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Blade

1998

 

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Synopsis:

Blade is the ultimate vampire hunter possessing superhuman strength and the cunning of a vampire but with none of their weaknesses. Deacon Frost, the vampire overlord, has plans to conquer mankind and Blade must overcome this threat before the entire human race is annihilated...

Review:

Fast-paced, lots of violence and martial arts too - a thoroughly modern Gore-Fest, in fact.

It's smooth and sophisticated flow might mislead you on the matter of plot, however .... which is a tad flimsy and hard to follow at times. Interesting nuance is the 'half blood' concept, with a potential for veering suddenly from the light to the dark side.

I did get feelings of deja vu, and I think this is because they've set out to make a 'Buffy' for Big Boys - less humour, less subtlety, and much more blood. But all in all, an enjoyable action feature that does give more than many. it ends with an intro for Blade 2 - and, yes, you do have to rush out and buy that, as well!

There are interesting insights on surviving the vampyreverse, but I'll need to watch the movie again to get the details ...


  • Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff
  • Director: Stephen Norrington
  • Encoding: Disc are Region Specific (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Widescreen
  • Studio: New Line Studios
  • DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002

DVD Features (Often vary between countries - check before buying!)

  • Commentary by actor Wesley Snipes, actor Stephen Dorff, writer David S. Goyer, cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, and producer Peter Frankfurt
  • Isolated musical score with commentary by composer Mark Isham
  • Theatrical trailer(s)
  • Featurette "La Magra", including the original ending
  • Featurette "Designing Blade"
  • Featurette "The Origins of Blade"
  • Featurette "The Blood Tide"
  • "House of Erebus", information about the different vampire houses
  • Pencil sketches through production designs

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