A rare mutation has occurred within the vampire community. The Reaper. A vampire so consumed with an insatiable bloodlust that they prey on vampires as well as humans, transforming victims who are unlucky enough to survive into Reapers themselves. Now their quickly expanding population threatens the existence of vampires, and soon there won't be enough humans in the world to satisfy their bloodlust. Blade, Whistler (Yes, he's back) and an armory expert named Scud are curiously summoned by the Shadow Council. The council reluctantly admits that they are in a dire situation and they require Blade's assistance. Blade then tenuously enters into an alliance with The Bloodpack, an elite team of vampires trained in all modes of combat to defeat the Reaper threat. Blade's team and the Bloodpack are the only line of defense which can prevent the Reaper population from wiping out the vampire and human populations.Written by
During the fight with Nomak in the church part of the House of Pain, the stained glass window is a replica of Dr. Strange's (another Marvel character who battles the occult) medallion, The Eye of Agamotto. As a fan of the character Guillermo Del Toro expresses interest, a few years later, in developing a Dr. Strange movie with writer Neil Gaiman but the project was rejected by Marvel at the time. See more »
The blood stain on the wall following Nomak's first attack in the blood bank. See more »
[after explaining to Blade how to use a UV bomb]
You're not coming?
No. I'm a lover, not a fighter.
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No real reapers were hurt during the making of this film. See more »
The New Line Platinum Series DVD contains several deleted scenes, including: An extended opening scene establishing Prague. A flashback sequence showing Blade's first encounter with Whistler, part of which can be seen in the film's title credits. An extended version of the ninja fight in the warehouse, with Blade using some fencing tactics to keep Asad at bay. A scene of Whistler shying away from the growing daylight outside. An alternate take of Blade's first meeting with Damaskinos, with Damaskinos wearing, according to Guillermo del Toro, a "Michael Bolton wig". A scene in which Damaskinos explains the effects vampirism has had on him. A much longer version of the House of Pain sequence, including a scene with Nyssa finding a room upstairs with a man unpacking human entrails from a box, a scene that was meant for Michael Jackson. A line by Whistler about "the power of the pussy" A Bloodpack "meeting" of sorts, with Chupa attempting to urge the others to kill Blade and go after the Reapers on their own. A scene in a bathroom after the House of Pain sequence of Lighthammer discovering how far his infection with the Reaper strain has gone. An extended scene of Damaskinos' dinner and blood bath, in which he tells of the fate of his human heart. An extended scene of the lawyer's torture of Blade A "dirty" version of the final scene, in which semen is streaked on the windows that was digitally removed in the final cut of the film because test audiences complained. See more »
Blade I was cool, the hero was tough, mean and slick. I found that in the sequel he has a soft side and becomes quite predictable, consequently I found that the story became quite cliche very fast. He spoke a lot more than in the first movie, revieled more of his character, etc. perhaps this works for some people but it took away a lot of the mystery and uniqueness that I liked in the original.
On the positive side, the effects are indeed far superior to the first one (very Matrix-esque). The story had a little bit too it I guess but a bit cliche all round but hey, thats not why you go to see a horror/action flick is it!?
So overall, a good movie if you liked the original Blade, if you have not seen the original, hire that first!
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