Blade Runner

Blade Runner (1982)

Genres - Action-Adventure, Crime, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Arthouse Science Fiction Film, Cyberpunk, Dystopian Film, Film Noir, Neo-Noir  |   Release Date - Jun 25, 1982  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Blade Runner is a 1982 American neo-noir science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos. The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples, is a modified film adaptation of the 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in which genetically engineered replicants, which are visually indistinguishable from adult humans, are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation. The use of replicants on Earth is banned and they are exclusively utilized for dangerous or menial work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and killed ("retired") by special police operatives known as "Blade Runners". The plot focuses on a group of recently escaped replicants hiding in L.A. and the burnt-out expert Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment to hunt them down.

Blade Runner initially polarized critics: some were displeased with the pacing, while others enjoyed its thematic complexity. The year following its release, the film won the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation. Blade Runner underperformed in North American theaters, but has since become a cult film. Hailed for its production design, depicting a "retrofitted" future, it remains a leading example of the neo-noir genre. It brought the work of Philip K. Dick to the attention of Hollywood and several later films were based on his work. Ridley Scott regards Blade Runner as "probably" his most complete and personal film. In 1993, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Blade Runner is now regarded by many critics as one of the all-time best science fiction films.

Seven versions of the film have been shown for various markets as a result of controversial changes made by film executives. A Director's Cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to workprint screenings. This, in conjunction with its popularity as a video rental, made it one of the first films released on DVD, resulting in a basic disc with mediocre video and audio quality. In 2007, Warner Bros. released The Final Cut, a 25th anniversary digitally remastered version, which is the only one on which Scott had complete artistic freedom and was shown in selected theaters and subsequently released on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray.

Movie Info

Budget

$28,000,000

Box Office

$41,713,516

Tags

Android, Artificial Intelligence, Cult, Cult Film, Cyberpunk, Dark, Dystopia, Film Based On A Novel, Flying Car, Fugitive, Futuristic, Justice, Mind-Bending/Experimental, Neo-noir, Space/Aliens, Spiritual/Religious, Tech Noir, Tech Noir, Technology

Attributes

Based On: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Filming Location: Los Angeles
Narrative Location: Los Angeles
Subject: android, artificial intelligence
Time Period: 2019

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Alternate Titles

2020
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Bėgantis skustuvo ašmenimis
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Bıçak Sırtı
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Blade Runner
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Blade Runner - Metropolis 2020
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Blade Runner - O Caçador de Androides
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Blade Runner - Remasterizado
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Blade Runner - The Director's Cut
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Blade Runner - The Final Cut
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Blade Runner Director's Cut
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Blade Runner: Criterion Edition
Blade Runner: Director's Cut
Blade Runner: International Cut
Blade Runner: Perigo Iminente
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Blade Runner: The Final Cut
Burêdo rannâ
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Dangerous Days
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Der Blade Runner
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El cazador implacable
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Istrebljivač
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Iztrebljevalec
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Likvidatorius
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Ölüm Takibi
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Pa asmeni skrejošais
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Pilet Rannar
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Szárnyas fejvadász
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Terapealne jooksja
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Tội Phạm Nhân Bản
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Vânătorul de recompense
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Łowca androidów
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Μπλέηντ Ράνερς: Ομάδες Εξόντωσης
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Бегущий по лезвию
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Блејд ранер
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Блейд Рънър
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Истребљивач
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Той, хто біжить по лез
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ब्लेड रनर
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ブレードランナー
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ブレードランナー:1982
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銀翼殺手
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银翼杀手
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블레이드 러너
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블레이드러너
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서기 2019 블레이드 러너
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서기 2019년
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