Sunday, September 26, 2010

Ladies of Sci-Fi Burlesque featuring Pris from 'Blade Runner.'

Ever wanted to see Pris from Blade Runner do a strip tease? Devil's Playground returned to Bordello for its monthly burlesque and cabaret show, this time with Ladies of Sci-Fi Burlesque, featuring characters inspired by Pris from Blade Runner, Ripley from the Alien franchise, Maria from Metropolis, Aeon Flux, Barbarella and Metroid's Samus Aran.

Some images may be NSFW.

Catch the ladies at Bordello again on October 9, 2010 for Scream Queens Burlesque.

(Zhora would have been the better choice, imo) ;)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zan Lyons vs Blade Runner

One of the most distinctive audio/visual performers to date, violinist, producer and film-maker Zan Lyons’ stunning shows have received critical acclaim across the globe as explosive beats collide with melancholic concertos.

Using his laptop and custom foot pedals, Zan loops his violin, voice and sounds while manipulating his haunting visuals to incredible effect. Zan’s film-making process retains the organic approach established by his music. A one man army, Zan directs, shoots, edits, and lights everything himself as well as doing all of the complex animation and visual effects work.

The result is hypnotic and otherworldly, bringing a truly cinematic vision to the audio/visual world. His films have quickly earned Zan high profile recognition with nominations from Lux and the London Short Film Festival and screenings on MTV2 as well as the Cannes, Onedotzero and Raindance Film Festivals.

Recently, Zan has performed with the likes of Battles and Chris Clark as well as collaborating with Warp Records’ Leila and Nicolette. Impressed by Lyons’ unique audio/visual outlook, the UK’s Latitude Festival invited Zan to remix Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. This ever-evolving live reimagining of Scott’s classic sees lyons cut up scenes from the film-splicing in his own work in the process and replacing the soundtrack with his own score.

‘Zan Lyons vs Blade Runner’ has since been performed at: Berlin’s Berghain club; the Big Chill Festival; BFI Southbank; Tresor Berlin; Palma De Mallorca; LEV festival in Spain and the UK’s Leeds Festival with further performances planned for 2010/2011.

Visit Zan Lyons’ website for more music, videos and photos:

Now booking for Zan Lyons vs Blade Runner Audiovisual performances. Please email with offers stating date, location, budget and other artists on the bill.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blade Runner on the Big Screen - Alexandria, VA - USA



October 16, 2010

Come join Union 206 for their second film night! This is the second installment of their monthly film nights.

Grab a seat, grab a drink and popcorn, and watch classic films on their cyc wall! Afterwards, you can relax with great conversation about the film.

This is 21+. They provide wine, beer and popcorn!

8 pm doors - 8:30 pm film


Please RSVP so that we have a nice head-count!

*They'd accept donations to help cover costs!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Blade Runner ~ In dance ~ choreographed by Erik Kaiel.

"In much of Kaiel’s work, the dividing line between dancers and spectators is shifting around, as you go along. The audience is not only looking, but is also being looked at."

Drawing from the sci-fi film classic Blade Runner, Erik Kaiel, together with his dancers plus students from the Toneelacademie Maastricht, throws up pivotal questions in his choreography of the same name.

Whom will we accept? And whom will we reject, and for what reason?

In 2009, Kaiel won the Dutch Dance Festival Award. He did so by using undiluted new styles of movement, such as break-dance and free running.

In Blade Runner, the performers turn the venue of an abandoned woodwork factory into one big opportunity for making daring moves. The spectators tag along after the dancers, as they make their journey of exploration around the vacated industrial building.

The piece will be performed on October 2, 2010 at 13.00 h and on October 3, 2010 at 12.00 h in the Timmerfabriek, Maastricht during the Nederlandse Dansdagen.

To see some of their rehearsal photos click here and here.

On October 1, 2 and 3, the historic city of Maastricht will be once again the backdrop for the Dutch Dance Festival (Nederlandse Dansdagen). No better opportunity exists to savor the best that Dutch dance has to offer! This event will showcase a wide range of dance styles and artists – from up-and-coming choreographers and urban dance makers to world-renowned dance companies.

You can buy the tickets for the Dutch Dance Festival at Or you can also buy them over the telephone: +31(0)43-3505555.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Blade Runner on the Big Screen

State College, PA, USA

Friday, October 15, 2010
1:00 pm

Free and Open to the Public

130 West College Avenue
State College, PA 16801

All the stage is a world

The intersection of stage and film — the future of entertainment?

In an article written by Chris Conrad of the Mail Tribune, he writes how the film-to-stage experiment intrigues him. He mentioned a few movies that critics already consider "stagey", and then threw in his own picks. Among his picks was Blade Runner.

‘Tis new to thee.

I've heard of the desire of some wanting Blade Runner to be adapted to a musical in other circles before, so it's nothing new. It’s been all talk, of course. And I do stress talk. (Maybe fantasizing is a better word. Or, perhaps even a little mental masturbation.)

In any event, the columnist goes on to write, “My heart would swell and burst if some intrepid director could bring "Blade Runner" to the stage.” He’s certainly passionate about his conviction with wanting this "science-fiction stage show".

I must say, personally, I think it would be an awesome endeavour. If done cleverly, it could very well be the next best thing. Of course, there will be those against such an idea, just as there are those against a re-make, sequel or prequel. But, this would be different.

I was fortunate enough to be involved in a project that came close to the idea of bringing Blade Runner to the stage. I wrote lyrics to the splendidly crafted music of Marco Spatuzzi. And it was performed live, along side the movie Blade Runner, (link below).

Looking at some of the movies or television programs that have been adapted to musicals on Broadway might give you an idea of the possible success such a venture could have. Just to name a few:

Little Shop of Horrors

The Producers

The Addams Family

Is it the future of entertainment? For live entertainment, it certainly can be.

"Have a better one!"

~ Kipple


"All the stage is a world" article by Chris Conrad.

MEMORIA: Blade Runner ~ The Rock Project

Monday, September 6, 2010

Douglas Trumbull's Blade Runner Archive

Douglas Trumbull, the special effects guru for Blade Runner, has finally launched his own website.

As he wrote on the welcome page, "We are under construction, feel free to look around while the dust is settling."

Over the coming weeks, archival images, video, and articles either by Mr. Trumbull or about his work will be added to the site.

I conducted an interview, and documented a lecture that Douglas Trumbull gave on Blade Runner a few years back, (2006). I'll be updating it with the wonderful archival footage available at his website. The article I wrote, Douglas Trumbull: In Retrospect, is available at

Enjoy these archival gems Mr. Trumbull shared on Blade Runner.

In the first of a three part series, Mr. Trumbull talks about the creation of various effects sequences completed for Blade Runner. In this video, he focuses on creating the opening sequence referred to as the "Hades Landscape".

In the second of a three-part series, Mr. Trumbull talks about the creation of various effects sequences completed for Blade Runner, focusing on the "Spinners".

In the third of a three-part series, Mr. Trumbull talks about the creation of various effects sequences completed for Blade Runner, focusing on the "Bradbury Building Blimp".

"Have a better one!"

~ Kipple

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Your Precious Photos of Blade Runner

Flickr groups with a Blade Runner tinge.


This Flickr group is dedicated to the movie Blade Runner, and has been set up to allow fans of this movie to post their favourite pictures associated with this movie.

A group about pictures of actual places that resemble the sets and atmosphere of the movie "Blade Runner".

This group wants to treasure the most beautiful images ever concerning your memories...
...your dreams...
...what you need to keep forever with you...
...what a Blade Runner would keep on top of the piano...
...the most beautiful photos you've ever taken...
...the most intimate moments you've ever lived...
...the most wonderful images you've ever dreamed of...

Don't let those moments be lost in time like tears in the rain...
Memories, I'm talking about memories...