Blade Runner, Original Production Used Deckard Blaster Weapon Components

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Original Stunt Blaster Grips

 

The grips are made of rigid amber tinted resin. During production, the property crew made these for use on the hero and stunt versions of the weapon used by Harrison Ford. These were mounted to the prop weapon by means of glue and on some versions, socket-head screws. This is a back-up pair made for the stunt and hero versions. This set has pre-drilled holes. Extras were made for the production to replace the grips that broke or fell off while filming. 

 

Original Hero Blaster Spare Cartridge

 

The LED cartridge was prepared for the "hero" blaster used by Harrison Ford for his role as Los Angeles Detective Rick Deckard in the film. The studio made this and added 5 red LEDs on the sides and underside. The LEDs were used, solder remains on the terminals. There are no wires or switches on this version. This was made as a back-up for production requirements. During filming this additional unit was made for the weapon due to the many scenes requiring the mishandling and abuse of the prop by the characters confronted in the film. In some scenes the LEDs failed to illuminate when powered. Fans have speculated that a lost scene of Deckard reloading his gun does exist referring to a rare screening of an early extended workprint version of the film. Deckard would presumably change the weapon's 'power cell' instead of having the ability to 'reload' with bullets. During the development of the weapon technology for the futuristic setting of the film, the weapons were intended to be high intensity particle-beam emitters that would implode on impact. The intention was to deliver a more powerful action sequence and avoid the use of lasers and traditional firepower. The existence of this production made LED equipped cartridge may fuel the existence of this lost scene or keep it a mystery. 

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category: original / screen-used
type: movie props
movie: Blade Runner (1982)
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