25 June 2017; “Blade Runner” (1982) Throwback

I know my one friend is going to love this one.

Years before he directed classics such as “Thelma and Louise” (1991), “Gladiator” (2000) and many others and after directing classics such as “The Duellists” (1977) and “Alien” (1979), legendary director Ridley Scott made this sci-fi masterpiece…

Roy Batty: “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe”…

“Blade Runner” was released on this day June 25th 1982, making the film 35 years old as of today.

Oddly enough, the upcoming sequel “Blade Runner 2049” comes out 35 years after its predecessor which is scheduled to be released in October 2017.

The film follows Oscar nominee Harrison Ford as a detective named Rick Deckard who is tasked to hunt down robots/Replicants led by Roy Batty played magnetically and unforgettably by Rutger Hauer.

It is not surprising that the film was nominated for Best Visual Effects and Best Art Direction-Set Decoration.

This is a highly recommended film to watch as it has influenced many sci-fi films not to mention directors like Denis Villeneuve who directed the critically acclaimed sci-fi drama “Arrival” (2016) and who is in the director’s seat for the upcoming “Blade Runner 2049”. We can only wait and see if he does justice with the sequel.

On an extra note, you probably know that “Blade Runner” received mixed reviews upon release, but as time passed people saw its huge influence in science fiction and cinema in general.

The poster artwork shown is simply beautiful, artistically and scientifically (pun intended).

Again, highly recommended for fans of science fiction, Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Vangelis. Personally, the important aspects to focus on is not only the whole film but the beautiful music by Vangelis and of course the visual appeal of the film.

Poster source: IMP (Internet Movie Poster) Awards.