Sunday, November 1, 2009

"Like Tears in Rain"

YouTube - BLADE RUNNER - I've seen things My favorite science fiction movie is "Blade Runner" directed by Ridley Scott back in 1982 and starring Harrison, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young. "Replicants", manufactured to perform dangerous tasks in the "off world" colonies are indistinguishable from humans. Following an uprising in the "off world" colonies, replicants of the "Nexus 6" series are banned from Earth and are hunted down for termination by specialist police called "blade runners". The "replicants" are programmed for a limited lifespan of about four years in this futuristic setting of November 2019 and a group return to Earth to try to get their creator at the "Tyrell Corporation" to extend their lifespan.

In this YouTube clip, Rutger Hauer, as the leader of the "replicant" group gives his last thoughts at the end of his lifespan and how all his memories and experiences will vanish with his death like "tears in rain". Recently on there was a list of the best 100 science fiction movies of all time. Being a fan of the movie "Blade Runner" I was curious as to whether this movie would be on the list and if so where it would be ranked. I went through the whole list which was presented in reverse order and was surprised that I didn't see "Blade Runner". I finally got to "Number 1" on this list and lo and behold there it was.

Based on the Philip K. Dick novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" this movie was one of the first to be released in the "DVD" format. Other notable actors in the movie included Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos, M. Emmett Walsh,and William Sanderson.

Have you seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts?