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

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During the Reaper autopsy, Nyssa muses that they are different from vampires as vampires are from humans. This implies somewhat early on that The Reaper strain is not a natural mutation, because it conveniently has so many biological defenses to things that commonly kill vampires. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 40 mins) Towards the end of the film, a dead vampire is bleeding blue blood and the tube producing the "blood" is visible. See more »

Quotes

Chupa: Let me ask one question... how the hell we gonna find these Reapers?
Blade: We won't have to. They'll come to us.
[Nyssa throws Chupa a spray bottle, looking at it he accidentally sprays some in his face]
Chupa: [coughs] What is this shit?
Nyssa: Pheromones, harvested from the Reapers adrenal glands. They're gonna key to it.
Reinhardt: They want us to spray on some suckpuppy's nut juice?
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Crazy Credits

The background of the "New Line Cinema" logo is red instead of the traditional black and blue light background. 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

The Name of The Game
Written by Ken Jordan, Scott Kirkland and Tom Morello
Performed by The Crystal Method
Courtesy of Geffen Records & Tiny E Music
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Just as cool and stylish as the original
25 September 2020 | by cardsrockSee all my reviews

Blade II amps up the action and intensity to make a worthy sequel to its innovative predecessor. The decision to have Blade team up with vampires in this film was brilliant and really ratchets up the tension. The addition of Guillermo Del Toro in the director's chair adds a certain flair as well. The villain is a little lackluster compared to the first one, but still offers something unique. Blade II is a fun and creative sequel that continued to push the modern superhero genre along in the early 2000s.


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Germany | USA

Language:

English | Romanian | Czech

Release Date:

22 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blade 2: Bloodlust See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$54,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$32,528,016, 24 March 2002

Gross USA:

$82,348,319

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$155,010,032
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1.85 : 1
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