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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Part Man. Part Vampire. All Hero. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

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

David S. Goyer explained in the DVD commentary that when Karen Jensen wakes up at Blade's hideout after her attack and rescue by Blade, the script had her discover a jar with a vampire baby in it. The baby would be alive and used by Blade and Whistler as a guinea pig for testing out weapons to fight vampires. The studio however found the concept to be disturbing and refused to allow it. See more »

Goofs

When Blade is being injected with serum in the hideout he spots Karen trying to escape. Whistler lets go of Blade's hand to pursue Karen, but then a close up on Blade has Whistler still holding it. See more »

Quotes

Blade: [after being shot by hospital security] Mother fucker! Are you out of your damn mind?
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

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Soundtracks

Playing With Lightning
Written by Chylow Parker, Fredro Starr (as Fredro Scruggs), Sticky Fingaz (as Kirk Jones),
Sonee Seeza (as Tyrone Taylor), George Rodriguez and James Bernard
Performed by Expansion Union
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records
By Arrangement with TVT Records
Contains a sample of "Shiftee"
Performed by Onyx
Courtesy of JMJ/Def Jam Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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Dark, Dangerous & Pure Fun
19 June 2003 | by (London) – See all my reviews

If you like horror or action watch this film ASAP. If the opening scene doesn't get your adrenaline pumping then someone should check your pulse. Great Action, excellent casting and top one-liners. This is the only film I have seen in a cinema where the crowd applauded each chop, kick & punch thrown. Not perfection but who cares when films can be this much fun. Its a pure rush of dark comic book action. 9/10


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