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Blade Runner

Published January 2, 2010

Blade Runner

Film info

  • Title Blade Runner
  • Director Ridley Scott
  • Year 1982
  • Run time 1hr 57m
  • Genres Thriller, Drama, Science Fiction
  • Tagline Man has made his match... now it's his problem

In LA in 2019, ex-cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is hired to track down and kill a group of androids, known as replicants, who have escaped from a satellite colony and travelled to Earth illegally. As two of the AWOL replicants (Rutger Hauer and Daryl Hannah) seek refuge in a geneticist's house, Deckard takes his investigation to their makers, the Tyrell Corporation, where he falls in love with Rachael (Sean Young), herself an android, but with a memory chip that convinces her she is human.

Live Blog

TimeComment
2:38That is a lot of information to begin with.
5:51Why would a tortoise be in the desert?
7:17This is just ten years away. Where are my flying cars and stuff?
7:51When there are flying cars, I hope we have something better than umbrellas.
10:00If I’m ever arrested, I hope I can bring some noodles with me.
10:48It’s weird, the inside shots look very 50s, whilst outside is super futuristic. Can’t quite get my head around that.
13:38It’s also interesting that they assume smoking is still in fashion, when these days, you rarely see it anymore.
15:09That is quite an enormous Coca Cola ad. Did they have product placement in those days, or is it just a symbol of the future? Coke will be around forever.
22:31Why are they called Blade Runners?
29:33It seems to rain a lot in the future, I hope they do get those umbrella replacements sorted.
33:44It also seems that it is very dark in the future, and mood lighting is the fashion.
35:21I don’t want to override the very scientific test he is doing, but you can tell the replicants from their weird hair and very defined cheekbones.
48:43What number in Japan starts with 555-?
53:41There was a fashion for see-through coats a while back, I hope it doesn’t come back again.
54:36There are also Atari ads, not quite so prominent as Coke.
1:05:31She has crazy shoulder pads too.
1:13:51I hope they don’t kill J.F. I like him.
1:23:06He spent all that time trying to find his creator but clearly didn’t think twice about disposing of him. Who’s he going to turn to for help now?
1:26:46Don’t show any marketing agencies this idea of flying ads, please. That singing lady would get old very quickly.
1:35:40It must be tricky to hold your hand as though you have broken fingers. Do they teach you that in drama school?
1:38:55He’s climbing up an overhang… of a crumbly old building… in the rain… with broken fingers. Uh huh.
1:47:00Meaning that he had been there and let her go?

Thoughts

Another iPlayer movie that I wouldn’t have watched if Mr C hadn’t proclaimed it as one of his favourite films. We watched it together, with some wine and chocolate. Good times.

Apologies to Mr C, but I was really not a fan of this. The idea behind the story is good but it wasn’t until I got halfway through the film that I really understood what was going on. The mood lighting and smoke machines got annoying after a while, and most of the time I was worried for poor J.F.

Rating: 2 / 5

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