I won’t even try and articulate everything I think about this film. It is perfection – a masterpiece. Ridley Scott and Co. delivered an amazing peek into a brutal world. It’s both incredibly beautiful and quite cold. It’s also fully realised. Every aspect feels lived in and authentic, so despite the sci-fi setting it successfully draws you into the world of the film.
Designs like the spinners and Tyrell Corporation building are iconic. The imagery is often worthy of handing on a wall in a gallery.
Hauer’s “Tears in Rain” monologue is still my favourite single piece of dialogue in a film. I could watch that on repeat for two hours and still not catch every nuance of the performance. It’s that good. He even makes Ford appear somewhat second rate.
This was also my first exposure to Eddie Olmos. I was immediately made a fan. A small role, but what a performance.
FORMAT: 4K ULTRA HD BLURAY
Blade Runner is a visual feast, filled with gritty details and smooth, ultra bright neon lights. There’s a depth to the image that the old Blu-ray just couldn’t deliver. A stunner.
The audio is even better. Vangelis’ score has precision on the Atmos track, as do the sound effects. The sound field is immaculately mixed. Dialogue is always clear. As a matter of fact, clarity is exceptional in all respects.