Blade Runner (1982)

Director: Ridley Scott Cinematographer: Jordan Cronenweth

Loosely adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?’ the film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered beings called replicants are manufactured by the all-powerful Tyrell Corporation to work on off-world colonies. When a fugitive group of replicants led by Roy Batty (Ruger Hauer) escapes back to Earth, burnt-out cop Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) reluctantly agrees to hunt them down. On release it struggled at the box office and turned off critics with its unconventional pacing and plot, but still grew a reputation as cult sci-fi. After a director’s cut and The Final Cut (just two of seven versions) and helped by an outstanding cast, particularly Ford and an iconic turn from Hauer (who wrote the famous ‘Tears in the Rain’ speech himself), and the music of Vangelis, Blade Runner is now considered one of the most thematically complex and aesthetically stunning films ever made.

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The Director’s Cut, Buy (Watch Online)
Blade Runner + Blade Runner 2049 [Blu-ray]
Music From The Original Soundtrack
The Final Cut (DVD)
Future Noir Revised & Updated Edition: The Making of Blade Runner (kindle)
All The Final Blades- Sci-Fi Classic Collection: Blade Runner The Final Cut &Blade Runner 2049 Double Feature 2-Movie DVD Set



  • Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard
  • Rutger Hauer as Roy Batty

“the perfect Batty – cold, Aryan, flawless.” Philip K. Dick

Hauer gives a career best performance as the violent but thoughtful Batty. Ridley Scott cast him without having met him, based solely on his performances in the Paul Verhoeven movies Scott had seen (Katie TippelSoldier of Orange and Turkish Delight).

  • Sean Young as Blade Runner
  • Edward James Olmos as Gaff
  • M. Emmet Walsh as Harry Bryant
  • Daryl Hannah as Pris Stratton
  • William Sanderson as J. F. Sebastian
  • Brion James as Leon Kowalski
  • Joe Turkel as Dr. Eldon Tyrell
  • Joanna Cassidy as Zhora Salome
  • James Hong as Hannibal Chew
  • Morgan Paull as Dave Holden
  • Hy Pyke as Taffey Lewis

Directed by Ridley Scott
Produced by Michael Deeley
Screenplay by Hampton Fancher, David Peoples
Music by Vangelis
Cinematography Jordan Cronenweth
Edited by Terry Rawlings, Marsha Nakashima
Running time 117 minutes
Country United States, Hong Kong
Language English

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