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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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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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The power of an immortal. The soul of a human. The heart of a hero. 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

A great many handheld shots were accomplished with a special anamorphic-lens camera that also had single-unit sound - the only one of its kind in the world. See more »

Goofs

About 40 minutes into the film there is a shot (speeded up) of the Moon rising. However as it rises it moves from right to left when it should be the other way round. Without using a computerised telescope to line up a camera to point exactly where the Moon will rise, the film-makers filmed the Moon setting and then reversed the footage. What they should have was to also flip the scene. See more »

Quotes

Mercury: [after Frost is thrown] Deacon?
Deacon Frost: [now La Magra] Not anymore.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »


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Call & Response
Written by James Baker and Philip Aslett
Performed by Source Direct
Courtesy of Astralwerks Records
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A different look at vampires
8 April 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I admit I go more for the traditional vampire tale, but this one is a real winner. Lots of way out graphics and good story to go with them made for an interesting 2 hours. There was loads of gore with vicious blood suckers attacking mortals and even each other for control of the world. A good one for all us vampire lovers.


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