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1990s, Action, Alternative Reality, Vampires

Blade (1998)

Duration 2h 0m Rating (UK) 18
Source of story Loosely based on a Marvel comic character by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan
Writers/Script David S Goyer
Additional Info Said to have been poorly received at test showings, so rewrites and reshoots involved. The car – a 1968 Dodge Charger.
Director Stephen Norrington
Starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N’Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Sanaa Lathan
Elevator Pitch Blade is a unique being, a vampire/human hybrid who can walk in the sunlight and whose vampitic attributes make him the untimate vampire killer, in a world were the undead are attempting to take over, led by a young upstart with ambition.
Content Many confrontations between Blade and the vampires, with machine guns, pistols a sort of shot gun and edged weapons. Much blood and gore. Since the vampires main defence is biting people it seems like a bit of an uneven contest, but even so there is a lot of excitement. No nudity or sex, but a bit of clubbing.
A View This was almost liked by Rotten Tomatoes and generally well thought of by the public, and I’m going to say it – I liked it as well. The violence was well presented, and not too lengthy (well done the director) and the plot was pretty straightforward. A worthwhile couple of hours if you like vampire action movies.

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