After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.
57 years later, Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team during her hypersleep. The moon from the original movie has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?
After a daring mission to rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt, the rebels dispatch to Endor to destroy a more powerful Death Star. Meanwhile, Luke struggles to help Vader back from the dark side without falling into the Emperor's trap.
A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.
After the rebels are overpowered by the Empire on their newly established base, Luke Skywalker begins Jedi training with Yoda. His friends accept shelter from a questionable ally as Darth Vader hunts them in a plan to capture Luke.
When Dr. Henry Jones, Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Dr. Henry "Indiana" Jones, Jr. must follow in his father's footsteps to stop the Nazis from getting their hands on the Holy Grail first.
In the futuristic year of 2019, Los Angeles has become a dark and depressing metropolis, filled with urban decay. Rick Deckard, an ex-cop, is a "Blade Runner". Blade runners are people assigned to assassinate "replicants". The replicants are androids that look like real human beings. When four replicants commit a bloody mutiny on the Off World colony, Deckard is called out of retirement to track down the androids. As he tracks the replicants, eliminating them one by one, he soon comes across another replicant, Rachel, who evokes human emotion, despite the fact that she's a replicant herself. As Deckard closes in on the leader of the replicant group, his true hatred toward artificial intelligence makes him question his own identity in this future world, including what's human and what's not human. Written by
Outside of the eye scientist's lab, on the left hand side of the door is some graffiti in Japanese/Chinese characters that reads: "Chinese good, Americans bad." See more »
When Deckard asks Racheal if Tyrel's owl is artificial, she replies "Of course it is." However, her lips movements do not match what we hear. This is because when the scene was filmed, actress Sean Young answered the question by saying "Of course not." Director Ridley Scott changed this in post-production because he wanted to establish that Tyrell could make perfect imitations of living things. See more »
Female announcer over intercom:
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The opening credits sequence features a detailed, dictionary-style definition of the word Replicant. See more »
What can be said about this film that hasn't already been covered in
preceding decennia? Blade Runner (either version) stands the test of
time as an epic story which transcends a disparity of genres, as well
as the seminal "dark" sci-fi film which has been mimicked so frequently
(to varying degrees of success) since its original release. The
interplay of film noir, sci-fi, and what is one of the most
philosophically symbolic and academically analyzed narratives of the
modern era holds its ground on both visual and cerebral levels even in
the face of today's CGI laden blockbusters. The new director's cut,
contrary to many cinematic re-hashings, actually serves to clarify many
of the more nebulous aspects of the plot and makes a great film even
better, arguably allowing it to be modernized and polished for a new
generation of viewers who are more picky and yet simultaneously less
idealistic. All while sustaining the feeling and flavor of the
original. Call it restorative work if you will. The tinny and
meandering score by Vangelis is pure 1980s at its most brooding and
fits the texture and mood of the film beautifully. Indeed, for many
reasons, finding this film in someone's DVD collection makes a true
statement about their discriminating and refined taste in movies, and
equally their appreciation of film as an artistic medium. I would
suggest picking up a reader by someone like Nietzsche, Foucualt,
Descartes, Kierkegaard, or any of the great existentialist philosophers
after viewing this film in order to appreciate the story & its concepts
at a whole new level, regardless if you're watching it for either the
1st, or the 100th time. An enduring classic and an intrepid piece of
film-making with rich & often haunting visuals designed to entertain
and promote introspection amongst its viewers. 9/10.
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