Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT & Geoff Murphy's THE QUIET EARTH
Ridley Scott's BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (R, 1982, 117 min)
Visually spectacular, intensely action-packed and powerfully prophetic since its debut, one of the definitive science fiction films of all-time returns to Retro! In a signature role as 21st-century detective Rick Deckard, Harrison Ford brings his masculine-yet-vulnerable presence to this stylish noir thriller. In a future of hightech possibility soured by urban and social decay, Deckard hunts for fugitive, murderous replicants and is drawn to a mystery woman whose secrets undermine his soul.
Geoff Murphy's THE QUIET EARTH (R, 1985, 91 min)
In this sci-fi cult classic, scientist Zac Hobson awakens to discover that he may be the last man on earth. Homes, highways and entire cities are deserted and empty planes have fallen from the sky. Every living thing has disappeared. He stands on a balcony and grandly addresses an "audience" of cardboard standups (from Queen Elizabeth to Bob Marley), declaring himself "president of this quiet Earth." But for Hobson the ultimate shock comes when he finds that he is not alone. With the addition of a young woman (AlIson Routledge) and a Maori trucker (Pete Smith), the apocalypse suddenly becomes very personal
Friday, January 25