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Blade (1998)
Action,Horror,Thriller
USA / English
"The power of an immortal. The soul of a human. The heart of a hero. "
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
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
Donna Wong Nurse
Carmen Thomas Senior Resident
Shannon Lee Resident
Director: Stephen Norrington
Producer: Robert Engelman,Peter Frankfurt,Wesley Snipes
Writer: David S. Goyer
It works
Another movie about vampires? Yes, but a pretty good action movie this time. Who needs a story when you have a nice hero Blade (Wesley Snipes) and his helping hand Whistler (Kris Kristofferson), a cool villain Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), great action-sequences and a visual style that doesn't look very familiar? I certainly don't.

Blade and Whistler are in a war against the vampires. Right before Blade was born his mother was bitten by a vampire so Blade is half human and half vampire. He has probably chosen the human side because he was helped by the human Whistler. Where real vampires can't stand sunlight and things like garlic (we know all the 'kill the vampire'-gadgets), Blade has no problem with those things. One important thing he has in common with vampire is his lust for blood. Blade's main enemy here is Deacon Frost, who has great plans for vampires. One day Blade saves a woman, who looks like his mother, from one of Frost's men and she teams up with Blade and Whistler. Since the story is not the main issue, more a set-up for the action, I will not say more about it.

Like I said the action is great, the visual style is great and the characters are cool. For me a movie like this needs no more. Snipes does a good job with the hero and Dorff makes the villain a little likeable as well. If you can enjoy no story but great action 'Blade' works like the better action-movies.

Personal
Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:Divx 4
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Movie
Imdb rating: 6.8
Musician: Mark Isham
Running time: 110 min (cut version)
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Last modified: 2007-07-18 22:37:2