Blade: Platinum Series

January 28, 2012 3 Min Read

Review by: Matt Brighton

Plot: What’s it about?

I remember hearing about a movie last summer called “Blade” and how people really liked it. Well, I waited for it to come to DVD before I decided to give it a look. Wesley Snipes plays “Blade”, a character who is half-human and half-vampire. His mother was bitten by a vampire when she was giving birth to him, so it re-wrote some of his DNA. He has superhuman strength and speed, but can withstand the daylight…as a character in the movie put it, “You have all of our strengths and none of our weaknesses”. Yeah!

Adapted from a Marvel comic book, this shows Blade’s literal war on vampires. He kills every vampire he sees (and there are many). In fact this movie kind of plays like a comic book; meaning plenty of non-stop action and lots of unnecessary kung-fu type moves. It still looks real cool, though.

The main enemy of Blade is Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff). He is also half human/half vampire, but still different from Blade. He was bitten by a vampire, and now has their powers. Frost has been studying the vampire’s history and has put together a puzzle that will allow the “Super Vampire” to come to life.

If you like lots of blood (and there’s lots), plenty of non-stop action and neat special effects, then Blade is for you!

Video: How does it look?

Perfect. New Line has put together a top quality DVD with a picture that is astounding. Perfect!

Audio: How does it sound?

I’ve already used the word “Perfect” above, but this word describes the audio as well. This movie has more bass effects and bullets flying than I can remember. Every channel is used…alot (especially the sub). You have to watch this movie and crank the volume up!

Supplements: What are the extras?

Again, New Line has a ton of extras. Two commentaries, 4 featurettes, cast bios, trailers…There’s enough material on this disc to keep you busy for a day or so. Well worth your money.

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