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Blade (1998) artwork

Blade (1998)

10th October 2000

When the bloody thirsty immortals declare war on the human race only Blade, half human and half immortal, can save humanity.
Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords, Kevin Patrick Walls
Crime, Horror, Action/Adventure
1
2 Hours 0 Minutes

When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during her pregnancy she gave birth to a special child before she died in the delivery room. After the vampire attack the unborn child went through a number of changes which resulting in him becoming half vampire and half human.

Blade grew up to be a vampire hunter out for revenge for his mother's death and together with his mentor, guardian and fellow hunter, they travel the world hunting the vampire councils who have managed to infiltrate the worlds major organisations.

When a renegade vampire, Deacon Frost, uncovers the secret of La Miagra, the mythical blood god, he needs Blade's very special blood to summon the god and rule over the human race. Trouble is, Blade has no intention of coming quietly.

With most of the film either taking place at night, or in dark locations, the picture stands up well with no artifacting or outlining. The colours are bright and well defined with a high bit-rate through the film. It is a cracking anamorphic transfer. However, I did noticed that the red of the title and end credits appear to be a little washed out, but that doesn't really matter too much.

The sound department is equally impressive. There's plenty of action in the rear channels with explosions, clashing blades, gun fire, cracking bones and haunting ambient music. The dialogue is fixed in the centre channel with no bleeding to the other channels and it all adds up to a wonderful audio experience. There are even a few LFE's to give your ears a good bashing, especially during the kicking techno-music in the night club. The menu is also superbly scored in 5.1, which is pretty rare to see even amongst the higher profile discs.

There are plenty of extras to keep the most fussy of film fans happy, and even the principle stars of the film managed to find some time to give a audio commentary, even though I did find it a little on the boring side. There are plenty of featurettes on the designing of the film and characters, plus some interesting back ground information on the vampire myth.

This film is one of the few comic-to-screen productions which really hit the spot and is highly recommended.

  • Audio commentary with Wesley Snipes - Blade Star and Producer
  • Audio commentary with Stephen Dorff
  • Audio commentary with writer David S. Goyer - Writer
  • Audio commentary with Director of Photography Theo Van De Sande
  • Audio commentary with Production Designer Kirk M. Petruccelli
  • Audio commentary with Producer Peter Frankfurt
  • La Magra featurette - Witness the story's evolution. Includes deleted scenes, the alternate ending and on camera interviews with David S. Goyer, Peter Frankfurt and Michael De Luca
  • Designing Blade featurette - View the development of the production designs, make-up and special effects. Includes on camera interviews with Kirk Petruccelli, Richard "Dr." Baily, Greg Cannom and Jeff Ward
  • The Blood Tide featurette - A look at vampire mythology and real-life blood rituals. Includes on camera interviews with Nina Auerbach, J. Gordon Melton, Dr. Gary Schiller and Father Gregory Coiro
  • Isolated score with commentary by composer Mark Isham
  • Pencil to Post: Pencil Sketches Through Production Designs
  • House of Erebus: Uncover the Heritage of the Twelve Tribes in the Vampire Council
  • Cast and Crew Biographies and Filmographies
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
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