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Old 04-28-01, 10:41 PM   #1
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I would like to buy this DVD. I want to know whether this movie is good or bad. Worth buying it?

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Old 04-28-01, 11:33 PM   #2
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Yes, this is a great dvd and a very good action film. The film is a excellent adaption of the comic, and Wesley Snipes IS Blade. Blade is half vampire and half human, and devotes his life in a battle against the vampire nation. This film is ultra violent, incredible action sequences, very good camera work, a good story, a excellent musical score, and a very good villian(Stephen Dorff). The suppoting cast all give good performances, with Kris Kristofferson perfect as Whistler. The transfer is outstanding, which is saying allot considering how dark most of this film is(Vampires aren't that fond of daylight).
The audio is also top notch, with the subwoofer(or base) being well used, while still keeping the Dialogue sounding natural. The 5.1 DD really does justice to the music and effects, although I would love to see this film released in dts. New Line released this through it's "Platinum Series", so it is loaded with extras. The dvd offers four featurettes, a interactive menue with information of the different "vampire houses", commentary tracks, trailers, and the alternate ending(it is only half completed, missing some of the special effects). Out of 5 stars I give Blade:
Film-****
Transfer-****1/2
Audio-****
Extras-****
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Old 04-29-01, 01:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the review pagemaster. I've also been thinking of checking this one out. I'll look for it.
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Old 04-29-01, 08:57 AM   #4
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This is really all dependant upon your taste in film. Personally, I thought this movie was utter crap and a 10 disc special edition with an MSRP of ten dollars would not make me buy it. But, to each his own. What other movies do you like?

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Old 04-29-01, 12:28 PM   #5
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I liked this film. It a good popcorn flick nothing more.

You can even spot the scenes The Matrix stole from it
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Old 04-29-01, 02:05 PM   #6
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Since I really enjoyed this film, it wasn't hard to like the Platinum Edition that New Line put out. You can read my full Blade review here:

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/read.php?id=13
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Old 04-29-01, 04:53 PM   #7
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Great movie!!!! Enough said
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Old 04-30-01, 12:47 AM   #8
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I didn't like it at the theater but I did buy it when it was cheap and had some GC to burn b/c friends liked it so much. After watching again I actually thought it was good for what it was. I think my main problem was that the vampires seemed too easy to kill. I did not read the Blade comics so tell me, were the bullets made of something special to kill vampires that was explained elsewhere? Their easy deaths would not be explained if the vampires were like the mainstream vampires that we know. I'm sure I would like the movie more if this were explained in the comic.
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Old 04-30-01, 06:45 PM   #9
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blade review


Good DVD as far as Audio and Video effects. BAD movie, not worth watching again. No replay value. Rent it!


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Old 04-30-01, 09:55 PM   #10
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Good! Buy!
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Old 04-30-01, 10:32 PM   #11
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I agree with most of you guys here, Blade is a must buy DVD for me!
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Old 04-30-01, 10:51 PM   #12
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My review: This movie sucks.
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Old 05-01-01, 01:58 AM   #13
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It will entertain for a couple of hours and does have re-watchability! Also this film does the best at showing vampires dying then any other I've seen!
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Old 05-01-01, 09:12 AM   #14
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Buy it!....You won't be sorry!
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Old 05-01-01, 11:56 AM   #15
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I have to say it has one helluva kick-ass opening scene.
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Old 05-01-01, 01:41 PM   #16
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Matome took the words right out of my mouth. The opening scene is worth a look if nothing else.
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Old 05-04-01, 08:29 PM   #17
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Watched it a third time yesterday and I do like it better and better with each viewing.
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Old 05-04-01, 11:41 PM   #18
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I've seen it on VHS. Good movie I thought but it's my taste in movies. I would recommend renting it first. I like Snipes and good action movies so good combination for me.
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Old 05-05-01, 03:37 AM   #19
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I've seen it on VHS. Good movie I thought but it's my taste in movies. I would recommend renting it first. I like Snipes and good action movies so good combination for me.
This is one of those movies that you really need to see on DVD. Sorry sentineles, but we can't accept your post on this one. Move along, nothing to see here.
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Old 05-07-01, 04:44 AM   #20
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Watched it a third time yesterday and I do like it better and better with each viewing.
So if I watch it about 50 or 60 more times, I might start to like it?

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Old 05-08-01, 11:50 AM   #21
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with a good subwoofer, it can really rattle some windows in the house in some scenes, e.g. the blood bath scene. The show is good for fellas that like vampire stuff and such.
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Old 05-08-01, 08:52 PM   #22
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It's worth a purchase just to see the rave scene.


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Old 05-10-01, 12:33 AM   #23
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Watched it a third time yesterday and I do like it better and better with each viewing.
So if I watch it about 50 or 60 more times, I might start to like it?

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Yep, better start tonight. By the end of the summer, it could be on your top ten list.
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