When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel (Deacon Frost) who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.
|Release Date||:||August 21, 1998|
|Production Company||:||Marvel Enterprises, New Line Cinema, Amen Ra Films, Imaginary Forces|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Stephen Norrington, Nicole Cummins, Michael Neumann, Rebecca Strickland|
|Writers||:||David S. Goyer|
|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, Eric Edwards, Donna Wong, Carmen Thomas, Shannon Lee, Kenny Johnson, Clint Curtis, Judson Scott, Sidney S. Liufau, Keith Leon Williams, Andray Johnson, Stephen R. Peluso, Marcus Aurelius, John Enos III, Eboni 'Chrystal' Adams, Lyle Conway, Freeman White, D.V. DeVincentis, Marcus Salgado, Esau McKnight Jr., Erl Van Douglas, Matt Schulze, Lennox Brown, Yvette Ocampo, Irena Stepic, Jenya Lano, Levan Uchaneishvili, Richard 'Dr.' Baily, Nikki DiSanto, Ryan Glorioso, Jeff Imada, Elliott James, Stephen Norrington, Gerald Okamura, Frankie Ray, Carrie Seeley, Beth Theriac, Ted King|
|Plot Keywords||:||suicide, hero, vampire, bite, fistfight, supernatural, vampire hunter, superhero, rivalry, tragic hero, good vs evil, one man army, extreme violence, martial arts master, scientist, violence, disarming someone, blade, machine gun, english subtitles in original, hypodermic needle, microscope, secret headquarters, bullet dodging, bullet time, kicked in the groin, x rayed skeleton, mouth guard, escapade, imaginary, deadly, master warrior, supernatural ability|
Wesley Snipes is perfectly cast as Blade, a half human, half vampire known the daywalker. He has all their strengths and his only weakness is the thirst for blood. Since he teamed up with whistler (Kris Kristofferson) he has hunted down vampires who have lived amongst us unnoticed for centuries, but omnipotent overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is tired of living in harmony with the humans (Food as he calls them) and he plans to waken the blood god and take control of the world.
This movie is well cast, written and directed; ensuring the viewer has a thrilling ride from start to finish. Packed with great fight sequences and slick dialogue, Blade is certainly more action than horror, but it definitely delivers.