Stephen Norrington (1998)

18 Certificate


Our Score
Wesley Snipes plays the half-mortal, half-vampire who hunts down creatures of the night in this flashy and very violent action adventure based on the popular Marvel Comics character. Aided by gruff-and-tough Kris Kristofferson, he sets out to thwart the evil schemes of fellow vampire Stephen Dorff, whose plans include running a nightclub that will supply humans for his fiendish pals to feed on. This is far-fetched stuff indeed, but Snipes looks great in leather, it's snappily paced and the performances are perfectly tongue in cheek. It spawned a fabulous sequel directed by Pan's Labyrinth director Guillermo del Toro, though the less said about the third instalment, Blade: Trinity, the better.


A half-vampire possesses all the strengths inherent in bloodsuckers with none of their weaknesses, and is determined to wipe the monsters from the face of the Earth. However, he faces a deadly new threat in a renegade vampire who is close to decoding an ancient prophecy that will allow him to repopulate the world with his kind. Action thriller, starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson.

Cast & Crew

Blade Wesley Snipes
Deacon Frost Stephen Dorff
Abraham Whistler Kris Kristofferson
Dr Karen Jenson N'Bushe Wright
Quinn Donal Logue
Dragonetti Udo Kier
Mercury Arly Jover
Racquel Traci Lords
Director Stephen Norrington
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence and swearing. Available on: video and DVD