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"This sequel to 1999's Blade finds Wesley Snipes' righteous vampire killer in Eastern Europe, approached by the vampire community to help hunt down a deadly new infectious breed of bloodsuckers, The Reapers. Teamed up with a crack team of vamps dubbed The Bloodpack trained to track down these interlopers, Blade ventures into the usual haunts of his mortal enemies to do battle. Directed by Mexican Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic, The Devil's Backbone, Cronos), blending high-speed martial arts action, gore and a smattering of humour." - Release Notes


One of the sad facts about making movies from Marvel Comics, is that the studio is willing to pay millions for special effects and CGI, virtually nothing on decent writers and a few cents on continuity.

Okay, Marvel are famous for their snappy one liners - but that does not make a movie! This one could have been so much better with a logical plot, deeper than cardboard characterization, and just one writer who understands that to live the vampire illusion, you need absolute consistency.

It really is not good enough to see a vampire leaping around a barn-like building as if born to air, then requiring a ladder to climb 2.5 metres. It isn't enough that despite explaining four times that silver bullets are a waste of time (well, DUH!), they remain the weapon of choice. Once we know that U-V light does the trick, there's not much point in deploying 'light rifles' that don't do what it said on the packet, and no one seems concerned.

And all that anatomical dross would have Darwin turning in his grave; "Keep It Simple, Stupid" is nature's first and last rule; if you cannot improve on a retractible fang, then don't. Use a retractible fang!

But for all my tutting, this is a good action movie; the pace is fast all the way though, and some of the special effects are superb. The light grenades are a superb addition to the armory, and some of the actors are well up for it.

  • Starring: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reeduss, Thomas Kretschmann, Luke Goss
  • Director: Guillermo Del Toro
  • Encoding: Disc are Region Specific (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Format: Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Anamorphic Wide Screen
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2001

DVD Extras

  • Commentary track with director Del Torro and writer David Goyer.
  • Commentary track with producer Peter Fankfurt and Wesley Snipes.
  • Isolated score.
  • Interactive reproduction of director's notes with intro by Del Torro.
  • Interactive collection of original production documents (A Pact in Blood).
  • Art gallery.
  • Original theatrical press kit.
  • Deleted/alternate scenes.
  • Cypress Hill and Roni Size music video.
  • Theatrical trailers.

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