Rent Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

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2h 37min
Rent Blade Runner 2049 (aka Blade Runner 2) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Broderick Johnson, Andrew A. Kosove, Cynthia Sikes, Bud Yorkin
Voiced By:
Bernie Leinfelder
Writers:
Hampton Fancher, Michael Green, Philip K. Dick
Others:
John Nelson, Hans Zimmer, Paul Lambert, Joe Walker, Roger Deakins, Dennis Gassner, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett, Kerry Warn, Doug Hemphill, Richard R. Hoover, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth, Donald Mowat, Alessandra Querzola, Doug Hephill, Gerd Nefzer, Benjamin Wallfisch
Aka:
Blade Runner 2
Studio:
Sony
Genres:
Top 100 Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Thrillers
Awards:

2018 BAFTA Best Cinematography

2018 BAFTA Best Visual Effects

2018 Oscar Best Cinematography

2018 Oscar Best Visual Effects

BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
157 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Spanish
Subtitles:
English, English Hard of Hearing, Spanish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Blade Runner 101
  • Prologues
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • 2022: Blackout
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
163 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, Russian, Spanish, Thai
Subtitles:
Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Danish, English, English Hard of Hearing, Estonian, Finnish, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Russian, Simplified Mandarin, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Blade Runner 101
  • Prologues
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • 2022: Blackout
  • Designing the World of Blade Runner
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
163 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
Bahasa Indonesian, Chinese, Complex Mandarin, English, English Hard of Hearing, Korean, Simplified Mandarin, Spanish, Thai
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Blade Runner 101
  • Prologues
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • 2022: Blackout
  • Designing the World of Blade Runner
BBFC:
Release Date:
05/02/2018
Run Time:
163 minutes
Languages:
Czech, English, English Audio Description, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Turkish
Subtitles:
Arabic, Bahasa Indonesian, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, English, English Hard of Hearing, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Korean, Malay, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Simplified Mandarin, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
DVD Regions:
Region 0 (All)
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
(0) All
Bonus:
  • Blade Runner 101
  • Prologues
  • 2036: Nexus Dawn
  • 2048: Nowhere to Run
  • 2022: Blackout
  • Designing the World of 'Blade Runner'

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Reviews (45) of Blade Runner 2049

A sequel too far - Blade Runner 2049 review by ND

Spoiler Alert
13/02/2018

The sequel to my favourite film was going to have to be exceptional but it isn't. It's worth watching but the characters from the first film aren't matched at all. Ryan Gosling isn't dangerous, there's no Darryl Hannah-quality actress, the villain doesn't have any presence - think of Rutger Hauer in '82 - he was frightening!

The CGI Rachel is distractingly not-quite-right, the sets don't have the dinginess, you don't get any idea of what society was like. Actually, the more I think about it, the more disappointing it was.

If I tell you that after it was finished I didn't revisit any scene, just put the DVD back in the envelope and posted it, you'll get my view. As I said, see it, just don't expect the wide-eyed fascination of the original. "You see a turtle..."

Oh, if you haven't seen the original, get that and be amazed.

7 out of 8 members found this review helpful.

Disappointing - Blade Runner 2049 review by SH

Spoiler Alert
14/02/2018

Very disappointing.

Arty visuals for the sake of arty visuals, awful music, poor script, two-dimensional villains, and a nonsensical story that could have been told in 60 minutes, not 160 minutes.

Avoid.

6 out of 9 members found this review helpful.

A Tad unrealistic - Blade Runner 2049 review by BS

Spoiler Alert
06/03/2018

It's been almost 50 years and humans apparently still haven't gone further than earth's orbit, last time was 1972 (allegedly), so take the "2049" with a grain of salt. By then we might have moderately better broadband, and maybe Brexit will finally have happened, but I digress ... Having not been a fan of director Villeneuve's previous sci-fi movie, but did enjoy Sicario, I almost booked a ticket to actually go to something called a cinema and watch it. Glad I didn't, because - just like The Arrival - this film looks and sounds the part, but massively fails to deliver. The story/plot is a mess, and it doesn't get much better once Harrison Ford finally makes an entrance. Why would replicants age and gain limps?

So, if you want to watch something far more interesting in terms of AI, consciousness and humanity/transhumanism, go watch the first season of WestWorld, or play Deux Ex: Human Revolution.

4 out of 5 members found this review helpful.

Big Disappointment! - Blade Runner 2049 review by CS

Spoiler Alert
18/02/2018

How does one create a worthy sequel to such an original classic? The answer is probably not to, but instead to create something new in it's own right, which is why so often some sequels fail whilst others succeed. Sadly this sequel to my mind fails on a spectacular level! The CGI and Special Effects are impressive and really imaginative, but the film is trying so hard to be just like the original instead of being itself, that it fails miserably. It really does try hard to create the same bleak, soulless future, the same sparse ambience and downtrodden sense of humanity that the original captures so beautifully, but fails in every aspect. Then just as the storyline truly does get going and starts to make some sense, you think you've worked out what's going on and who's who, when suddenly right at the end a completely senseless and inappropriate twist is introduced, which to my mind completely spoilt the whole film. I felt that the final plot came across as pandering too much to feminist and pc propaganda, it was inappropriate to the film and had no place in the actual plot, almost as though halfway through making the film, the producers decided to change the ending to appease some political agenda and as a result ended up with a film that literally has the last ten minutes cut and pasted onto the end, so much so that they literally had to spell it out to you, because it really didn't make any sense, given what we had already seen! I actually had to watch this film in two halves, as it seemed so long and slow. Whilst the original is a true classic and was made for the love of crafting something original and beautiful, this just came across as having been made to cash in! Not sure that Ryan Gosling was the best actor for the part either, he didn't seem to quite fit the role and acme across as almost being disassociated from his character, as though going through the motions. Not one that I would purchase or watch again!

1 out of 3 members found this review helpful.

Critic review

Blade Runner 2049 (aka Blade Runner 2) review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

The return to Blade Runner is more of a reprisal of the original film’s heavy themes and surreal tones than the material elements. Director Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) wouldn’t waste our time. In a modern film world where movie retreads have banked entirely on nostalgia to carry them, Blade Runner 2049 is a film that stands strong on its own while still being a pleasing continuation of the cyberpunk film that inspired a new wave of sci-fi.

Taking place thirty years after the events of the previous film, Los Angeles is still a dirty and neon metropolis of towering skyscrapers, glowing ads, filthy streets and gloomy weather. The Tyrell Corporation has been replaced by sinister Wallace (Jared Leto), a more philosophical mind inspired more by godhood than commerce. He vows to create the perfect Replicants that will not disobey and will not kill. More human than human was Tyrell’s motto, but now it seems to be a religion. Removing the obvious tell of iris reflections and the crippling four-year lifespan, Replicants are now the most sound of servants. A few have even been used as the police of Blade Runner, with Replicants hunting down Replicants. A fair fight, I suppose.

One such enforcing Blade Runner Replicant is K (Ryan Gosling), an officer subject to daily screenings to make sure he’s okay in the head. He leads a life of limited emotions, a restricted benefit of Replicant workers that he confides in a hologram program. But then he starts uncovering some hidden memories and secrets about his race of synthetic beings. Of course, this plays into the theme of what it truly means to be human or have a soul, but Villeneuve never makes the story so simple in both its structure or dialogue. A lesser film would have had to include a line where K asks what it means to be human. He’s smart enough to know it means to act human but needs to search internally for that sensation which sparks inside him.

Villeneuve’s vision of Blade Runner is faithful to the spirit of the original, but expansive as well. Not only does he deliver on the garish qualities of a depressingly vast urban microcosm, but he expands past the city limits of L.A. to explore more of Blade Runner somber world. K’s investigation will take him to a desolate farmland of maggots, a junkyard of slave labor and an abandoned casino of a radioactive city. Despite leaving L.A., we never leave the world. I never as though this was an aspect that was better left unexplored. If anything, I wanted K to travel further into the outreaches of this future. The tech has improved, but only slightly. The Spinner police cars have a more angular design but still look like spinners. Investigation tools can dig deeper, but still feel rusty and clunky with their whirring and sputtering. And, of course, the guns still fire like real guns.

And now a tale of how the sausage is made. When I was at the press screening, we were presented with a message from Villeneuve about not spoiling any of the movies in our early reviews. When the film ended, we were given a specific list of what we were not supposed to spoil. Though I’m pretty much in the clear by the time this review has been posted, I’ll refrain from spoiling anymore about the film from here. This is more out of respect for the film than appeasing Villeneuve’s wishes. It’s not even because all the plot twists and characters reveal are all that shocking or important to the entertainment of the film. This is a movie that deserves to be seen cold, despite the requirement of having seen the original film. It needs to wash over the viewer to fully appreciate its atmosphere of a large, meditative and intricate movie that truly felt like a movie experience as opposed to the typical track we’ve become used to.

I knew Denis wouldn’t disappoint as he hasn’t failed me with any of his previous pictures. I was not prepared for how much of a masterpiece he would deliver. Where other reboots and sequels only find references, cameos and merchandising, Blade Runner 2049 finds that sublime sensation of transcendence that the original film delivered so well and amplifies it to a new level of astonishing filmmaking.

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