Blade

Blade

Video Cassette - 1998
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When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost, declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival.
Publisher: Montreal : Alliance Video, c1998.
Characteristics: 1 videocassette (91 mi.) :,sd., col.

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ManMachine
Jun 21, 2019

1998's "Blade" is a $45 million vampire movie that (within its first 20 minutes only) almost takes your breath away with all of the splattering blood, comic-book violence, and over-the-top gore.

And, then, at the very-very peak of that 20-minute adrenaline-rush - "Blade" suddenly fizzles out and leaves the viewer high'n'dry with the left-overs of a suffocating story about a blood-sucking hierarchy of dreary vampire politics. (Ho-hum!)

Believe me - This is yet another one of those potentially promising vampire films that keeps one's finger close to the fast-forward button on their remote control device more often than expected.

It's thanks to this movie that we ever got a Marvel Cinematic Universe. Enjoy it for what it is: great action and a defining portrayal by Wesley Snipes.

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pten17
Feb 07, 2017

One of Snipes best roles. He plays Blade as a snarky, bdazz, kckazz, no bz character. Violent, dark and horror filled, funny, ridiculous, and awesome fight sequences make this one of the best comic book character movies ever made (better than deadpool and made 16 yrs earlier)

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lukasevansherman
Sep 24, 2016

The third and, as of this writing, final film in the Blade series. Wesley Snipes once again dons the shades (Blade shades) and sets out to do what he does best: kill vampires and not really act. This time, he has to fight Dracula himself, but he's joined by an elite vampire squad, composed of Ryan Reynolds (Basically doing the same smirky, sarcastic act he'd do in "Deadpool.") and Jessica "I'm not Alba" Biel. Little plot, but lots of action, much of it set to terrible music, something "The Matrix" popularized. What's maybe most interesting about this is how many indie actors are in the supporting cast: Parker Posey (as an evil vampire), Patton Oswalt, Natasha Lyonne, and John Michael Higgins. Posey and Higgins are both Christopher Guest alums. Kris Kristofferson, a key part of the first two films, has little more than a glorified cameo. Directed by David S. Goyer, who wrote the other "Blade" movies and the Christopher Nolan "Batman" movies. I thought this would be more religious because it was called "Trinity," but then I realized it's the third film. I love that the previous commentator gave this four stars.

snowflaketoons Jun 06, 2015

good

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bstudent
Mar 27, 2012

same as blade trinity comment, please review.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

This movie's exciting action sequences and exploration of vampire lore make this an entertaining flick. Though Blade still may not be the comic book character to read, the movie is still entertaining enough on its own merits to keep it around. And at the very least it will stand as a marker for the following renaissance of comic book movies.

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SpaceMonkeyMafia
Oct 20, 2010

action packed

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

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bdls206
Jul 19, 2011

Deacon Frost: Maybe it's time we forgot about discretion. We should be ruling the humans, not running around making back ally treaties with them. For f**ks sake, these people are our food, not our allies.

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