Blade Runner's 25th Anniversary

Wednesday, June 27, 2007 | 07:00 PM

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"Nothing the God of bio-mechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for."

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One of my favorite films of all time, based on a short story  1968 science fiction novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by one of my favorite Sci-Fi authors, is having an anniversary.

Blade Runner was released 25 years ago this week (June 25, 1982).

The film's story is great; the cast, terrific. The Vangelis soundtrack is to this day still gorgeous. But It was the look and feel of the film that stayed with me for all these years.

There's a nice discussion (here) on that exact point by Adam Savage; he worked on Star Wars Episodes I and II, on the Matrix films, on AI and Terminator 3 Despite his works on those later CGI films -- or perhaps because of it -- he finds the effects on Blade Runner to be STILL superior.

There are a number of fan sites that are worth checkingout: brmovie.com has becomes the unofficial Bladerunner site; also worth reviewing is Total Dickhead -- its a blog described as “News, Analysis, and Philip K Dick-Related Info Kipple Chronicled by a PKD Scholar”

There is a circa 2000 Limited Edition Collector's Set still available -- but I am holding out til the Blade Runner Special Edition DVD gets set free (later this year?)  . . .

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Hat tip: boing boing

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Source:
Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed
Adam Savage
Reporting by Thomas Hayden
Popular Mechanics, July 2007
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/industry/4218376.html?series=6

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Comments

BR,

Another thing we have in common!

But unless you saw it in 70mm when it first opened I got ya beat!

Also check out a new SF fiction book called
"The Androids Dream" It's a fun read and the referance is intentional.

alexd

PS. Where is my flying car!

Posted by: alexd | Jun 27, 2007 8:03:40 PM

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