Blade Runner: The Final Cut
DIRECTOR: RIDLEY SCOTT
CAST: HARRISON FORD, RUTGER HAUER, SEAN YOUNG, EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, DARYL HANNAH, M. EMMET WALSH
While so many special effects spectacles are lost in time like tears in the rain, Blade Runner remains the template for imagining the neon-wreathed downer of the future, every bit as influential in its vision as was Fritz Lang’s Metropolis over a half century before. Working from a novel by cult writer Philip K. Dick to create a film that would become the gold standard for sci-fi noir, director Scott shares credit here with “visual futurist” Syd Mead’s design concepts and synth pioneer Vangelis’s atmospheric score.