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.

If this was a class of college students, it wouldn't be the popular kid... - Blade Runner 2049 review by Schrödinger's Cake

Spoiler Alert
04/03/2018

A quick glance through the various “best movie ever” lists will show a cluster of films that started out as box office flops, but which grew in time to become cult classics. Funnily enough, numbered amongst these is none other than the original Blade Runner, which is for many cinema fans their favourite film of all time.

If you take a moment to consider the context and content, it’s actually no surprise that the original Blade Runner flatlined at the cinema, and likewise, in a similar fashion so did this one. If this was a class of college students, neither would be the popular kid: they are both simply too raw and unguarded for that.

Personally, I think I was actually a little disappointed with the film, but not because it was awful (in fact quite the opposite); more so because of the weight expectation set by it’s older sibling.

A piece of me is left thinking that it will be interesting to see whether (with time) Blade Runner 2049 evolves to be one of the current generation’s cult classics…

3 out of 5 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 when 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 message from Villeneuve about not spoiling any of the movie 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 reveals 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 picture. 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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