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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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Sometimes it takes one to kill one. 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)  »

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Blade, the Vampire Slayer  »

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Box Office

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

According to Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff on the commentary track, there was a slight clash between Snipes and Dorff while filming the hostage scene where Blade and Frost first meet in person. It was Dorff's first day, and while he was trying to establish Frost's motivation, approach, etc. Snipes became impatient and tried to counsel Dorff. Dorff became incredibly frustrated and said he felt overwhelmed since David Fincher and other notable filmmakers visited during filming and added further tension to the frantic on-set nature, forcing Snipes to assert his producer authority and make decisions. Snipes would tell Dorff that it was essential to trust in him, not only as the starring lead but also as producer. Snipes goes on in the commentary to say: "For a while...there wasn't that trust." See more »

Goofs

During the final fight, when Frost punches Blade across the room (after super-speeding up to him): In the close-up of Frost, he swings at Blade with his right fist, but when they switch to the wide shot, he connects with his left fist. See more »

Quotes

Japanese Doorman: [blade walks up to the club entrance] Do you have an invitation cardoh?
[Blade throws him through the door]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Soundtracks

Dealing with the Roster
Written by Tom Holkenborg and Patrick Ian Tilon
Performed by Junkie XL
Courtesy of Roadrunner 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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