The Blade Runner Promotional Film

A quick addition to yesterday’s look back at Siskel & Ebert’s 1982 review of Blade Runner.

As we were saying, the film got off to a very shaky start. The production was a mess. Critics panned the film. Filmgoers went to see ET. And all of the rest.

It was time to pull out the stops. So, M. K. Productions was enlisted to shoot a 16 mm promotional featurette that circulated through America’s horror, fantasy and sci-fi conventions. Featuring interviews with Ridley Scott, Syd Mead (visual futurist), and Douglas Trumbull (special effects), the short promotional film let viewers peer inside the making of the magical Blade Runner universe. And now you can do the same.

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