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RIP Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner & Blind Fury amongst other films)

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As most of you will sadly be aware, the great Dutch actor, Rutger Hauer, has passed away. He was 75 years old.

I personally was very fortunate to meet him in person at an event in Milton Keynes, UK, back in 2002 called Collectormania 2, which he'd been invited to and revealed this to us on his official web site at the time.

My memories of him are still fairly fresh, even now. He was a lovely guy to meet in person, he was chatty, talkative and was very pleased to meet his fans who had made the journey to the event from wherever they were based. For myself personally the event was held about an hour's drive from my home so I made the trip to go into the queue for seeing him. I also picked up a signed autograph from him that was signed right in front of me :)

I'm sure you'll all be joining me in wishing his family and friends our regards and sharing their sadness. During his later career he was involved in at least a couple of games that are still available on current generation consoles such as the PS4 and Xbox One series.

RIP Rutger. Take care matey and we'll see you on the other side.
added on the 2019-07-24 23:16:16 by Felice Felice
RIP Rutger.

Blind Fury == Yet Another Hollywood Ripoff of Japanese Cinema (in particular, the highly popular Zatoichi movies). Not the first or last time it happened.

A decent B-movie it is, but watch this and this for something much better:
Zatoichi monogatari (1962)
Zatoichi (2003)
added on the 2019-07-25 00:14:56 by Hoild Hoild
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RIP!
added on the 2019-07-25 00:26:14 by RufUsul RufUsul
still his best movie was 'hobo with a shotgun'!
added on the 2019-07-25 00:28:25 by Maali Maali
The films I remember liking: Fatherland(!), Blade Runner, Blind Fury. And maaaaybe one of the early Verhoeven ones.
added on the 2019-07-25 07:14:02 by tomaes tomaes
wait he was a blind furry?
added on the 2019-07-25 10:14:53 by nagz nagz
He has seen things you people wouldn't believe.
Time to rest now.
added on the 2019-07-25 11:00:57 by d0DgE d0DgE
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still his best movie was 'Spetters'!


ftfy
added on the 2019-07-25 11:33:48 by okkie okkie
For me, his best films were Fatherland, Blind Fury, Blade Runner and Salute of the Jugger
added on the 2019-07-25 13:28:14 by farfar farfar
YES, I've got the damn Salute of the Jugger DVD
Love that flick because it oddly reminded me of Speedball
added on the 2019-07-25 14:16:55 by d0DgE d0DgE
The Hitcher
added on the 2019-07-26 06:29:22 by Serpent Serpent
Did any demos show him?
added on the 2019-07-26 18:41:40 by AntDude AntDude
let's not forget Ladyhawke and Blood of Heroes, the latter being the inspiration for the first Elder Scrolls game ;)
The Hitcher was GREAT !
added on the 2019-07-27 03:28:58 by D4XX D4XX
Miss him. His performances in Vaterland and Bladerunner will be always remembered.
added on the 2019-10-02 01:29:44 by redigger redigger

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