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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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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

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Taglines:

Sometimes it takes one to kill one. See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official site

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$70,087,718

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,183,530
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS-Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Blade's main weapon is a modified Mac-11, he also uses a Benelli M3 super 90 with a pistol grip which can fire silver stakes or normal ammunition. See more »

Goofs

When Deacon Frost has decoded the text, and is looking at the image of the chamber, and the positions the purebloods must stand in are being shown with a click for each one, there are 21 clicks, but only 12 purebloods are needed, plus one position at the centre for Deacon. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Karen Jenson: So, am I a prisoner here?
Whistler: Not at all. We just had to take certain precautions before we let you go. You got to understand, they're everwhere. Vampires. A Hominus Nocturna. We hunt them you see, moving from one city to the next, tracking their migrations. They're hard to kill. They tend to regenerate.
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Crazy Credits

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Ether
Written by Matt Walker
Performed by Siren
Courtesy of Off: World Management
By Arrangement with Dreamworks Records SKG
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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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