Directed By: Stephen Norrington Starring: Wesley Snipes

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A overall great movie.

-GR220 quote

What ever happened to vampire films that created a sense of terror without having to turn to overdone violence? I found Blade a well made, pretty well acted film that was almost too voilent to watch. Now, granted much of the violence was comic-book style, but there was lots of it. I would bump it a rating higher than R because of the violent content.

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a blood curdling good time!

by dan schulte on 5/2/1999

if you have surround sound this is the best!! Check out the leather creaking!!

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Blade is the best

by on 5/17/1999

This IS one of the best action packed movie I've seen from Wesley Snipes. The sound, the plot AND whoop-a-- action is the best!

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Wesley snipes stars as the tortured soul blade-possessing powers greater than any man or creature of the night. Blade sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of a professional vampire hunter. When the bloodthirsty immortals' lord, deacon frost, declares war on the human race, blade is the last hope.


Studio New Line
SKU 40105725
UPC 794043470929
UPC 14 00794043470929
Format DVD
Release Date 11/11/2008
Rating Rating
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Editors Note
Note Based on the comic book of the same name, BLADE (Snipes) is a half-mortal, half-immortal bent on avenging his mother's death and destined to rid the earth of a race of vampires. Meanwhile, the modern-day technologically advanced vamps he's targeted are in pursuit of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race. A dark action thriller from the director of DEATH MACHINE and the writer of THE CROW: CITY OF ANGELS and DARK CITY with plenty of blood and guts.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "Tonight, the age of man comes to an end."--Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff)
Sight and Sound "...BLADE's design team have constructed a consistent universe and taken it seriously....Told respectfully and well..." 11/01/1998 p.42-3
USA Today "...Pulsing with a techno beat..." 09/25/1998 p.8E
New York Times "...The battle scenes are pure comic-book derring-do replete with acrobatics borrowed from Hong Kong action thrillers and continual morphing..." 08/21/1998 p.E27
Stephen Norrington
Wesley Snipes
Cast & Crew
Donal Logue - Actor
Kris Kristofferson - Actor
N'Bushe Wright - Actor
Stephen Dorff - Actor
Udo Kier - Actor
Wesley Snipes - Actor
Stephen Norrington - Director
Theo Van de Sande - Director of Photography
Paul Rubell - Editor
Avi Arad - Executive Producer
Lynn Harris - Executive Producer
Joseph Calamari - Executive Producer
Stan Lee - Executive Producer
Mark Isham - Musical Score
Andrew J. Horne - Producer
Jon Engelman - Producer
Peter Frankfurt - Producer
Wesley Snipes - Producer
David S. Goyer - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1998
Catalog ID 4709
UPC 00794043470929
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 120 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
MTV Award (1999) Stephen Dorff, Winner, Best Villain,Wesley Snipes, Nominee, Best Fight
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review ...don't dismiss Blade as a typical thriller or as some kind of inflated style piece -- there's more than that going on. Big as it is, Blade is meticulous and subtle, not just in its camera technique but in the way it works its themes and creates a mood... I love the way director Stephen Norrington uses odd little one- and two-second shots. Sometimes he does it to convey information. For example, he suggests that a woman might be turning into a vampire by giving us a split-second, overexposed shot of the street as seen through her eyes. Are her eyes getting sensitive to bright light, by any chance?... As Blade, Snipes looks great. What an outfit: black leather coat, leather vest, black sunglasses, Grace Jones hairstyle. Like Jean-Claude Van Damme, this is one action hero who is not going to let a life-and-death struggle with the forces of evil get in the way of his weekly salon appointments. I admire that.
Reviewer Mick LaSalle
ReviewRating 0
ReviewSource Apollo Leisure Guide
Review This movie has all the energy and style of a music video. The action grabs you during the opening credits, and runs headlong through the movie, slowing only long enough to let you catch up. Of the many vampire films of late, this one stands out; the story is an expert balancing act of foundation-laying and flash-bang action. Snipes is entertaining as a "Rambo the Vampire Hunter.' The other performances are equally strong and believable. The story is smart and Stephen Norrington's direction is slick and effective.
Reviewer Mike DeWolfe
ReviewRating 0
DVD, Widescreen, Dolby Digital (5.1), Deleted Scenes
Product Attributes
Actor Snipes,Wesley
Label Turner Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle Big as it is, Blade is meticulous and subtle...
Mike DeWolfe, Apollo Leisure Guide expert balancing act...

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