Rutger Hauer's best Sci Fi?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by voggmo, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. Mr. Adventure

    Mr. Adventure Admiral Admiral

    Jun 9, 2001
    Mr. Adventure
    ^^ Carradine did B-movies through his whole career, I think the only thing that saves him from obscurity was Kung Fu (and Kill Bill, which I think he only got because of Kung Fu). Though I heard he hit a real home run as Woody Guthrie in some early flick.
  2. Scribe34

    Scribe34 Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 13, 2003
    Not sci-fic but fantasy - I loved him in Ladyhawke.
  3. PluckyNinja

    PluckyNinja Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 6, 2005
    Ladyhawke was quite good. I lent my DVD to a friend and got it back cracked! Grrrr!
  4. voggmo

    voggmo Commodore

    Sep 9, 2004
    B movies can work for or against you. They have to be cool. Death race 2000 & Circle of Iron were cool.
  5. Chrisisall

    Chrisisall Commodore Commodore

    Jul 5, 2009
    Blood Of Heroes. Awesome.
    Ladyhawke. Stirring.
    Blade Runner. Classic.
  6. Anwar

    Anwar Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 11, 2006
    Moncton, NB
    Blood of Heroes, that's the one I was trying to remember!
  7. stj

    stj Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 27, 2006
    the real world
    What, no love for his monster of ennui in Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (The movie, folks.);)

    Comparing Ladyhawke and Blade Runner is like comparing apples and oranges. So I'll read the questions as, what was Rutger Hauer's personal best acting performance in sci fi? I think it would be Blood of Heroes. Joan Chen does fine but her role was like so many female roles, about her looks. Blood of Heroes was derivative and pedestrian except for his performance, which was all that made the movie so watchable.
  8. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    Is Blood of Heroes on DVD in Region One? I might pick it up out of curiosity. I think his performance as Batty is exceptional (I point to his nondialogue reaction to his murder of Tyrell, and his "tears in the rain" speech), but in the final analysis, it's a performance that doesn't command a great deal of screentime.

    [If I've posted this point twice, apologis. The BBS seems to be on the fritz for me at the moment.]