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Blade Runner Blues + Rain

Blade Runner Blues + Rain

For some people, white noise helps you relax, while others prefer the sound of a rainstorm. But if you’re like us, that rain is accompanied by the sounds of the Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis. This 8-hour track made by Cole Phelps offers the perfect ambient background for unwinding your mind and releasing your tension.

Los Angeles July 2020

Los Angeles July 2020

It seems as if every year, the number of backyard fireworks displays on July 4th increases exponentially, and in 2020, things have been truly insane. Using aerial footage captured by KTLA’s Sky5 chopper, editor Mike Dent turned Los Angeles into a scene right out of Blade Runner. The only thing missing is the Tyrell Corporation HQ.

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Low-Fi (Gameplay Trailer)

Low-Fi (Gameplay Trailer)

Low-Fi is a VR game that drops you into a cyberpunk world clearly inspired by Blade Runner. You play a character who is unable to merge with “The Platform,” a VR simulation where most people live their lives, relegated to performing police duties in the real world. Coming to SteamVR and PSVR, with early access on itch.io now.

Blade Runner 2049 Honest Trailer

Blade Runner 2049 Honest Trailer

It took them a couple of years to get around to it, but Screen Junkies‘ roasting of Denis Villenueve’s visually spectacular Blade Runner sequel is spot-on. The movie might have been long, deliberately-paced, and self-important, but we still loved every minute of it.

Police Spinner Repair T-Shirt

Police Spinner Repair T-Shirt

Petotee presents the perfect t-shirt for fans of Blade Runner. The design is inspired by the covers of those Haynes service and repair manuals, just in case you need to fix up your police spinner. Also available on mugs, bags, sweatshirts, phone cases, and more.

Blade Runner Blimp Replica

Blade Runner Blimp Replica

Adam Savage and fellow modelmaker Kayte Sabicer show off one of the coolest replicas we’ve seen in a while – an insanely detailed recreation of the blimp that hovers overhead in Blade Runner, enticing Earthlings to head for the Off-World Colonies.

Inhuman Conditions

Inhuman Conditions

A five-minute party game from the makers of Secret Hitler. Inspired by Blade Runner‘s Voight-Kampff test, Inhuman Conditions pits an investigator who must determine if the other player is a human or a robot. If they’re a robot, that other player faces verbal challenges.

Blade Runner 2049: VFX Breakdown

Blade Runner 2049: VFX Breakdown

We’ve seen how they made some of the eye candy in Blade Runner 2049, but this 10-minute clip from VFX house Framstore offers a plethora of effects breakdowns from Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction spectacular, from close-up character work to giant CGI set pieces.

Blade Runner 2049: Humanity’s Evolution

Blade Runner 2049: Humanity’s Evolution

(SPOILERS) Jack’s Movie Reviews made this great summary of the underappreciated Blade Runner 2049. He looks at how Joe, Luv, Deckard and the other main characters serve as answers to the movie’s central question: what it means to be human.

Replicating Rachael

Replicating Rachael

MPC VFX presents a look at the work that went into recreating Sean Young’s replicant Rachel in Blade Runner 2049. The incredible illusion was created using reference images from the now 58 year-old actress, combined with a younger performer, and state-of-the-art CGI.

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Adam Savage’s Blade Runner Binoculars

Watch Adam Savage make a replica of Deckard’s binoculars from Blade Runner 2049. He started with a 3D model made by fellow maker Jon-a-Tron, which he modified to make it more faithful to the movie prop.

Blade Runner: Future Noir

Blade Runner: Future Noir

“There are no choices.” Blade Runner draws us in with memorable visuals of a dystopian future. But at its core, it’s a noir film. Lessons from the Screenplay lists the three key elements of noir and how they manifest in Ridley Scott’s classic.

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Blade Runner Black Out 2022

Shinichiro Watanabe’s (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champlooprequel short film for Blade Runner 2049. It’s about the catastrophic event in 2022 called the Blackout. A massive EMP set off above the US leads to a global crisis that persists in the movie.

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2048: Nowhere to Run

2048: Nowhere to Run

Dave Bautista stars as Sapper, a replicant on the run in the second of a series of short films which take place between Blade Runner and Blade Runner: 2049. Again, it captures the texture of the original film well, though it drops more questions than answers. Original here.

2036: Nexus Dawn

2036: Nexus Dawn

A short film which fills in some gaps between the events in the 30 years between Blade Runner Blade Runner: 2049. Directed by Ridley Scott’s son Luke, it introduces us to Niander Wallace (Jared Leto), who created a new series of replicants, coded with extra safeguards.

Blade Runner 2049 (Trailer 2)

Blade Runner 2049 (Trailer 2)

It’s rare that we’re this excited for a sequel, but with Denis Villeneuve directing, Roger Deakins behind the lens, and original screenwriter Hampton Fancher, all under the watchful eye of Ridley Scott, it’s got every chance of being great. Please let it be as good as it looks.

Blade Runner 2049: Time to Live

Blade Runner 2049: Time to Live

This featurette for Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 features interviews with the cast and crew about creating a new universe while being faithful to Ridley Scott’s original vision, while also giving us a peak at some of the film’s fantastic scenery and cinematography.

Listening to Blade Runner

Listening to Blade Runner

Blade Runner is one of the most visually influential films of all time, but there’s also much to be said about the film’s sound design, which seamlessly blends Vangelis’ score with atmospheric audio. Nerdwriter1 points out just how integral sound is to this 1982 masterpiece.

Blade Runner 2049 (Trailer)

Blade Runner 2049 (Trailer)

30 years after the events of the original film, an LAPD cop (Ryan Gosling) discovers a dark secret – presumably about the replicants – which sends him on the hunt for Rick Deckard, who may be the only one who can help him prevent the impending doom.

Tears in the Rain

Tears in the Rain

We have a while to wait for Blade Runner 2049, so in the meantime, sit back and drink in Christopher Grant Harvey’s outstanding fan film that does a great job capturing the tone of its source material, and is at once familiar and fresh. Amazing that they shot this for just $1500.

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Blade Runner 2049 (Teaser)

Blade Runner 2049 (Teaser)

Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival) takes over the directorial reins from Ridley Scott for the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. We know little about the plot yet, but we can’t wait until October 2017 to see this one.

Blade Runner x Siri

Blade Runner x Siri

BLACKM00NSTUDIOS re-edited the photo zoom sequence from Blade Runner, imagining that the Esper machine was built with today’s tech. Given the fact that the story takes place in 2019, we’ve got a lot of work to do.

Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

Watercolor Blade Runner (Full)

The full version of Anders Ramsell’s Blade Runner: The Aquarelle Edition, a hazy re-cut of the cyberpunk classic made using 12,597 hand painted frames. Made for and by someone who’s seen the film multiple times.

Blade Runner Noir Trailer

Blade Runner Noir Trailer

Blade Runner is frequently identified as an existential cyberpunk thriller, but like many modern works of art it falls under several categories. YouTuber Chet Desmond highlights the film’s noir facet with this wonderful trailer.

Blade Runner in 60 Seconds

Blade Runner in 60 Seconds

(NSFW) 1A4 Studio replicants replicates Ridley Scott’s cult classic the only way it knows how: fast and funny. Amidst the chaotic yet accurate retelling, they even manage to come up with a plausible extended ending.

Watercolor Blade Runner

Watercolor Blade Runner

Artist Anders Ramsell took nearly a year to create 3285 individual aquarelle paintings to brilliantly replicate key moments from Ridley Scott’s science fiction classic Blade Runner.

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