Blade II

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Overview

Guillermo Del Toro's action blockbuster Blade II comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in DTS ES 6.1, DD-EX 5.1, and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Del Toro and producer Peter Frankfurt, a second commentary track recorded by star Wesley Snipes and screenwriter David Goyer, deleted scenes with optional ...
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Overview

Guillermo Del Toro's action blockbuster Blade II comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in DTS ES 6.1, DD-EX 5.1, and Dolby Digital Surround. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Del Toro and producer Peter Frankfurt, a second commentary track recorded by star Wesley Snipes and screenwriter David Goyer, deleted scenes with optional director commentary, documentaries about the production, trailers, music videos, a still photo gallery, and an interactive look at the director's notebook. This is a superb two-disc set from New Line Home Entertainment.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version of the film; Dolby Digital EX 5.1 Surround Sound; DTS ES 6.1 surround sound; Commentary by director Guillermo Del Toro and producer Peter Frankfurt; Commentary by writer David Goyer and Wesley Snipes; 5.1 isolated score; English subtitles and closed captioned; Deleted/Alternate scenes with director commentary; A Pact in Blood - interactive collection of documentaries; Director's notebook: Interactive reproduction of director's notes with an intro by Del Toro; Art Gallery; Theatrical trailers; Music video - Cypress Hill and Roni Sizer "Child of the Wild West"; Blade 2 video game survival guide; Script-to-screen; Original website; Hot spot
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Tony Nigro
A ruthless new breed of vampires threatens both the dead and the undead in Blade II, the high-speed sequel to 1998's adaptation of the action-horror comic book. Wesley Snipes returns as the titular half-vampire, a "daywalker" sworn to eliminate all bloodsuckers in the coolest possible way. After reviving his captured mentor, Whistler Kris Kristofferson, Blade finds himself enlisted by his own enemies to help defeat the "Reapers," an evolved form of vampire that poses a serious threat to regular vamps and, quite possibly, humans. Reluctant yet cool, Blade teams with those he cannot trust, a crackerjack squad of vamps which includes a menacing Ron Perlman that prove to be as adversarial as the Reapers. The gore is intense, the action is fast-paced, and Snipes keeps up every step of the way, once again flying through the role of vampire hunter -- often literally. With so many faces returning from the first movie, the freshest aspect here is Mexican genre whiz Guillermo Del Toro Mimic in the director's chair. While maintaining the kinetic style of the original, Del Toro milks the film's Prague locale for some atmosphere and style, an approach that enhances the film's flair and makes it much more fun than your average horror sequel.
All Movie Guide
Wesley Snipes remains the perfect incarnation of the comic book vampire hunter Blade in this intense, bloody sequel that marks a new advance in the world of special effects. Director Guillermo Del Toro (Mimic, The Devil's Backbone) has a strong record in the horror genre and he manages to avoid the many traps of doing a sequel due in large part to David S. Goyer's strong script. In smartly resurrecting the half-human, half-vampire hero's seemingly dead partner, Whistler, Goyer has brought back actor Kris Kristofferson, who delivers a gritty, blue-collar performance that gives the steely, impersonal Blade a colorful foil. From there, Goyer's story puts the duo, along with a new helper (Norman Reedus), in an uneasy alignment with the vampire race against an almost indestructible super-breed of vampire. This straightforward setup allows Del Toro and his team (including noted Hong Kong fight coordinator Donnie Yen) to focus on the choreography of the film's plentiful fight scenes. The result is an action-packed hybrid of horror and martial arts that is easily one of the most exciting and most impressive displays of monster and special makeup effects to hit the screen since John Carpenter's 1982 creature extravaganza The Thing. The hundreds of effects shots reflects a collaboration of multiple effects companies doing visuals, prosthetics, makeup and CGI -- all of which come together in a seamless, visually stunning package. Throw in a fully charged club soundtrack and a Snipes performance that combines a ton of toughness with just enough sensitivity to make him (somewhat) human, and you've got a fantastic genre sequel that has style and cool to spare.
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
1/2
You can sense the difference between a movie that's a technical exercise Resident Evil and one steamed in the dread cauldrons of the filmmaker's imagination.
Los Angeles Times - Kevin Thomas
Like the original, Blade II has superior production values and visual and special effects. Snipes and Kristofferson build on the resonance of their original portrayals.

1/2
You can sense the difference between a movie that's a technical exercise Resident Evil and one steamed in the dread cauldrons of the filmmaker's imagination.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/3/2002
  • UPC: 794043555428
  • Original Release: 2002
  • Rating:

  • Source: New Line Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 6.1 Surround, Dolby Digital Surround EX
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 52,374

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wesley Snipes Blade
Kris Kristofferson Whistler
Ron Perlman Rienhard
Leonor Varela Nyssa
Norman Reedus Scud
Thomas Kretschmann Damaskinos
Luke Goss Nomak
Matt Schulze Chupa
Danny John-Jules Asad
Donnie Yen Snowman
Karel Roden Kounen
Tony Curran Priest
Santiago Segura Rush
Sanaa Lathan Vanessa Brooks (uncredited)
Technical Credits
Guillermo del Toro Director
Peter Amundson Editor
Avi Arad Executive Producer
Marco Beltrami Score Composer
Gabriel Beristain Cinematographer
Michael De Luca Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Blood Donors/Main Title [5:01]
2. Bike the Bullet [3:42]
3. Blood Lines [2:13]
4. "Detox" [6:01]
5. Suspicious Activity [6:11]
6. "Cancer With a Purpose" [4:37]
7. Healthy Activity [:46]
8. Dealer Frenzy [1:26]
9. Leadership Training [3:23]
10. "The House of Pain" [18:34]
11. Immunity Challenge [3:19]
12. Mutant Misery [2:50]
13. Blood Bath [1:00]
14. Carrier Autopsy [2:14]
15. "Keep Your Enemies Closer" [2:01]
16. Daylight Hunting [4:44]
17. "Regroup" [6:15]
18. Collateral Damage [4:20]
19. Designing Vermin [3:09]
20. Thirst Quenching [10:07]
21. Prodigal Son [5:53]
22. Romantic Sunrise [8:21]
23. Loose End [2:03]
24. End Credits [:45]
Side #2 -- Special Features
0. The Blood Pact Index
3. Genesis Redux (Beginnings)
4. Man & Myth (The Blade Character)
5. Leader of the Pact (On Directing)
7. The Devil's Architect (Production Design)
9. Fear the Reapers (Creature Effects)
10. Suck-head Chic (Costuming)
12. Kicking & Screaming (Stunts & Choreography)
13. Vampire Nocturnes (The Music Score)
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Menu

Side #1 --
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Side #2 -- Special Features
   Production Workshop
      The Blood Pact
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         Branching Scene Index
            Comic Book Origins
            The Vampire Mystique
            Damaskinos Blood Bath
            Alternate Sunrise Music
            Percussion Instruments (Stills)
      Sequence Breakdowns
         Blood Bank
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         The Digital Maw
         Progress Reports
      Notebooks
         Director's Notebook
            View Introduction
            Begin
         Script Supervisor's Notebook
            Continue
         Unfilmed Script Pages
            Whistler & Blade's First Meeting
            Mini-Mart Attack
            Blade Takes Nyssa to the Hospital
      Art Gallery
         Sequence Concepts
         Props & Weapons
         Costume Design
         Set Design
         Character Design
         Storyboards
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      Scene Index
         Intro/Driving in Prague
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         Flashback
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         Extended Sewer Hunt Prelude
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         Whistler Discovers Caliban
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         Kounen & Blade
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         Epilogue - Dirty Version
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   Promotional Material
      Blade II Video Game Survival Guide
      Theatrical Press Kit
         About the Cast
            Wesley Snipes
            Kris Kristofferson
            Norman Reedus
            Leonor Varela
            Luke Goss
            Ron Perlman
            Matthew Schulze
            Thomas Kretschmann
            Danny John Jules
            Tony Curran
            Donnie Yan
            Merit Velle Kile
            Daz Crawford
         About the Filmmakers
            Guillermo del Toro
            Peter Frankfurt
            Patrick Palmer
            David S. Goyer
            Carol Spier
            Wendy Partridge
            Peter Amundson
            Marco Beltrami
            Gabirel Beristain B.S.C.
         About the Production
      Trailers
         Teaser Trailer
         Theatrical Trailer
      Music Video: Cypress Hill and Roni Size "Child of the Wild West"
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good Movie

    I thought this movie was good. In my opinion it was alot better than the first. It kept me interested, and I loved the suspense. This movie is worth a rent

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    better than the first

    This addion to blade is ten times better than the first and the first blade was great. A must buy action movie

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    way cool

    it was awsome it keep me on the edge of my seat. on one part i almost screamed. it was a rush i loved it. it's a most see movie!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Not for the squeamish

    This movie is not for people who don't like gore. The movie did keep my interest until the end. The dvd extras are not bad either.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Totally Awesome

    This movie was one of the best I have seen in a while. Really good if you are into vampires and stuff. One of the best sequals I have seen. I would buy it right away. Lots of action. Really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Must See Movie!!!!!

    I thought Wesley Snipes was sooooooo awsome and soooo HOT in this film. It's even better than the first BLADE. I mean the monsters, the enviroments, the SFX, and the fighting, too!!!!! So if you are looking for an horror action movie, BLADE II is it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great sequel that no one should miss!

    Who says all sequels are not as good as the original? Well, Blade II is an exception. The visual effects are better than the first one and Wesley Snipes does an even better job than he did in the first one. Kris Kristofferson has a larger role but does a more impressive role of acting. The Reapers are cool and the acting of the Blood Pact make the film hard to miss. This film is surely better than the original that so many loved. If you loved the original, you will surely love this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Worthy sequel

    I really enjoyed the first one (4 stars) but I didn't think the sequel was better. It was a little thin on plot and had some poor special effects. I will say Blade II was a rush to watch and there wasn't a dull moment. I can't wait for Blade III.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Movie Ever

    This is a great movie one of the best ever made, lots of action which i love and cool gadjets. The best and only good sequel there is to a movie so buy it right away

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Action Movie Ever

    I saw this movie with my brother and cousin at the night show. And we were in aw. This is a movie to own for anyone who likes action and vampires. This is one of the few sequels that is as good or better than the first.

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