Blade Runner (The Final Cut)


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Blade Runner (The Final Cut)

  1. Friday, February 6, 2015 7:00 p.m.
  2. Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:30 p.m.
Image from the film Blade Runner


Based on a novel by Philip K. Dick, Blade Runner is a neo-noir look at reality, memory, and mortality set against a dystopian future of Los Angeles. Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a former “blade runner” called out of retirement to hunt and kill four “replicants” led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer). These genetically altered humans with superior strength and intellect have returned to earth on a killing spree, determined to meet their maker, Dr. Eldon Tyrell. Deckard’s investigation leads across the glittering heights and disintegrating depths of Ridley Scott’s fantastically imagined metropolis.

This Final Cut is the only version over which Ridley Scott had complete editorial control, including extended scenes and never-before-seen special effects. (2K DCP presentation)

Brief introductory remarks and a post-film discussion will be provided by Professor Richard H. Durisen at the February 6th screening.

Richard H. Durisen
Emeritus Professor, Indiana University - Astronomy Department
Professor Durisen joined the IU Astronomy faculty in 1976. He received a B.S. in Physics from Fordham University in 1967 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from Princeton University in 1972. Professor Durisen has had extended research leaves at NASA-Ames Research Center as an NRC Research Associate and at Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics as Fulbright Fellow and an Alexander von Humboldt U.S. Senior Scientist Awardee. He also has a long-standing interest in science fiction and film.