Monday, June 25, 2018

On this day ...

Blade Runner debuted on June 25, 1982, in over 1200 theatres, throughout the United States. However, it had not lived up to box office expectations. It could be said that Blade Runner was the most influential box-office-flop-turned-cult-classic film of all time.

Blade Runner has become one of the most popular and influential science-fiction films of all time. Hailed for its production design depicting a "retrofitted" future, Blade Runner is a leading example of neo-noir cinema. 

The film has influenced many science fiction films, video games, anime, and television series. And it helped introduce the work of Philip K. Dick to a wider audience. 

Have a better one!


Saturday, June 2, 2018


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

In the news ...

  • INTERVIEW: Richard Ludlow and Jason Walsh On Blade Runner: Revelations.
  • Profiles in History will auction more than 2,000 collectible costumes, props, and relics from iconic Hollywood films in its Icons and Legends of Hollywood auction, set for June 5-8 in Los Angeles. And it features a few gems from "Blade Runner". It will include prop license plates ($1,500 - $2,500), and Harrison Ford's “Rick Deckard” prop blaster ($15,000 - $20,000), and photographs, buttons, and a miniature life mask cast of Brion James.
  • “Blade Runner 2049” with Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford highlight the HBO lineup for June.
  • Film and Furniture – Blade Runner ArtefactsFilm and Furniture founder and editor Paula Benson will dissect and discuss significant design artefacts in the film Blade Runner 2049 to share the hidden narrative behind these objects – supplemented by fascinating facts gleaned from conversations with the movie’s Set Decorator. Given the technological, political and environmental news that has hit us over the last few months, the choice and design of many of these objects predict the future with more insight than one might realise. It will be held at the School of Jewellery, in Birmingham, England, on Sat 9th June @ 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

Now for some articles, art, music, videos, podcasts, and some m



By Sarah Nicholson. A 3-D printing of an origami unicorn from "Blade Runner" with the cityscape built out of it!



David Sheldon-Hicks shares his experience of bringing the world of Blade Runner 2049 on screen, from conception to action. Watch the full video HERE
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