We are kind of breaking the mold of Movie of the Week since this has already been posted. But in honor of Rudger Hauer (1944-2019) we suggest to watch, or re-watch, this 80's classic which delivers one of the best monologues in cinema history.
Bladerunner 1982 suspense thriller sci-fi
Available for streaming on Prime Video
The late 1970's and early 1980's were the golden age of sci-fi movies - Terminator, Star Wars, RoboCop, Superman, Aliens and Star Trek- Wrath of Khan, to name a few. But Blade Runner is my top choice for the golden age. The acting, imaginative storyline and soundtrack were all outstanding. The film is still just as visually unique now as it was when it came out. I have a Blade Runner poster on the wall in my home theater with the famous tag line: Man has made his match, now it is his problem. That ominous phrase warns the viewer that he will be in for a wild ride on the subject of AI. The cast is one of the best ever assembled in movie history, and is duly credited to the skill of Ridley Scott. My favorite character actor, M. Emmet Walsh, shines as the boozy, cornpone Police Captain Bryant. He is the perfect foil for Deckard, the tight-strung Blade Runner. The gals amp-up the voltage – wild-eyed, witchy Daryl Hannah and flamboyant, prissy, drop-dead gorgeous Sean Young – add style, beauty and grace. And finally, Rutger Hauer, as Roy Batty, brings to life one the most memorable and complex villains to grace the silver screen. It is his career best performance by a mile. Finally there is endless jibber-jabber on the internet about which is the best DVD version of the film. I prefer the Director’s Cut, without the voiceover. But that is a minor deal and you can go figure it out for yourself.
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