Is ‘Blade Runner’ 1982 on Netflix?

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In anticipation for the imminent release of the new ‘Blade Runner 2049’ in theatres, we have decided to take a look if the original classic 1982 film is available to stream on Netflix.

The new film releases on the 5th of October and this time stars Ryan Gosling as the lead role, who is tasked with tracking down the ex-LAPD blade runner Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), who has been missing for 30 years. Many people have a lot of hype behind this sequel and hope it lives up to the original.

The original film is often regarded as a classic and captured a cyber-punk, dystopian future unlike any other film of the time. Harrison Ford starred as Rick Deckard, a LAPD “Blade Runner” who is tasked with hunting and terminating four escaped Replicants (Advanced androids that look very much like humans). As Deckard closes in on the leader of the Replicants, he begins to question his hatred and humanity. The 1982 film was nominated for 2 Oscars, do you think the new one will beat that?

Unfortunately, we’ve had a good look round and can’t find the original streaming anywhere on Netflix right now. The film left Netflix back in May of last year due to Sony acquiring the rights to ‘Blade Runner’. Currently, Netflix only has the ability to show Sony Animated Films. There is definitely a chance that with the new release the original might become available in the future.

We will keep you updated if there any chances in Sony’s deal with Netflix, and either the 1982 film or the 2017 sequel come to Netflix in the future.

If you are desperate to brush up on Rick Deckard’s first adventure then you are able to Stream the title on NowTV and SkyGo. If you don’t have access to these streaming sites you can even rent the film on Google Play, and Amazon Video.

Will you be going to see the sequel with Ryan Gosling? Did you enjoy the original? Tell us in the comments below.

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Alex Hirlam has been a contributor to What's on Netflix and provided weekly roundups for Australia and Canada as well as other features. Alex came to What's on Netflix for an apprenticeship where he spent a year and a half maintaining the libraries of the two regions as well as contributing content. Resides in Norwich, UK.