History Film / BladeRunner

28th May '16 10:38:02 AM KenKevinStriker
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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Blade Runner'' has been re-released many times. There's a Director's Cut, a Special Edition, a "Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" (that comes in the same kind of metal briefcase as the Voight-Kampff machines), and a 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition.[[note]]The Ultimate Collector's Edition has the most discs because the DVD divided the bonus features among three [=DVDs=], and the Blu-Ray spread the extra content over two [=DVDs=] and one Blu-Ray Disc. The 30th Anniversary Edition puts the extras on one Blu-Ray Disc.[[/note]] The 5 versions included in the two newest releases include: The 1982 Workprint, The US Theatrical Cut, The International theatrical cut, The 1992 Director's cut and the 2007 Final Cut. According to TheOtherWiki there are ''two other versions'' that exist but aren't included in the current set (A TV broadcast version and a sneak preview version which uses deleted scenes).

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Blade Runner'' has been re-released many times. There's a Director's Cut, a Special Edition, a "Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" (that comes in the same kind of metal briefcase as the Voight-Kampff machines), and a 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition.[[note]]The 30th Anniversary Edition compresses three discs of the Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition has the most discs because the DVD divided the bonus features among three [=DVDs=], into one 50 GB Blu-ray Disc and the Blu-Ray spread the extra content over two [=DVDs=] and one Blu-Ray Disc. The 30th Anniversary Edition puts the extras on one Blu-Ray Disc.adds an HD Stills Gallery.[[/note]] The 5 versions included in the two newest releases include: The 1982 Workprint, The US Theatrical Cut, The International theatrical cut, The 1992 Director's cut and the 2007 Final Cut. According to TheOtherWiki there are ''two other versions'' that exist but aren't included in the current set (A TV broadcast version and a sneak preview version which uses deleted scenes).
28th May '16 10:22:44 AM KenKevinStriker
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* NotSoDifferent: Sebastian and the replicants aren't so different, since he has a rare disease that gives him a limited lifespan.
** Pris also invokes this: "We're not computers, Sebastian. We're physical."

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* NotSoDifferent: Sebastian and the replicants Replicants aren't so different, since he has a rare disease that gives him a limited lifespan.
** Pris also invokes this: "We're not computers, Sebastian. We're physical."They even invoke this:
--> '''Roy:''' I hear we have something in common, Sebastian.
--> '''Pris:''' Accelerated decrepitude.
28th May '16 10:12:46 AM KenKevinStriker
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* FauxlosophicNarration: The narration in the theatrical cut is kind of dreadful, and veers straight into this at the end of the film.



* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Blade Runner'' has been re-released many times. There's a Director's Cut, a Special Edition, a "Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" (that comes in the same kind of metal briefcase as the Voight-Kampff machines), and a 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition.[[note]]The Ultimate Collector's Edition has the most discs because the DVD divided the bonus features among three [=DVDs=], and the Blu-Ray spread the extra content over two [=DVDs=] and one Blu-Ray Disc. The 30th Anniversary Edition puts the extras on one Blu-Ray Disc.[[/note]] The 5 versions included in the two newest releases include: The 1982 workprint, US Theatrical Cut, International theatrical cut, the 1992 directors cut and the 2007 directors cut. According to TheOtherWiki there are ''two other versions'' that exist but aren't included in the current set.

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* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: ''Blade Runner'' has been re-released many times. There's a Director's Cut, a Special Edition, a "Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition" (that comes in the same kind of metal briefcase as the Voight-Kampff machines), and a 3-Disc 30th Anniversary Edition.[[note]]The Ultimate Collector's Edition has the most discs because the DVD divided the bonus features among three [=DVDs=], and the Blu-Ray spread the extra content over two [=DVDs=] and one Blu-Ray Disc. The 30th Anniversary Edition puts the extras on one Blu-Ray Disc.[[/note]] The 5 versions included in the two newest releases include: The 1982 workprint, Workprint, The US Theatrical Cut, The International theatrical cut, the The 1992 directors Director's cut and the 2007 directors cut. Final Cut. According to TheOtherWiki there are ''two other versions'' that exist but aren't included in the current set.set (A TV broadcast version and a sneak preview version which uses deleted scenes).



* MercyKill: Deckard means to kill [[spoiler: Pris]] anyway, but after shooting her the first time, she is sent into painful and violent spasms. The look on Deckard's face and his haste in firing at her again shows that he'd rather she just die quickly than in prolonged pain.
* MultipleEndings: Various versions of the film end in different ways.

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* MercyKill: Deckard means to kill [[spoiler: Pris]] anyway, but after shooting her the first time, she is sent into painful and violent spasms. The look on Deckard's face and his haste in firing at her again (and again) shows that he'd rather she just die quickly than in prolonged pain.
* MultipleEndings: Various versions of the film end in different ways.ways and each ending has multiple interpretations.



--> '''Deckard's narration:''' 'Skinjobs', that's what Bryant calls Replicants. In history books, he's the kind of cop used to call black men 'niggers'.



* NominalHero: The replicants are escaped slaves. The Blade Runners are bounty hunters who get money for gunning them down. A Blade Runner protagonist makes for an uneasy moral setting at best.

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* NominalHero: The replicants Replicants are escaped slaves.slaves from deep space. The Blade Runners are bounty hunters who get money for gunning them down. A Blade Runner protagonist makes for an uneasy moral setting at best.



** In the Theatrical Cuts, he explains he left because he was tired of killing. May explain the bad shakes that he got after Leon's retirement.

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** In the Theatrical Cuts, voiceover, he explains he left because he was tired of killing. May explain the bad shakes that he got after Leon's retirement.killing.



* PrecisionFStrike: "I want more life... fucker!" There are cuts, including the Final Cut, where Roy says "father" instead. It is extremely interesting to see how a single word can completely change the mood of the scene.

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* PrecisionFStrike: "I want more life... fucker!" fucker." There are cuts, including the Final Cut, where Roy says "father" instead. It is extremely interesting to see how a single word can completely change the mood of the scene.



* PrivateEyeMonologue: The infamous narration was an attempt at this, although it was removed in the later cuts.

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* PrivateEyeMonologue: The infamous narration was an attempt at this, although it was removed in the later cuts.
21st May '16 2:27:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* CombatParkour: The android [[DarylHannah Pris]] ambushes Deckard and does a rapid series of somersaults to move in close to him in the fight.

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* CombatParkour: The android [[DarylHannah Pris]] Pris ambushes Deckard and does a rapid series of somersaults to move in close to him in the fight.
20th May '16 12:07:54 AM Nylsa
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* CoolArchitecture: Sebastian's apartment complex interior is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building Bradbury Building]], a famous Los Angeles landmark used as the backdrop of many a ''noir'' production.

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* CoolArchitecture: [[ForebodingArchitecture Cool Architecture]]: Sebastian's apartment complex interior is the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradbury_Building Bradbury Building]], a famous Los Angeles landmark used as the backdrop of many a ''noir'' production.
19th May '16 8:24:21 PM DavidDelony
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* ShownTheirWork: A serendipitous example: When Batty and Tyrell are arguing about how to prolong a Replicant's lifespan, Batty mentions something called "EMS". Tyrell says they already tried "Ethyl methanesulfonate" unsuccessfully. Ethyl methanesulfonate ''is'' an actual organic compound with mutagenic qualities, used in genetics. The scriptwriter later admitted he did no research for the conversation and the mention of a real compound in the TechnoBabble was coincidental.
19th May '16 11:36:35 AM hullflyer
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* ShownTheirWork: A serendipitous example: When Batty and Tyrell are arguing about how to prolong a Replicant's lifespan, Batty mentions something called "EMS". Tyrell says they already tried "Ethyl methanesulfonate" unsuccessfully. Ethyl methanesulfonate ''is'' an actual organic compound with mutagenic qualities, used in genetics. The scriptwriter later admitted be did no research for the conversation and the mention of a real compound in the TechnoBabble was coincidental.

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* ShownTheirWork: A serendipitous example: When Batty and Tyrell are arguing about how to prolong a Replicant's lifespan, Batty mentions something called "EMS". Tyrell says they already tried "Ethyl methanesulfonate" unsuccessfully. Ethyl methanesulfonate ''is'' an actual organic compound with mutagenic qualities, used in genetics. The scriptwriter later admitted be he did no research for the conversation and the mention of a real compound in the TechnoBabble was coincidental.
30th Apr '16 1:19:05 AM KenKevinStriker
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** Gaff's multilingual Cityspeak, which is a mishmash of various languages including Spanish, Japanese, German and Hungarian. Lófasz! Nehogy már! The first thing he says to Deckard translates to "Horse Dick! No way! You are the Blade... [[TitleDrop Blade Runner!]]" Becomes a Trilingual Bonus when you realize the name Philip is derived from the Latin for "lover of horses (philo = love, hippo = horse)". Thus, "Horse Dick" = a bizarre insult/term of endearment as well as a reference to Philip K. Dick. The author himself even inserted an AuthorAvatar named Horselover Fat into some of his works. The deleted scenes feature further bonuses as Gaff's refers to Bryant as 'baka' (or 'idiot' in Japanese).
** The scrambled Chinese graffiti at the Eye Now eyeball shop very cryptically says how American people suck and Chinese nationals should stick together.

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** Gaff's multilingual Cityspeak, which is a mishmash of various languages including Spanish, Japanese, German and Hungarian. Lófasz! "Lófasz! Nehogy már! The már!" is one of the first thing things he says to Deckard and it translates to "Horse Dick! No way! You are the Blade... [[TitleDrop Blade Runner!]]" Becomes a Trilingual Bonus when you realize the name Philip is derived from the Latin for "lover of horses (philo = love, hippo = horse)". Thus, "Horse Dick" = a bizarre insult/term of endearment as well as a reference to Philip K. Dick. The author himself even inserted an AuthorAvatar named Horselover Fat into some of his works. The deleted scenes feature further bonuses as Gaff's refers to Bryant as a 'baka' (or 'idiot' in Japanese).
** The scrambled Chinese graffiti at the Eye Now eyeball shop EyeWorks very cryptically says how American people suck and Chinese nationals should stick together.together.
** The neon Japanese sign behind Deckard where we first meet him reading a newspaper translates to "origin".



* BittersweetEnding: The director's and final cut end with Deckard realizing that the four years expiration date ''does'' apply to Rachael, and he [[spoiler:- possibly being a replicant himself - may end with the same fate as well]].

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* BittersweetEnding: The director's Director's and final cut Final Cut end with Deckard realizing that the four years expiration date ''does'' apply to Rachael, and he [[spoiler:- possibly being a replicant himself - may end with the same fate as well]].



* BodyMotifs: Eyes are all over the place in this film. No doubt it has something to do with the eyes being the window to the soul:

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* BodyMotifs: Eyes are all over the place in this film. No doubt it has something to do with the eyes being the window to the soul:soul.



** The Voight-Kampff machine reads the iris for contractions while the test is given to determine if someone is a replicant. It features a big screen showing an extreme closeup of the subject's eye while it does it.

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** The Voight-Kampff machine reads the iris for contractions while the test is given to determine if someone is a replicant.Replicant. It features a big screen showing an extreme closeup of the subject's eye while it does it.



** The various replicant characters' eyes glow in the dark sometimes - much like the artificial owl.

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** The various replicant Replicant characters' eyes glow in the dark sometimes - much like the artificial owl.



** Leon at one point seems about to poke out Deckard's eyes.
** Tyrell wears large glasses whose lenses distort his eyes considerably. [[spoiler: Roy crushes them as he kills Tyrell by squeezing his head, starting with his eyes.]]

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** Leon at one point seems about to poke out gouge Deckard's eyes.
** Tyrell wears large glasses whose lenses distort his eyes considerably. [[spoiler: Roy crushes gouges them as he kills Tyrell by squeezing crushing his head, starting with his eyes.head.]]



* BowtiesAreCool: Gaff wears one.

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* BowtiesAreCool: Gaff wears one.one and looks like a smooth pimp daddy doing it.



* ClimbingClimax: Inverted. It is the protagonist that climbs onto the top of the building for the ultimate showdown, and the antagonist that follows him.

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* ClimbingClimax: Inverted. It is the protagonist that climbs onto the top of the building for the ultimate showdown, building, and the antagonist that follows him.him. Deckard also climbs to the roof in hopes of evasion, not confrontation, because he knows he can't fight Roy Batty hand-to-hand.
29th Apr '16 6:14:17 AM erforce
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->''I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe…''

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->''I've… ->''"I've… seen things you people wouldn't believe…''believe...."''



* ZettaiRyouiki: Pris.

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* %%* ZettaiRyouiki: Pris.
29th Apr '16 2:13:18 AM TrollBrutal
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* WhatTheHellHero: The fairly rough "love scene" between Deckard and Rachael in his apartment.
** In the GreyAndGrayMorality of the film, Leon beating the ever loving crap out of Deckard right after [[spoiler: Deckard kills Zhora.]]
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