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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

In the film, Whistler can read the ancient Vampire Language. We see this when he translates the piece of paper taken by Blade from the archive room. However in the script, Whistler cannot understand the language and Blade goes to a Voodoo priestess to get a translation. See more »

Goofs

When Quinn bites Dr. Jenson, the doctor's wig slips to the side and we see a glimpse of her real hair. In the next shot, her wig is back in place. See more »

Quotes

Deacon Frost: Kill him.
Quinn: Wait. I oh you man. I got two new hands, and I don't know which one to kill you with.
[lunges forward with a dagger in hand]
Blade: [Blade pulls out razor wire, and cut's off Quinn's head. he plucks his own sunglasses out of the air and slides them on] Rawr.
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The way a comic book flick should be made
20 April 2003 | by See all my reviews

I didn't see this movie until it appeared on television because I was doubtful about comic flicks. Ever since the "Batman" series, "Spawn," "Judge Dredd," and many other pitiful p.g.-13 bombs, I dodged everything at all cost. I would question in my mind, "why can't someone make a movie that is rated R and stays true to the story, how difficult is that?" And finally my prayers have been answered with Blade. This movie pops right out of the pages onto the screen with sheer violence, blood, martial arts, weapons, fire, the good against evil, etc. Yeah sure a lot of action flicks contain all these goodies, and most of them have bombed. But not Blade, the movie was filmed just right, not going overboard, delivering a good length and never a dull moment. Blade II is cool, but not as cool as the first. Blade is indeed one of the best real comic flicks I've seen in a long time.


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