Blade Runner 2049, one of this year’s most acclaimed films and a more than worthy follow up to Blade Runner, hits Blu-ray and DVD January 16 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
The sequel centers on LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a replicant who is on a mission to find former officer Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the notorious blade runner who has been missing for over 30 years. Robin Wright co-stars as K’s supervisor whose orders run counter to K’s ulterior motives.
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Special features on the Blu-ray version include two featurettes (“Designing the World of Blade Runner 2049,” “To Be Human: Casting Blade Runner 2049“), three prologues (“2036: Nexus Dawn,” “2048: Nowhere to Run,” “2022: Black Out”) and a Blade Runner 101 series (Blade Runners, “The Replicant Evolution,” The Rise of Wallace Corp.,” “Welcome to 2049,” “Joi,” and “Within The Skies”). The DVD comes with the Blade Runner 101 segments.
So far, critics have been loving Blade Runner 2049. But then again, there probably isn’t a single film critic who hasn’t seen the original Blade Runner multiple times. What about the average young moviegoer, who has never seen the movie in theaters (and, most likely, not at all)? Star Ryan Gosling told us the film’s crew went out of its way to make sure you could still understand the new movie even without seeing the old one.
October is upon us and the most highly anticipated film of the month is Blade Runner 2049. Already receiving stellar reviews, Blade Runner 2049 may be one of the rare movies that improves upon the iconic original. Directed by Arrival and Sicario filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, the feature marks the return of former LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford). Ryan Gosling is simply known as K, the officer who’s searching for Deckard. Blade Runner 2049 opens nationwide October 6.
Critics darling Todd Haynes (Carol, Far from Heaven) is back with Wonderstruck, a storyline that follows the journey of two children living in different time periods. Julianne Moore, who previously worked with Haynes in Far From Heaven and Safe, reunites with Haynes in the feature that’s adapted by Brian Selznick’s book. Wonderstruck opens in limited release October 20.
Better Watch Out, the Harry Dean Stanton headlined Lucky, and Una (which features Carol actress Rooney Mara) are also covered on the latest episode of CinemAddicts. Take a listen below and feel free to comment!
Last year, Ryan Gosling starred in La La Land, which presented us with a dream-like version of Los Angeles. This year, he’ll be starring in Blade Runner: 2049, which will present us with a nightmarish version of Los Angeles. Gosling doesn’t mind the change of scenery, though, because it means he gets to work with one of his idols, Harrison Ford. It also means he gets to become part of a film that had a huge effect on him when he was growing up. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ryan Gosling)
Blade Runner: 2049 opens in theaters on October 6.
It’s been 35 years since the original Blade Runner movie was released. Starring Harrison Ford and directed by Ridley Scott, it became one of the iconic films of its era, helping to redefine the way sci-fi action movies were made. After decades of speculation, the long-awaited sequel is on its way: Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), hits theaters in October. While Ford and Edward James Olmos reprise their roles from the original, they’ll be joined by Ryan Gosling and Oscar winner Jared Leto. So you’ve got a nod to the old, along with elements that are brand new. And Gosling told us that fans of the first movie won’t be disappointed, because the new movie doesn’t try to rewrite Blade Runner’s history. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ryan Gosling)
Check out the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer and the films opens October 6.