Friday, February 22, 2019

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 3

Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.




In the news ...


  • Get a first look at the new Blade Runner comic. Last July it was announced that Alcon Media Group and London-based Titan Publishing were partnering in a new co-publishing venture which would initially focus on the Blade Runner universe. Now, EW can exclusively reveal that the first comic to explore that universe will be called Blade Runner 2019. Launching this summer, Titan Comics’ new series will be set during the exact timeframe of the original Blade Runner film, and feature a (mostly) new set of characters and situations. More HERE.




Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and a bit of miscellaneous.


Articles:

Art:


"Rachael" by ekaterina z.


"Tears in the rain ..." by Benjamin Carre


Music:

 


Videos:


From kazuchoice's FanEdit, Blade Runner: White Dragon Cut Ver. 5. It seems to be coming along splendidly! 



A dark realization burdens blade runner Devrouax, forcing him to question everything he's ever known. Will the weight of it all crush him, or will Devrouax find the answers he seeks?

A Word from Director, Chris R. Notarile

Like most filmmakers, Blade Runner was an insanely inspirational film for me. However, I never cared for it as a kid. Sure, I LOVED the visuals of a dark futuristic 2019. I loved the atmosphere, but when I first saw the movie, I did not care for it. This is largely in part due to the version in which I saw- the theatrical cut. I hated the gaudy voice-over, explaining everything to me like I was a moron, and I hated the "happy ending" of Deckard and Rachel flying off into the sun. But then, one day, I decided to give the movie another chance, and I picked up the FINAL CUT. And let me tell you, it was way more satisfying as both a film and an experience. 

Not long after, 2049 was announced, and as a renewed fan, I was very pleased with the end result. Then, as 2018 came to an end, I realized I was ACTUALLY going to be living in LA, in 2019, and it dawned me- "Dude, I should make a Blade Runner short!" I literally said that to myself. 

So I gave it the ol' Blinky try and thought about what I could possibly bring to the Blade Runner mythos. I knew going into this I did not want to give any definitive answers to any questions I raised, but rather HEAVILY imply things. That's how Ridley did it. That's how Denis did it. Who am I to go against the grain.

My story was pretty simple. I wanted a film that ended the way it began but from a different perspective. One of the biggest plot points in 99% of Blade Runner-related content is always- "Am I real?" Or, "What is real?" So a protagonist like Devrouax, having an existential crisis seemed like a good idea.

This film was shot in Los Angeles. I really wanted to make the thing look as legit as I could with a shoestring budget. So location scouting was key.

Filming took a little longer than anticipated, but in spite of all scheduling conflicts, it got done!


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Podcasts:








Listen to "Ep 2: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep" on Spreaker.






Miscellaneous:













If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.


And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in.


Be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.



"Have a better one!"


~Kipple

Saturday, January 26, 2019

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 2

Welcome to another edition of the OFF-WORLD NEWS Digest.




In the news ...
    • 'Blade Runner 2049' Studio Sues Automaker for Not Living Up to Flying Car Deal. Alcon says the Ryan Gosling film would have grossed more but for $30 million less in promised advertising support from Peugeot. More HERE.
    • Blade Runner Named Second Most Influential 'Milestone' Film by Cinematographers. It has often been said that Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's 1982 sci-fi epic, was ahead of its time, and today it's proving that again with another accolade, this time from the American Society of Cinematographers. More HERE.
    • Vangelis' new album "Nocturne" is now available on vinyl, CD, and through all digital channels, including Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Youtube, etc. The album features 11 brand new compositions, as well as 6 classic Vangelis compositions, including the Love Theme and Longing from the Blade Runner soundtrack, reinterpreted in the album's lush but relaxed style, with the (synth) piano firmly positioned at the front of the imaginary stage. On most tracks, the piano is backed with subtle synth strings or other laid-back accompaniment. One track breaks the pace: Intermezzo is performed only on synth strings.






    Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, a webcomic strip, and a bit of miscellaneous.



    Articles:




    Art:




    Blade Runner by Luke Draws





    Music:


















      Video: 









      Podcasts:



      Webcomic Strip:

      Blade Runner (Poorly Remembered) - Part 1
      The series of six Blade Runner (Poorly Remembered) webcomics are available at the artists' Twitter and Patreon pages.




























      Miscellaneous:



      If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And if you'd like to contribute, or recommend Blade Runner-related art, music, video, podcast, or article, you may do so at Kipple@KippleZone.com.

      And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items, (including movie showings, specials, and more not featured in this newsletter), as it comes in.

      Be sure to visit KippleZone's Pinterest page for more Blade Runner images and videos; from behind-the-scenes photos to fan art, figures, and props! And, for more Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.


      "Have a better one!"

      ~Kipple