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Blade II (2002)

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Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reapers, who are feeding on vampires.

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Guillermo del Toro

Writers:

Marv Wolfman (character), Gene Colan (character) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Snipes ... Blade
Kris Kristofferson ... Whistler
Ron Perlman ... Reinhardt
Leonor Varela ... Nyssa
Norman Reedus ... Scud
Thomas Kretschmann ... Damaskinos
Luke Goss ... Nomak
Matt Schulze ... Chupa (as Matthew Schulze)
Danny John-Jules ... Asad (as Danny John Jules)
Donnie Yen ... Snowman
Karel Roden ... Kounen
Marit Velle Kile Marit Velle Kile ... Verlaine
Tony Curran ... Priest
Daz Crawford ... Lighthammer
Santiago Segura ... Rush
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Storyline

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 Sean Daly

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One Man Still Has The Edge See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong pervasive violence, language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | Czech

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade 2: Bloodlust See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,528,016, 24 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$82,348,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,010,032
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ron Perlman and Luke Goss would go on to star together in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008), with Ron as Hellboy and Luke as Prince Nuada. This also was the second time for Ron and Guillermo del Toro to work together (first one was Cronos (1993)) Due to their strong friendship, Ron and Santiago Segura usually have a place in Del Toro's movies (excepting Pan's Labyrinth (2006)). See more »

Goofs

When Blade meets the Bloodpack for the first time, Nyssa orders them to put down their weapons. After everybody has lowered their weapon, we see how Snowman puts away his katana in the scabbard again. See more »

Quotes

[Chupa notices that the pheromone canister is spraying]
Chupa: What the hell is this? You tryin' to stink me to death, old man?
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Crazy Credits

No real reapers were hurt during the making of this film. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Soundtracks

Kalinka
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Performed by Limpopo (as Crazy Russian Folk 'n' Roll band Limpopo)
Courtesy of Folk 'n' Roll Records
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Vampires Make Horrible Parents!
6 April 2003 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

Blade and his alter ego Wesley Snipes are back yet again to battle the vampiric scourge terrifying the world of the humans. But this time he helps...that's right, you heard me...helps the vampires fight a mutant vampire that prefers feeding on vampires over humans. Well, to spin a long (actually not that long or terribly complicated) story, Blade is...Sorry I cannot say anymore or I might give away too much of the plot - and you know movies like this are plot-driven. This film is exactly what you would expect. Gobs of blood, tons(maybe even more!) of CGI's kicking heads in, bashing heads in, splitting bodies, turning into sparkling dust, and so on and so on and so on, cute one liners with Wesley twisting his neck a lot, and lots of techo-weapons designed to do everything and anything to the body. Is it a great film? Get real. Is it entertaining? Yes, somewhat of a guilty pleasure for me I must confess. Snipes never seems to take his role or what is going on too seriously with his low-key, stoic acting. Kris Kristofferson is back as Whistler. You might remember he died in the first Blade movie, but through some plot contrivance that was designed for us not to really understand - he is back and much older and somewhat wiser for wear. The rest of the cast is acceptable EXCEPT for Reedus who is annoying. Ron Pearlman seems to be having the most fun hamming it up as a villainous vampire out to get Snipes. All in all not a bad way to spend an hour or two.


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