Back to the Future

Blade Runner: The Final Cut, the newest and presumably last version of the 1982 Ridley Scott-directed science-fiction classic, opens tonight at D.C.‘s Uptown Theater. This is somewhat exciting for me, as it’s long been one of my three or four favorite films, and, being the young whippersnapper that I am, I never got a chance to see it theatrically. For anyone interested in the film, I highly recommend Paul M. Sammon’s book, Future Noir: The Making of Blade Runner, which is an utterly fascinating, extremely well-reported look at both the lengthy production process and the myriad versions that have sprung into existence since the original release. In the meantime, you can also read my short look back on the film in today’s Washington Times.