Monday, June 10, 2019

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 8

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




In the news ...


The First 5 Pages of Blade Runner 2019 #1 – Like Tears In Rain…

Titan Comics is the proud licensee of Blade Runner and is publishing an in-canon sequel to the original Blade Runner movie, written by the screenwriter of the recent movie sequel. And Bleeding Cool has the first five pages of the first issue to share. Including the story of the Blade Runner of 2019, her friends, colleagues – and enemies.


BLADE RUNNER 2019 #1 (MR)

(W) Michael Green, Mike Johnson (A) Andres Guinaldo (CA) Artgerm

In the neo-noir city of Los Angeles, 2019, Ash, a veteran blade runner, is grappling with a new case: a billionaire’s wife and child, apparently kidnapped by Replicants for dark purposes… An all-new ongoing comic series from the pen of Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Michael Green (Blade Runner 2049, Logan, American Gods), with longtime co-writer Mike Johnson (Batman/Superman, Supergirl, Star Trek), illustrated by Andres Guinaldo (Justice League Dark, Captain America). The first comic to tell original, in-canon stories set in the Blade Runner universe! In Shops: Jul 17, 2019 SRP: $3.99

More images HERE.







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



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Art:

"Blade Runner", by Tomer Hanuka


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Miscellaneous: 

Blade Runner 2049 : the game (Re-edit version) by Pixel Jeff from r/bladerunner
  • Replicant Prop Hunter is always on the hunt for the most screen-accurate Blade Runner props. See website HERE
  • Hunting Replicants with the 2019 LayerOne badge 




If anyone has comments, feedback, or questions, please feel free to post them in the Comment section below. And remember to follow @OffWorldNews on Twitter to receive these and other Blade Runner related news items as it comes in.

"Have a better one!"

~Kipple
(C.A. Chicoine)


Sunday, April 28, 2019

OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 7

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




In the news ...


Blade Runner film editor, Terry Rawlings, has died. The sad news was reported last week that legendary editor Terry Rawlings has passed away. The movie editor, best known for “Chariots of Fire” and “Blade Runner,” died at his home.

The Guild announced the news on Twitter that the Oscar-nominated editor had passed away.

They wrote, “It is with very great sadness that the Guild of British Film and Television Editors reports the death of Terry Rawlings, film editor extraordinaire, this morning- 23rd April 2019.”

Rawlings worked in the film industry for over 50 years. During that time, he was extremely successful and even received an Oscar nomination for his hard work. The nomination was for “Chariots of Fire” from 1981. Other impressive movies he worked on were “Alien 3,” “GoldenEye,” and “Watership Down.”

Many have taken to social media to mourn the loss. Among them, filmmaker Charles de Lauzirika wrote, “I’m saddened by the passing of editor extraordinaire Terry Rawlings. An honour to have him share his memories in my docs on Alien, Alien 3 and Blade Runner, he was also an invaluable advisor on Legend: Director’s Cut and Alien 3: Assembly Cut. A little known fact, he was the dubbing editor on Ken Russell’s The Devils. What a career, what a life. Godspeed, sir.”

RIP Terry Rawlings.


Terry Rawlings (1933-2019)




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



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  • Yeah ... you'll wish you'd thought of this.






  • 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 (regularly updated)! And, for Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.



    "Have a better one!"


    ~Kipple



    Friday, March 29, 2019

    OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 6

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




    In the news ...

    • Vangelis trades synthesizers for piano and finds life after the film score Vangelis was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times for the release of his album “Nocturne,” a departure from the bank of synthesizers that normally surrounds the composer. It’s a collection of new works for mostly solo piano, with a little synthy accompaniment here and there. You can read the article HERE.




    Today is Vangelis's birthday! 
    Please join us in wishing him a very Happy Birthday! 


    • Syd Meads's Neo-noir Art Shines in Second Cover for Titan's Blade Runner 2019 | Some of the most energizing news emerging from Comics Land last year was the thrilling announcement of a brand new Blade Runner series courtesy of London-based Titan Comics 
    Blade Runner 2019 #1's first provocative cover by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau was unveiled two weeks ago and now SYFY WIRE has the exclusive reveal of the second cover for the upcoming summer title and it's a beautiful neon-drenched tribute to the stellar work of Blade Runner's legendary concept artist, Syd Mead. More HERE.
    Credit: Titan Comics




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


    Articles:

    Photo: Rulison Photography





    Art:


    Deckard -- made from the text of the screenplay for "Blade Runner", by Robotic Ewe.


    by Axel Medellin




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    Miscellaneous: 
    • Man Explores The Abandoned Power Station From 'Blade Runner 2049'


    • Virtual Girl -- BLACKBOX 1/6 BR - VIRTUAL GIRL ”Joi”




    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 (regularly updated)! And, for Blade Runner fanfiction, be sure to visit KippleZone.



    "Have a better one!"


    ~Kipple


    Saturday, March 16, 2019

    OFF-WORLD NEWS DIGEST | VOL. IX, No. 5

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




    In the news ...





  • Return to the original world of Blade Runner 2019.

    • Welcome to the rain-soaked world of Los Angeles 2019 - a dystopic world of Replicants, Spinners, and hardboiled future noir. There's a new Blade Runner in town, and she's out for blood. Replicant blood.  
      As we learned back in February when this comic series was announced, one of the featured characters is a female Blade Runner named Ash. Looks as though she's taking the lead in Volume 1.   
      Written by Blade Runner 2049's Michael Green and Matt Johnson with illustrations from Andres Guinaldo, Blade Runner 2019 will follow a Blade Runner named Ash through the city of Los Angeles where the original movie was set. The first issue’s cover, illustrated by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau, depicts Ash wielding her gun as she faces off what looks to be Rachael, the experimental Nexus-7 replicant who goes on to play a significant role in the franchise’s future.
      Available in paperback, November 19, 2019 HERE. 






      Ash, by Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (Titan Comics)

      • You Can Now Own Drew Struzan's Blade Runner Poster That Was Nearly 40 Years in the Making | Drew Struzan is the name of names when it comes to movie posters and has been for decades. So, in the early ’80s, when he was asked to come up with concepts for a little Ridley Scott movie called Blade Runner, it certainly made sense.
      In the end, though, Struzan’s work wasn’t chosen for the film’s release. The studio instead went with John Alvin’s poster (which, to be fair, is pretty amazing too). Twenty years passed, and then Struzan was again approached by Scott, asking if that original work could be used for a re-release. Struzan agreed, but wanted to update it. The result ended up on the cover of the 2007 release of The Final Cut. 
      Now, over a decade after that and almost four decades since it was first conceived, you can finally own a limited edition print of Struzan’s work for Blade Runner. More HERE.




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


      Articles:


      Art: 

      Rachael UE4 - by Liam Grice
      More info. HERE.


      By Esa Luttinen


      Videos:






      Podcasts:



      Out of the Past: Investigating Film Noir 
      Episode 6: Blade Runner [September 2005]




      Minute 68: Deckard’s Loft




      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