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Old 25 July 2019, 10:59   #1
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Rutger Hauer passed away :(

It felt a bit weird to post this in the entertainment section so I'll just toss it in general: sadly yesterday was the burial of one of the prime Dutch export products to Hollywood: Rutger Hauer, age 75. A person who defines a large chunk of my childhood and left me with a lump in my throat when I learned of his passing after an illness. When I was a small child Rutger Hauer represented three things: movies that I wanted to see over and over again, movies that kind of intimidated me and movies that I was not allowed to see, yet. Especially most of his Dutch movies together with director Paul Verhoeven were on a strict "not until you're grown up!" list.

From the Dutch war movie "Soldaat van Oranje" (Soldier of Orange, that color which becomes everyone's favourite when soccer cups are around the corner again) to Hollywood productions such as Blade Runner, Blind Fury and Wedlock and later in life Batman Begins and Sin City, as well as some really quirky movies such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Split Second and the Hitcher in between. Good god I loved that man and especially his voice. Even in mediocre to shitty movies (Split Second, ho boy), he was still entertaining.

Rust in vrede, Rutger Hauer. You will always be in my happy memories.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/r...ar-1203278050/
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Old 25 July 2019, 12:22   #2
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Very sad news, RIP.

For me, my best memory of him is in Blade Runner... so good and that end speech

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tears_in_rain_monologue

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Old 25 July 2019, 12:39   #3
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Yes, Rutger Hauer was great. I remember several movies/series with him and an ad on video tape speaking many times (nearly endless) "Rtuger Hauer in ...". He did so much stuff. I'm listening to RutgerH.dbm right now.
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Old 25 July 2019, 13:56   #4
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This morning they played his monologue on NPR radio.

R.I.P.
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Old 25 July 2019, 19:31   #5
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One of my favorite actors ever. His 80s/90s movies are still rotating in my home cinema. RIP, Rutger.
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Old 25 July 2019, 19:55   #6
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One of my favorite scenes with him was in Batmen Begins, specially ending. He just knew how to play bad ass company executive.
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I also like his role in "Split Second", where he only consumes coffee and chocolate.
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Old 25 July 2019, 20:34   #8
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Make that sugar with a touch of coffee.

Another movie I haven't seen mentioned yet, Surviving the Game, also highly recommended.
Hobo with a Shotgun too.
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And don't forget his terrorist role "Wulfgar" in Nighthawks. Pretty underrated thriller with Stallone and Billy Dee Williams.
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I cannot believe I have yet to see that movie.

Surviving the game was excellent, I can't believe I forgot about that one. But the real star of that movie is Gary Busey IMO
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that is sad news. by chance i watched "blinde wut" just a few days ago. danke & rip rutger
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Bland Runner and Blind fury, my two favorite movies.
RIP Rutger Hauer
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Old 26 July 2019, 11:52   #13
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Bland Runner, that has to be the funniest typo on a favorite movie listing I have seen yet.
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And not even done by me... interesting...

Well, got some new movies on my movies list... thanks y'all.
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And MVD Rewind is working on a new 4K scan for "Split Second". The awful release from the notorious Krekel was crap anyway. Looking forward to watch it in proper HD.


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Our heartfelt condolences go out to family and friends of the legend Rutger Hauer. We are truly saddened by the news of his passing. So many great movies.

We here at MVD are in post production of a 4K HD scan of the inter-negative of Rutger's sci-fi classic 'Split Second'. No date set for that yet, so this news really hits hard.

RIP Rutger your work will live on forever.
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And MVD Rewind is working on a new 4K scan for "Split Second". The awful release from the notorious Krekel was crap anyway.
Still better than the 4:3 region 1 DVD I bought years ago, speaking of which..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Split-Sec...oAAOSwGUpcM~7m

130 US dollars ???? They must be out of their minds..
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Kino Lorber releases another classic with a new 2K scan. Wanted: Dead or Alive.


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RIP Bland runner !
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I just got "Wedlock", haven't seen that in ages.
Completely forgot Danny Trejo had a minor role in this flick.
If you haven't seen it, I still have to recommend "Surviving the Game" from 1994 with Gary Busey, Ice T and Rutger.
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Well, got some new movies on my movies list...
https://www.denofgeek.com/movies/bla...t-blade-runner
Do yourself a favor, also add up both the Hitcher (1986) and Salute Of the Jugger aka The Blood Of Heroes (1989) if you haven't. Accessible
to the general public and entertaining films, considering the rather low production values they bear. For some reason, I can't help but finding
a physical ressemblance with another aryan looking actor when I watch a movie featuring R. Hauer, and that man happens to be Klaus Kinski
(also hugely talented).

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That scene from the Hitcher, which is supposed to take place at some cafeteria, is absolutely priceless!

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