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Blade Runner

Film noir meets science fiction in the 2007 final cut of Ridley Scott's visually stunning and brutal sci-fi classic about an ex-cop on the trail of mutinous androids.

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, 50 minutes

Last on

Sun 14 Sep 2014 23:45

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.


Role Contributor
Rick Deckard Harrison Ford
Roy Batty Rutger Hauer
Rachael Sean Young
Gaff Edward James Olmos
Director Ridley Scott
Bryant M Emmet Walsh
Pris Daryl Hannah
JF Sebastian William Sanderson
Leon Kowalski Brion James
Dr Eldon Tyrell Joe Turkel
Zhora Joanna Cassidy
Hannibal Chew James Hong
Holden Morgan Paull
Writer Hampton Fancher
Writer David Peoples
Author Philip K Dick
Producer Michael Deeley
Producer Charles de Lauzirika
Composer Vangelis
Director of photography Jordan Cronenweth


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