Cats supposedly have nine lives, right? I'd heard that yet another cut (the 8th, I think) of Blade Runner was going to be released in a "final," 3 DVD edition. Then I heard it was held up by the completion bond company for the original production (which went over budget; they attempted to fire Ridley Scott, but it didn't stick). Now it seems like BR will really be re-re-released. Maybe they can put the voiceover on a separate soundtrack, and you can switch back and forth depending on whether you want to hear it. :)
Attack ships on fire off the Shoulder of Orion I watched Sea-Beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser gate
All those moments... will be lost... in time, like tears... in the rain.
Time... to die....
This past weekend, I was trying to get the exact words to the speech by Rutger Hauer in Blade Runner -- Roy Batty's final words during the penultimate scene of the "Director's Cut" (the antepenultimate scene in the original theatrical release). I have the Director's Cut on DVD, and a VHS copy of what Paul Sammon has labeled the "International Cut." I also have Vangelis's release of what's more-or-less the soundtrack. So, I have what people said in many different ways, with closed captions and subtitles on the videos. I noticed something I'd never caught before: Vangelis dropped the final words "time to die" from Batty's speech. Also, one set of captions said "in the rain," and another said "in rain"; after watching that section of the film a few times, I think either is possible. Anyway, a couple of surprises for someone who's watched the movie and listened to the soundtrack more times than he can count.
I've included all "optional" words above, and used whatever spellings took my fancy. :)
This blog gets a lot of hits for people looking for the phrase "It's too bad she won't live! But then again who does?" I took the line from the movie Blade Runner. It's first uttered by Gaff, played by Edward James Olmos. It's repeated twice, once when Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) remembers Gaff's saying it, then again when Deckard (partially) repeats it in a voiceover.