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The power of an immortal. The soul of a human. The heart of a hero.
|Directed by||Stephen Norrington|
|Written by||David S. Goyer|
|Produced by||Avi Arad; Stan Lee; Joseph Calamari; Lynn Harris; Michael De Luca; Robert Engelman; Peter Frankfurt; Wesley Snipes; Jon Diven; Andrew J. Horne|
|Music by||Mark Isham|
|Cinematography||Theo van de Sande|
|Edited by||Paul Rubell|
|Distributed by||New Line Cinema|
|Release date(s)||August 21st, 1998|
|Running time||120 min.|
|Gross revenue||$131,183,530 |
|Followed by||Blade II (2002)|
Plot[edit | edit source]
Cast[edit | edit source]
|Wesley Snipes||Eric Brooks/Blade|
|Kris Kristofferson||Abraham Whistler|
|Stephen Dorff||Deacon Frost|
|Kevin Patrick Walls||Krieger|
|Tim Guinee||Curtis Webb|
|Sanaa Lathan||Vanessa Brooks|
|Carmen Thomas||Senior resident|
|Kenny Johnson||Heatseeking Dennis|
|Clint Curtis||Creepy morgue guy|
|Sidney Liufau||Japanese doorman|
|Keith Leon Williams||Kam|
|Stephen R. Peluso||Paramedic|
|Marcus Aurelius||Pragmatic policeman|
|John Enos, III||Blood Club bouncer|
|Eboni Adams||Martial arts kid|
|Freeman White, III||Menacing stud|
|D.V. DeVincentis||Vampire underling|
|Marcus Salgado||Frost's goon|
|Esau McKnight, Jr.||Frost's goon|
|Erl Van Douglas||Von Esper|
|Lennox Brown||Pleading goon|
|Yvette Ocampo||Party girl|
|Irena Stepic||Slavic vampire lord|
|Jenya Lano||Russian woman|
|Nikki DiSanto||Vampire victim|
|Ryan Glorioso||Blood Club vampire|
|Elliott James||Blood Club patron|
|Ted King||Vampire at rave|
|Frankie Ray||Vampire lord|
|Carrie Seeley||Woman in elevator|
|Beth Theriac||Woman in elevator|
Notes & Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The character of Blade was created by writer Marv Wolfman and artists Gene Colan and Jack Abel. He first appeared in the "His Name Is... Blade!" story from Tomb of Dracula #10 in July, 1973.
- Filmed in Long Beach, California, Moscow, Russia, Vancouver, British Columbia and Death Valley National Park in California.
- Deacon Frost, as presented in this film, is radically different from his Marvel Comics counterpart. The comic version of Deacon Frost was created by Marv Wolfman and Gene Colan and first appeared in Tomb of Dracula #13.
- The character of Abraham Whistler was actually introduced in the 1994-1998 Spider-Man animated series. To date, he has no canonical Marvel Comics counterpart.
- This is the first time that Blade is ever given a proper name. A quick shot of his mother's driver's license in the beginning of the film establishes his surname as Brooks and later in the film, his mother calls him Eric. Marvel Comics has since retroactively established Eric Brooks as Blade's real name.
- A recreated set of the Blood Club was built for Halloween Horror Nights theme attraction at Universal Studios.
- Traci Lords, who plays the vampire Racquel at the beginning of the film, is a former adult film star.
See also[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Blade at MDP
- Blade at Wikipedia
- Blade at Marvel Movies
- Blade at Metacritic
- Blade at Marvel.com
- Blade at Box Office Mojo
- Blade at Rotten Tomatoes
References[edit | edit source]
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