Blade Runner fuses together a morally ambivalent story about godhood with a visual panache that has shaped cinematic science fiction since its 1982 release. While it has inspired many games like Snatcher, Mean Streets, and the forthcoming Cyberpunk 2077, there have actually been only two Blade Runner video games, each…
Didn’t get the reference? The A.V. Club is here to help, picking apart the network of literary references and allusions that make up the ambitious alternate-future reality of Blade Runner 2049. The cyberpunk novelist William Gibson once praised the original Blade Runner’s intoxicating mix of quotations and designs as…
Last Friday, Blade Runner 2049, the sequel to the iconic cyberpunk film, hit theaters. Staff writers Gita Jackson and Heather Alexandra checked it out this weekend, and, as you might imagine, there’s a lot to digest in this nearly three hour film.
The Blade Runner point-and-click adventure game still looks stunning. Westwood Studios’ 1997 adaptation was groundbreaking at the time for having multiple endings and a story that changed with each new choice you made. But it also had some dazzling, painstakingly crafted backgrounds.
The most widely admired science-fiction film to come out of the 1980s, Blade Runner reimagined the nocturnal, seductive, and pessimistic qualities of film noir and its ’70s derivative, neo-noir, for the paranoid cityscape of the future: a dark, rainy, multi-lingual Los Angeles where a detective in a trench coat trails…
Blade Runner 2049 is like staying up all night to finish a 150,000-word fanfic that you started reading, thought was good but not great, and then just kept reading because you’d committed to it, goddammit. And then the next morning, as you struggle bleary-eyed through the work day, you keep wondering if it was worth…
It was obvious that an anime reimagining of Blade Runner by the director of Cowboy Bebop would be killer, but it surpassed my high expectations. The recent anime short Blade Runner Blackout 2022 is 15 beating kick drum minutes of stoical one-liners, waltzing fight scenes and, because it’s still Blade Runner,…
Shinichiro Watanabe of Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo fame is directing a short Blade Runner anime. Sony Pictures Japan has uploaded a sneak peek of the short.
Snatcher is a cult classic that should be experienced by both science fiction and Metal Gear fans. Even though it appears to “snatch” many of its influences and throw them together into a science fiction cornucopia, it actually explores the issues of humanity and existence in its own distinctive style.
The second trailer for Blade Runner 2049 is here and, as expected, it’s just undeniably beautiful.
Blade Runner’s blaster already has a number of expensive replicas. This summer, it’s getting a water gun.
It’s April 10, 2017, and you know what that means. Yes, it’s the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Mollwitz (everybody knows that), but it also happens to be Leon Kowalski’s birthday. Well, Leon’s inception day to be precise. Who’s Leon Kowalski? He’s a replicant from the classic 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner.
A 28-year-old Hungarian construction worker was killed on the set of the untitled Blade Runner sequel, after the set he was taking apart collapsed.
It’s something I’ve noticed. I’ve noticed it in the US, and I’ve noticed it among Westerners who visit Japan. After breaking apart chopsticks, they begin rubbing them together.
I'm not kidding with that "beautiful" up there. These aren't even photos, they're scans of slides, and you just would not think they were taken over 30 years ago, during the making of one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. They look like they were shot yesterday, on a very expensive modern camera.
Imagining the future is a huge challenge — few people saw smartphones and DNA-based medicine coming. But if you want proof that "futuristic" science fiction is always about the present, just look at the obsolete devices people think will still be around. Here are 12 future visions that include tech we've already…
Lego police spinner from Blade Runner by Ralph S with opening doors:
Bits of anime recut and combined with voice acting from the Blade Runner movie to create Blade Runner as anime.
Yes, you read that right. This costs $900, not $90. But whatever. If it means I can walk around muttering "enhance" and shooting at robots, I'll pay it.
Swedish artist Anders Ramsell created 12,597 watercolor paintings to craft a 35 minute long "paraphrasing" of Ridley Scott's 1982 cult-classic science fiction film Blade Runner. It's like watching the movie in a dream.