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Wesley Snipes , Stephen Dorff , Stephen Norrington    VHS Tape
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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

• 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I've been holding back on buying Blade on Blu-ray till a proper release was done. The original Blu-ray trilogy released by Alliance butchered the aspect ratios and cut the special features from all 3 movies.

I can happily say that that Blade I is now in it's original 2.35:1 aspect ratio and the remaster they did is amazing, the pq is definitely something to behold.

Blade II and III to me looked progressively worse in terms of PQ.

The special features and commentary included are the ones from the DVD's so there is nothing too new.

I cannot comment on the audio quality since I didn't watch them on my surround system.

Overall I am very satisfied with this purchase; all 3 disks are in ONE Blu-ray amray case with a decent sleeve.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars June 30 2014
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Perfect condition. A plus!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Day walker Jan. 27 2014
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Considered by many as the ONE THAT STARTED THE MARVEL MOVIE MANIA we are currently enjoying right now. It's good to see given justice in the Bluray format.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Movie Dec 30 2013
Half-human/half-vampire Blade makes war on the undead--that's the vampire undead, I'm talking--and tries to dismantle the vampire underworld piece by piece. He soon meets Karen, a hematologist, who was bitten by a vampire. Before the change occurs, she researches how a possible cure can be attained. Meanwhile, Deacon Frost, a rising star in the vampire community, believes he can become even more powerful by awakening the blood god La Magra. The problem is he needs the blood of the "daywalker"--Blade--to achieve it.

Blood and carnage ensue as Blade tries to stop the vampire world from rising to supremacy while also battling the bloodthirsty vampire within himself in this thrilling monster superhero movie extravaganza.

For me, Blade was the "prequel" movie to the start of the superhero box office comeback, which would later be kicked off by X-Men. It was almost as if studios were testing the waters with a serious superhero movie using a lesser known character and disguising him as a "slayer" to see how audiences would react. That's my superficial first impression, but then when you get into Blade and watch it you soon find out there is far more here than just a slayer-vs-vampire flick. Is he a superhero? Yes, but not your conventional one. There is no secret identity, no costume per se--though he does sport a cool trench coat and sword--and no standard supporting character in the vein of a love interest. Instead, you get a conflicted man who's part vampire who's trying so desperately to tame the beast within while also doing what's right: killing vampires and helping those who get caught in the crossfire. Sounds like a superhero to me.

Wesley Snipes as Blade is sheer awesomeness.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blade June 28 2009
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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4.0 out of 5 stars BLade March 29 2010
Good to have this title for my collection just a shame that it was just movie with not to many extras but its great quality
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4.0 out of 5 stars a very well executed vampire film Oct. 20 2007
By falcon
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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4.0 out of 5 stars From The Comics to The Screen -- Vampires Beware! July 13 2004
This is a pretty good film but is not as good as the Buffy television series.
The world is secretly under the control of vampires (much like in the Vampirella stories). Blade was born of a woman who was dying from vampire bite. Thus he has many of the vampire advantages without the limitations. He has teamed up with Kris Kristofferson who was also a vampire hunter and has weapon making skills. Together they are waging a war against the vampires.
The vampires are led by a council of vampire family heads. There are two types of vampires: those born as vampires and those turned from humans by a bite. The leader of the made vampires is tired of ruling from behind the scenes and is pushing for vampires to take overt control. The ancient leaders are very wary of such actions. But the made vampire has a plan for vampiric triumph.
Some ancient vampire texts hold amazing secrets but the secret of translation has been lost long ago. Computers have made it possible to learn these secrets a la Jennie Calendar. The text reveals the existence of an ancient vampire device that can bring about the Blood God. It is to this end that the head of the made vampires is striving. With the sacrifice of the heads of the ancient vampire houses, he can become indestructible. His plans are carried out and Blade must find a way to defeat him.
While this movie has the trappings of vampires and vampire slayers, it is really an action flick with the emphasis on Blade's fighting style. There really are some very good moves here. The rest of the film is pretty good but not excellent.
I am usually pretty indifferent to most of Snipe's movies but he seems to be well-cast in this role. There are many good reasons to see this film but it is on the violent and gory side so be warned.
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