Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

DVD - 2018
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A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Warner Home Video,, [2018]
Edition: Rental edition.
ISBN: 9786317099838
Branch Call Number: DVD Blade
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (163 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Title: Blade runner 2049
[DVD]
Publisher: [Burbank, California] :, Warner Home Video,, [2018]
Edition: Rental edition.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (163 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, rda
video file, DVD video, rda
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Title from web page.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2017.
Wide screen.
Summary: A young blade runner's discovery of a long buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.
Audience: Rating R for violence, some sexuality, nudity and language.
Local Note: bt/cmr2
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ISBN: 9786317099838
Branch Call Number: DVD Blade
Statement of Responsibility: writers, Hampton Fancher, Michael J. Green ; director, Denis Villeneuve
Performers: Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana De Armas.
System Details: DVD.
Subject Headings: Los Angeles (Calif.). Police Department Drama. Missing persons Drama. DVDs.
Topical Term: Missing persons
DVDs.
Publisher No: 1000634416
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List - Dystopian Films
JCLStefanieE Jun 04, 2014

Harrison Ford reprises his iconic role. A new era and a new hottie with Ryan Gosling co-starring.

List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

Winner:
* Cinematography
* Visual Effects

Nominated:
* Production Design
* Sound Editing
* Sound Mixing

List - My Top 10 Movies of 2017
JCLZachC Dec 13, 2017

Somehow living up to the expectations set by the original, Blade Runner 2049 builds on the foundation of its predecessor to make something that feels familiar, yet new and exciting. Stunning.


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kamo33
Dec 30, 2020

Dreadful, just awful. Do not waste your time with this offal.
The trailer for the original is a better movie than this literal time waster.
How broke is Harrison Ford?
and is Ridley Scott being held against his will and forced to sign off on these travesties (Prometheus, anyone?) ?
just lazy filmmaking, not sure what the fuss is over Villenueve?

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1aa
Aug 26, 2020

Its hard to follow up a classic science fiction film, but this is about as good as it gets: the sounds, imagery, character development are all top notch. I didn't quite like a few of the fight scenes which I thought were overdone, and there was an aspect of the plot that I didn't understand: why did Wallace corp. want to kill K and kidnap Decker?

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bell5133
Jul 10, 2020

Slow moving for some but very well done. I liked this one better than the original because this one had a deeper love story. Despite the indifferent look of the protagonist throughout the movie (and it makes sense because he’s a replicant), there’s a lot of emotion in this movie.

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mJJLnk7
May 06, 2020

Almost as good as "Blade Runner, Final Cut". Almost better.

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SupermanE1985
Jan 10, 2020

One of the best films of the last decade. Every scene is beautifully shot and wonderfully written. It's a slow and deliberate marathon of a movie designed to let you think and breathe. The original is a classic but this film manages to improve on it in every way. There is so much subtext and implication it takes multiple viewings to really unpack everything. I cannot speak highly enough about this movie.

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stevania_k
Dec 30, 2019

The movie was counting heavily on visual effects but lacking actions.

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N13m4nd
Nov 25, 2019

This sequel is much like its predecessor, which is both good and bad. 2049 takes place in the same Blade Runner world as the first movie, but is not a copy of the original and instead tells a new tale in that world. Like the original the cast is strong and the film is visually rich, but also like the original, the story can be difficult to follow because of deliberate misleads, but also due to omissions which seem to have been meant to be intentional ambiguities but which remain puzzling and distracting because they are not resolved. I am still unclear about how much of what this movie told me I am intended to believe. Near as I can tell, there are a couple of outright self-contradictions, but it’s hard to be sure when the movie is offering more than one interpretation for aspects of the plot. However, I do not intend these comments to be a negative review, as I actually enjoyed this thought-provoking and beautiful film, and it was not until I was thinking back over it the next day that I began to wonder if it all added up correctly.

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YeshuaDo
Nov 03, 2019

Nothing special, only computer made visual effects with poor acting.
Too long and too boring story in which you need to figure out what’s going on.
Harrison Ford shows up after 1:45’’ movie is on (!) and then story goes a bit faster.
Honestly, it was a waste of time. I can use my 3hrs much much better than on bored movie. Skip it.

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ConorKillion
Aug 26, 2019

Where is the acting? Ryan Gosling deadpans the entire film. Not even remotely as interesting as the first.

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ESPSTUDIO82
Jun 16, 2019

Sad sad! I saw the original and this one made me sleepy. I was glad to finally see the credits as they were more exciting.

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Ron@Ottawa
Mar 01, 2018

Sexual Content: Several scenes of nudity.

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jimg2000
Mar 02, 2018

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Replicants are bioengineered humans, designed by Tyrell Corporation for use off-world. Their enhanced strength made them ideal slave labor. After a series of violent rebellions, their manufacture became prohibited and Tyrell Corp went bankrupt.

The collapse of ecosystems in the mid 2020s led to the rise of industrialist Niander Wallace, whose mastery of synthetic farming averted famine. Wallace acquired the remains of Tyrell Corp and created a new line of replicants who obey. Many older model replicants - Nexus 8s with open-ended lifespans - survived. They are hunted down and 'retired'

Those that hunt them still go by the name... Blade Runner.

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