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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 »


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


$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$17,073,856 (USA) (21 August 1998)


$70,001,065 (USA) (18 December 1998)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the scene where Blade is chased to the subway, and the subway train is passing by, all the passengers are cardboard cutouts with the special FX man among them. See more »


When Blade silently mouths "What... the... fuck?", the crew is reflected in his sunglasses. See more »


[Karen sprays Officer Krieger with garlic mace when he's about to shoot her]
Officer Krieger: Ugh! What is this? Garlic?
Dr. Karen Jenson: Yeah, well he said it would work against vampires.
Officer Krieger: Vampires? Who said I was a vampire?
[Blade suddenly appears behind Officer Kreiger and knocks him to the floor]
Blade: Nobody.
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »


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User Reviews

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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