In a cyberpunk vision of the future, man has developed the technology to create replicants, human clones used to serve in the colonies outside Earth but with fixed lifespans. In Los Angeles, 2019, Deckard is a Blade Runner, a cop who specialises in terminating replicants. Originally in retirement, he is forced to re-enter the force when six replicants escape from an offworld colony to Earth.

Books on Blade Runner
Scott Bukatman
Blade Runner
London, 1997

Frank Schnelle
Ridley Scott's Blade Runner
Stuttgart, 1994
Books with substantial mentioning of Blade Runner
John White and Sabine Haenni (eds.)
Fifty Key American Films
London and New York, 2009

David Thomson
Have you seen?, A personal introduction to 1,000 films
New York, 2008

Jason P. Vest
Future Imperfect, Philip K. Dick at the Movies
Westport, Connecticut, London, 2007

Jürgen Müller
Die besten Filme der 80er
Köln - London - Los Angeles - Madrid - Paris - Tokyo, 2005

Alfred Holighaus (ed.)
Der Filmkanon, 35 Filme, die Sie kennen müssen
Bonn; Berlin, 2005

Tom Pendergast, Sara Pendergast (eds.)
International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, 1. Films
Detroit/New York/San Francisco/London/Boston/Woodbridge, CT, 2000

Peter W. Engelmeier (ed.)
Icons of film, The 20th century
Munich; New York, 2000

James Robert Parish
The Great Cop Pictures
Metuchen, N.J., & London, 1990
Articles with substantial mentioning of Blade Runner
Part I, Cultural Spaces, in: Annette Kuhn, Alien Zone II, London - New York, 1999
Charlene Krista, Blade Runner, in: Films in Review, vol. 33, 1982 pp. 429
Author:Charlene Krista
Title:Blade Runner
Magazine:Films in Review
Illustrations:  no
Review of:   Blade Runner (1982)
Title:Part I, Cultural Spaces
in:Annette Kuhn, Alien Zone II, London - New York, 1999
Illustrations:  no

Blade Runner
United States / Hong Kong / United Kingdom 1982

Directed by

M. Emmet Walsh
William Sanderson
Brion James
Joe Turkel
James Hong


Running time:117 minutes
Country:United States
Hong Kong
United Kingdom

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