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Adapted from Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Ridley Scott’s iconic dystopian classic is unquestionably one of the greatest sci-fi films ever made. From 3 April 2015, cinemagoers will have the chance to see it again, at its best on the big screen, when the BFI releases Blade Runner: The Final Cut across the UK.
Harrison Ford is exemplary as the world-weary detective hunting down intelligent but murderous replicants in a neon-lit, rain-spattered future Los Angeles. Rutger Hauer, Sean Young and Daryl Hannah all give career-defining performances.
Given complete artistic freedom to make The Final Cut in 2007, the 25th anniversary of the film’s release, director Ridley Scott created this final, definitive version, fully restored from the original negative.
Ahead of next year’s UK-wide opening, a one-day special screening of Blade Runner: The Final Cut will take place in over 80 cinemas on Sunday 14 December 2014 as part of the BFI’s Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season, a nationwide celebration of film and television’s original blockbuster genre.