Blade Runner: The Final Cut 1.0 stars

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Two of the more socially conscious of cinematic genres — science fiction and the detective story — have been mated to produce a future-generation Los Angeles (A.D. 2019) that looks like Tokyo or Hong Kong gone to seed. The detective work is somewhat scamped, except for a good scene (echoing Antonioni's Blow-Up) involving a computerized photo scanner and enlarger. And several nostalgic throwbacks to Bogart’s heyday simply misfire: the hard-boiled, first-person narration (eliminated in the re-released “director's cut”); the Venetian-blind shadows; the Joan Crawford hairdo and fashions on the female lead. The sci-fi elements are more fully elaborated, but aren't always sure-fire either: the topography of the cityscapes often seems as flat and jumbled as a Cubist painting, and even the tightest of shots is apt to be busied up with reflections, moving lights, colored mist. With Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young; directed by Ridley Scott. [This review refers to the 1982 theatrical cut. The final cut, of course, contains the full-length unicorn dream.]

Duncan Shepherd

Length: 1 hour, 57 minutes

Rated: R

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Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar. 858-794-4045

  • Tuesday, April 4

    7 p.m.

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6941 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 760-603-8638

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25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

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