This week marks the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner‘s release in theaters. Although it did not do well in its theater run – it was up against Spielberg blockbuster E.T. – it has since gone on to become one of the most popular sci-fi movies of all time.

There’s a 25th Anniversary DVD called Blade Runner: Final Cut being released in September. This is, I think, the 5th DVD version. This Final Cut will also be (re)released in theaters. For now, you can watch the trailer.

Although my own impression of the movie was not great (especially when compared to excellent source novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?) others are talking about it, like SlashDot and BrainWagon. Also: Popular Mechanics offers Blade Runner at 25: Why the Sci-Fi F/X Are Still Unsurpassed written by MythBuster Adam Savage.

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