Blade Runner is undeniably one of the great science fiction cult classics. Directed by Ridley Scott and
released in 1982, the film follows Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, our dystopian future cop.
The film finds its conception as an adaptation of Philip Dick’s 1968 novel Do Androids Dream of Electric
Sheep? and is known for having a variety of versions, with altering levels of nudity, violence and
alternate endings. We will be showing the Final Cut released in 2007, the only version of which Scott
had complete artistic control.
We begin with Deckard’s call-to-arms, a reintroduction to the police force following the escape of a
group of four replicants fighting their programmed self-destruction clocks. As they search for their
maker and Deckard is charged with speeding up their retirement, the audience is left to question
what being human and alive really entails. Blade Runner, with cool sci-fi effects and a plot worthy of
a new age thriller, is not one to miss.
Fancy a tale of AI and the question of sentience, not too far from home? Blade Runner is screening
with Plymouth Arts Cinema as part of this summer’s Open Air Cinema. See this innovative adventure
on Friday 2nd September 2022, 20:30 at Tinside Lido, Plymouth.
By Amy Moores