Ridley Scott Has THE “Blade Runner” Answer!

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PukeJr attended a screening of the Final Cut version of “Blade Runner” last night (but forgot to bring his camera) at the Jules Verne Adventure Film Festival. Ridley Scott was given a lifetime achievement award (presented by Malcolm “I Killed Captain Kirk” McDowell and Patrick “Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the USS Enterprise” Stewart) but wasn’t there to accept the award. He did, however, record a taped message played for the audience, which included the following MAJOR SPOILER after the jump!

During his taped message, Scott apologized for not being able to attend the awards ceremony as he is in Morocco currently shooting his new movie. And then he said:

“and one final word….yes, Deckard IS a Replicant.”

There you have it folks – the final word from the man himself!

Blade Runner: The Final Cut comes out next week on DVD, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. PukeJr thinks it looks great!



6 Responses to “Ridley Scott Has THE “Blade Runner” Answer!”

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  • Ursula says:

    Yeah Ridley has said that numerous times. And he’s opinion DOES NOT MATTER because Ridley did not create the character of Deckard, Philip K Dick did in the book that Blde Runner is based on ‘Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?”. And PKD said that Deckard was a HUMAN. Only PKD’s opinion matters not some director who just cannot seem to finish editing a film he made in early 80s.

  • buddycat says:

    You said it, Ursula. Thanks for sticking up for novelists.

  • Paulymorph says:

    I’m a huge fan of the Dick’s book AND Scott’s film, and what I always tell people when this hoary old chestnut raises its head is this:

    The Deckard in the book is human.
    The Deckard in the movie is a replicant.

    The two stories have more than enough differences to make this obvious. Think of ‘Blade Runner’ as an ‘alternate universe’ version of ‘Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?’… sort of like the regular Spider-Man featured in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ and the alternate universe Spider-Man featured in ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’.

  • Tour says:

    Ursula: Everything’s fine but then you close out with the half malicious line, “Only PKD’s opinion matters not some director who just cannot seem to finish editing a film he made in early 80s.” Much has been made of these many “Variations on a theme of PKD”, but suffice to say the studio/director conflict coupled with rushed work later on (with cursory attention given to Scott’s notes) account for a great deal of that mess. Thankfully it’s all over now.

  • Esteban says:

    Oh wow. As someone who deals with a lot of notes in his line of work, this is just hard to read, but imolssibpe to ignore.Totally posting on FB. All my friends will LOVE. Thanks Vic for the awesome post!


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