New Line Home Entertainment (1998)
Adventure, Horror, Thriller, Action
In Collection
120 mins
IMDB 6.9

Wesley Snipes Blade/Eric Brooks/The Daywalker
Stephen Dorff Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson Abraham Whistler
Donal Logue Quinn
N'Bushe Wright Dr. Karen Jenson
Udo Kier Vampire Elder Dragonetti
Arly Jover Mercury
Traci Lords Racquel
Devon Sawa Vanessa
Kevin Patrick Walls Officer Krieger
Tim Guinee Dr. Curtis Webb
Clint Curtis
Eric Edwards Pearl
Kenny Johnson
Sanaa Lathan Vanessa Brooks

Director Stephen Norrington
Producer Peter Frankfurt
Wesley Snipes
Avi Arad
Joseph Calamari
Writer David S. Goyer
Cinematography Theo van de Sande
Musician Mark Isham

In "Blade," the first film in an eventual trilogy, the title character played by Wesley Snipes is "daywalker," a half-human, half-vampire who has dedicated his life to the eradication of the vampire race. Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire when she was pregnant--as a result, Blade has all of the typical vampire's extra-human abilities but none of their weaknesses (such as sunlight); however, he also has a vampire's lust for blood, which he controls with the help of his friend and ally, Whistler (Kris Kristofferson). Blade's nemesis in this movie is Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff), an upstart, charismatic young (well, relatively speaking) vampire who would rather rule the world than maintain the current uneasy coexistence of vampires and humans. Frost and his minions plan to awaken an ancient vampire god who will eradicate humanity once and for all. Blade, working with Whistler and Karen Jenson must stop this from happening.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor New Line Home Video
Edition Special Edition
Barcode 794043470929
Region Region 1
Chapters 38
Release Date 12/22/1998
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Featurettes: La Magra, Designing Blade, The Origins of Blade, The Blood Tide Pencil to Post House of Erebus DVD-ROM: Original Screenplay Access to the script Balde highlights Web links