Man, People Really Didn’t Like Blade Runner

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Here’s an interesting little piece of movie history for you. Back in 1982, studio execs were treated to cuts of Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and they made notes on what they saw. Turns out they HATED the eventual sci-fi classic, lambasting the voiceover work and the pace of the film. The execs were Jerry Perenchio, Bud Yorkin, and Robin French of Tandem Productions, who wouldn’t know a classic if it slapped in the face, it seems.

Much of that actually translated into audiences when the film was released, as it was deemed something of a flop.  It took a long while for it to truly reach cult status, as it was never deemed as such at its release. Fortunately, history has a way of vindicating the slighted.

[via Slashfilm]


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