BLADE RUNNER (1982)
A jaded ex-cop in a totalitarian future is forced out of retirement to hunt down a group of genetically engineered superhumans bred for slavery. Seeing their heroic struggle against an inhuman system, he ultimately falls in love with one of them. This visually dazzling and boldly moral film caught many critics napping when it first came out. In the Director's Cut version of the film, the director has removed the voice-over narration, as well as the "up" ending that was made from outtakes of Kubrick's "The Shining." Several key never-before-seen elements have also been added and the result is a full immersion in Scott's gaudy, decaying police state. Based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" by Philip K. Dick. Academy Award Nominations: Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Visual Effects.
Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah, Edward James Olmos