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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director:

Stephen Norrington

Writer:

David S. Goyer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Stephen Dorff ... Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
N'Bushe Wright ... Karen
Donal Logue ... Quinn
Udo Kier ... Dragonetti
Arly Jover ... Mercury
Traci Lords ... Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls Kevin Patrick Walls ... Krieger
Tim Guinee ... Curtis Webb
Sanaa Lathan ... Vanessa
Eric Edwards ... Pearl
Donna Wong Donna Wong ... Nurse
Carmen Thomas Carmen Thomas ... Senior Resident
Shannon Lee ... Resident
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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood. See more »

Genres:

Action | Horror | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, pervasive vampire violence and gore, language, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Wesley Snipes became attached to the project because he was in discussions with Marvel Comics to play the Black Panther. The movie adaptation Black Panther (2018) was released 19½ years later as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but without his involvement. See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) When Blade tussles with Krieger in the club kitchen, padding is clearly exposed from Krieger's sleeves throughout the scene. 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 »

Alternate Versions

In the original theatrical release, about 5 seconds more footage of "Mortal Kombat" is shown close-up on the TV in Frost's penthouse, but is gone on the video release. See more »


Soundtracks

Go Get On It
Written by Kelly Reverb and Chad Littlepage
Performed by Southside Reverb
Courtesy of ESP-SUN Records
[Song begins on the last sword swipe of the final scene.]
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A different look at vampires
8 April 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Serbian

Release Date:

21 August 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade, the Vampire Slayer See more »

Filming Locations:

Long Beach, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,073,856, 23 August 1998

Gross USA:

$70,087,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,183,530
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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