11/16/2017

BLADE RUNNER Print by Raid71 x Bottleneck Gallery (Releases Nov 16)


Bottleneck Gallery announces a “new” poster print from artist Raid71’s depiction of BLADE RUNNER, available for sales November 16th @ 12PM ET on bottleneckgallery.com. TWO Editions to be had, each priced at US$50 and US$65. I am severely tempted to score these but I have zero wall space and I have not bought any “prints” for a good few years too … dare I start again?



Blade Runner by Raid71
Sized 24 x 36 inches Screen print
Hand-numbered edition of 250 @ US$50 each.
BOTTLENECK PRESS: "Raid71’s newest officially licensed Blade Runner print captures the neon-doused, neo-noir streets of Los Angeles in 2019 as Deckard pursues his mission. Raid71’s color choices pair perfectly with Blade Runner’s bold scenery.

In addition to the regular edition, Raid71 has created a special monochrome variant that has blacklight reactive ink which reveals a secret image!"


Blade Runner Blacklight Variant by Raid71
Screen print with blacklight reactive ink
24 x 36 inches
Hand-numbered edition of 100
US$65

11/12/2017

#doyoulikeourowl?


The “O.G.” BLADE RUNNER movie screened on local cable television (in Singapore) Saturday, and featured the “dialog narration” of “Deckard” and a slight change in background music/score is some scenes … for a self-professed "fan", I am not too familiar with this incarnation/edit ... nevertheless it’s always a good day to see the riveting Sean Young amidst a wall of cigarette smoke LOL


#doyoulikeourowl? #replicantrachel #BladeRunner

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Building Blade Runner 2049 Miniatures by Weta Workshop


Splendid BTS / “Behind-The-Scenes” for BLADE RUNNER 2049 to share today, featuring New Zealand’s WETA WORKSHOP and their Miniature Builds for the Denis Villeneuve-directed feature film!

From the video featured up top, to the stills (from the Weta Facebook / previously featured on #popcornX), it’s situations like this I would LOVE to showcase to my past-film students, to see the validity of “model making”, even if folks do not look toward “Singapore” for such craft … “Practicality” and “Geographic locations/situations” sometimes might make strange bedfellows, no? LOL


WETA SAYS: "Weta Workshop was honoured to contribute practical miniatures, selected cinematography, and concept design work to Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve. This was a passion project for our crew, who are huge fans of Ridley Scott's iconic 1982 original.

Here in Wellington, NZ, we hand-made enormous miniature sets which were then filmed by legendary cinematographer Alex Funke. In the Design Studio, our team of conceptual designers helped give shape to the director’s vision. Check out our work and then see the film - it's out now."


9/27/2017

BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022 - Anime Prequel to #BladeRunner2049 - Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe

"In 2022, an EMP detonation has caused a global blackout that has massive, destructive implications all over the world. Directed by Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo's Shinichiro Watanabe, Blade Runner Black Out 2022 is a new and highly-anticipated animated short which serves as a prologue for the upcoming feature film Blade Runner 2049."
Remember that third “prequel” short film for “Blade Runner 2049” - commissioned by director Denis Villeneuve we have been waiting for? And that “Blade Runner Anime” announced not too long ago? Turns out they are ONE AND THE SAME! The third prequel short (to come after Luke Scott’s “2036: Nexus Dawn” and “2048: Nowhere to Run”) IS the anime, directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (“Cowboy Bebop”, “Samurai Champloo”)!

Featuring over 15 minutes of replicants gone rogue, this is pretty darn swell hype leading up to the film’s premiere on October 6th, 2017 in the USA, and on October 5th in Singapore.



INSIDE BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022

Meet the incredible animators of BLADE RUNNER BLACK OUT 2022, assembled by Cowboy Bebop director Shinichirō Watanabe 🔥

Posted by Crunchyroll on Tuesday, September 26, 2017

9/17/2017

“Blade Runner 2049” Prequels from Luke Scott


BLADE RUNNER 2049 director Denis Villeneuve had invited filmmakers to direct a trio of “prequel” short films, bridging events unfolding after “2019”, and before “2049” - the year of the upcoming, highly anticipated feature film. Featured here today are shorts directed by Luke Scott (2016 “Morgan”, prequel shorts to “Alien: Covenant”).

2036: Nexus Dawn” (featured above) stars Jared Leto as “Niander Wallace”, and his splendid evocative poise that makes him an exceptional actor of this age, IMHO.

Featured below this is “2048: Nowhere to Run” - showcasing the character “Sapper Morton” - played with excellent vulnerability by Dave Bautista! (Select screen grabs uploaded HERE on #popcornX FB)


Mind you, these shorts are technically not inside/apart-of the feature film per se, unlike the recent featured “Bigger Than You” clip, but are meant to complement the world/lore of “Blade Runner” - much like the recently announced “Blade Runner: Black Out 2022” anime from Shinichiro Watanabe (for Sony Japan) expands said world/lore/history - which, do pardon me for a lack of vocabulary - is ALL KINDS OF AWESOME!

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Folks’ adoration for actor Jared Leto is justified - Juz sayin’! (Select screengrabs for for “2036: Nexus Dawn” uploaded HERE on #popcornX FB)

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The messy streets look like the state of my bedroom! Haha ... And I love the homage of the OG 1984 film with replicating snakes! (Select screengrabs for “2048: Nowhere to Run” uploaded HERE on #popcornX FB)

9/15/2017

Japanese Trailer & Poster for BLADE RUNNER 2049


Japanese one-and-a-half minute long trailer for BLADE RUNNER 2049, along with a new Japanese poster for『ブレードランナー2049』, premiering October 27th, 2017 in Japan. Check out their social media streams at Twitter @ bladerunnerJP /Facebook / www.bladerunner2049.jp

Blade Runner 2049 Japanese Poster