its deepest level, "Blade Runner" explores ... a theme as old as Genesis and the myth of Prometheus, and iterated in "Paradise Lost," Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and in Blake's arcane, visionary mythology.

Full Review… | January 22, 2015
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Ford, with his Star Wars cachet, was Blade Runner's top-line draw, but it's Hauer's movie all the way, his shimmering "replicant" providing the tonal touchstone for Ridley Scott's severally reworked masterpiece.

Full Review… | April 5, 2015
Observer (UK)

This remains an astonishing achievement: a Dystopian sci-fi epic that is also one of the best film noirs of recent times.

Full Review… | April 3, 2015
Independent (UK)

"Blade Runner is a film set 40 years hence, made in the style of 40 years ago," Ridley Scott said of his celebrated science-fiction noir. Perhaps that other-worldly "retrofitted" look is why it seems ageless, despite being set in 2019.

Full Review… | April 3, 2015
Times (UK)

Scott's visionary thriller makes the acid rain/neon-drenched Los Angeles of 2019 a far colder, more violent and depressing place.

Full Review… | April 2, 2015
Radio Times

Audience Reviews for Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

Absolutely perfect. Ridley Scott didn't cut corners with this edited version. It's practically flawless and really improves the cult classic's quality.

Charlie 74
Charlie 74

I've always struggled this one. I've seen the original cut, then I saw the Director's cut in the 90's and now I've seen the "Final Cut". It's an interesting Sci-Fi Noir. It's really hard for me what to make of this movie. It has very cool special effects for it's time, but then I find myself not really caring what is happening on the screen. I struggle with this one, but I ultimately give it 4 stars.

Jonathan Daege
Jonathan Daege

Simply put, no other film can possibly compare with it's aesthetic. The cinematography combined with an ambient soundtrack provided by Vangelis creates an atmosphere as deep as the plot. Go to any film school and you can expect to spend a good week talking about this movie. Despite being a product of 1982, it hasn't aged a minute and modern contemporaries fail miserably in contrast. There are precious few movies of this caliber and I know several people who claim it as their all time favorite film. It's certainly in my top 3. This isn't a star wars type of science fiction. Ridley Scott said he wanted this movie, "Dripping with graphics" (of the non-digital variety) and did he ever deliver! While other films show a futuristic set seemingly built the day before, Blade Runner shows an incredibly "lived in" world. Rife with the imperfections of human nature, yet gorgeous in it's moments. Words can't truly describe the depth of this film. A once in a lifetime movie truly. It holds the crown to most sampled movie in music, which should come as no surprise to any who have seen it. If you haven't seen Blade Runner (I've seen it the better part of a hundred times), you're in for a wonderful treat. Sit back...and soak up all that this legendary film has to offer!

Tim Bogle
Tim Bogle

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