Blade - Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Norrington
Threat advisory: High - High risk of entertaining activities
The power of an immortal. The soul of a human. The heart of a hero.
A blood-chilling tale about modern-day vampires unlike any previously encountered, Blade is an action-packed thriller. The story of the ultimate vampire hunter, Blade (Wesley Snipes) is an immortal warrior who possesses the superhuman strength and evil cunning of a vampire but shares none of their weaknesses.
Able to walk by day and stalk by night, Blade must confront his ultimate adversary, the omnipotent vampire overlord Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) intent on leading a secret nation to conquer mankind. Blade must use his awesome powers and razor-sharp weaponry like never before to prevent the annihilation of the human race.
Based on the Marvel comic book hero.
Persons of interest
- Wesley Snipes .... Blade/Eric Brooks/"The Daywalker"
- Stephen Dorff .... Deacon Frost
- Kris Kristofferson .... Abraham Whistler
- N'Bushe Wright .... Dr Karen Jenson
- Donal Logue .... Quinn
- Udo Kier .... Vampire Elder Dragonetti
- Arly Jover .... Mercury
- Traci Lords .... Racquel
- Kevin Patrick Walls .... Officer Krieger
- Tim Guinee .... Dr Curtis Webb
- Sanaa Lathan .... Vanessa Brooks
- Eric Edwards .... Pearl
- Kenny Johnson .... Heat-seeking Dennis
- Judson Earney Scott .... Pallantine
- Keith Leon Williams .... Kam
- David S Goyer .... Screenwriter
- Stephen Norrington .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
Special Agent Matti
Bleed, baby, bleed!
This is a hard-core, full-on action/martial arts/supernatural/special effects extravaganza that goes and goes and goes. It's the type of film that doesn't take itself too seriously, so you can switch off and enjoy the ride. There's blood and killing for days, more than enough to satiate the most ravenous action aficionado, and high-tech and low-tech, and guns and weapons and fights and swords and cars and bikes and gore and stunts and loads of weird stuff.
An Oscar it ain't gonna win, but who cares? This movie is fun!
Security censorship classification
MA 15+ (Medium level violence, horror theme)
120 minutes (2 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
Film: 8 October 1998
DVD retail: 19 May 2005 - Box set