Blade Runner



  • Tonight we are watching the original US theatrical release of my all time second favourite movie, Blade Runner. 1982 with Harrison Ford (made between Empire and Jedi.) When @dominica and I were dating is the first (and only) time that she has seen it and it was the laserdisc edition of the Director's Cut that she saw and she really did not follow it. We were at her parents' house last weekend and her father and I were discussing the film. I was saying how the original cut had a title sequence and narration that hold your hand and explain the movie and that the movie is hard to follow for people who don't already know the plot if they watch the Director's Cut which lacks those.

    So Dominica decided that she wanted to watch the original. So we broke out my Collector's Edition Blu-Ray tonight and she is watching the 1982 version for the first time and this is my first time seeing it since around 1990 or 1991. Since 1992 I have only seen the Director's Cut.

    First thought.... the movie is set in 2019, just five years away. It has been 32 years since the original was made!



  • LOL.. I hadn't seen the movie in probably 15 years, and I have no idea what version I saw at that time.

    2019 eh? Yeah I don't think we are going to reach that level of tech by then.



  • Second thought.... the original release was done as a Film Noir piece. It's awesome.



  • I have not seen this since I got rid of my Laser Disc player and media. Now I just may have to go buy the Blu-Ray.



  • @JaredBusch said:

    I have not seen this since I got rid of my Laser Disc player and media. Now I just may have to go buy the Blu-Ray.

    I still have all 350 of mine. Great stuff. The LD era remains my favorite. There was something visceral about the analogue transfers. Jurassic Park on CAV, Chungking Express, Tune in Tomorrow.... LD reigned over what was, to me, the golden age of cinema. The 1930s might have officially been the golden age, but I feel that the 1990s produced some of the most amazing films ever, but many that were forgotten.


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