• A male kisses a female.
  • A man and woman are talking. He leans in for a kiss. She withdraws and walks to the door. He follows her and slams the door shut. He grabs her and pushes her against a wall. He kisses her. Nothin explicit is shown.
  • There are no scenes of nudity of any sort.
  • After a replicant (working as a stripper) finishes showering, she dries her body and dresses, and both of her breasts are fully visible.
  • In one scene, Rachael’s left nipple is seen through her transparent bra.
  • Some women are shown in semi revealing clothing.
  • A male human kisses a male replicant (his creation). Can be uncomfortable since there is a sort of father-son relationship implied.


Film review:Translated by www.rabudo-ru.com


If you have to say a “goodbye and love” film, blade runner will undoubtedly stand at the top of my list. The affectation, bravado and false deep prejudice against it turned into a wisp of silent incense dust after I read the Tianya post. Looking back, my heart is as wild as fire.

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I. More Human than Human

The most interesting thing in the film is undoubtedly the Voight kampff instrument that judges whether the subject is a Replicant through the “empathy test”. It judges whether the subject has human “Empathy” ability, or “human nature” by testing the subject’s breathing, blushing response, heart rate and pupil dilation stimulated by external problems. This strange thing somewhat similar to a lie detector is the original do androids dream of electric sheet? The author Philip Dick invented it according to the principle of Turing test.

The Turing test says that if a person uses any series of questions to ask two objects he can’t see: one is a normal thinking person; One is a machine. If he cannot draw a substantive difference after several inquiries, he can think that the machine has human “intelligence”. Interestingly, in Canada in the 1950s and 1960s, a similar machine (called “fruit machine”) was indeed used by the Royal Police, but the purpose of the test was not to retry artificial people, but to retry (or fire) homosexuals in Canada. In the film BR, Rachael answers a question when Deckard tests, saying: “is this testing why I’m a Replicant or a lesbian, Mr. Deckard?”, Quite ironic.

The design of the problem is worth examining in detail. Whether Holden interrogates Leon at the beginning of the film or Deckard tests Rachael later, most of the questions are surprisingly related to animals, such as:

“It’s your birthday. Someone gives you a calfskin wallet. How do you react?”

“You’ve got a little boy. He shows you his butterfly collection plus the killing jar. What do you do?”

“You’re watching television. Suddenly you realize there’s a wasp crawling on your arm.”

“You’re in a desert walking along in the sand when all of the sudden you look down, and you see a tortoise, it’s crawling toward you. You reach down, you flip the tortoise over on its back. The tortoise lays on its back, its belly baking in the hot sun, beating its legs trying to turn itself over, but it can’t, not without your help. But y ou’re not helping. Why is that?”

These questions are set up to detect the so-called human innate emotions such as like / disgust, sympathy / cruelty, jealousy / tolerance and so on. Because artificial people only set specific types of work during production, they can only accumulate limited human emotions in their four-year short life, so they can’t subconsciously show the corresponding physical response when answering questions like humans. Under this assumption, all artificial people will be found by the blade runner in n problems.

However, the fact is by no means so simple. Due to the fear of Replicant forming self emotion, the life of all Nexus-6 (sixth generation man-made people) is preset to 4 years. However, some Replicants (especially mental level a) have begun to have human emotions, and like all human beings at all times, at home and abroad, like the “God” who created them, seek the most basic and primitive requirement: life.

After batty’s remote controlled Sebastian and Tyrell played two chess games in the “immortal game” (the immortal battle between Adolf Anderson and Lionel kieseritzky in 1851), batty finally saw his maker, his “father”, his “God” – Tyrell. As Tyrell said, “the light that burns twist as bright, burns half as long.” As the leader of the sixth generation, batty has a glorious and magnificent life, but it is also a life of suffering and slavery; Now he just wants plain life, passionate love, like all ordinary human beings. This “not too much” spark like desire suddenly drowned in the ice water from the sky, and despair made him destroy his maker. After his final confession to “God”, he can be sure: “nothing the God of biometrics wouldn’t let you in heaven for.”

Facing the tragic death of his lover pris, I believe that every “human” will kill the murderer without hesitation and pay for blood with blood. However, no matter how outspoken he was in the game of cat and mouse with the blade runner Deckard, or how he pulled down willows and rescued his opponent before he fell in the “first line of heaven”, the man-made batty is not like a normal human in any way. There is no unique “human nature” held by human beings full of a sense of superiority: he is too kind, too respectful of life and too lack of “human nature”; What he lacks is cruelty, destruction and “human nature”.

The winter rain in Los Angeles fell on his innocent and bloody face like a blade, while “hero” Deckard was stunned and confused. “I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears.. in rain. Time… to die.” The white dove flies out of the nailed right hand, the soul breaks out of the imprisoned body and flies to the blue sky, the blue sky blooming in the night.

Eternity is fleeting in a moment, like Acacia tears in the late autumn rain.

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II. Memories! You’re talking about memoires!

Deckard once said that he usually needs 20-30 reference questions to detect artificial people, but he actually asked more than 100 questions on Rachael. The reasons are as follows: after terell found that the sixth generation of man-made people will gradually produce self emotion with continuous experience, leading to the fatal bug of confusion and resistance, he began to carry out the next experiment, that is, transplant the memory of a real person into the man-made human brain, make the man-made human believe that he is an ordinary “human” through realistic “memory”, and develop emotion through experience, So as to avoid doubt and confusion spreading like a rootless tree. Rachel is the experimental object of the seventh generation of man-made people. She was injected into the memory of Tyrell’s niece.

So when Rachael is convinced that she is the girl in the picture, she can do 100 or 10000 tests without failing, but once she begins to doubt the identity of man-made people, she will behave abnormally.

This raises a question: is Deckard himself man-made? Although his piano frame is full of old photos carrying “memory”, we can safely say that he is indeed a Replicant. The clues are as follows:

(1) The unicorn in the dream was finally known by gaff (The Unicorn origami left in the room), which fully proves that he, Deckard, is also an artificial man, and the unicorn is one of the injected memories.

(2) When batty on the roof died, gaff came up and said, “you’ve done a man’s job, sir.” Pay attention to this “man’s job”. What is the metaphor? (at the same time, this sentence is strongly ironic after Deckard was almost teased by Batty and even his own life had to be saved by the enemy)

(3) When Deckard was beaten by Leon in the street, Leon asked him, “how old am I?”— “Four years” and Leon said, “more than you! Painful to live in fear, isn’t it?” It implies that Deckard produced later than Leon and also lived in fear. Later, batty said to Deckard under the hanging wood: “quiet an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.”

(4) At the moment when batty caught the falling Deckard, he said “kinship!” That means he should know that they are all of the same kind.

(5) Throughout the film, it can be seen that Deckard is afraid of Sheriff Bryant, and its ambiguous threat seems to imply that Deckard is an artificial man.

(6) Rachael once asked Deckard, “did you ever take that test yourself? Deckard?”, It is also a hint.

This idea of memory being “made” and human being being being controlled was carried forward in the later matrix, but we can also ask ourselves the question in the play: “who are we and where do we come from?” Perhaps these topics in Kubrick’s 2001: a space odyssey gave more penetrating questions and crazier problem-solving ideas. In any case, the authenticity of memory and the credibility of life are always worth seeking from top to bottom.

In addition, gaff’s identity is mysterious and hidden. It’s a misty cityspeak. No one knows his background and role, and his three handmade works are even more profound and meaningful:

(1) The chicken in the police station implies that Deckard is a “little man” who has no right to choose? Or is Deckard too cowardly to go to retire Replicant?

(2) A standing matchmaker (male), suggesting that he already knows that Rachael has been looking for Deckard?

(3) Clearly, the origami unicorn is a message: I know you are also an artificial person. I’ve been here and I’ll let you two go.

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When Deckard and Rachael drove their aircraft across the brilliant terell company headquarters such as the Aztec pyramid to the north, the fantastic and free background music was like the solo in Pink Floyd’s shine on your crazy diamond. Will they have eternal life? Will they leave real memories?

Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.

Shine on you crazy diamond.

Now there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.

Shine on you crazy diamond.

You were caught on the cross fire of childhood and stardom,

blown on the steel breeze.

Come on you target for faraway laughter, come on you stranger,

you legend, you martyr, and shine!

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