|Directed by||Ridley Scott|
|Produced by||Michael Deeley|
|Based on||Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?|
by Philip K. Dick
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$32.9 million|
Blade Runner is a 1982 American-Hong Kong dark science fiction movie directed by Ridley Scott and written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples. It was based on the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick. Blade Runner's main actors are Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos and Daryl Hannah.
Plot[change | change source]
The movie takes place in humid rainy climate changed Los Angeles in November 2019 when artificial human adults called "replicants" come to Earth. As replicants are not allowed on Earth anymore after some of them had attacked humans, police officers called "Blade Runners" hunt down and kill them on Earth. Rick Deckard is forced to hunt down some replicants in Los Angeles.
Release dates[change | change source]
|United States||25 June 1982|
|Japan||3 July 1982|
|Spain||21 August 1982|
|United Kingdom||9 September 1982|
|Sweden||10 September 1982|
|France||15 September 1982|
|Denmark||24 September 1982|
|Finland||1 October 1982|
|Greece||1 October 1982|
|Ireland||1 October 1982|
|Italy||14 October 1982|
|West Germany||14 October 1982|
|Argentina||21 October 1982|
|Peru||28 October 1982|
|Mexico||11 November 1982|
|Netherlands||11 November 1982|
|Australia||16 December 1982|
|Hong Kong||22 December 1982|
|Brazil||25 December 1982|
|Norway||28 January 1983|
|Portugal||25 February 1983|
|Colombia||16 March 1983|
|Uruguay||16 June 1983|
|Hungary||23 June 1988|
|Turkey||28 May 1993|
Response[change | change source]
Some movie critics did not like Blade Runner because they thought it was slow, but others liked its many ideas. The movie did not sell many tickets in North American movie theaters but was more popular in other countries. Even though it did not make much money, it was liked very much by teachers and science fiction fans. Blade Runner looked good and made the future look very dark and old. The movie showed important ideas of the 21st century such as globalization and genetic engineering. Blade Runner is an important example of cyberpunk and people believe it has changed the world and affected many cultures. Blade Runner made Hollywood interested in stories written by Philip K. Dick.
Versions[change | change source]
Seven versions of Blade Runner exist because of changes made by different people. The producers took Scott's cut and changed some things about it, which Scott did not like. In 1992, Scott released a Director's Cut version, which was made very fast. It cut the ending of the movie and removed the voice-over. Warner Bros. released the Final Cut, a new 25th anniversary version of the movie, in October 2007. It features some new scenes and removes some of the visible special effect.
Other websites[change | change source]
- BRMovie.com — alt.fan.blade-runner website
- BR-Insight — Thoughts of the movie
References[change | change source]
- "Blade Runner". British Board of Film Classification. May 27, 1982. Archived from the original on March 22, 2016. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- "Blade Runner". AFI.com. American Film Institute. Archived from the original on November 6, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- "Blade Runner". BFI.org. British Film Institute. Archived from the original on December 6, 2015. Retrieved December 3, 2015.
- "Blade Runner (1982)". British Film Institute. Archived from the original on February 15, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- Gray, Tim (June 24, 2017). "'Blade Runner' Turns 35: Ridley Scott's Unloved Film That Became a Classic". Variety. Archived from the original on July 5, 2017. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
- "Blade Runner (1982)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on June 8, 2019. Retrieved July 31, 2019.