Blade Runner


I feel that Bladerunner had the potential to be a good film with the storyline that it had, it was throughted becasue of the likeness to film nior. It should have just stuck to sci-fi

>>By Smithe   (Tuesday, 14 Jan 2003 13:13)

Have to disagree with you there. The film noire aspect is what made it so brilliant. It's the second best scifi film ever (after 2001) imo.

>>By Cleomedes   (Thursday, 3 Apr 2003 03:54)

5/2/2003: The idea that ANYONE, let alone a statistically significant portion of the population who likes BLADERUNNER is more likely to like SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE than A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is insane. This thing is obviously broken...

>>By Smith568   (Saturday, 3 May 2003 02:49)

it was the biggest drainer i have ever encountered. teachers who are evebn contemplating doing this as a topic for school, let alone VCE are ou of the minds. have a nice day xxx

>>By dickface   (Friday, 9 May 2003 09:03)

It is beyond debate, this movie is one of the best ever. The variation of thought at all levels provokes something inside us all. Personally, the most moving part is the finale (Directors Cut). Who are we mere humans to decide what life truly is? We are afterall just another product of it!



P.S. I'm suprised at dickface, he should watch it again!

>>By Davo37   (Tuesday, 17 Jun 2003 23:09)

deckard was a replicant

>>By guest   (Thursday, 10 Jul 2003 11:33)

One of the most beautiful movies ever made.

>>By theodoramaffat   (Thursday, 30 Oct 2003 05:12)

yes;i think the same about deckard;definitly a replicant.

>>By theodoramaffat   (Friday, 26 Dec 2003 14:09)

I'd better be careful about how I word this. Bladerunner is an exceptional movie, especially given consideration to when it was made. The special effects were way before their time, but they were mere window dressing for a movie that asks the same question as AI does and what we as homosapiens will eventually have to face: If we create an intelligence that loves us, what responsibility do we have to ensure that we love that intelligence in return?

>>By kaibunny   (Wednesday, 7 Jan 2004 00:30)

Good question, is it the same as having children? Will we "just love it"? People love children almost automatically, not because they feel they have a responsibility to.

>>By flamencoprof   (Friday, 9 Jan 2004 17:13)

Strange how a simple movie can, make you think about what we will do or should do if we are ever to head in it's direction...
"Deckard" was a replicant...and i hope that he and "Rachel" had a litter of replicant
My favorite character was "Gaff" he seemed to be the one who watched "Deckard" to make sure things went right...
"It's too bad she won't live...but then again who does?"

>>By Lex   (Wednesday, 28 Jan 2004 14:53)

this is my fave movie but the is book is better

>>By sunnybleach   (Wednesday, 5 May 2004 16:44)

Blade runner is the best sci-fi movie ever made and also is my favourite movie. Absolutly brilliant. Yes, Deckard is a replicant. It is obvious. His dream wit the unicorn is an implanted memories. Gaff (another replicant) knows it, and he mades the unicorn figure for Deckard.

>>By Meliadus   (Friday, 14 May 2004 19:13)

I saw Blade Runner on its original theatrical release in 1982, and fell in love with it. I probably got TOO hooked on it - i watched it as often as i could, and remember, this was before VCR was widely available, which meant going to the cinema to see it over and over and over again. Even though i have not watched it for a couple of years now, I am sure I could quote huge chunks of it verbatim.

I remember the "is deckard a replicant" debates before the directors cut.

>>By Neddy   (Sunday, 30 May 2004 22:52)

........I remember the "Is deckard a replicant?" debates before the directors cut. I always took the view that he was - e.g. the suggestion that there were actually five replicants and not four, and the way that Deckard's eyes - like those of the replicants, including Rachel - have "red eye" in certain scenes.

It may be heresy to say it, but i was disappointed by the directors cut. For one thing, it actually made some things more obvious (I know that some people take the view that the Chandleresque voiceover in the studio cut did that in the first place) by making it clear beyond doubt that Deckard WAS a replicant. I thought that the voiceover added another layer, which the directors cut then lost. And of course part of it is just subjective. I fell in love with the studio cut, and seeing the directors cut was like seeing a girl you were madly in love with who has cut her hair, changed her make up and got a new v cool attitude - sure, she's different, and yeah, she may even be "better" - but she's not the girl you fell in love with.

"The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long - and you have burned so very very brightly, Roy"

>>By Neddy   (Sunday, 30 May 2004 23:03)

I think the voiceover adds to the movie. It gives it more depth.

>>By mdpii   (Saturday, 14 Aug 2004 17:13)

ya,.. the directors cut blows.... a film way ahead of its time.

>>By jimakane   (Friday, 24 Dec 2004 01:59)

The Director's Cut is the definitive version. I couldn't work out the cinematic version, but the DC made much more sense.
This is one of my favourite films, and my favourite Harrison Ford flick.
It has story, action, mystery and Rutger Hauer (second only to Ladyhawke as my fave RH flick). Even Daryl Hannah was not bad and Edward James Olmos was wonderful as the menacing cop -you were never sure who's side he was on.
I didn't get the impression Deckard was a replicant, how could Roy have broken his fingers if they were both replicants? Rachel was definitely one, but a new breed, more human and with an unknown lifespan. Were they trying to suggest Deckard was one of the same (as Rachel)? Maybe even Tyrell didn't know.
One of the best movies ever, in my opinion.

>>By horliks   (Friday, 21 Jan 2005 22:10)

Perhaps we should not forget who wrote it to start with: "Do androids dream of electric sheep?" by none other than Philip K. Dick.

>>By lone_ranger   (Monday, 12 Sep 2005 21:13)

"I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion…
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate…
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain…
Time to die."

>>By Gentleman1973   (Sunday, 15 Jan 2006 01:55)

Been a phill k dick fan for ages, the man is a genius

>>By partyman   (Tuesday, 1 Aug 2006 09:41)

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe…
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion…
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tanhauser Gate…
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain…
Time to die."

My favorite.
I have the book and it´s just an idea but not the movie

>>By Tristan99   (Saturday, 29 Mar 2008 00:45)

That little speech wasn't in the script apparently, Rutger Hauer just invented it on the spot.

Amazing film. It seems to have divided the Flork community over the years though :)

>>By Flagg   (Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 00:33)

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