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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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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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Have you given blood lately? See more »

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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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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

Donal Logue reinjured his jaw in the scene where he is struggling with N'Bushe Wright in the hospital. He had originally broken his jaw in a motorcycle accident years before. See more »

Goofs

When the policemen opens fire at Blade carrying Dr. Jensen away from the hospital, a crewman's arms with a paintball gun can clearly be seen in the right edge of the clip. See more »

Quotes

[after Blade has fought him and not hurt him]
Deacon Frost: My turn.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »

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Referenced in Silence, ça tue! (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Playing With Lightning
Written by Chylow Parker, Fredro Starr (as Fredro Scruggs), Sticky Fingaz (as Kirk Jones),
Sonee Seeza (as Tyrone Taylor), George Rodriguez and James Bernard
Performed by Expansion Union
Courtesy of Wax Trax! Records
By Arrangement with TVT Records
Contains a sample of "Shiftee"
Performed by Onyx
Courtesy of JMJ/Def Jam Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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User Reviews

 
Awesome!!!!
29 December 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Blade is a great movie. This film has so much energy that even I'm ready to go hunting vampires. For a film geek like myself, this film has it all. Wesley Snipes can finally have an action franchise and Stephen Norrington will be working in Hollywood for awhile. The screenplay is great, the cinematography is great, and the editing is awesome. The special effects are in a world of their own. This is one of th most thought out comic book based films you will ever see and it has a great cast. It's good to see Kris Kristofferson and Udo Kier. The only weak point in the whole film is the performance of Stephen Dorff. Dorff's character, Deacon Frost, seems rather weak for Blade. Can't wait for a sequel!!!!


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