Thursday, May 31, 2012


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

We have some official news about the Blade Runner sequel! 

The new ‘Blade Runner’ movie will have a female protagonist!

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner sequel being penned by the original co-screenwriter, Hampton Fancher!

Ridley Scott says that Deckard will likely appear in the 'Blade Runner' Sequel, but won't be the focus.

Warner Home Entertainment To Release The 30th Anniversary Edition of Blade Runner on Blu-ray on October 2, 2012. More information HERE.

'Blade Runner' tops best sci-fi, fantasy, horror movie poll! More information HERE.

Tri Wyrd Event – The Blade Runner Tour
June 20, 2012 3:00 PM – 12:00 AM (ish)
Join Live Game Labs co-founder and LA Cocktails Examiner Aaron Vanek, a 20-year resident of Los Angeles on a memory-making tour of locations used in the classic 1982 movie Blade Runner. We’ll visit Deckard’s Apartment, Bryant’s Office, Sebastian’s Apartment Building and the 2nd Street Tunnel seen in the movie. More details HERE.

Why you don't see "Blade Runner" in theatres these days.

In Austin, Texas, at the Alamo Drafthouse, from June to August they will be featuring movies that came out in 1982. Among them are,The Road Warrior, Rocky III, Poltergeist, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, John Carpenter’s The Thing, and TRON. However, you won't find Blade Runner being shown there. In the article,  The Greatest Summer Movie Season Ever? According To The Alamo Drafthouse, It Was The "Summer Of 1982", on the website Complex Pop Culture, Zack Carlson, one of the Drafthouse’s fulltime programmers, explains:

"... numerous people now own the film [Blade Runner], meaning that lawyers had to get involved once Carlson came a-calling. One cold-blooded attorney, unfortunately, hasn’t been on the same page as Carlson, his Drafthouse crew, and all of Blade Runner’s other handlers, namely Ridley Scott himself, who has given his approval for the “Summer of 1982” look. “This lawyer was just like, ‘Why would it benefit us to screen this movie anywhere besides L.A.?’” says Carlson. “[He also said], ‘L.A. is the movie town, so why would we show it in some po-dunk Texas theater?’”

But they're not giving up. "We’re battling true evil to get Blade Runner on," added Carlson, "because, obviously, I feel like it must happen, and I’m not giving up.”

The only places that you'll legally be able to view Blade Runner, without the hassle, is in a school or university setting -- as has been the case over the years. THIS page explains how.

Now for some articles, art and music!




by Michael Gaydos

Source: by Enrique Giner 

 by James White

Blade Runner Character Art

Blade Runner’s Rachel by Siolo Thompson

Detective Holden waiting with Voight-Kampff machine, pen and ink, 11"x14"

Captain Bryant in his office. Pen and ink, 11" x 14"

Detective Gaff at the Market. Pen and ink, 11" x 14"

Rick Deckard waiting in the rain. Pen and ink, 11" x 14"

Leon Kowalski at the Tyrell Corp. Interview. “Let me tell you about my mother.” pen and ink, 11" x 14"




Jason Eaton's Blade Runner Blimp model is completed! Photos HERE!

Blade Runner's 30th anniversary is on June 25, 2012. Don't let that moment be lost in time...

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Have a better one!

~ Kipple

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

A 30th Anniversary Screening of Blade Runner

With Special guest Panel:

Lawrence Paull, Production Designer. Mr. Paull was responsible for the iconic look of this alternate future Los Angeles. He was also Production Designer on Romancing The Stone, Back to the Future, Harlem Nights, and Escape from LA.

Marvin Westmore, Make-up Artist. A member of the legendary Westmore family (son of Monte), Mr. Westmore has been doing make-up for movies and television since the early '60s, with IMdb showing 74 films and Television programs. His credits include: Red Skelton Hour, My Fair Lady, the original 1968 Planet of the Apes, Future World, The Buddy Holly Story,and Escape From LA.

Charles de Lauzirika, Producer of the 2007 Final Cut of Blade Runner (the one we will be screening). He is also a documentary filmmaker who produced Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner, as well as two other documentaries on Blade Runner and the author of the original story, Philip K. Dick. This other credits include: The Making of Alien3, Making The Amazing, Return to Twin Peaks, and Crave.

Scott Essman, Moderator. Once again, Scott Essman, Instructor in Cinema Studies at Cal-Poly, University of La Verne, and Art Institute, has put together a great panel to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this extraordinary film.
Online Ticket, via PayPal (a $1 convenience fee is added to each ticket purchased online): All online tickets will be available at the Will-Call desk at the theater.

Tickets HERE.