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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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Have you given blood lately? 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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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

The Vampire Bible is referred to as "The Book of Erebus". Erebus is a god of dark night in Greek mythology. See more »

Goofs

In the subway, Karen falls into the gap between the subway train and the walkway; the gap is wide enough for her to stand up and give Blade his sword. In all other shots, the gap between the train and the walkway is clearly three or four inches at most. See more »

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[as the security force prepares for Blade's arrival]
Quinn: [babbling] Deak, I don't think you understand, I mean, this dude is fucking bad! Like, he's - he's like, he had twenty guys around him - I was there, man! He's got shit he throws at you, like-like the sword...
Deacon Frost: Yeah, he's got the sword, and shit...
Quinn: Exactly.
Deacon Frost: Yeah, he can throw it in the air...
Quinn: He's got like the shit that he throws...
Deacon Frost: Catch it underneath...
Quinn: Exactly...
Deacon Frost: Yeah - SHUT THE FUCK UP!
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Eclipse
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Performed by Solitaire
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Great Vampire Flick
24 December 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Wesley Snipes is perfectly cast as Blade, a half human, half vampire known the daywalker. He has all their strengths and his only weakness is the thirst for blood. Since he teamed up with whistler (Kris Kristofferson) he has hunted down vampires who have lived amongst us unnoticed for centuries, but omnipotent overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is tired of living in harmony with the humans (Food as he calls them) and he plans to waken the blood god and take control of the world.

This movie is well cast, written and directed; ensuring the viewer has a thrilling ride from start to finish. Packed with great fight sequences and slick dialogue, Blade is certainly more action than horror, but it definitely delivers.

8/10


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