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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

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

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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

When the film was first being developed, David Fincher was supposed to direct. He later dropped out to pursue other projects. See more »

Goofs

Just prior to the climactic fight scene in the Temple, Blade dramatically leaps from a high platform to the bottom floor. While leaping, his vest is clearly open. Once he hits the ground, it is zipped up and even clasped. See more »

Quotes

Whistler: Blade's mother was attacked by a vampire while she was pregnant. She died, but he lived. Unfortunately, he'd undergone certain genetic changes. He can withstand garlic, silver, even sunlight. And he's got their strength. This time tomorrow, all those wounds of his will be healed. He still ages like a human, though. You see, vampires age slower than us. Unfortunately, he also inherited their thirst.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Tatort: Kinder der Gewalt (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Fearless
Written by Elmar Schulte and Ruediger Gleisberg
Performed by Solitaire
Courtesy of Eye Q Records
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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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