Thursday, July 3, 2008

What's a Repli-KONT? Siskel and Ebert on Blade Runner

I don't know, Roger.  Tell us.  I apologize for bringing you one more Siskel and Ebert clip today, but this one is of interest because while both, particularly Siskel, were rather harsh towards Blade Runner upon its original release in 1982, they are decidedly more charitable in 1992 when the film is re-released for the first time as "The Director's Cut."  

In the first clip, listen for how Ebert very effectively makes the word "replicant" his own.  Oh, yeah, he also stresses his fondness for the "special effects."  There's also a smirky review of the Phoebe Cates/Willie Aames "dog," Paradise.

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