BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT
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Critic Stephen Hunter on BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT:
"This variant, if it is the last, is surely the best and I've seen them all. [...] Simply as a moviegoing experience (emphasized in the art moderne cathedral of the restored Silver Theatre, a great setting for any movie but particularly this movie, with its love of the retro-future) it's as close to pure bliss as you can get."
Click to read the full review in The Washington Post
Ridley Scott's visionary future noir still sets the standard for creating a sci-fi world on screen, nearly 30 years after the release of the first of its three versions. BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT represents the last word on Scott's versioning of his masterpiece, including extended scenes, never-before-seen special effects, and even a few corrections that had always bothered the meticulous filmmaker.
Los Angeles, 2019: a squalid urban metropolis, over-developed and over-populated. Harrison Ford is Rick Deckard, a detective on the "blade runner" unit, charged with hunting down and "retiring" replicants, human-like androids created to toil on the off-world colonies. His latest assignment is his greatest challenge yet-find and retire six Nexus 6 models, the most sophisticated yet, who have mutinied and returned to earth, planning to take action against their creators at the Tyrell Corporation.
Harrison Ford is superb as Deckard, bringing an existential weariness and wariness to the action-hero part, with outstanding support work from Rutger Hauer as the leader of the replicants and Sean Young as a Tyrell Corp. secretary who's both more and less than she seems.
DIR Ridley Scott; SCR Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?; PROD Michael Deeley, Charles de Lauzirika (FINAL CUT version only). US, 1982/2007, color, 117 min. Rated R
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