1982 'Blade Runner' Convention Reel

September 4, 2012

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Produced for old sci-fi and fantasy conventions--back when the nerdy convention circuit was less corporate and even less frequently bathed--this 16mm, 13-minute Blade Runner featurette takes a look behind the scenes of the now-classic, and includes interviews with three of the lead geniuses in making the film as enduring as it is: director Ridley Scott, visual effects designer Douglas Trumbull, and production designer/futurist Syd Mead. It also for some reason provides examples of what it would be like to replace the film's iconic Vangelis score with a funky '70s porn track. Highly informative at several levels.

(via, thanks to LeVar B.)

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