Blade Runner (Final Cut)
See the original and learn about the story behind the score
March 13, 2022, 8:00:00 PM
R/C Kill Devil Hills Movies 10
1803 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
To protect our audience members we will only sell 100 tickets for the 205 seat auditorium.
We will encourage social distancing in the auditorium.
Masks will be required for all audience members when they are not eating or drinking.
Blade Runner (Final Cut) is the final film in our Four Sundays, Four Film Series. Once again Prof. Christopher Palestrant will prepare us for viewing the film y introducing us to the marvelous score by Vangelis.
When "Blade Runner" premiered in 1982, Harrison Ford disparagingly quipped, "It's a film about whether you can have a meaningful relationship with your toaster." It is, in fact, an amazingly sophisticated, sumptuously visionary treatise on the consequences of attaining god-hood. The toaster, in this case, was actually a genetically engineered "replicant" -- vulgarly known as a skin job -- played by a radiant Sean Young. And as Ford found out, the answer is, yes, as long as you know how to turn that appliance on.
The eyeball-popping thriller was "Alien" director Ridley Scott's first American film, a box-office disappointment lost on audiences appalled by the British visualist's glowering, smoggy portrait of the future. Critics, many of them anyhow, reviled it for the drone of Ford's voice-over narration and the upbeat Hollywood ending, but the film persevered. Now Scott has recut the movie, and it's back on the big screen. The director has deleted the narration (added against his and Ford's wishes) and the tacked-on coda (those swooping scenes are actually leftover footage from Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining"). Freed of these distractions, "Blade Runner" becomes a purer pleasure.
4:00 pm Introduction to the film score with Prof. Christopher Palestrant
4:30 pm Screening of Blade Runner (Final Cut)
Tickets may be purchased online at the link above. A convenience fee of $1.35 will be charged for each ticket purchased online.
Tickets can also be purchased at the theater anytime the theater is open:
Friday 3:30pm - 10:00pm
Saturday 12:30pm - 10:00pm
Sunday 12:30pm - 8:00pm
Monday - Thursday 3:30pm - 8:00pm