Blade (1998) Full Movie

Blade
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Blade (1998) : The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.

Title Blade (1998)
Release Date Aug 21, 1998
Genres ,
Production Company Marvel Enterprises, New Line Cinema, Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces
Production Countries United States of America
Casts Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords, Kevin Patrick Walls, Tim Guinee, Sanaa Lathan
Plot Keywords martial arts, hero, vampire, supernatural, vampire hunter, superhero, based on comic, sword fight, revenge, rivalry, tragic hero, one man army, martial arts master, scientist, violence, super power, blade, secret headquarters, marvel cinematic universe (mcu), escapade, deadly, master warrior, urban gothic, marvel comics, good versus evil
Blade
Blade
Wesley Snipes
Deacon Frost
Deacon Frost
Stephen Dorff
Whistler
Whistler
Kris Kristofferson
Karen
Karen
N'Bushe Wright
Quinn
Quinn
Donal Logue
Dragonetti
Dragonetti
Udo Kier
Mercury
Mercury
Arly Jover
Racquel
Racquel
Traci Lords
Krieger
Krieger
Kevin Patrick Walls
Curtis Webb
Curtis Webb
Tim Guinee
Vanessa
Vanessa
Sanaa Lathan
Pearl
Pearl
Eric Edwards
Nurse
Nurse
Donna Wong
Senior Resident
Senior Resident
Carmen Thomas
Resident
Resident
Shannon Lee
Heatseeking Dennis
Heatseeking Dennis
Kenny Johnson
Creepy Morgue Guy
Creepy Morgue Guy
Clint Curtis
Pallantine
Pallantine
Judson Scott
Japanese Doorman
Japanese Doorman
Sidney S. Liufau
Kam
Kam
Keith Leon Williams
Paramedic
Paramedic
Andray Johnson
Paramedic
Paramedic
Stephen R. Peluso
Pragmatic Policeman
Pragmatic Policeman
Marcus Aurelius
Blood Club Bouncer
Blood Club Bouncer
John Enos III
Martial Arts Kid
Martial Arts Kid
Eboni 'Chrystal' Adams
Lyle Conway
Lyle Conway
Lyle Conway
Menacing Stud
Menacing Stud
Freeman White
Vampire Underling
Vampire Underling
D.V. DeVincentis
Frost's Goon
Frost's Goon
Marcus Salgado
Frost's Goon
Frost's Goon
Esau McKnight Jr.
Von Esper
Von Esper
Erl Van Douglas
Crease
Crease
Matt Schulze
Pleading Goon
Pleading Goon
Lennox Brown
Party Girl
Party Girl
Yvette Ocampo
Slavic Vampire Lord
Slavic Vampire Lord
Irena Stepić
Russian Woman
Russian Woman
Jenya Lano
Russian Vampire
Russian Vampire
Levani
Cardboard cut-out in Subway (uncredited)
Cardboard cut-out in Subway (uncredited)
Richard 'Dr.' Baily
Vampire Victim (uncredited)
Vampire Victim (uncredited)
Nikki DiSanto
Blood Bath Vampire (uncredited)
Blood Bath Vampire (uncredited)
Ryan Glorioso
Henchman (uncredited)
Henchman (uncredited)
Jeff Imada
Blood Club (uncredited)
Blood Club (uncredited)
Elliott James
Vampire (uncredited)
Vampire (uncredited)
Stephen Norrington
Vampire (uncredited)
Vampire (uncredited)
Gerald Okamura
Vampire Lord (uncredited)
Vampire Lord (uncredited)
Frankie Ray
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Carrie Seeley
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Woman in Elevator (uncredited)
Beth Theriac
Vampire at rave (uncredited)
Vampire at rave (uncredited)
Ted King
Frost's Goon
Frost's Goon
Steven Ho

Reviews

  • tmdb44006625

    Blade is tons of fun, particularly when viewed through the nostalgic lens of 90s action cinema. It's also worth noting that the success of this movie - an R rated vampire flick with an African American lead - gave birth to the comic book movie era. The action, effects, and music are silly and dated, plus the story makes no sense. But Blade is nevertheless still fun.

  • Gimly

    First released in 1998, Blade brought commercial success back to Super Hero films, after the woeful distribution of films like Batman & Robin and Steel stopped the genre in its tracks. Starring Wesley Snipes as the eponymous Half-Vampire/Half-Human hybrid come Super Hero/Vampire Hunter, Blade works with Dr. Karen Jensen and Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson) in order to defeat vampires Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) and Quinn (Donal Logue) and their host of undead soldiers before they can kill Gitano Dragonetti (Udo Kier) and the other vampire Elders in a ritual that will transform Deacon Frost into La Magra, the vampire Blood God. With me so far? No? That figures. The script's interesting, but it's not terribly sense-making. What I mean to say, is, the script's rubbish, but the *story* is great. The whole film is really rather story and effects driven, but the characters are pretty lacking. Quinn is sort of fun, and Deacon's... well... he's attractive, but not a lot else. Still, there's more to him than most of the characters, including the titular Blade. Straight up, just putting out there, I think goth-culture is attractive, so, my aesthetics may go quite a way to influencing my decision in the final score, if you disagree with me, you might want to keep that in mind, seeing as most vampires have at least a little bit of that going on. All that aside though, the opening of Blade is one of the strongest ways a film can start off that I've ever seen. It has basically everything you could want for a modern vampire tale. Including the Blood Rave song, Confusion (Pump Panel Remix) by New Order. The cinematography was another cool point, lots of ins and outs in a non-nauseating way. Although the fight choreography suffered from a serious case of "Only-One-Guy-Attacks-At- A-Time" Syndrome. Come on guys, this ain't Tekken. When there's an army to fight, fight an army. Maybe not all at once, I know that could get a tad pointless, but it really didn't transfer well in this film. To end with, there's one plot-hole I'd like to bring up, I don't think I'll be spoiling anything too badly, but if you want to go in completely fresh, stop reading. There's one point when Frost says he needs to kill the 12 Elder vamps in a big underground ritual in order to complete his ascendancy into the Blood God (Khorne?), but he kills the leader earlier, on a beach. Okay, so maybe he wasn't counted, and he was actually number 13. But, Frost's lady-friend Mercury kills another with Blade's sword, before the ritual gets started, and nobody seems to care... I am dubious- faced. After all that though, Blade is a vampire film that's not slow like Nosferatu, and not indescribably awful like Twilight, so for people with tastes like mine, it's certainly worth a geez. 66% -Gimly

  • John Chard

    The Daywalker. Half human and half vampire, Blade's function in life is to rid the world of vampires, he is driven forward by the notion that his mother was killed by his half brethren. This is no ordinary vampire film, this is nothing to do with bearing crosses and creatures making music of the night, this is armoured weaponry, dazzling swordplay and a protagonist that is as cool as anything that has leaped off of the comic book page. Wesley Snipes (perfect piece of casting) is Blade, a much troubled superhero (aren't they all?), he has to take a formula suppressant to keep away his inner vampire cravings. Aided by trusty pal, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), they wage war against all blood suckers and here they must stop the sinister Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) from executing his monstrous plan. There are no cranial pondering's here in this piece, this is a joyously high velocity action horror movie, containing great choreography and retaining its comic book heart. Blade is pure popcorn fodder for the MTV generation, in fact director Stephen Norrington utilises his music video background to great effect as the combat scenes are scored with delightful sledgehammer precision. Blood brains and gore flow freely as the film hurtles towards the head splitting conclusion, loud, dark and tinged with brooding menace, Blade is hugely recommended for a ripper of a night in. 7.5/10

  • JPV852

    Some good fight scenes and like Snipes in the role (reminded me of a time when he was trying) and Stephen Dorff was an okay villain, plus it was a serviceable plot. However, and I know this was 1997/98 when it was made, but the CGI at the end took me out of it (hell, good CGI done today takes me out of these sorts of films). But all in all, found it entertaining enough. **3.75/5**