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Blade (1998)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Blade
... Deacon Frost
... Whistler
... Karen
... Quinn
... Dragonetti
... Mercury
... Racquel
Kevin Patrick Walls ... Krieger
... Curtis Webb
... Vanessa
... Pearl
Donna Wong ... Nurse
Carmen Thomas ... Senior Resident
... 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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Against an army of immortals, one warrior must draw first blood. See more »

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Action | Horror

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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

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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Trivia

Blade first appeared in the comic The Tomb of Dracula #10 (July 1973). 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: How'd you get that scar, Deacon? A born vampire would have the power to regenerate from birth. You must've gotten scarred before you were turned. Isn't that right? Vampires like you aren't a species. You're just infected, a virus, a sexually transmitted dis...
Deacon Frost: I'll tell you what we are, sister! We're the top of the fucking food chain. The Blood god's coming and after tonight, you people are fucking history. He's a hurricane. An act of God. Anyone caught in his path will instantly be turned. ...
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Written by Naoko Yamano
Performed by Shonen Knife
Courtesy of Virgin Records America, Universal Victor Inc. and Virgin Music Japan Ltd.
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Brother Darkness walks at daylight
11 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Hope the summary line won't irritate you that much (it's a little homage to the Chappelle Show/Charlie Murphy, but also to the character Daywalker). But I'll try to put all the things I liked about the movie in one paragraph and everything I didn't like in another paragraph, so it will be easier to read!

Let's start with the good things! The quote "strong bloody violence" (which is used by rating boards, to describe the content of a movie, does fit here very well. This is not a movie for kids! Or for the faint of hearted! It has Blade as a central character (Wesley Snipes is phenomenal) and a crazy enough story thread to hold/justify the action scenes! The original idea is also very engaging and intelligent. The action scenes are great here too.

OK over to the things I didn't like. The overall story is too thin. It's enough as I've written above to hold the action scenes together, but there could be more. And a character like Blade deserves more (imo). The drama therefor isn't the best ... also it's use of clichés doesn't help. Some characters are underwritten ... That's that! :o)


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