Check out the trailer to the “Final Cut” re-release of the 1982 film, “Blade Runner.” Looks awesome. “Blade Runner” was already a great movie, and I’m sure this new version will be even better. Despite the inclusion of a pre-whackjob Sean Young, Blade Runner boasts a stellar cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Darryl Hannah, and even Edward James Olmos, before he gained fame on “Miami Vice” and “Battlestar Gallactica.”
The end of the trailer says “the film that started it all” followed by snippits of later Ridley Scott films. It’s a great point. Scott went on to make many other notable films (“Blackhawk Down,” “Matchstick Men,” and “Gladiator.”) One snippit features a galloping unicorn — not a sight one sees every day. It’s taken from his maligned and forgotten 1985 film, “Legend,” one of Tom Cruise’s early misses. For whatever reason, I remember “Legend” fondly. Here’s the trailer.
I’ll have to watch “Legend” again to see if it aged well. The trailer didn’t.