Friday, December 30, 2011

OFF-WORLD NEWS UPDATE for December 2011

Keeping you up to date on all things Blade Runner.



Nikola Tamindzic on a Blade Runner binge, creating animated gifs, on his Tumblr page.


Lots of news to highlight for this month!

Alcon Producer Update on Blade Runner

"Blade Runner 2" Announcement Coming Soon

Rutger Hauer to participate in Blade Runner panel at Mad Monster Party to be held March 23-25 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Short trailer for a fictional 30th Anniversary release of Blade Runner in 3D.

LEGO!
  • Interested in supporting a Blade Runner 'Spinner' LEGO model? Click HERE!
  • Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, and Blade Runner LEGO Set concepts HERE.

Parodies:
  • Scenes From A Multiverse, by Jonathan Rosenberg. Blade Runner parodies.



Articles:
  • More Than Human: Blade Runner's Human/Replicant Debate




  • The secrets of anamorphic Blade Runner

  • Blade Runner, the Cool Twitter Kids and I, by Joseph B. Hewitt IV

  • The secrets of anamorphic Blade Runner

  • Top 100 Cult Films

  • Films To Watch Before You Die #21 - Blade Runner (1982):






PodCast:

Photos:
  • Desktop tuned, ready for work!


  • Dan Hipp's latest fake Tintin graphic novel, "Hunt for the Unicorn".





Music:
MEMORIA ~ Blade Runner: The Rock Project Introduction: LA 2019

"Blade Runner" by The God X.

Misc.
'Blade Runner The Band' at the Christmas Covers party

Books:
  • PKD's full Exegesis is finally being published

  • The Blue Dolphin Enterprises 1982 Official Blade Runner Sketchbook is now available to view ONLINE HERE!

Vid & Gifs:
  • Blade Runner - SPINNER

  • Robot shows Blade Runner reality edging closer (video):


Fratres for Cello and Blade Runner by Matt Broach.

Audio:
  • New sample from srmusic, from their “Blade Runner” project

The Press is known for comparing a real world dystopian future with the movie Blade Runner. Here is one such recent example.
Reform, Human Capital and Our Nation As It Becomes Blade Runner's World in Real Time (Article HERE).

And here's some wishful thinking on my part. First, let me make myself clear, the following is NOT a fact. Again, it is WISHFUL THINKING on my part. BUT --- if it were to come true --- you can say you heard it here first. Would be absolutely awesome = Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to compose the score to Ridley Scott's Blade Runner sequel.

Link:
The Ultimate 233 Blade Runner Links. Happy New Year!

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

Have a better one!
~ Kipple

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Off-world News Update for November 12- 30, 2011

Keeping you up to date on all things Blade Runner.

Paul M. Sammon, the Author of Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, talks with Alexis about his experiences and observations on set, the many obstacles that came up in production and the true message of the film. Interview was conducted live online November 30, 2011. The recorded interview is available to view below.




Blade Runner fan art by ebbewaxin.

Siva Six - Blade Runner ( Stardust ) music video.

Blade Runner fan-art ~ Rachael

Hong: "I'd love Blade Runner role" http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/hong-id-love-blade-runner-role-16077489.html?r=RSS

Papercraft Blade Runner Police Spinner Perfect for Retiring Paper Replicants http://technabob.com/blog/2011/11/18/papercraft-blade-runner-police-spinner/

Hal`s latest Blade Runner anime-style drawing http://media.bladezone.com/hal8.php

OPINION: Blade Runner and the Perfect Ending  http://dreckfiction.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/bladerunnerending/

Sci-Fi Movie Art - Avatar, District 9, The Matrix, Alien, Blade Runner & More: http://www.flickdaily.com/news/scifi-movie-art-avatar-district-9-the-matrix-alien-blade-runner-more/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=tweet-dailyfilmnews

Suspended License 001: Blade Runner. On this, their inaugural episode, Steven and Justin contemplate the sci-fi classic, Blade Runner. Real-time Voight-Kampff tests? Replicant free-running? FLYING CAR CHASES? These lovable hosts have seen things you people wouldn't believe… in their imaginations. And now you’ve got a chance to join in on the fun! Wake up… time to podcast. HERE.

Kevin Bulmer, BR prop maker, died. He supplied several props for the upcoming fan-film "Bladder Run". Below is a note from the director of Bladder Run, Mark Hevingham.

"It is with very deepest sadness that I must report the death of one of the Bladder Run family. My friend, Dr. Kevin Bulmer was also a great supporter of the movie, and supplied several props and many photos and magazine covers to be used in background scenes. He was always cheerful and helpful - giving without asking or expecting anything in return. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year a the age of 47 and passed away on November 12th this year. 

"I had obeyed his request not to phone for updates as he could no longer speak and sent emails, the last of which was picked up by his partner, Cate, early this morning. I can't begin to describe the sadness I feel at the loss of such a nice and talented person. He was a great bloke who deserved a long and healthy life, but I rejoice that I knew him for a while and that his suffering is now at an end." 

Kevin Bulmer October 5 1962 to November 12 2011. RIP Obituary.


MEMORIA ~ Blade Runner: The Rock Project Revisited 

Every once in a while -- out of the blue -- a melody from this project would come to mind. And it was that little inspiration that moved me to revisit the archives.

I found that there were more beautiful songs in this collection that had not yet seen the light of day. They were heard only by a very select few. They lay at rest in envelopes, cases and hard-drives -- awaiting their turn in the studio to be doctored and mixed. There are those few songs that will have to wait for their resurrection. But, I did find that there were some that I felt could be heard and still appreciated now.

Here is a link to the available songs: Blade Runner: The Rock Project.


Have a better one!