There are, as you might know some classic landmarks to visit in Los Angeles if you happen to love Blade Runner. A Croatian fan takes us to most of them thru Youtube and he even lets us tag along on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.
The Vid-Phone that Deckard uses when he calls Rachael (The scene outside Taffey Lewis’s “The Snake Pit”) is for sale at Propstore. The bidding for the Vid-Phone starts at £10.000 and is one of many items in the Entertainment Memoribilia Live Auction that’s set to the 23’rd of September at The Odeon BFI IMAX theatre in Waterloo, London, England.
The listing for the Vid-Phone says that most of the electronics are present but untested and a replica Vid-Phone access card is included. The Vid-Phone also shows minor wear due to production use and age and has a crack in the plastic along the top perimeter. It remains otherwise in very good condition. Dimensions: 36 cm x 38 cm x 81 cm (14” x 15” x 32”). To visit the Propstore and read more about the Vid-Phone, please click here
Over 450 lots of original props, costumes and rare production material from more than 150 films and television shows will be auctioned at ODEON BFI IMAX, Waterloo, London. The spectacular live event will feature an interactive webcast with bidding available online, by phone or in person.
Prop Store and ODEON will also present a 2 week, museum-grade,
free-to-enter exhibition showcasing over 250 of the auction lots. This display will allow visitors the opportunity to get up close with these incredible pieces of entertainment history.
Quentin Lengelé from Belgium has made a 3D model of Deckards Apartment and he’s still adding furniture and other items to it. His goal is to be able and use it together with Oculus Rift. It’s still not completely done and could take a while (if you’re interested in all of what you could find in Deckard’s Apartment, then take a few minutes and visit the Deckard’s Apartment thread at Propsummit). He has done a small preview and it’s very impressive.
Youtube publisher RagnarRox has posted a “Looking back” episode with Westwood Studios Blade Runner PC game (released in 1997 and was back in those days a jawdropper when it comes to graphics). Not only does RagnarRox give you a little information on the Blade Runner movie but also how movie-game adaptaions usually end up and what it was that made Westwood Studios Blade Runner game so unique, there is also an interview with Louis Castle, founder of Westwood Studios and Art Director, Creative Director and Technical Director of “Blade Runner – The Video Game”.
The game is very detailed and you cannot miss that it takes place in the Blade Runner universe and to make things even better, it had multiple endings all depending on how you played the game. The video is worth watching even if you’re not into computer games
You can find more of RagnaRox videos here and if you want more information on the videogame you can find out more right here
Amazon.com are now streaming their own TV-Series and has the pilot of “The Man In The High Castle” available for you to watch (for free, as all of their pilot episodes) at their website. “The Man In The High Castle” is an alternate history novel written by Philip K. Dick and takes place in the U.S.A. which after World War 2 (which in PKD’s story did not end as it did in reality) is under German and Japanese control.
The series has been adapted by Frank Spotnitz and is produced for Amazon by Ridley Scott, David Zucker and Jordan Sheehan for Scott Free, Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute for Headline Pictures, and Isa Hackett and Kalen Egan for Electric Shepherd.
Sir Ridley Scott says that he “might” direct “Blade Runner 2” In an interview with Yahoo Movies. He says that it’s his most personal film and might still direct it. The script is according to Sir Scott very good.
To watch the interview, click here
What are your thoughts on the next Blade Runner movie ?
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A group of 2’nd year students at The Animation Workshop, Denmark has created a number of animated trailers for classic movies such as Aliens and The Shining. You can see more on Youtube. What do you think about an animated version of Blade Runner, do you think it’s a good or a bad idea, could it be an alternative to Blade Runner 2 ?
Analog Sweden (A Swedish based studio created from a passion of analog synthesizers, vintage studio equipment and the culture surrounding it) has created a crowdfunded Blade Runner inspired musical project that also will involve Artwork from Kilian Eng, HR-FM and other artists. The music will be made with the same analog instruments as Vangelis used to make the wonderful audio landscape that is the music of Blade Runner.
The idea behind this is to explore into the other stories in the Blade Runner universe.
Create a Full Length Soundtrack
Using Vangelis original equipment & recording process
Artwork to each track by Kilian Eng, HR-FM + others
Based on new stories, inspired by the world of Blade Runner
The Most Dystopic yet the most intriguingly stunningly worlds ever created is the futuristic world of Blade Runner. We want to go there! We still belive this amazing world still holds untold stories. Stories we like to call the “Moments Lost”. We want to see these stories transform into stunning music and illustrations
Their finacial goal is set to €25.000 and so far people that finds this idea one that should finished have gotten together and chipped in with a total of €10.157 (as of 24’th of November 2013) and their deadline for funding this project ends in 34 days
You can find more information and support their great idea (and receive the music and other goodies, all depending on how much you want to support their project) here at Indiegogo