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Blade Runner

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Los Angeles, 2019. Under perpetual rain against a black sky, detective Rick Deckard hunts down replicants. The android labourers, who are indistinguishable from humans, are banned on Earth. They are superior to humans both physically and mentally, but they have only a short lifespan. Changing that is the goal of a group of replicants allied with Roy Batty , who leaves a trail of blood behind after a visit to his “creator”. On the hunt, Deckard enlists the help of Rachel – a beautiful model of a new, highly-developed replicant series, with whom he inevitably falls in love ... Blade Runner set a new trend in sci-fi, and not just because of the dystopian production design of a tattered, ghetto-like cityscape and the electronic sensory overload. The references to film noir had a lasting effect on the genre. They ranged from Deckard’s love for a femme fatale to his trench coat, as well as the final showdown in the Bradbury Building, which was also used as a location for the 1951 US remake of Fritz Lang’s M. With its low-key atmosphere lighting and expressionist lighting effects, Blade Runner was a forerunner of sci-fi’s “neo noir”.

Ridley Scott

USA 1982/2007


117 min · Colour · 2K DCP

Final Cut

Rating R16


Harrison Ford
Rutger Hauer
Sean Young
Edward James Olmos
M. Emmet Walsh
Daryl Hannah
William Sanderson
Brion James


Ridley Scott
Hampton Fancher, David Peoples, adapted from the novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep“ (1968) by Philip K. Dick
Director of Photography
Jordan Cronenweth
Terry Rawlings, Marsha Nakashima
Bud Alper
Production Design
Lawrence G. Paull
Special Effects
Douglas Trumbull, Richard Yuricich, David Dryer
Charles Knode, Michael Kaplan
Marvin G. Westmore
Michael Deeley

Produced by

The Ladd Company/Sir Run Run Shaw
für/for Warner Bros., Inc., USA

DCP: Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, Hamburg