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

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Action | Fantasy | 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 Vampire Bible is referred to as "The Book of Erebus". Erebus is a god of dark night in Greek mythology. See more »

Goofs

In the final fight between Blade and Frost, the bloodstain on Frost switches from the left side of his face to the right, then back to the left. See more »

Quotes

[Blade pins Quinn to the wall with his silver spikes]
Blade: Quinn. I'm gettin' a little tired of choppin' you up. Thought I might try fire for a change.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »


Soundtracks

Confusion (Pump Panel Recon Mix)
Written by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Arthur Baker
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of London Records 90 Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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