Blade is the ultimate vampire hunter possessing superhuman
strength and the cunning of a vampire but with none of their weaknesses. Deacon
Frost, the vampire overlord, has plans to conquer mankind and Blade must overcome
this threat before the entire human race is annihilated...
lots of violence and martial arts too - a thoroughly modern Gore-Fest, in fact.
It's smooth and sophisticated flow might mislead you on the matter of plot,
however .... which is a tad flimsy and hard to follow at times. Interesting nuance
is the 'half blood' concept, with a potential for veering suddenly from the light
to the dark side.
I did get feelings of deja vu, and I think this is because
they've set out to make a 'Buffy' for Big Boys - less humour, less subtlety, and
much more blood. But all in all, an enjoyable action feature that does give more
than many. it ends with an intro for Blade 2 - and, yes, you do have to rush out
and buy that, as well!
There are interesting insights on surviving the vampyreverse,
but I'll need to watch the movie again to get the details ...
- Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff
- Director: Stephen Norrington
Disc are Region Specific (Read more about DVD formats.)
Color, Closed-captioned, Dolby, Widescreen
- Studio: New Line Studios
Release Date: March 5, 2002
DVD Features (Often vary between countries
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- Commentary by actor Wesley Snipes, actor Stephen
Dorff, writer David S. Goyer, cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, production designer
Kirk M. Petruccelli, and producer Peter Frankfurt
- Isolated musical score
with commentary by composer Mark Isham
- Theatrical trailer(s)
"La Magra", including the original ending
- Featurette "Designing
- Featurette "The Origins of Blade"
"The Blood Tide"
- "House of Erebus", information about
the different vampire houses
- Pencil sketches through production designs