Blade Runner: Black Out 2022 ★★★★

Hey, as promotional short films for big blockbuster releases go, this is pretty cool. I don't think I'd seen any of Watanabe's work (have heard Cowboy Bebop is good though!), but I know enough by osmosis to figure the huge creative debt it owes to the original Blade Runner - you can see that affection for the source material dripping off of the screen here. I wonder if this almost could have been a feature, it definitely seems a bit rushed at 15 minutes. And no Jared Leto!

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