There are three works (official short films) in the Blade Runner series you should check out before watching Blade Runner 2049, all three captured in this edit.
Each short stands on its own and have succinct stories worth watching. But they also give good insight into the years in between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 that will make watching the new movie much more enjoyable.
They are also great to watch after seeing the flick, since they are all much shorter and easier to digest!
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