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hauptmann
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:48 am    Post subject: 30th Anniv today Reply with quote

Here it is, the 30th Anniversary of the US release of .......wait for it.......

BladeRunner

I'm planning a commemorative viewing tonight. Who else?






(god, I'm a geek...)
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too. I guess it should the narrated version, just for historical accuracy...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get the the wife to see it again Wink TONITE!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I would like to hoist my Cibi glass of Jonnie Walker...

It broke. Shocked

But happy anniversary anyway!

Karl
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

THAT is a bummer! Mine is chipped but I'm going to power through it for old time sake during the viewing. Might go retro with the work print!

phase pistol wrote:
As much as I would like to hoist my Cibi glass of Jonnie Walker...

It broke. Shocked

But happy anniversary anyway!

Karl

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, questions....

Is the hero really the hero?
Is the villian really the villian?
As a teen I was just starting to understand, and the moment of Roy's transformation gave me chills.
The traditional movie ending of the "villian" vanquished gave way to a different kind of victory and it really resonated with my young mind still trying to figure out the world.



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 3:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was 19 and in filmschool when I saw it the first time, but it was a little bit prior to the initial release....I made it to a test screening here in San Diego a few months prior.

......and I hated it.


Though I came to really like it some time after, and viewing it another time or two. Dunno why I ended up liking it, don't really care, but am glad I did because it has become an incredibly influential and prescient bit of cinema overall.

Just finished watching it again for the first time in a couple of years since my wife got me the dvd director's cut when it was released................

and despite having no CGI and still basically being "old school"....

IT STILL STANDS UP.

Today's filmmakers could learn a lot from it, and I think Ridley especially needs to take a good hard look at it again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm 100% with you on that one hauptmann. From every angle, this movie is timeless! You cannot say to me that it smells like the '80s...sorry, cannot buy it. When you look at the special effects, it still stands also on that front. Yes, who's the hero, who's the vilain? Good question indeed, 30 years after Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

30 years + 1 day Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

phase pistol wrote:
As much as I would like to hoist my Cibi glass of Jonnie Walker...

It broke. Shocked

But happy anniversary anyway!

Karl


Sad

Happy Bday BR
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