• Blade (1998)


Release Date: August 21st, 1998

DVD Release Date: December 22nd, 1998

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

A half-mortal, half-immortal is out to avenge his mother's death and rid the world of vampires. The modern-day technologically advanced vampires he is going after are in search of his special blood type needed to summon an evil god who plays a key role in their plan to execute the human race.

Cast: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords

Director: Stephen Norrington

Genres: Action , Adventure , Horror , Fantasy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Imaginary Forces, Amen Ra Films

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Love interest, Quest, Mother, Revenge, Pursuit, Murder, Dark, Doctor, New York City, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    By the time the film is well into its second hour, we begin to wonder whether there's ever going to be a variation on the carnage and mayhem. As it turns out, there isn't. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Wesley Snipes understands the material from the inside out and makes an effective Blade because he knows that the key ingredient in any interesting superhero is not omnipotence, but vulnerability. show more

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