R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
David S. Goyer explained in the DVD commentary that when Karen Jensen wakes up at Blade's hideout after her attack and rescue by Blade, the script had her discover a jar with a vampire baby in it. The baby would be alive and used by Blade and Whistler as a guinea pig for testing out weapons to fight vampires. The studio however found the concept to be disturbing and refused to allow it.
Dr. Karen Jenson:
How'd you get that scar, Deacon? A born vampire would have the power to regenerate from birth. You must've gotten scarred before you were turned. Isn't that right? Vampires like you aren't a species. You're just infected, a virus, a sexually ...
Deacon Frost: I'll...
The vampires do not seem concerned at any time about the damage caused to their original Bible, despite its importance historically and to their immediate plans. That's because it's the information and not the artifact that's important, and the information has all been stored on Frost's computer.
The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red.
As of 2017, the SyFy Channel/USA Network cable TV version surprisingly leaves most of the graphic violence intact but omits any F-bombs.
English, Russian, Serbian
$17,073,856 (USA) (23 August 1998)
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