Blade, Cazador De Vampiros / Blade El Cazavampiros / Penge Blade, The Vampire Slayer (working title)
117' (cover 117'/US 120') - Source: DVD (RC 2/PAL)
Germ.: 18; UK: 18; US: R
Director: Stephen Norrington (The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003; Death Machine 1995)
Producer: Amen Ra Films / New Line Cinema / Imaginary Forces
Score: Mark Isham
Writer: David S. Goyer (based on characters by Marv Wolfman & Gene Colan)
Director of photography: Theo Van De Sande
Wesley Snipes is BLADE, the ultimate vampire hunter, 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), who is intent on leading an underground legion of vampires to conquer mankind. Blade must use his awesome powers and razor-sharp weaponry like never before to prevent the annihilation of the entire human race.
Matze: Some people don't like this movie. Wesley Snipes is way to cool, they say. But hey, remember that it is a comic-adaptation! And a pretty good one, there's no arguing about it. He's supposed to be cool, it's action packed, W. Snipes does a great job as the main character, and - last but not least - there's an awful lot of vampire-action and bloodshed in it. Always keep in mind that the origin is a comic. Me, I like it and enjoyed watching it with great pleasure!
Jan: I didn't like the film at all. Since I am more the "Old-School"-Vampire Fan, I am disgusted by the idea of killing vampyres with garlic-filled silver bullets, or Vampyres with make-up to protect them from the sun.
In my opinion, the biggest mistake in this film, is this:
A Made-Vampyre kills an Elder, one who is born as a Vampyre. This is, in my point of view, just impossible. The Elder is far too powerful to be tricked by a mere underling!