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

The blonde vampire (Mercury) is wearing her white coat when she leads the purebloods to the glyphs. When Deacon says, "bring the elevator up," she's not wearing the coat, but it reappears the next time we see her. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Karen Jenson: You're one of them, aren't you?
Blade: No, I'm something else.
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The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red. See more »


Soundtracks

Rattle the Fear
Written by Steve Snow, Jimmy Hawes and Tom Maxwell
Performed by Spirit Fire Child
Courtesy of Moonshine Music
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A different look at vampires
8 April 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I admit I go more for the traditional vampire tale, but this one is a real winner. Lots of way out graphics and good story to go with them made for an interesting 2 hours. There was loads of gore with vicious blood suckers attacking mortals and even each other for control of the world. A good one for all us vampire lovers.


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