I was watching the Blade Runner extra discs on my pc and started taking caps of all the great pics and some of the video. Although I'm not an uberfan of this film, it's one of my all time favorites and after all this time it has held up in all aspects. This cannot be said of similar films of it's era which begin to look even a little bit dated. Blade Runner looks as if it was filmed for current release. It is ahead of it's time.
As pointed out I'm not a die-hard fan and some of the caps I've taken may have been seen before by many of you as I know there was extensive coverage of BR in Cinefex, Starlog and many other magazines of the time. Still, I enjoy seeing all of this together. So, I will be posting more images each day from character, set and prop design to on the set production photos and stills, to used and preliminary poster art to deleted scenes all the way down to the extras who make up the seedy underbelly of Blade Runner. I hope this will create some discussion and perhaps get some of you inspired to get new props or maybe some t-shirts started.
Regardless of what you personally think of the film, I doubt anyone can deny that Blade Runner is a visual feast. The team of designers/artists who helped breath life into this bleak and unforgiving world have much to do with it's endurance of time. The work created for this film is both beautiful and inspiring. Here are the dvd caps for the production art.
Coming tomorrow...Costume/Set Design, Props and Principle Photography.