With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah
Directed by Ridley Scott

This film was recently elected by a conglomerate of experts to be the best work of science fiction in any format. Besides
2001: A Space Odyssey, I am prone to agree with them on a cinematic level. Based on Philip K. Dick's short story Do Android Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Scott took the material and created a timeless future world. Ford plays Rick Deckard, a blade runner, a sort of space detective / bounty hunter who is assigned to track down and eliminate law breaking replicants whose drive to be human is taken away at will by their creators. His recent assignment puts him on the trail of a group of Nexus humanoids causing the authorities some headaches. While they are man-made intelligence, their instinct to be human and to survive gets overridden by administration and the decision to exterminate when no longer useful, or when the powers that be get rebelled against. Our morose hero becomes obsessed by the attractive simulant assistant of a humanoid designer whom he questions in connection with the renegade group. Besides the action, the amazing look and atmosphere (boosted by Vangelis' great soundtrack), the film digs deeply into man's ability to play God, the human psyche, spirit and mortality. Whether you're a Sci-Fi fan or not, this is one of those movies you simply have to experience. Several decades later it is still something to behold. Blade Runner was also one of the first movies to get a Director's Cut re-release. In this case it not just a cash-in scam, and actually improves the narrative.

6 / A
- PB

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6 - Volcanic
5 - Blistering
4 - Hot
3 - Smolder
2 - Room Temperature
1 - Fizzled
0 - Extinguished

A: Multi-Viewing Potential

B: Could Enjoy A 2nd Look

C: Once Should Suffice

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