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Blade Runner

The 2007 final cut of Ridley Scott's sci-fi classic.

Los Angeles, 2019. Mankind has succeeded in creating replicants - near-perfect humanoids superior in intelligence even to humans - but as a result of a mutiny on a human colony in outer space, it is now illegal for unlicensed replicants to be on Earth. The punishment, if they are caught, is death.

Four replicants have escaped and fled back to Earth, and android hunter or 'blade runner' Deckard is charged with identifying and 'retiring' them...

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Sep 2014 23:45
BBC Two Wales only

The Soundtrack

The composer Vangelis is probably best known for his moving score for Chariots of Fire, but he also created the soundtrack for Blade Runner, perfectly matching Ridley Scott's striking visuals with an ambitious, evocative soundscape.

In his BBC Four series Sound of Cinema: The Music That Made the Movies, Neil Brand speaks to Vangelis about his work in a rare interview.

You can find out more about how innovators drive the art of the film soundtrack forward in episode three of Neil Brand's series.

Credits

Role Contributor
Rick DeckardHarrison Ford
Roy BattyRutger Hauer
RachaelSean Young
GaffEdward James Olmos
DirectorRidley Scott
BryantM Emmet Walsh
PrisDaryl Hannah
JF SebastianWilliam Sanderson
Leon KowalskiBrion James
Dr Eldon TyrellJoe Turkel
ZhoraJoanna Cassidy
Hannibal ChewJames Hong
HoldenMorgan Paull
WriterHampton Fancher
WriterDavid Peoples
AuthorPhilip K Dick
ProducerMichael Deeley
ProducerCharles de Lauzirika
ComposerVangelis
Director of photographyJordan Cronenweth

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