R | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Deacon Frost is reimagined as a more Generation X type of character. His comic book counterpart was an older, German accented, white haired gentleman that hailed from 1868. Blade himself is also younger, having been born in 1967, instead of 1929.
Is that you? He's here! He's here!
Blade: This must be Pearl. The record keeper.
EDTA (ethylenediaminetetracetate), the anticoagulant Blade uses in the glass darts, is not blue. The powdered form is white and produces a clear, colorless solution. However it is possible they would have coloured it blue in order to make it distinguishable from other liquids such as Blade's serum to avoid any mix-ups.
The opening and closing New Line Cinema logos are in red.
The TNT/TBS cable TV version cut the graphic violence and gory explosions and made usual adjustments to language but sometimes would omit the Moscow ending and end right after Blade and Karen say goodbye.
English, Russian, Serbian
$17,073,856 (USA) (23 August 1998)