Technical and plot errors
lot of errors of all kind...
the very first shot of Batty, we see his hand clenching up.
If you look carefully as he turns his hand just before the
shot changes, you can see the nail sticking through the back
of his hand (Criterion CAV laserdisc: frames C-07 37124 and
37125). He doesn't actually insert that nail until later in
the film. Also, in the same scene, though Roy is supposedly
alone (in a phone booth) you see someone's hand on his shoulder.
This is actually from a later scene with Tyrell, shown in
After few minutes in the movie Gaff and Deckard fly past the
same rooftop twice on their way to see Bryant.
During the VK test, Leon says "My mother... let me tell you
about my mother", but when Deckard recalls this on his way
to his apartment, Leon's voice says "I'll tell you about my
mother!" This is probably Scott playing with the audience's
memory the way Tyrell trifles with Deckard's.
The snake tattoo on Zhora only appears after the Esper
machine has stopped zooming, and when it produces a hard copy,
Zhora's face is at a different angle to that on the screen.
When the Cambodian woman puts the snake scale into the electron
microscope, she doesn't take it out of the plastic bag. We
should be looking at a picture of a plastic bag. The serial
number that she gives Deckard is not identical to the one
in the image. Additionally, the image is not a snake scale,
but a female marijuana leaf.
When Deckard goes to see Ben Hassan (the snake dealer), their
lip movements do not match the dialog. Although correct in
the Denver/Dallas Sneak, the take wasn't deemed satisfactory
for other reasons. The mismatch was a compromise.
goes crashing through the plate-glass windows, the stunt double
like the actress, her wounds disappear and reappear,
and she is wearing flat-heeled boots rather than the high-heeled
ones she put on in her dressing room. The sounds of the bullets
hitting her body doesn't correspond to when she is visibly
hit. Also, you can see her holding the trigger-ball and tube
for the bloodbags she is carrying. Besides when Zhora fell
to ground, the far shot and the near shot reveal the same
Zhora in very different positions, both for the corner that
the arms form and for the position of the head.
When Pris steps out of Sebastian's elevator, her hair is dry,
but when she is inside the apartment, it's wet again.
Pris' raccoon makeup changes slightly three times.
A gunshot wound is visible before Pris is shot.
Rachael's makeup changes throughout the love scene with Deckard.
In the Deckard/Roy confrontation, after Deckard has been given
his gun back and stalks off, you can spot the shadows of the
cameraman, gaffer, and the camera on the wall.
all versions of the film, events occur in the following sequence:
Deckard kills Zhora and then buys a bottle of Tsing Tao. Gaff
takes him to Bryant. Deckard then spots Rachael and tries
to catch her but gets beaten up by Leon. When the script included
Mary, the sequence ran as follows: Deckard kills Zhora and
then spots Rachael looking on. He chases Rachael, only to
be beaten up by Leon.
After Rachael kills Leon, Deckard buys a bottle of Tsing Tao
and has to warn her with a glance when Gaff approaches. Gaff
takes him to Bryant, who tells him that there were "four to
go" (Roy, Pris, Mary, and Rachael).
they eliminated Mary from the script, they had a problem:
Bryant should say that there were "three to go" (Roy, Pris,
Instead of reshooting this scene, they moved it and the scene
of Deckard buying Tsing Tao ahead of Leon's death, so that
the "four to go" would be Roy, Pris, Leon (not Mary), and
Rachael. They nearly got away with this, but are now a few
1. When Deckard is talking to Bryant, he shows wounds from
his fight with Leon, although he hasn't had the fight yet.
2. Since he now buys his bottle before he fights Leon, it
should be there while he's chasing Rachael and fighting Leon
(it's not). The bottle mysteriously reappears when he gets
back to his apartment. This problem is purely the result of
Bryant telling Deckard, "I've got four skin jobs walking the
streets" but only accounting for 1 of the remaining 2.
subtitles translate Deckard's
license number from 260354 to 26354.
subtitles translate "Sushi. That's what my ex-wife called
me. Cold fish." into "Sushi, my wife, used to call me a cold
subtitles spell Roy's name "Beatty", translate Deckard's license
number from 260354 to 26354, Leon's hotel address from 11187
to 1187, and (in BRDC) "C-beams" to "seabeams"!
theatrical version dubbed into German translates "hardcopy"
(from the Esper machine) into "solid copy", but in BRDC, it
versions translate "C-Beams" to "B-Beams" and Tyrell's line
"...and you have burned so very, very brightly..." to "...and
you have burned your candle from both ends...".
"Nothing's worse than having an itch you can never scratch"
becomes "Nothing's worse than living in terror." Gaff's "...but
then again, who does?" becomes "If this can be called living...".
Both the 1982 release and BRDC are incorrectly dubbed into
Spanish: they translate the "shoulder of Orion" to the "shores
The original Danish video release had "off-world" translated