A new Blade Runner anime series called Blade Runner — Black Lotus is on the way to Adult Swim and Crunchyroll, the two companies announced on Thursday morning. The series will be “inspired by” Blade Runner 2049, though it appears that it will follow another separate story in the larger Blade Runner universe as the series will take place in the year 2032 — 13 years after the original movie. It’s unclear exactly what characters the series might focus on, but according to a press release the series will feature some familiar characters from the Blade Runner franchise. Black Lotus will feature 14 30-minute episodes which will air during Adult Swim’s anime-centric programming block, Toonami. The episodes will also be streamable on Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming service. The series will be animated by Sola Digital Arts, the studio behind next year’s new Ultraman, and directed by Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama, who have formerly worked … [Read more...] about Blade Runner anime series coming to Adult Swim and Crunchyroll
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“The first thing you’ll learn is that nothing is what it seems…” This is the opening line of the first episode of Altered Carbon and it couldn’t be more apt. Its true that given the popularity of sci-fi dystopian series and the trend for body-swapping stories, you might think you know everything you need to about the new Netflix Original from the trailers. I thought I did. That didn’t stop me from desperately wanting to watch it though, and chances are you feel the same if you like shows like Westworld, Black Mirror, and The Expanse. Altered Carbon is very much of its time in the sense that it’s riding the wave of high quality futurism, but don’t be fooled into thinking you’ve seen this all before. The series might feel like it has inspirations from all over the sci-fi movie and TV landscape, but it definitely brings something new to the genre as well. Based on the cyberpunk sci-fi novel of the same name by Richard K. Morgan, … [Read more...] about Netflix’s Altered Carbon is Blade Runner meets Black Mirror with Westworld’s morality thrown in
Now that Blade Runner 2049 is available on Blu-ray and digital, fans of the epic sci-fi film are getting to relive it again at home. Beyond that, some are getting to watch a number of special features, from behind-the-scenes looks at casting the film and recreating the world of the first movie, to viewing multiple shorts used as prologues to 2049.There are some things those popping the Blu-ray into their player aren't seeing, though. For one, the movie has no director's commentary. While a director's commentary was once practically standard on DVD movie releases, they aren't quite as common anymore. Still, there are no doubt some that were hoping director Denis Villeneuve would give more insight into his artistic vision and the final film.More notable, however, is the complete lack of deleted scenes accompanying the home release of Blade Runner 2049. It's known that deleted scenes from the movie do exist. According to Collider, the first cut of the film ran almost four hours. That same … [Read more...] about Blade Runner 2049 Blu-ray Has No Deleted Scenes, But Does It Really Need Them?
Polygon is kicking off its best of entertainment series, which will run through the end of December and beginning of January, coming to a finale just before the 2017 Golden Globes. These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest moments that occurred in television, film, streaming and YouTube/Twitch in 2017. Each will examine why the author believes that moment to be one of 2017’s most extraordinary. The series will end with Polygon’s Best of TV and Best of Movies pieces. Trailers have become so important to the celebration of movies, and so crucial to studios at large, that we’ve found ourselves in a subversive trailer culture. The movie trailer has become its own art form, with teaser trailers for the trailer released days in advance. In the case of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, sometimes that means having a commercial for the teaser for the tease that will play before the teaser trailer. It can seem a little over-the-top at times, but … [Read more...] about From Blade Runner 2049 to Baby Driver: The best movie trailers of 2017
The cyberpunk apartment of Blade Runner’s robot-killer Rick Deckard has been recreated as a walking sim, Blade Runner 9732. We told you about it before but it’s now on Steam, playable with a Vive VR headset (or without). Alice has already observed that Deckard enjoys the pungent odour of Axe and L’Oreal products, but what else can we learn about the extra-judicial android murderer by nosying through his home? Quite a lot. Deckard owns more milk than is prudent There are five 1 litre cartons. The only other item in his fridge is beer. He has many Trustworthy Paper Documents As any policeman should. He reads National Geographic while he poos So he is human after all. He really likes The Bird by Jules Michelet It is a book about birds written in 1856. Here’s an extract. He owns 43 copies of this book. His washing machine and boiler are from my student flat The astonishing future appliances of 2019. His bolognese recipe is disastrous Two eggs, half a carrot, jar of … [Read more...] about 8 things we learned about Deckard by exploring his Blade Runner apartment