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Product Details

  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: May 31 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (498 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004XL4TJA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #27,997 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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The recipe for Blade is quite simple; you take one part Batman, one part horror flick, and two parts kung fu and frost it all over with some truly campy acting. What do you get? An action flick that will reaffirm your belief that the superhero action genre did not die in the fluorescent hands of Joel Schumacher. Blade is the story of a ruthless and supreme vampire slayer (Wesley Snipes) who makes other contemporary slayers (Buffy et al.) look like amateurs. Armed with a samurai sword made of silver and guns that shoot silver bullets, he lives to hunt and kill "Sucker Heads." Pitted against our hero is a cast of villains led by Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), a crafty and charismatic vampire who believes that his people should be ruling the world, and that the human race is merely the food source they prey on. Born half-human and half-vampire after his mother had been attacked by a blood-sucker, Blade is brought to life by a very buff-looking Snipes in his best action performance to date. Apparent throughout the film is the fluid grace and admirable skill that Snipes brings to the many breathtaking action sequences that lift this movie into a league of its own. The influence of Hong Kong action cinema is clear, and you may even notice vague impressions of Japanese anime sprinkled innovatively throughout. Dorff holds his own against Snipes as the menacing nemesis Frost, and the grizzly Kris Kristofferson brings a tough, cynical edge to his role as Whistler, Blade's mentor and friend. Ample credit should also go to director Stephen Norrington and screenwriter David S. Goyer, who prove it is possible to adapt comic book characters to the big screen without making them look absurd. Indeed, quite the reverse happens here: Blade comes vividly to life from the moment you first see him, in an outstanding opening sequence that sets the tone for the action-packed film that follows. From that moment onward you are pulled into the world of Blade and his perpetual battle against the vampire race. --Jeremy Storey

Special Features

Blade
• Audio Commentary
• La Magra
• Designing Blade
• Origins of Blade : A Look at Dark Comics
• The Blood Tide
• Theatrical Trailer

Blade II
• Audio Commentary
• The Blood Pact
• Comic Book Origins
• The Vampire Mystique
• Damaskinos Blood Bath
• Alternate Sunrise Music
• Percussion Instruments
• Sequence Breakdowns
• Visual Effects : Progress Reports
• Art Gallery
• Deleted & Alternate Scenes with Optional Commentary by Guillermo Del Toro
• Cypress Hill and Roni Size Child of the Wild West Music Video
• Teaser Trailer
• Theatrical Trailer
• Blade II : Blood Brothers
• Script Supervisor's Notebook
• Unfilmed Script Pages

Blade Trinity
• Audio Commentaries
• Daywalkers, Nightstalkers & Familiars: Inside the World of Blade: Trinity
• Goyer on Goyer
• Viusal Effects Progressions
• Blooper Reel
• Alternate Ending
• Teaser & Theatrical Trailer

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ernest M. Freeman on June 28 2009
Format: Blu-ray
This is a great bluray movie.Clarity is there and the sound is amazing. the aspect ratio listed on this website is incorrect, it is 1.78.1
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By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Oct. 20 2007
Format: DVD
Blade is the first in the Blade trilogy(Blade,Blade2,Blade:Trinity)It
stars Wesley Snipes in the title role as a human vampire hybrid,who has
(almost)none of the vampires' weaknesses and all their strengths.Blade
has made it his mission to hunt down and destroy the evil vampires.His
one weakness is his thirst for human blood.Blade is aided in his quest
by Abraham Whistler,Played by Kris Kristofferson,who has developed a
serum to curb Blade's blood lust and to keep his vampire side in
check.Stephen Dorrf plays Deacon Frost,the main baddie and Blade's
adversary.Snipes is very convincing as an action hero,he is
athletic,charismatic,and the camera loves him.Kristofferson is cast
well in the supporting role of Whistler.Dorrf is also very convincing
as the villain.he too,is very charismatic.Stephen Norrington directed
the film.his previous directing experience was 1995's Death Machine.he
also directed"The League of Extraordinary Gentleman"(2003).his other
credit include special effects work on films such as
"Hardware,Aliens,and the Exorcist:the Beginning,as well as makeup
effects for Hellraiser:Bloodline.David S Goyer wrote the script for
"Blade".he previously wrote the script for The Crow:City of Angels,as
well Blade 2 and Blade:Trinity.He also wrote the screenplay and story
for Batman Begins,as well as the story for its sequel,2008's Dark
Knight.anyway,back to Blade.the film moves along at a brisk pace,is
well directed and well written,with good dialogue.the film is also well
photographed,is visually very appealing.the tone of the film is
dark,without being oppressive and the music is appropriate.
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By Eric on June 4 2004
Format: DVD
Blade is cool. Ok...the movie is about Blade (Wesley Snipes) who is a part-human part vampire who has all of the vampire strengts and none of their weaknesses; he can walk into sunlight, but he's got their thirst. He is helped by Whisler (Kris something, sorry the last name is just too hard to spell) who hunt vampires. Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire when she was in labor with Blade. So now, Blade hunts down vampires and is looking for the man who made him.
Then he meet's Karen, a doctor who is bitten by one of the vampires who he sets on fire Quinn (Donald Lowe). So now as he hunt's vampires, Karen tries to find a cure for herself since she is slowing becoming a vampire herself. Blade's mission is to kill Decon Frost (Stephen Dorf) who is slowly rising in the vampire ranks and is on the hunt for La Migra (blood God). Karen is then put as bait to hunt down's Frost's follwers who is a NYPD cop who is dropping off blood to Frost. Blade then gets into some trouble, but he makes it out thanks to Whisler.
Then Karen and Whisler are found by Frost which Whisler is killed and Karen is taken by Frost. So now Frost then breaks the code for La Mirga and he get's the high members of the vampire ranks. Blade is then caught and he reunited with his mother; but she is not his mother because she is now a vampire. It is then he finds out that Frost bit his mother and Frost is the man who created Blade. Blade has to be used for La Migra because he is the 'day walker' and for La Migra to happen, Blade is used. Eventually Karen escapes from a pit where her ex-boyfriend turn into a zombie instead of a vampire. As she escapes, she rescue's Blade and now the fight is on. Blade and Frost get into a fight but now Frost is now the blood God.
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By R. J Rey on April 17 2004
Format: DVD
Wesley Snipes is every vampire's worst nightmare in the fantastic comic book actioner "Blade". Legendary "Day-Walker" Blade (Wesley Snipes) uses his lethal skills in his quest to exterminate the vampire underworld from the face of the earth. When the rogue vampire Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) plots a vampire uprising against all humans, humanity's only hope for survival lies in the tortured vampire hunter Blade. Based on the Marvel Comics hero, "Blade" is an exciting, action-packed comic book film that contains extreme action and rich characters. The storyline moves quite fast and the action sequences are fierce and quite dazzling. Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff deliver some wildly effective performances. The cast also includes N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Keir, Traci Lords and Kris Kristofferson.
New Line gives "Blade" an outstanding "Platinum Edition" presentation. The film is presented in its original 2.35:1 widescreen format. The DVD has a fine video transfer with rich colors and excellent sharpness. The 5.1 Dolby Digital sound is truly clear with amazing surround effects. Its supplemental features include a detailed audio commentary by cast and crew, deleted scenes, behind-the-scene featurettes, production designs and DVD-ROM extras. With such winning presentation and great supplements, "Blade" earns a solid "B+".
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Format: DVD
OK, so maybe I am a sucker for dark, comic book heroes, but Blade definitely works in the context of a popcorn movie. Sure, it's somewhat predictable and definitely relies on style more than substance, but when Blade decides he's going to kill some vampires, it's just plain fun to watch. We're not talking about high art here, just a good, American action movie. The action sequences are brilliantly choreographed and really showcase Wesley Snipes' talents in the martial arts. When Blade wields his samurai-style sword, silver stakes, and monster handgun, you can bet that a bunch of vampires will be reduced to CG dust in a hurry.
The area in which the otherwise good film is weakest is its casting. Apart from Snipes as Blade and Kris Kristofferson as a suitably crusty Whistler with a profane remark for every occasion, the rest of the casting is somewhat uninspired.
N'Bushe Wright just doesn't seem to fit the largely underdeveloped lead female role, and Stephen Dorff is unintentionally comedic as a scrawny vampire with aspirations of becoming a god. In listening to the commentary track, one gets the sense that Dorff also did not get along well with Snipes, and that could be the reason that their on-screen chemistry doesn't always work. Donal Logue adds some intentional comic relief, however, and Traci Lords makes a brief appearance in the introductory sequence before being reduced to dust by Blade.
The special effects are above average except for a few poorly done green screen composites, and the disc contains some interesting special features, including a partially completed alternate ending.
Sadly, New Line released the film and features on disc in one of those god-awful cases that are out of proportion with the keep cases that the rest of the civilized world uses.
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