All that dressing it with a necessary futuristic setting where it mixes everything, predominating a tendency by the black dress and certain characteristic elements of what later became known as cyberpunk. It is even likely that big cyberpunk writers such as William Gibson (author of Johnny Mnemonic, which later adapted to film) or Pat Cadigan’s novels were largely influenced by the Blade universe Runner. This mix is also reflected in several scenes in which we see that races there are no or pure cultures (perhaps has some irony with some winks towards Nazism and characteristic elements of Germanic culture of the Tecer Reich) and even to be a good police officer need to know talk jargon called interlingua, which is nothing other than a merger between French, English, Italian, Spanish and whatever. Blade Runner gives us a vision of the future that really isn’t so distant that we see currently more and more multicultural. Also has been copied endlessly that permanent night atmosphere, where the days are only brief and light twilight that last just a few hours and the rest is night in all its essence, impregnated by neon lights (street stalls and above all these impressive drawings of giant ads in buildings) and invading people who probably do not know where they go (one of these enigmas of human nature that are treated in the) film).

Also appreciates that it is almost always raining (which also has been copied much, as in Seven, the most famous case), this result of the feared climate change. Some futuristic marginality (main feature of cyberpunk) shown on the urban map that show us, for example with this electronic animal market where it is impossible to tell if a snake is true or false. The story is based on a novel by the writer Philip K. Dick, whose work is characterized by futuristic intrigue plots under which sail manifestos often related to the mysteries of human nature.