Project X (1987) – Show Notes

project x 1987 man and monkey

Intro:

Oh hi and welcome Cadets to  Project X or as I like to call it Project “What Could Possibly Go Wrong.” Here we have assembled an elite force of Air Force pilots to train a team of carefully vetted primates who we will be working with to test the effects of radiation exposure on pilots in case of a second strike scenario.

Just kidding, we actually gathered the Bad News Bears of flying military personnel to train some chimps picked by a guy on a dock somewhere… what was wearing a “sorting hat.” We then takes those chimps and have them fly through some “bad juju” complete with a Jack In The Box style Global Thermal Nuclear Device that I use to heat my coffee. Shall we play a game? Goliath, my coffee is getting cold. Give it 2 more rads, ya damn dirty ape.

Aim High!

Links

Project X (1987 film) – Wikipedia

Project X is a 1987 American science fiction comedy-drama film produced by Walter F. Parkes and Lawrence Lasker, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, and starring Matthew Broderick and Helen Hunt. The plot revolves around a USAF Airman (Broderick) and a graduate student (Hunt) who are assigned to care for chimpanzees used in a secret Air Force project.

Project X (1987)

Directed by Jonathan Kaplan. With Matthew Broderick, Helen Hunt, Willie, Okko. An Air Force pilot joins a top secret military experiment involving chimps, but begins to suspect there might be something more to the mysterious “Project X”.

Twitter:

Project X (1987) – Like an actual portrayal of the Air Force; bunch of flying chimps! Just kidding, don’t bomb my house ya damn dirty apes.

Show Notes:

Roll that beautiful stock footage!

Poomba!

That is one serious giraffe. Shoo…fly away bird

Do you ever feel like a giraffe is staring at you?

I know what you did last summer

Meanwhile down at the “Apes for Ants” cafe.

“eat the bug off my stick! eat it! ”

It’s a brush full of  men!

‘Don’t shock the monkey! Cause he’s an ape!”

James Horner does the music! it’s been a while!

Let’s make a deal with the overly enthusiastic  animal poacher.

Who is this guy? The monkey whisperer? The Calaban of apes….he’s the sorting man. Kind of reminds me of Curious George and the man in the banana suit…HAT!

Aww…look how young…no…not the ape… Helen Hunt.

gif by Scott Johnson

Virgil.

This means apple…also, pointing to this apple means apple.

Is it a good idea to eat the monkey’s apple?

Why does the sign for apple look like “She’s abusing me in the face officer.”

“What time is it?” Half past a freckle on a monkey’s ass.

Virgil wants to fly! Just like back at the “I’m Ape For Ants Cafe”

Wonder if that is a real monkey making noises or if it is Helen Hunt?

“No, it’s not play time.” This movie could be subtitled that. Space X: It’s Not Play Time.

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That is not a real clock dude….what is the sign for “dumbass.”

Virgil is hairy; not stupid.

The National Health Foundation.

Man, I thought cats were expensive. 15k to buy. 10k yearly upkeep.

“Virgil, Fly…like bird…like in Wizard of Oz. Cept with Apes. Why should monkeys have all the fun. Helen Hunt kind of looks like the wicked witch.”

How convenient…Virgil joins the air force. The monkey dreams of flying one day…joins the air force…oh c’mon!

Them monkey are excited to see Virgil. FRESH MEAT!

They ain’t ever going to let him fly again…not in that shirt.

Bueller doesn’t seem like a screw up. wait..

Cue the silly music.

Rule: pound for pound 7 times stronger than us.

“No funny stuff mister” – Do we still say that?

gif by Scott Johnson

Clapping monkey doesn’t know when to clap. “Yay! oh wait…YAY!”

up…up…

Lady with the blond hair…all lady with blond hair look the same to Virgil.

What is Broderick mopping? Is it ape pee? I hope it’s ape pee. or is Broderick sort of the Clarice in this situation. Whenever you walks by the cage/cells Goofy throws ape goo at him.

Moon is in the seventh house but I’m still knocking on the 6th door. Pretty sure that is a rock ballad from the 70s

Circus Chimp. They are the worst. Smoking. Trying to get me to win a prize for my pretty lady.

Humans are stupid. End sentence

captured by Scott Johnson

Thank goodness for sign language lady from United Way who quickly taught Broderick basic sign language.

I don’t believe it! You must have been a united way ape!

dumbass…what did he expect the monkey to be signing. Of course he is signed out. He’s in a cage…you think he is going to be signing “Penthouse Magazine?” That is a totally different gesture.

A new girl in the neighborhood! Let us out…what is the sign for making it like a couple of apes?

gif by Scott Johnson

All of this sign language could been resolved with pointing. Teach an ape to point.

Virgil is making friends with everyone! He’s fulfilling all of the ape desires!  Virgil knows all…he even knows Broderick wants to fly. He’s more than smart..he’s the wishmaster.

He’s an ape genie.

The Joy Of Signing.  We’ve all read it?

Diamond shaped smile ape freaks me out. Make my Diamond face.

great…now my nickname is razzleberry. What would be your Ape Nick name?

Maybe we rename Goofy to Homicidal maniac.

gif by Brian Dunaway

Virgil just got his blue belt…err…collar…TOTALLY not ape slaves.

Pretty sure kissing your trainee is frowned upon. That is like teacher/student loving right there…and that is wrong…right there.

What happened to Watts? Man in the Bucket.

Blue Beard. Walking the mile…walking the ape/chimp mile.

 

Before drones…apes were our best bet to mitigate human losses?

“Trainer evacuate chamber.” – me when playing pokemon go and taking a poo

Slow motion staring ape is scary as hell.

mmm…that’s some good radiated coffee. “How many rads is this coffee son? Give it two more rads would ja”

gif by Brian Dunaway

“Lord of the Apes.”

gif by Scott Johnson

Giving our Apes cute nicknames was probably not a good idea. Unless you want to call them things like Chicken Nuggets. Bag of Popcorn. Defrost.

Come on Virgil. Straighten up…You are making it so easy for me  to want to zap fry you Virgil.

Jimmy fell for the oldest trick in the book…”lemmie see your BIC pen for a minute. GO GET IT BOY!”

“Red Collar equals gurney nap.” – Virgil’s mind

Virgil is a tattletale! “GUESS WHAT I SAW! Hoo hoo hoo! Screech! Gurney Naps For All! hoo hoo hoo”

Trope/True – Old white men are evil.

Not the red neck! Anything but the red neck Jimmy!

Movie Logic: Cause I learned sign language…I am smart at other things as well. I am practically human now.

No way if you break into a room of your superiors and run your mouth do you not get thrown in the brigg.

Off Hour Entry – EpPPpppPpp

Apes stakes good! <- what?

“Way to go Jimmy…we had everything under control until you set off the alarm. Now our sky light escape is ruined Jimmy…Ruined!” – Virgil Ape

Who was Goofy calling on the phone? “Hello, I would like 2 dozen pizzas delivered to the lab the air force base.”

Goofy Bird to you Doctor!

Does Clappy have a nickname…cause I’m calling him Clappy.

Oh how the tables have turned. Good thing we have guns in the locker room.

Quick. Throw away that soda and pizza plate! The doc is here!

Lights Off…Light on…Lights Off….sure I fly experimental planes all day…but this….Lights on…Lights off…this satisfies my OCD…Lights on…Lights off.

…and you wonder why we lock up apes…look what happens when you let them out…they go all Planet of the apes on ya!

Uh oh…you released the radiation pod you fools!

Well..that is what happens when you go all 2001 on the radiation pod Goliath

You want a cig Goliath? Too bad Spock face. Now live short and die.

Virgil is way smarter than Goliath. Cause…sign language!

What is the end game here? You are still a bunch of monkey’s in a plane. It’s not like the Air force is going to just let you go.

How much gas did that plane have? like a gallon. Monkey’s never had to fuel up in the SIM.

“Sir the bottom is too soft.” – please capture audio Scott!

You are free Slave Apes…now form a society of intellectual apes and enslave us humans one day.

Monkey names first in the credits. What about the humans!

Pretty sure this is how Planet of the apes starts.

 

 

The Shining (1980) – Filmsack Show Notes

INTRO:

Oh no. It’s happening. it’s happening. it’s The Sackening!

oh hi, The little man who lives in my butt is back. He’s telling me about this week’s movie. Oh….By the way, I’ve never watched a FilmSack movie in my life. I just say what my butt goblin Toby tells me.

What’s that Toby? Ok, I’ll tell them:

He says:  Poor old Head Chef Scatman was just trying to enjoy some well deserved rest in his bachelor pad down in Miami. Then that white boy invaded his headspace with his “Shining.”

And, what does Scatman do? (hehe…Scatman Doo)…

Scatman do hop a plane, take a cab, rent a Snow Cat, brave a Blizzard and wander the halls of the Overlook hotel. His reward? An axe wound to the chest.

Scatman should have stayed in bed… maybe spent a little more time starring at his sweet foxxy mama posters. Ahhh yeah…that is some sweet chocolate candy there.

Thank you Toby for your insight.

Wow, It’s almost like I pulled that intro out of my butt!

LINKS:

The Shining (1980)

Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers. A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.

The Shining (film) – Wikipedia

The family arrives at the hotel on closing day and is given a tour. The chef, Dick Hallorann, surprises Danny by telepathically offering him ice cream. Dick explains to Danny that he and his grandmother shared this telepathic ability, which he calls “shining”.

 

Trailer:

Clips:

TWITTER:

The Shining (1980) – Like shoving popcorn down your pants. You’ll be thinking about it for decades. I could really use some floss.

like (event = experience)

Events:

a tiny bathroom window.

Freezing in a maze

writing a novel with the same phrase over and over for a month

sucking face with a dead woman

trading your soul for a beer

getting locked in a food pantry

getting hit in the head by your wife

cabin fever

always being the caretaker.

Movie Experience:

2 and a half hours long

Unsettling

Disgusting

Beautiful locations

Shocking

Layered

Thought provoking.

For decades.

NOTES:

What is that out in the water! and island…what is going to happen!

Nice long shot.

Flying my copter over a tiny yellow foreign car in some beautiful landsca.!!!! WHAT THE DUCK IS THAT! IT’S STANLEY KUBRICK in giant blue font!

Interesting opening scene…lens flare! Not photoshop!

This music is music to freak out by.

So if you didn’t get it…we are waaaay in the mountains

“The Interview”

Secretary Suzy

Trip in 3.5 hours.

Want some coffee? Why you looking at Suzy…Suzy aint’ getting the coffee!

The Catcher In The Rye…eating white bread.

I dig that kids Bug Bunny shirt.

Tony is a freak! and a bit of a kids stinky finger.

Jack was formely a school teacher…now I am a writer! “I’m looking for a change.”

May 15-Oct 30th The Season

25 mile stretch of road.

Built in 1907…no interest in Winter sports. Early 80s…we wanted to ski!

From Denver…3.5 hours away.

The Tragedy of Winter of 1970 – Charles Grady..Wife and 2 little girls…8 and 10…Ran Amuck…killed his family with an axe. Stacked them neatly in the west wing and put both barrels of a shotgun in his mouth…the old timers called it cabin fever.

I hope you can appreciate…that I felt like I needed to tell you that.

Wife is a ghost story and horror film addict

Tony is clairvoyant…Tony don’t want to tell you why you don’t want to go to the hotel.

Blood bath!

Smelled anything funny or saw flashing bright lights while brushing your teeth?

Tony is a little boy who lives in my mouth.

Where doe Tony hide? In your stomach?

I don’t want to talk about Tony anymore!

gif by Scott Johnson

Their house sure is white….like renters white.

Book “The Wish Child”

Germany, 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Siggi lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who excises prohibited words (‘promise’, ‘love’, ‘mercy’). Erich is an only child living a lush rural life, aware that he is shadowed by strange, unanswered questions.

3 months in Denver.

Flick that ash!

A history of violence…drunk dad…injured Danny’s arm.

Drunk Dad is now sober…5 months

“Closing”

hehe…the Donner Party…nom.

Set-lars.

see…It’s ok…he saw it on the television.

Turtleneck and Sports Jacket…don’t mind if I do.

Everything Shelley Duvall always sounds sarcastic when she is impressed

The Overlook started in 1907 finished 1909 built on a indian burial ground

Snowcat!

Pink and Gold are my favorite colors! Shelley

Remove the booze! When we leave!

Dick is the head chef…and ohhh that is just great.

Suzy gets coffee and retrieves your kids when they get lost.

Are you a Winnie or a Fred? Nope…Wendy!

You like Ham Doc? My name is Danny..

Dick is about to tell Doc about The Shinning

Grandma had The Shining…I got the Shining…and you got the shinning too Danny.

Tony puts me to sleep…and tells me stuff…but when I wake up I can’t remember it all.

Places are people…Some shine…some don’t…the overlook shines.

Bad things that are happening are like burnt toast.

Some people who shine can see things from way back

Room 237

You are scared of Room 237…No I ain’t

Stay out of 237

gif by Scott Johnson

 

“A Month Later”

We got this whole hotel. I’m going to make use of the food cart!

Big Wheel!!

That thing makes a horrible noise on the hardwood floors…then carpet…then floor…then carpet…DANNY! I bet that was tough following him around with a camera.

A month in and he is still getting breakfast in bed…that shit would have ended the first week.

Scott is grossed out by dipping bacon in runny yolks.

“You did real good keeping the place straight…but who the hell put all them ball marks on the wall? and what the hell…on the ceiling!”

The Overlook Maze sure has a lot of lights?

What would you do if you have a gigantic hotel to roam?

  • I would sleep in a different room every night and never make up the bed.

He is the master of puppets looking over the maze…cool transition from model to overhead shot.

“Tuesday” – Bonk!

talking about 1968 shooting…missing lady with her husband…fore shading?

No room 237…no!

This kid is a great actor…or perhaps Kubrick is a great director…or maybe both.

You can just feel Shelley Duvall coming to wreck is day with her bubbli-ness.

Shelley Duvall telling me not to be grouchy would make me grouchy.

You are distracting me!

“Thursday” – No fanfare

The Tea Kettle noise indicates the shining in Danny and his father’s case.

“Saturday” – The shining bleeds in.

The Shining…brought to you by 7up

Over…Over…this conversation is dumb…over.

Danny…come play with us…forever and ever…also, this is the wing that has the really shitty wallpaper.

It’s just like Peaches in the book?

“Monday” no fanfare

What is Danny & his mom watching in the lobby? It’s a lot of coffee talk….I mean a lot of coffee talk. Right before lunch…but dad is still sleeping and Danny wants his fire truck! Don’t…wake…Daddy…now that is scary..

Oh hi dad! It looks like you are awake!

The worst…the abusive dad…who shows you some attention…

Echo’s of the twins…I wish we could stay here forever and ever…

Danny is asking the hard questions. “You wouldn’t hurt me and mommy would you?”

“Wendnesday” cymbals crash

Pink and blue and green was a popular color for toys in Danny’s collection.

Danny has an Apollo sweater on…crocheted…did his mom knit that? Is he going to the moon?

Who da hell opened 237!!

So Dad has just become totally useless now…so mom has to go do all the work in the dirty overalls.

Jack Torrance is having day terrors!

Grote…Jack had some slobbering going on.

Damnit Wendy! I told you not to come in here when I am screaming!

Most horrible dream he has ever had.

Wendy’s comfort is even unbearable

 

Dreaming of killing your family…and chopping them up…might want to keep that to yourself.

Wendy is surrounded by crazy.

Danny is sucking his thumb and has neck abrasions.

What? I did’t do nuffin.

The walk of crazy…slashing in the air…

The bartender who is not there…or a ghost…how about a robot? Passengers?

uh oh…he sold his soul right there at the bar….would give  his soul for a glass of beer. Lloyd…

2  20s in his pocket. Nope

White Man’s Burden.

He said 5 miserable months on the wagon…but that doesn’t jive if he was at 5 months at closing according to Wendy. It’s been at least a month or more at the hotel.

Jack still maintains he would never hurt Danny…and is convinced that Wendy will never forgive him. But he can’t forgive himself. 3 years ago….after Danny threw his papers all over the floor.

Jack is twitchy…

via GIPHY

What is Wendy running from?

Jack goes to sleep like Danny when he talks to Lloyd.

Wendy saw a lady try to strangle Danny.

Channel 10 in Miami…and some Chef feet. Maybe gross for Scott?

Chef has a luxurious lady with a boufant hairdo over the TV and another one over his bed. Yeah he is single. Meanwhile back in Colorado…bad weather…

Halloran is having a moment in room 237 thanks to Danny’s call out powers…more drool

Those Chicago people who came in and decorated have horrible taste in colors

or is that just room 237

Naked lady in the tub! Hot damn says Jack! Man she is tall. Pretty tame bush for early 80s

Slow motion naked lady is just what Jack ordered.

That bathroom has no toilet paper.

Would you let a fairly attractive naked lady touch you and kiss you in a bathroom.

I thought those sores were tattoos at first.

That old lady has been doing some lady ‘scaping down there.

How many numbers you going to dial Scatman?

Wendy snorts when she cries

Ahh come on Jack…you don’t want to tell your wife about making out with the old lady shape shifter?

So is the lady is 237 the crazy man’s wife? She looks too old for that. Is she another lady?

Maybe Danny did it to himself? yeah..that’s it!

Danny is silent screaming.

Shoveling out Driveways…Working at the carwash…are those his only other qualifications?

Damnit Wendy….you screw up everything.

He is tearing through the kitchen…you think Scatman is going to clean that up?  Hell nah.

Navajo artwork on the walls and ballons in the halls

I’m the chef at the Overlook Hotel…and I need to talk to the Hotel! He did bring it around to relevance by saying his worry was about them starving to death…LIKE THE DONNOR PARTY!

We are implying a party during the 20s…they heyday of the hotel perhaps?

Hair of the dog that bit me…Burbon on the rocks.

No charge? My money is no good eh? Orders from the house, huh?

Who is buying my drinks Lloyd? Who’s the puppet master? Doesn’t matter yet Jack.

What was the waiter serving? Advocaat? It stains…is it made of jizz? cause I just wiped mine off on you Jeeves.

Red bathroom is red.

Delbert Grady was the first caretaker at the Overlook under Ullman’s management, in the winter of 1970-71. Like Jack, he was an alcoholic. Also like Jack, he tries to murder his family – a wife and two young daughters. Unlike Jack, he succeeds.

I know who you are Mr. Grady

This is my house Jack!

There is about to be a Caretaker Battle in the Red Room

Jack has always been the caretaker according to 20s Grady.

Grady reveals Danny is trying to bring in the chef…and they said the N word 3 times in a row! That in a bathroom…that is sure to summon Candyman.

Grady reveals that Danny has a great talent.

Danny is a very willful boy.

Jack blames Wendy for interfering with his will.

One of Grady’s kids tried to burn down something…then Grady “corrected” them.

 

Who really unlocked the door? Was it Danny/Tony since Danny was in a trance at the time? Or was it the spirit of Grady?

Mirroring is prominent in this movie…from Redrum (murder) to shots in mirrors..to Danny mirroring his father?

You would think they would take all the axes with them during Winter break

Damn tiny bathroom windows….give me a full window please!

What Kubrick had to say on The Shining: http://www.visual-memory.co.uk/amk/doc/interview.ts.html

Dick was on his bed minding his own business in Miami…watching TV and being turned on  by his 70s wall hangings of foxxy ladies. When he gets a person to person head call from the white kid in the cold snowy mountain.  He then places a call to the mountain Rangers. Hops a plane. Rents a car. Calls in a favor to get a snow cat. Braves a blizzard. Walks the halls of a huge hotel. Takes an axe to the chest. Dies. Should have stayed in bed.

Theory: Danny transfers his conscience into Dick and rides his body all the way back to the hotel.  When Danny contacts Dick; Tony occupies Danny’s body until Dick arrives at the hotel and is axed. At which time Jack starts calling for Danny and he takes off.

 

Tales From The Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Intro:

Mmmm….me here today cause Cookie Monster trapped by suburban Witch? Notice cookies on floor of cage look more ‘crushed’ than ”e’ate’…look like furry blue Muppet with no functioning esophagus went to tooowwn. Me like Mick Jagger, can’t get no… can’t get no satisfaction.

Back off! Cookie Monster no taste good. How about me read you story instead. Once upon time. 4 guys sacked movie…NO! NO EAT COOKIE MONSTER! COOKIE MONSTER EAT YOU….nom nom nom…tastes like dirty heroin.

 

Links:

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100740/

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_from_the_Darkside%3A_The_Movie

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9lVoUKk-8Y

Clips: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZbXA4lyCtqpWLnwZdmk8LZpSsDxS3Xo7

 

Twitter:

Tales From The Darkside (1990) – Like a mouthful of Buscemi Teeth. Hard to look at even harder to look away. Open your eyes.

Show Notes:

In order of appearance: Really? Blondie looks like a boy on a bike. ohhh…that kid get’s no credit!

What’cha got in the bag Blondie? Flowers!

Something is in the cupboard!

No Blondie…I throw the best parties!

ooooh. It’s the book of the same name of the movie we are watching!

Mmmm…cookie crumbs….Do you trap Cookie Monster? cause them cookies look more ‘crushed’ than ‘ate’…like a furry blue Muppet

Eeek! It’s a Joey Lawrence? No…Matthew

Ahh…so Debbie is a modern day witch…good show old boy. Classic Fairy Tale with a twist. Witch in the Suburbs

Settle down Debbie…let me tell you a story.

 

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2 Fast 2 Furious (2003) Show Notes

 

2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Crime, Thriller | 6 June 2003 (USA)

 

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[These are the show notes I use while recording the Filmsack podcast with Scott Johnson, Randy Jordan and Brian Ibbott.]

Listen here: filmsack.com | Discuss here : reddit.com/r/filmsack

"Alright then, I guess you guys are just going to make out like a couple of horny Replicants right in front of my lonely single existence. Soooo I'm just going to go make some breakfast with Mini Kaiser and Napoleon Bear. Say, how do you guys like your eggs? Over crazy? How about boiled in a beaker?  Mmmm...sciency....NAPOLEON BEAR..NO..STOP  TOUCHING YOURSELF THERE...BAD BEAR...Coo Coo....Cooo Coo"

IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658

 

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

 

YouTube Clips

Twitter: Blade Runner (1982) - You were made as well as we could make you.

 

Review

 

Two Versions/One Thought: Theatrical Release & Final Cut.

 

Blade Runner (Theatrical Release/Netflix)

 

An 80s homage to the Film Noir Detective stories from the 40s and starring, one of my favorite action stars from any era, Harrison Ford. A slow, sometimes uncomfortable, SciFi "thrill" ride from Ridley Scott loosely based on the Phillip K Dick story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."

 

My first experience with Blade Runner was as bite sized chunks that I would catch while channel flipping TV on Saturday afternoons. My memories of this movie were mostly of the part with the half naked lady in the transparent rain coat getting blasted. Cause, half naked lady was half naked.

 

When I was in college I revisited Blade Runner on video tape and consumed the whole thing in one sitting. I remember the movie being a 3 hour epic with confusing themes and weird dialogue.

 

Fast forward 20 something years, I'm a lot older and a lot more sophisticated; I drink coffee and have adult conversations. I watch Blade Runner on Netflix and/or Blu-ray and can choose from 3 versions of the film. So I picked 2.

 

To my surprise the movie was just under 2 hours in length for all versions; Not the epic I had remembered. In the theatrical version I discovered the confusing themes were due to some poorly added voice over dialogue that muddled any vision Ridley Scott may have envisioned. In all versions, the weird dialogue was still weird but it was mostly contained to just the Replicants. Which could be explained away by saying the Replicants weren't quite human and to boot they are off worlders who have seen a lot of crap and could have a skewed perspective due those experiences. After all, these Replicants are seeking to question their makers.

 

Overall, this is a visually beautiful film in all of it's versions. It has managed to hold up to visual scrutiny 30+ years after it's creation. That is an amazing feat!

 

My final call, Blade Runner is and always has been a slow ride with beautiful visuals, some weird dialogue and keeps you wonder "what's your point Ridley Scott?"

 

Blade Runner (Final Cut/Blu-Ray)

 

Mostly the same with 100% less voice over narration by Harrison Ford and 30% more eye squashing by Rutger Hauer. You wouldn't think those 2 elements could make or break a movie. But it does.

 

The Final Cut version did not include the "Then she walked into my life ..." narration, which was a common theme found in some of the most memorable films from 40s detective noir era. In this case, the theme only serves to remove all the mystery from the characters and in the end makes for a much different and less interesting film.

 

This is the version you should watch!

 

 

Show Notes:

 

One moment please while I render this company's tree logo on my green monochrome screen from 1982. Blzzz...Blzzz...Blzzz...would you also like me to print you out a hard copy on my Okidata Dot Matrix printer? Sir Run Run indeed.

 

Loving the music thus far.

 

Vangelis!

 

Time to read the movie!

 

Not execution but called retirement. Remember that word. Retirement...it seems important. also, the word Replicant is in red. As in the blood letting. As in sacrifice. As in Lamb....as in I'm just implying Christ.

 

LA, November 2019

 

This place be burning some fossil fuels.

 

The Eye.

 

The Pyramid building

 

Ceiling fans, smoking, intense lighting...Yep...we got some Noir

 

I already had an IQ test this year...

 

SciFi face your creation across from a table.

 

Leon is a jerk...why would he flip a tortoise over onto it's back in the desert.

 

Hey...Leon shot first.

 

Off World

 

Koss Headphones...They still exist in 2019

 

So are we in China Town? or is LA now China Town? Or is this Japanese Town? Did we know the difference in 1982?

 

News papers in 2019

 

Voice Over! This is not only SciFi Film Noir..it's SciFi Detective Voice Over Noir!

 

You BraydRunna

 

Police 995

 

I love gritty scifi tech.

 

Giant Japanese Lady Face selling me shit on the side of a building.

 

Flying cars...this movie is 72 percent flying cars.

 

It's always hot in Film Noir...so much sweating, smoking and fans.

 

Skin-jobs...

 

In case you didn't understand the discrimination against Replicants...the word skin-job is offensive as the N word...cause Replicants are slaves.

 

I was quit when I came in here...and I'm twice as quit now.

 

Edward J. Almos just made an origami chicken...what is he saying...Deckard is a chicken?

 

The screening room.

 

Son. You got a panty on your head.

 

Roy Batty! He's cray cray...

 

Zhora...Off world kick-murder squad...what the hell is that!

 

A Pleasure model

 

Setup...emotional response is coming.

 

A 4 year lifespan. Nature will fine a way.

 

Why is Almos wearing a world war 2 flying ace helmet..always.

 

Hey!! you can see the sun from up here in my pyramid.

 

There is your 40s looking dame.

 

Deckard has a very black and white view on Replicants at this point.

 

What kind of glasses are those? Quad-Focals? If you were looking for a fashion statement you failed.

 

This movie is very much about the eyes...So far no one has glasses except for Tyrell...and he has some crazy ass glasses.

 

Cat-Skin wallet!! Don't mind if I do

 

She's a stone cold Replicant.

 

So...boiled dog....that's the last question...that's the deal breaker?

 

"How can it not know what it is..." There is a hint.

 

More human than to human.

 

That tub is nasty!

 

Almos is always creating little totems.

 

Atari! in 2019...sure...why not

 

Rutger!!

 

So sweaty

 

Men...Police....Men.

 

Hey..where are you kids heading to on your bikes? Are you in a gang?

 

Hey!! It's our favorite...James Hong! Huh!

 

Don't pull on my durn tubes!!

 

You not come here...Illegal.

 

William Blake sorta quote.

 

I do eyes...just eyes.

 

Look at those cat whiskers James Hong

 

Why is Brion James putting eyes all over me...literally.

 

Did they kill Hong? Is that implied?

 

I'll tell you about my mother...she was gun...pew pew pew.

 

Future cars are all Pacers. Well the non flying kind anyway.

 

Deckard 97!

 

Voice controlled stuff is common in 2019

 

I notice there are no cell phones in the future..from 82

 

Memories and photos are important. They are what make us human?

 

...and a 100 baby spiders came out...and ate her..

 

Art - requires Intention and Interpretation.

 

Misdirection is important in creating a compelling story.

 

Just gonna cover myself up with some trash.

 

She's like every cat I have surprised.

 

Where are your brothers Daryl and Daryl?

 

Daryl Hannah's haircut is the scariest thing in this movie

 

"Plenty of room for everybody..."

 

I was wrong...JF's Kaiser and Napoleon Bear are way more scary.

 

You sure got a lot of photos for someone who is not a Replicant.

 

Enhancing Leon's photo is like seeing a dude's penis in the reflection of an item you are buying on Ebay.

 

Not fish! Snake Scale...head on over to Alibaba Town.

 

Taffey Lewis...All the time pal...

 

Public VidPhon's are grody

 

You ain't gonna get no proper lady down in your

 

Miss Salome! Worst stripper name ever...wait...did they just imply that people don't have sex anymore and Miss Salome was using the snake in an immoral way?

 

I love Harrison Fords nerdy government man impression. Little dirty holes!

 

Most animals are not real. We done really screwed up the environment.

 

Kick Murder Squad implies that these lady Replicants use kicking followed by the murdering.

 

Eyes are always watching.

 

Good to see the Hari Krishnas as still around

 

Cross Now...Cross Now...Cross Now...Don't Walk...Don't Walk...

 

That is one serious pistol

 

Noooo....not my window display!

 

I remember this was the first scene I ever saw from Blade Runner. I was flipping channels and Harrison Ford was shooting some lady running through glass windows...

 

Move on. Move on. Move on.

 

Painful to live in fear.

 

Nothing is more painful than having an itch you can never scratch. I've stubbed my pinky toe on the edge of a coffee table before...that is much worse.

 

Deckard is often comparing himself to Replicants. Misdirection to keep you wonder if he is a replicant...but really it's to make you ask...how similar are we really without beating you over the head with it.

 

Deckard...you ever take that test yourself?

 

Nope...passed out drunk.

 

Ahhh yeah...take down that hair you up tight Replicant!

 

Deckard dreams music...and unicorns.

 

That reach back when she walks away from Deckard..that is an awesome shot.

 

So passionate...do they show passion like this in movies anymore...or is it too close to abuse now? Is he going to punch her...or kiss her.

 

Japanese Richola Commericial

 

You look like an inverted skunk...and now the implied cray cray coo-coo clock.

 

What type of mouth gear does JF have on his Napoleon? Why does it have the shakes. JF...your Napoleon is begging you to kill it with it's eyes. Gurgle Gurlge...kill me please.

 

Daryl is 25! It's glandular

 

JF lives in a house of crazy

 

I like to boil eggs in a beaker...hope you like your eggs scienced!

 

Wow...that was offensive Rutger..."we so glad you found us"

 

I am in a serious state of decrepitude myself

 

Time to meet the creator.

 

Setting up the rules for why Replicants only live 4 years.

 

You were made as well as we could make you.

 

Rutger Howard will make out with anything! Kiss of death.

 

Excuse me while I crush your skull. Ohh...there was much more eye gauging in the Final Cut version.

 

Come back here JF...I got something to show you!

 

Ok...so Roy is killing the creators.

 

"Have a better one..." I need that on a shirt.

 

Pretty sure that is what's Tony Cox stripping Deckard's car.  I wonder how many Ewoks were in this movie

 

Another flying blimp movie. The future is full of 'em

 

I want a laughing doll...that just laughs all day...

 

I thought Pris was the love doll...not part of the kick murder squad.

 

I genuinely felt afraid of Daryl Hannah in this movie...the flopping scene was just creepy as creep can be.

 

Replicants can jump through the walls!

 

Little man. That is the second time he has been referred to as the little man.

 

Ouch...breaking some durn fingers.

 

The hunter has become the hunted

 

He has on the war paint.

 

Now he is tapping into his primal rage...he is the wolf....

 

Flys...flys...everywhere. You are in a chicken coup Deckard...and the wolf is coming. That is what Gaff predicted you would be.

 

Roy is shutting down...no problem...a little tetanus will fix that.

 

You better get it up!! Run...

 

Why is Roy doing the counting poem? Six, Seven go to hell or heaven.

 

Roy wants Deckard to fight for his life. To live in fear...to understand what's it like for a Replicant?

 

That's what Roy and Leon both ask him.

 

Why did Roy get naked during the chase?

 

Fans and lights...it's the Noir way.

 

Rutger is so tan here...his white hair makes it even more so. In a world with no sun...he really looks other worldly.

 

The bells are tolling. Must be near the end..

 

....where the hell did you get that dove from Roy?

 

A slave lives in fear...so we are slaves to our creator because we fear death? only getting rid of fear are we no longer slaves? Probably reading too much into that.

 

...like tears in the rain...those moments will be lost...unless you take a photo! We Replicants love photos!

 

Let the dove go.

 

So..the nail was a sign that he was going to become a martyr

 

You've done a man's job sir!

 

Gaff left the Unicorn in the hall! How does he know what Deckard dreams? Is he a mutant. Can he see beyond...is Deckard full of Gaff's memories and Deckard is a Replicant?

 

We have lost our humanity and it has taken the Replicants sacrifice to show us how to have empathy again. 

 

Blade Runner (1982) Show Notes

 

Blade Runner (1982)

R | | Sci-Fi, Thriller | 25 June 1982 (USA)

 

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[These are the show notes I use while recording the Filmsack podcast with Scott Johnson, Randy Jordan and Brian Ibbott.]

Listen here: filmsack.com | Discuss here : reddit.com/r/filmsack

"Alright then, I guess you guys are just going to make out like a couple of horny Replicants right in front of my lonely single existence. Soooo I'm just going to go make some breakfast with Mini Kaiser and Napoleon Bear. Say, how do you guys like your eggs? Over crazy? How about boiled in a beaker?  Mmmm...sciency....NAPOLEON BEAR..NO..STOP  TOUCHING YOURSELF THERE...BAD BEAR...Coo Coo....Cooo Coo"

IMDB

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658

 

Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blade_Runner

 

YouTube Clips

Twitter: Blade Runner (1982) - You were made as well as we could make you.

 

Review

 

Two Versions/One Thought: Theatrical Release & Final Cut.

 

Blade Runner (Theatrical Release/Netflix)

 

An 80s homage to the Film Noir Detective stories from the 40s and starring, one of my favorite action stars from any era, Harrison Ford. A slow, sometimes uncomfortable, SciFi "thrill" ride from Ridley Scott loosely based on the Phillip K Dick story "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep."

 

My first experience with Blade Runner was as bite sized chunks that I would catch while channel flipping TV on Saturday afternoons. My memories of this movie were mostly of the part with the half naked lady in the transparent rain coat getting blasted. Cause, half naked lady was half naked.

 

When I was in college I revisited Blade Runner on video tape and consumed the whole thing in one sitting. I remember the movie being a 3 hour epic with confusing themes and weird dialogue.

 

Fast forward 20 something years, I'm a lot older and a lot more sophisticated; I drink coffee and have adult conversations. I watch Blade Runner on Netflix and/or Blu-ray and can choose from 3 versions of the film. So I picked 2.

 

To my surprise the movie was just under 2 hours in length for all versions; Not the epic I had remembered. In the theatrical version I discovered the confusing themes were due to some poorly added voice over dialogue that muddled any vision Ridley Scott may have envisioned. In all versions, the weird dialogue was still weird but it was mostly contained to just the Replicants. Which could be explained away by saying the Replicants weren't quite human and to boot they are off worlders who have seen a lot of crap and could have a skewed perspective due those experiences. After all, these Replicants are seeking to question their makers.

 

Overall, this is a visually beautiful film in all of it's versions. It has managed to hold up to visual scrutiny 30+ years after it's creation. That is an amazing feat!

 

My final call, Blade Runner is and always has been a slow ride with beautiful visuals, some weird dialogue and keeps you wonder "what's your point Ridley Scott?"

 

Blade Runner (Final Cut/Blu-Ray)

 

Mostly the same with 100% less voice over narration by Harrison Ford and 30% more eye squashing by Rutger Hauer. You wouldn't think those 2 elements could make or break a movie. But it does.

 

The Final Cut version did not include the "Then she walked into my life ..." narration, which was a common theme found in some of the most memorable films from 40s detective noir era. In this case, the theme only serves to remove all the mystery from the characters and in the end makes for a much different and less interesting film.

 

This is the version you should watch!

 

 

Show Notes:

 

One moment please while I render this company's tree logo on my green monochrome screen from 1982. Blzzz...Blzzz...Blzzz...would you also like me to print you out a hard copy on my Okidata Dot Matrix printer? Sir Run Run indeed.

 

Loving the music thus far.

 

Vangelis!

 

Time to read the movie!

 

Not execution but called retirement. Remember that word. Retirement...it seems important. also, the word Replicant is in red. As in the blood letting. As in sacrifice. As in Lamb....as in I'm just implying Christ.

 

LA, November 2019

 

This place be burning some fossil fuels.

 

The Eye.

 

The Pyramid building

 

Ceiling fans, smoking, intense lighting...Yep...we got some Noir

 

I already had an IQ test this year...

 

SciFi face your creation across from a table.

 

Leon is a jerk...why would he flip a tortoise over onto it's back in the desert.

 

Hey...Leon shot first.

 

Off World

 

Koss Headphones...They still exist in 2019

 

So are we in China Town? or is LA now China Town? Or is this Japanese Town? Did we know the difference in 1982?

 

News papers in 2019

 

Voice Over! This is not only SciFi Film Noir..it's SciFi Detective Voice Over Noir!

 

You BraydRunna

 

Police 995

 

I love gritty scifi tech.

 

Giant Japanese Lady Face selling me shit on the side of a building.

 

Flying cars...this movie is 72 percent flying cars.

 

It's always hot in Film Noir...so much sweating, smoking and fans.

 

Skin-jobs...

 

In case you didn't understand the discrimination against Replicants...the word skin-job is offensive as the N word...cause Replicants are slaves.

 

I was quit when I came in here...and I'm twice as quit now.

 

Edward J. Almos just made an origami chicken...what is he saying...Deckard is a chicken?

 

The screening room.

 

Son. You got a panty on your head.

 

Roy Batty! He's cray cray...

 

Zhora...Off world kick-murder squad...what the hell is that!

 

A Pleasure model

 

Setup...emotional response is coming.

 

A 4 year lifespan. Nature will fine a way.

 

Why is Almos wearing a world war 2 flying ace helmet..always.

 

Hey!! you can see the sun from up here in my pyramid.

 

There is your 40s looking dame.

 

Deckard has a very black and white view on Replicants at this point.

 

What kind of glasses are those? Quad-Focals? If you were looking for a fashion statement you failed.

 

This movie is very much about the eyes...So far no one has glasses except for Tyrell...and he has some crazy ass glasses.

 

Cat-Skin wallet!! Don't mind if I do

 

She's a stone cold Replicant.

 

So...boiled dog....that's the last question...that's the deal breaker?

 

"How can it not know what it is..." There is a hint.

 

More human than to human.

 

That tub is nasty!

 

Almos is always creating little totems.

 

Atari! in 2019...sure...why not

 

Rutger!!

 

So sweaty

 

Men...Police....Men.

 

Hey..where are you kids heading to on your bikes? Are you in a gang?

 

Hey!! It's our favorite...James Hong! Huh!

 

Don't pull on my durn tubes!!

 

You not come here...Illegal.

 

William Blake sorta quote.

 

I do eyes...just eyes.

 

Look at those cat whiskers James Hong

 

Why is Brion James putting eyes all over me...literally.

 

Did they kill Hong? Is that implied?

 

I'll tell you about my mother...she was gun...pew pew pew.

 

Future cars are all Pacers. Well the non flying kind anyway.

 

Deckard 97!

 

Voice controlled stuff is common in 2019

 

I notice there are no cell phones in the future..from 82

 

Memories and photos are important. They are what make us human?

 

...and a 100 baby spiders came out...and ate her..

 

Art - requires Intention and Interpretation.

 

Misdirection is important in creating a compelling story.

 

Just gonna cover myself up with some trash.

 

She's like every cat I have surprised.

 

Where are your brothers Daryl and Daryl?

 

Daryl Hannah's haircut is the scariest thing in this movie

 

"Plenty of room for everybody..."

 

I was wrong...JF's Kaiser and Napoleon Bear are way more scary.

 

You sure got a lot of photos for someone who is not a Replicant.

 

Enhancing Leon's photo is like seeing a dude's penis in the reflection of an item you are buying on Ebay.

 

Not fish! Snake Scale...head on over to Alibaba Town.

 

Taffey Lewis...All the time pal...

 

Public VidPhon's are grody

 

You ain't gonna get no proper lady down in your

 

Miss Salome! Worst stripper name ever...wait...did they just imply that people don't have sex anymore and Miss Salome was using the snake in an immoral way?

 

I love Harrison Fords nerdy government man impression. Little dirty holes!

 

Most animals are not real. We done really screwed up the environment.

 

Kick Murder Squad implies that these lady Replicants use kicking followed by the murdering.

 

Eyes are always watching.

 

Good to see the Hari Krishnas as still around

 

Cross Now...Cross Now...Cross Now...Don't Walk...Don't Walk...

 

That is one serious pistol

 

Noooo....not my window display!

 

I remember this was the first scene I ever saw from Blade Runner. I was flipping channels and Harrison Ford was shooting some lady running through glass windows...

 

Move on. Move on. Move on.

 

Painful to live in fear.

 

Nothing is more painful than having an itch you can never scratch. I've stubbed my pinky toe on the edge of a coffee table before...that is much worse.

 

Deckard is often comparing himself to Replicants. Misdirection to keep you wonder if he is a replicant...but really it's to make you ask...how similar are we really without beating you over the head with it.

 

Deckard...you ever take that test yourself?

 

Nope...passed out drunk.

 

Ahhh yeah...take down that hair you up tight Replicant!

 

Deckard dreams music...and unicorns.

 

That reach back when she walks away from Deckard..that is an awesome shot.

 

So passionate...do they show passion like this in movies anymore...or is it too close to abuse now? Is he going to punch her...or kiss her.

 

Japanese Richola Commericial

 

You look like an inverted skunk...and now the implied cray cray coo-coo clock.

 

What type of mouth gear does JF have on his Napoleon? Why does it have the shakes. JF...your Napoleon is begging you to kill it with it's eyes. Gurgle Gurlge...kill me please.

 

Daryl is 25! It's glandular

 

JF lives in a house of crazy

 

I like to boil eggs in a beaker...hope you like your eggs scienced!

 

Wow...that was offensive Rutger..."we so glad you found us"

 

I am in a serious state of decrepitude myself

 

Time to meet the creator.

 

Setting up the rules for why Replicants only live 4 years.

 

You were made as well as we could make you.

 

Rutger Howard will make out with anything! Kiss of death.

 

Excuse me while I crush your skull. Ohh...there was much more eye gauging in the Final Cut version.

 

Come back here JF...I got something to show you!

 

Ok...so Roy is killing the creators.

 

"Have a better one..." I need that on a shirt.

 

Pretty sure that is what's Tony Cox stripping Deckard's car.  I wonder how many Ewoks were in this movie

 

Another flying blimp movie. The future is full of 'em

 

I want a laughing doll...that just laughs all day...

 

I thought Pris was the love doll...not part of the kick murder squad.

 

I genuinely felt afraid of Daryl Hannah in this movie...the flopping scene was just creepy as creep can be.

 

Replicants can jump through the walls!

 

Little man. That is the second time he has been referred to as the little man.

 

Ouch...breaking some durn fingers.

 

The hunter has become the hunted

 

He has on the war paint.

 

Now he is tapping into his primal rage...he is the wolf....

 

Flys...flys...everywhere. You are in a chicken coup Deckard...and the wolf is coming. That is what Gaff predicted you would be.

 

Roy is shutting down...no problem...a little tetanus will fix that.

 

You better get it up!! Run...

 

Why is Roy doing the counting poem? Six, Seven go to hell or heaven.

 

Roy wants Deckard to fight for his life. To live in fear...to understand what's it like for a Replicant?

 

That's what Roy and Leon both ask him.

 

Why did Roy get naked during the chase?

 

Fans and lights...it's the Noir way.

 

Rutger is so tan here...his white hair makes it even more so. In a world with no sun...he really looks other worldly.

 

The bells are tolling. Must be near the end..

 

....where the hell did you get that dove from Roy?

 

A slave lives in fear...so we are slaves to our creator because we fear death? only getting rid of fear are we no longer slaves? Probably reading too much into that.

 

...like tears in the rain...those moments will be lost...unless you take a photo! We Replicants love photos!

 

Let the dove go.

 

So..the nail was a sign that he was going to become a martyr

 

You've done a man's job sir!

 

Gaff left the Unicorn in the hall! How does he know what Deckard dreams? Is he a mutant. Can he see beyond...is Deckard full of Gaff's memories and Deckard is a Replicant?

 

We have lost our humanity and it has taken the Replicants sacrifice to show us how to have empathy again.