The world has seen seven different cuts of the 1982 science-fiction film Blade Runner. Across all these various edits, audiences have seen scenes trimmed, eliminated entirely, new sequences added in, and voice over changed. But, until the soon-to-be-released "Off World Colonies 3D Edition," the world has never known the complete, uncut, Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) "tears in rain" soliloquy from the end of the film.
And now we have a copy of the text.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.
All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.
Time to die.
Are you concerned that you may be a character trapped in a Tom Waits song? Be smart and learn the warning signs before it's too late. Also, it's too late. It has always been too late.
I'm haunted by a recurring vision of a skeleton flipping me off. To avoid seeing this terrifying image in bumper sticker form, I pay someone with a blank bumper to drive in front of me at all times.
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