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Ridley Scott wanted to get detail upon detail into Blade Runner. Realism is a fundamental of the movie's visual impact. So what better way to create the impression of a freezing laboratory than to create it in a freezer? A storage freezer was rented at US Growers Cold Storage, Inc. (a meat packing plant) in Downey, Los Angeles. Lawrence G. Paull describes how they createed the set: The temperature in the room was gradually reduced over a period of two weeks to 4 below zero, (dropping the temperature too quickly causes serious structural problems). About 4 days before filming, the Chew Lab set was built in it, followed by the occasional spraying of water by the crew resulting in the ice coating and icicles you see.

Ridley Scott and crew get a little chillySo the place was pretty cold when the actors and crew filmed there! That really is their breath you see condensing in the cold air. They spent a total of two days filming the Chew scene.

Click to enlarge - Chew is threatened by Roy and Leon


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