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Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049   “In the dark and brutal Earth of the
  future, thirty years after the events
  of the first film, a new blade runner is
  ordered to kill a special child, now
  an adult, who should never have been
  born, and to destroy all traces of its
  family; but he begins to believe the
  truth is much closer to home in
  the spectacular sci-fi thriller Blade
  Runner 2049

IN 2049 IN A WORLD RECOVERING FROM CATASTROPHIC war and peopled by humans and Replicants bio-engineered humanoids originally designed by Tyrrell Corporation and identified by a number on their eyelids a young blade runner, Officer K (Ryan Gosling: La La Land; Drive) of the Los Angeles Police Department discovers something buried next to a petrified tree in the Californian wastelands that merits further investigation.

The dig team sent by his superior, Lieutenant Joshi (Robin Wright: Wonder Woman), discovers the remains of a woman and further tests reveal something that was thought impossible, sending K — whose job it is to terminate rogue Replicants — on a mission to track down and kill someone whose identity he is yet to discover and that will lead him to former blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford: The Star Wars films; Witness), who has been missing for thirty years.

Blade Runner 2049
is spectacular;
a riveting dark and
violent vision of the
A series of violent rebellions had led to a ban on the manufacture of Replicants and hence Tyrrell Corporation's bankruptcy; but some of the old models have survived and are still being hunted down to be terminated by blade runners.

After the collapse of eco systems in the mid-2020s, industrialist Niander Wallace (Oscar-winner Jared Leto: Best Supporting Actor, Dallas Buyers Club, 2013) pioneered synthetic farming — preventing widespread famine — and managed to salvage the ruins of Tyrell Corporation to create efficient and obedient Replicants under his own name, the Wallace Corporation.

K returns home to a beautiful woman known as Joi (Ana de Armas: War Dogs), a hologram who speaks softly, fetches his meals, answers his questions and is very affectionate towards him. The perfect partner! He seems to care about her very much and she gives him the name Joe.

K seems to have memories of a little wooden horse that some other children tried to take from him and he hid. When his mission leads him from the Tyrell archives to an orphanage run by Mister Cotton (Lennie James: Television's The Walking Dead) his memories are further stirred and he may have discovered something about himself.

In his bid to discover if his memories are real, K consults Dr Ana Stelline (Carla Juri: Brimstone), who creates Replicant memories. Ana is locked in a cage but is given images that might make her happy, including the illusion of a forest with insects she may study.

With his boss now out to stop him, K finally tracks down Rick Deckard to a casino in Las Vegas, but both men are in the utmost danger…

Based on characters from Philip K Dick's novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?, Blade Runner 2049 has received eight BAFTA nominations that include Best Director, Original Music, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Make-Up and Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects. The film is spectacular; a riveting dark and violent vision of the future with a terrific cast immersed in character.

Blade Runner 2049 also features: Sylvia Hoeks (Renegades) as Luv; Mackenzie Davis (The Martian) as Street Girl Mariette; Dave Bautista (The Guardians Of The Galaxy films) as Sapper Morton; André Lukács Molnár as The Memory Child; Sean Young as Rachael; Loren Peta as Rachael performance double; Barkhad Abdi as Doc Badger; Ben Thompson as Elvis Lookalike; Suzie Kennedy as Marilyn Monroe Lookalike; David Benson as Liberace Look-alike; and Stephen Triffitt as Frank Sinatra Lookalike.

Music is by Benjamin Wallfisch & Hans Zimmer; Director of Photography is Roger A Deakins, ASC, BSC; Produced by Academy Award-nominees Andrew A Kosove, Broderick Johnson (Best Motion Picture of the Year, The Blind Side, 2009; three-time Emmy-winner Bud Yorkin and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin; Multiple Academy Award-nominee Ridley Scott (The Martian; Gladiator and the Director of the original Blade Runner) is an Executive Producer; From a story by Hampton Fancher and Screenplay by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green; Directed by Academy Award-nominated Director Denis Villeneuve (Best Achievement in Directing: Arrival, 2016).

The much-anticipated follow-up to the acclaimed film Blade Runner, Science Fiction epic Blade Runner 2049 is available on Digital Download and Sky's Buy & Keep Program on 28 January, 2018, and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Limited Edition 2-Disc Blu-ray in the UK, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, on 5 February 2018. Certificate: 15 | Running Time: DVD Approximately 2 Hours 37 Minutes (Other Formats: Approximately 2 Hours 43 Minutes).

DVD Special Features
Blade Runner 101: Six Behind-the-Scenes Vignettes including The Replicant Evolution, Welcome to 2049 and The Rise of Wallace Corp | Prologues: Bridge The Gap from the first film with three original shots from directors Shinichirô Watanabe and Luke Scott | 2036: Nexus Dawn, 6-minute short film directed by Luke Scott | 2048: Nowhere To Run, 6-minute short film directed by Luke Scott | 2022: Blackout, 15-minute short film directed by Shinichirô Watanabe.

4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Special Features
Content as for DVD plus: Designing the World of Blade Runner an in-depth Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Cast and Crew, including Director Denis Villeneuve, Executive Producer Ridley Scott, Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Two-Disc Limited Edition Blu-ray Special Features
Content as for DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD plus more than 30 minutes of Exclusive Featurettes: To Be Human | Fights over the Future: The Action of Blade Runner 2049 | Two Become One | Dressing The Skin: The Fashion of Blade Runner 2049 | Five Exclusive Art Cards Designed by Matt Ferguson.

* "Blade Runner 2049 is… spectacular; a riveting dark and violent vision of the future" ***** — Maggie Woods, MotorBar

***** — The Telegraph, ***** — Total Film, ***** — The Independent,
— The Guardian , ***** — Empire, ***** — BBC Radio One,
***** — London Evening Standard, ***** — Den of Geek