This sequel to Ridley Scott's landmark 1982 science-fiction film picks up the story 30 years later, giving viewers another detailed look at a future in which humanity live in polluted, overcrowded cities and rely on androids known as "replicants" for slave labor. In 2049 Los Angeles, K (Ryan Gosling) works as a "blade runner," a specialized law-enforcement agent dedicated to tracking down and killing rogue replicants. But when he uncovers a shocking conspiracy involving the robot laborers, he searches for the one person who might have answers: a former blade runner named Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who vanished decades earlier. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Sicario). Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Dave Bautista, and Jared Leto co-star.~Jack Rodgers
Familiarize Yourself With the World of Blade Runner:
The Replicant Evolution, Blade Runners, The Rise of Wallace Corp, Welcome to 2049, Jois, Within the Skies: Spinners, Pilotfish and Barracudas
I picked this up because it was always being mentioned how good the video quality was. Well, although it wasn’t quite as crisp as I would have liked, it’s still very clean and sharp. As for the movie itself, I loved it! I felt like I “checked out” for almost 3 hours, and escaped life for a bit. It was a wonderful experience. The story, cinematography, and feel of this movie blew me away. It was visually stunning. The music soundtrack was also equally impressive. Highly recommend this movie!
A worthy sequel to the original Blade Runner. The cinematography is stunning, and the soundtrack will blow you away when played through a great multi-channel system. The story is cohesive, with a surprising ending. I also recommend viewing the deleted, and related videos on You Tube as it will enhance the film's story.
I have been waiting for this to come out on Blu-Ray since it was stunning in the theatre. Saw it on sale at Best Buy, and couldn't wait to get it home. Holds up pretty well on my small screen here at the house. Have watched it several times. It captures the essence of Ridley Scott's 1982 classic. Glad to have it.
Picture states “Digital Copy” & didn’t receive it.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
Finally got around to it last night & really enjoyed this sequel. Great continuation to the storyline. Like how they used the least amount of CGI to make it look authentic. Love that a great movie doesn’t have to be overstimulated with action. Had me locked in the entire time despite being 2 1/2 hours. Just the idea to see another one being made after 35 years & have the main star return is mind blowing. I could go on but trying to keep it shorter. A must own sequel for many factors.
Sound; definitely an Atmos reference demo! Not rich in details like the first one but big & full dynamic. Some use of overhead but not heavy like the first one. The sound, visuals inside the movie & of course the movie itself is the highlights!
-3D; Poor level. Only time you noticed it was during the snow & a fire specs scene.
-Digital Copy; No (biggest disappointment to order for that reason too only to get a copy w/out it. Called support only to get transferred 3x, 2 hours on the phone, them not wanting to acknowledge the screw up on their end by attaching a deceiving photo of the actual product only to get hung up on & end up not with the correct copy I purchased. Hence my one star in hopes they take notice. Do NOT sell something you don’t have if that is why I didn’t receive the copy on listing)
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch Reference Premier towers
dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
This is an excellent follow up to the original Blade Runner which tie everything up, the disc is reference quality for the 4K format, perfect to showcase the capability of the highest resolution and wide color gamut
This movie is a worthy successor to the original Blade Runner. And if you didn't enjoy the original Blade Runner, there's a chance that you still might enjoy this one if you enjoy Denis Villeneuve's other films.
If you have a quality, high fidelity home audio system then this movie will put it to the test! I originally saw this in an old multiplex theater (now owned by AMC) and the swelling bass during the intro text crawl was so deep that it rattled the speakers and ceiling. Like Mad Max Fury Road before it, the score and sound throughout the entire film is glorious.
The long-awaited sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 science fiction masterwork, “Blade Runner” possessed me unlike any other film in 2017. As I accumulated four theatrical sojourns watching “Blade Runner 2049” I found a deeper and richer cinematic experience with each viewing, one that, to me, even surpassed the original as a work of serious art (for this is no action picture). The reason for this undoubtedly was due to Scott entrusting the great Canadian director, Denis Villeneuve (who previously made “Incendies”, “Prisoners”, “Sicario” and the previous year’s “Arrival”) to honor the original film’s world and philosophical themes while laying claim to his own vision and personal style. Taking place 30 years after Deckart and Racheal emerged from the elevator to leave the smog and overpopulation of 2019 Los Angeles, the new film follows a recent model replicant (with a normal human lifespan) called ‘K’ (played perfectly by an appropriately laconic Ryan Gosling) as he investigates a growing replicant freedom uprising to discover the remains of a once-pregnant replicant, something that leads him not only into mysterious territory in which he discovers the now reclusive Rick Deckart (Harrison Ford in one of his most subtle performances), but also leads him into a journey into his own identity. Darker and more sparse than the original, “Blade Runner 2049” goes into more nihilistic territory that becomes its own original film while respecting the original (as well as the Philip K. Dick source novel). I think this balance between honoring the original film and reaching out with its own different form to become something different, all perfectly designed and executed by Villeneuve and his crew, is arguably its greatest achievement. Of course its cynical detractors point to its length – 164 minutes – and criticize the film’s slowness, but I praise it for having the courage to allow its story to develop in a carefully measured fashion, taking the time to engulf its willing and patient viewers into its world view. I liken it to turning over one’s self to the listening of a Wagner opera like “Parsifal” in which time seems to stop as one is encompassed completely into another place, another time -- and after its long viewing I seem to awaken as if having submitted to a dream, emerging somewhat reborn and more enlightened with knowledge of the human experience. And that is really what this and the original film are really about: underneath its marvelous science fiction trappings with its state-of-the-art production design and special effects (often eschewing CGI for authentically-constructed sets and realistic miniatures), and heightened to a level of unmatched beauty by the cinematography of Roger Deakens, the film is really a thoughtful meditation on what makes us human. To me this is the most accomplished film of 2017, and one I long to experience again and again in future viewings.
Unfortunately, the 3D experience on Blu-ray is slightly on the dark side and, since the company didn't think the film warranted a 7.1 Atmos track, it might be better to watch it in 2D Blu-ray. The 3D was great in the theater however, but they kind of messed this up putting it on disc.
This review is from Blade Runner 2049 [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D] 
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
One of my favorites
Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
The visuals in this movie are amazzzing. I actually like this more then the first one which is something crazy to say. Ryan gosling is incredible in this film. The setting of the cyberpunk and story/message is something I have always liked.
All about what makes us human and does too much technology make us less human? Probably one of my favorite movies of all time. Recommended to everyone