Fri, 13 May 2016
In 1982, Director Ridley Scott, fresh off the success of Alien, chose a film adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" to create a cyberpunk film noir called Blade Runner starring newly minted megastar Harrison Ford. The troubled production was initially praised for it's visual flair while criticizing it's slow pace and tacked-on ending. But when the "director's cut" came out during the boom of VHS, the film's stature elevated outside cult classic to a widely hailed masterpiece. But does the film genuinely deserve the praise it got both for it's theatrical and post-theatrical renditions or should it disappear like tears in the rain? Eric, Kent & Lobster strap in for a little retirement.
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