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Old 22-07-2011, 16:51
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Never seen this before and will be watching it. I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy it now as one of my friends has revealed the twist of the film to me
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:11
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There's a twist?
There's so much more to Blade Runner than the story: I've watched it loads of times (and loads of versions) and it never gets old. It's the Citizen Kane of SF movies.
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:14
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Shame the BBC are not showing it in HD
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:17
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There's a twist?
There's so much more to Blade Runner than the story: I've watched it loads of times (and loads of versions) and it never gets old. It's the Citizen Kane of SF movies.
I don't know, my friend told me a crucial piece of information regarding Harrison Ford's character. Anyway I can't believe I haven't seen this before as it is regarded as a Sci-Fi classic.
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:18
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There's no twist in Bladerunner, a lot of conjecture about it but nothing to spoil this amazing film that was so far ahead of it's time it still looks fresh.
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Old 22-07-2011, 17:22
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I want to see Blade Runner too so I think I'll record it on the Virgin media V+ and watch it when I come back from holiday
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Old 22-07-2011, 18:23
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I don't know, my friend told me a crucial piece of information regarding Harrison Ford's character. Anyway I can't believe I haven't seen this before as it is regarded as a Sci-Fi classic.
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It's a masterpiece, one of Ridley Scott's finest works. The world he creates is as believable now as it was at the time it was made, if not more so.

Hopefully it's not the version with Ford's voiceover though, that was added to help thick americans work out what was going on. Scott fought against doing it but lost.

Just checked, apparently it's the 2007 final cut version...

From Wikipedia : "Ridley Scott's Final Cut (2007, 117 minutes), or the "25th Anniversary Edition," released by Warner Bros. theatrically on October 5, 2007 and subsequently released on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray in December 2007 (U.K. December 3; U.S. December 18).[8] This is the only version over which Ridley Scott had complete artistic control as the Director's Cut was rushed and he was not directly in charge.[7] In conjunction with the Final Cut, extensive documentary and other materials were produced for the home video releases culminating in a five-disc "Ultimate Collector's Edition" release by Charles de Lauzirika.[9]"

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Absolutely shocking they're not going to put it on BBC HD though, especially since it's the digitally enhanced final cut.
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Old 22-07-2011, 18:47
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Rented it from love film last year. Very overrated in my opinion. I am interested in watching the making of documentary that is on after it though.
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Old 22-07-2011, 18:59
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Frustrating that it's not in HD but the documentary should be worth a watch.

Thanks for the HU.
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Old 22-07-2011, 18:59
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It's also being followed by a documentary about the creation of film.
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Old 22-07-2011, 19:10
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Watching "that" scene with Rutger Hauer, even now, gives me shivers. One of my favorite pieces of cinema ever.
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Old 22-07-2011, 20:26
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I don't know, my friend told me a crucial piece of information regarding Harrison Ford's character. Anyway I can't believe I haven't seen this before as it is regarded as a Sci-Fi classic.
If it's what I'm thinking of then it will not lessen your enjoyment of the movie.
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Old 22-07-2011, 20:35
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I don't know, my friend told me a crucial piece of information regarding Harrison Ford's character. Anyway I can't believe I haven't seen this before as it is regarded as a Sci-Fi classic.
I'm with you now. The alleged twist is a matter for debate and likely to remain so.
I don't go along with it myself but watch carefully and see what you think.
I also can't believe you've never seen Blade Runner. How can this be?
As a minority of one, I prefer the original: voiceover and all. Braces for impact.
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Old 22-07-2011, 20:44
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Never seen this before and will be watching it. I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy it now as one of my friends has revealed the twist of the film to me
I don't call that a friend...more like a replicant.

Ridley's 'Blade Runner' inspired ad.....from way back.
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Old 22-07-2011, 20:46
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I'm not having a pop at Blade Runner but didn't it originally open to luke warm reviews and rather poor box office? Be quite amusing to go back to some of the negative reviwers from back then and probe them to see what they think today and ask why they bigged up likes of Grease 2 so much.
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Old 22-07-2011, 20:55
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I'm not having a pop at Blade Runner but didn't it originally open to luke warm reviews and rather poor box office? Be quite amusing to go back to some of the negative reviwers from back then and probe them to see what they think today and ask why they bigged up likes of Grease 2 so much.
It bombed in the US (which they'd have us believe is all that counts) but it did much better in Europe.
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Old 22-07-2011, 21:32
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Which version are they showing, didn't like the voice over one. Ruined the film's best scene in my opinion.
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Old 22-07-2011, 21:38
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Which version are they showing, didn't like the voice over one. Ruined the film's best scene in my opinion.
It's almost always the Director's Cut that gets shown. It's widely regarded as the canon ending.
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Old 22-07-2011, 21:45
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nope, it's The Final Cut. Will be watching it even though got it on DVD.
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Old 22-07-2011, 21:50
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Never seen this before and will be watching it. I'm not sure if I'm going to enjoy it now as one of my friends has revealed the twist of the film to me
Prepare to be disappointed. It's ball achingly dull and the famous city scape shots are the same 3 or 4 shots over and over again.

Knowing the twist won't make a jot of difference.

and yeah, I'm very much in the minority on this one.
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Old 22-07-2011, 22:02
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I too have never got this film. Just another cop thriller.
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Old 22-07-2011, 23:12
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I have the soundtrack, tears in rain is on it.
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Old 22-07-2011, 23:26
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Considering the age of this movie and the lack of technology at the time, this is a brilliant insight into what could still be the future.
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Old 22-07-2011, 23:31
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It's amazing, when you think how dated many films of the time have become.

I just want to step into the screen and look around.
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Old 22-07-2011, 23:57
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One of the great things about this movie that I've only just realised is .............. there's no sequel.

There's a beginning a middle and an end, that's it,
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