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Blade (1998)

 -  Action | Horror  -  21 August 1998 (USA)
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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

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Storyline

In a world where vampires walk the earth, Blade has a goal. His goal is to rid the world of all vampire evil. When Blade witnesses a vampire bite Dr. Karen Jenson, he fights away the beast and takes Jenson back to his hideout. Here, alongside Abraham Whistler, Blade attempts to help heal Jenson. The vampire Quinn who was attacked by Blade, reports back to his master Deacon Frost, who is planning a huge surprise for the human population. Written by Film_Fan

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Against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood. See more »

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Action | Horror

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Rated R for strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 August 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blade, the Vampire Slayer  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,642,390 (UK) (13 November 1998)

Gross:

£6,161,443 (UK) (8 January 1999)
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Trivia

The scene where Karen and Deacon are talking about the cure for vampirism initially ran a bit longer and answered the question of how the vampires would feed if everybody was turned into a vampire. They would keep some humans alive in giant blood bags to harvest them. The bags can still be seen in a doorway during the scene, and later played an integral part of the plot in Blade: Trinity (2004) See more »

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Smoke rises from Karen's collar while she is lying on the table before she is injected with the Essence of Garlic. It is in the shot that ends with Whistler reading her ID Badge. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Blade: [in Moscow, speaking Russian] Catch you at a bad time... comrade?
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

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Referenced in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Revelations (1998) See more »

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Written by Naoko Yamano
Performed by Shonen Knife
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Universal Victor Inc. and Virgin Music Japan Ltd.
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Exhilarating and Exciting Action/Thriller Masterpiece!
2 December 1999 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

Blade is a fantastic action/thriller that keeps you captured for the whole duration and Wesley Snipes delivers what I would say to be his best performance yet.

This film has everything that you would ask for in an action/thriller, it has plenty of blood, guts and gore, a twisted, disturbed bad buy, moments of humour but most importantly a very good story line with plenty of twists.

Their is constant action throughout the film with breathtaking stunts and effects, Wesley Snipes fighting movement is fantastic.

This film is in my opinion a must see, Wesley Snipes cool, solid appearance makes this film and I can't wait for the sequel 'BLADE 2' being released next year.

My IMDB Rating - 9 out of 10


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