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Blade (1998)

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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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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

Jet Li was offered the part of Deacon Frost but opted to do Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) instead. See more »

Goofs

When Deacon Frost has decoded the text, and is looking at the image of the chamber, and the positions the purebloods must stand in are being shown with a click for each one, there are 21 clicks, but only 12 purebloods are needed, plus one position at the centre for Deacon. See more »

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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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Referenced in Blubberella (2011) 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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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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