Blade Runner

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Blade Runner is a 1982 American cyberpunk science fiction film,

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The screenplay, written by Hampton Fancher and David Peoples,was based on the novel

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The film stars

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and features

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The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically manufactured beings called replicants

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visually indistinguishable from adult humans – are used for dangerous and degrading work in Earth’s “off-world colonies”. Following a small replicant uprising, replicants become illegal on Earth; and specialist police called “blade runners” are trained to hunt down and “retire” (kill) escaped replicants on Earth.

The plot focuses on a brutal and cunning group of replicants hiding in Los Angeles and a semi-retired blade runner, Rick Deckard (Ford), who reluctantly agrees to take on one more assignment.

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Ridley Scott  credits the Painting Nighthawks and the Graphic Novel the long tomorrow

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as the inspiration  for the movies look.

Comic Books have played some importance on the blade runner film

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Seven versions of the film have been created, for various markets, and as a result of controversial changes made by film executives. A rushed Director’s Cut was released in 1992 after a strong response to workprint screenings. This, in conjunction with its popularity as a video rental, made it one of the first films to see a DVD release, resulting in a basic disc with mediocre video and audio quality. In late 2007 Warner Bros. released in theater and DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray the 25th anniversary long-awaited digitally remastered definitive Final Cut by Scott.

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Also just because its so cool, here are some images of blade runners gun

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So if you have never seen Blade Runner get the final cut dvd and if you have go and buy the 5 disk version