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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 »

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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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$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

The British Dance group The Prodigy were approached to do the score and soundtrack for the film, but they turned down the offer due to other work commitments See more »

Goofs

In the background of the vampire nightclub after Blade's small killing spree a man is visible in the background, covered in head to toe with blood, however his bright blue shorts don't have a speck on them, even though it rained from the roof a few moments beforehand. See more »

Quotes

Blade: We're gonna play a little game of twenty questions. Depending on how you answer, you may walk out of here with a tan?
[points at the computer screen]
Blade: What's *that*?
Pearl: Oh, that? Oh, it's nothing, it's routine research, heh, heh... Actually, it's a video game.
[Blade snaps his fingers. Karen shines the UV lamp on Pearl, searing his flesh. Pearl screams, then Karen shuts it off]
Blade: That musta hurt.
Pearl: It's a fragment! A piece of the prophecy!
Pearl: What prophecy?
Pearl: Oh, I'm not really sure. There's so many out...
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Turning Blade (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Confusion (Pump Panel Recon Mix)
Written by Stephen Morris, Peter Hook, Bernard Sumner, Gillian Gilbert and Arthur Baker
Performed by New Order
Courtesy of London Records 90 Limited
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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