Blade Trinity

Blade Trinity

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Director: David S. Goyer

Cast: David S. Goyer, Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Jessica Biel

     
 

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There are two kinds of Blade fans out there -- those who thought that Blade: Trinity was a gas and those who were downright depressed and frankly ticked off after seeing it. Whatever your viewpoint, this DVD will reinforce those feelings in a major way. Ryan Reynolds fans will have a laugh riot with the blooper reel, then later enjoy the NightstalkersSee more details below

Overview

There are two kinds of Blade fans out there -- those who thought that Blade: Trinity was a gas and those who were downright depressed and frankly ticked off after seeing it. Whatever your viewpoint, this DVD will reinforce those feelings in a major way. Ryan Reynolds fans will have a laugh riot with the blooper reel, then later enjoy the Nightstalkers comic included in the package, providing hope that one day, New Line would create a film just for them. If you're part of this audience, the good news is that this DVD was made just for you. It is a love fest for every bit of the film, with no hindsight into its performance critically or at the box office and certainly no hint of the problems that have resulted in a Wesley Snipes lawsuit against the studio and writer/director David Goyer personally. Of course, those who were mentally scarred from the film probably won't waste their time with the DVD, but if they did, they'd probably bust a blood vessel in their forehead from being so angry. Worthy of mention is that the clever "Goyer on Goyer" interview was previously available before the movie opened, so many of his comments have little to do with how the film played or the feelings at the studio at the time of the DVD. The version presented here is the R-rated theatrical cut, though it should be noted that the movie also comes in an unrated cut that adds up to 10 minutes of footage into the film and supports multiple audio commentaries that aren't included here. The famed alternate "Werewolf" ending is also supplied and it's just plain bad -- one of those ideas that might work well on paper, but fails miserably once life is injected into it. The well-done areas on the disc are the 16-part behind-the-scenes documentary and the presentation of the flick. Clocking in at 105 minutes, the making-of is a reminder of previous well-done Blade discs and lets the viewer straight into the heart of the production. The picture and sound are equipped with a fine anamorphic 2.35:1 widescreen transfer and action-packed Dolby Digital EX Surround Sound and DTS ES: 6.1 Stereo Surround tracks, both adding up to an incredible presentation of the film. Again, if you loved this third flick, then this disc should be top on your list -- everyone else might just want to watch the first or second movie instead.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
After writing the first two Blade movies -- which were quite successful -- David S. Goyer was rewarded with the director's chair for this sequel, which continues in the same, er, vein as the earlier series entries. Blade (Wesley Snipes) is still carrying on his war against vampires with the help of Abraham Whistler (Kris Kristofferson). The bloodsucking baddies have something big planned, though, and they'll need to distract him. So Danica Talos (Parker Posey) lets the FBI know that Blade is responsible for some 1,182 murders -- and the feds immediately go after our boy, leaving the way clear for Dracula himself (Dominic Purcell) to implement the scheme that will permanently subjugate humanity to the vampires. Attempting to keep the vamp hunter out of the hands of law enforcement are Abe's daughter, Abigail (Jessica Biel), and wisecracking hotshot Hannibal King (Ryan Reynolds). Hey, what did you expect -- Tolstoy? This is a movie adapted from a Marvel comic book, after all. It's supercharged with ultra-violent action, and once the plot (such as it is) has been established, Goyer keeps it racing toward an explosive climax. Don't look for any gothic atmosphere in this film; there's nothing old-school about Blade: Trinity. We're talking hard-core, heavy-metal, splatter-punk stuff here. Anyone who liked the first two installments in the franchise is bound to find favor with this one, because it's got everything they had, and more of it, especially in the DVD-only, unrated edition.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/26/2005
UPC:
0794043781827
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
R
Source:
New Line Home Video
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:53:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Blooper reel; Alternate ending; "Daywalkers, Nightstalkers & Familiars: Inside the World of Blade: Trinity" 16-part behind-the-scenes documentary; And more

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Blade Trinity - Disc 1
1. Syrian Desert [4:03]
2. Main Titles/Human [6:43]
3. "New Hunter" [4:16]
4. Losing the War [2:35]
5. Abigail [3:20]
6. "Shoot to Kill" [4:09]
7. Dr. Vance [5:31]
8. A Rescue [6:43]
9. The Nightstalkers [4:32]
10. Dracula [3:59]
11. Daystar [3:14]
12. Hunting [3:57]
13. "It's Drake!" [8:21]
14. The Final Solution [4:32]
15. "Use It" [7:15]
16. Target Practice [6:02]
17. "Friends Are Coming" [4:57]
18. The Fat Lady Sings [7:25]
19. Drake Vs. Blade [5:04]
20. "Thirst Always Wins" [4:31]
21. The War Never Ends [2:58]
22. End Credits [8:27]
Side #2 -- Blade Trinity - Disc 2
1. Play All [1:13]
2. Intro [4:28]
3. The Urban Vampire - Story Development [7:48]
4. The Familiar Leader - David Goyer Directs [18:20]
5. Fresh Blood - Casting [9:39]
6. Nightstalker Boot Camp - Cast Training [8:09]
7. From Tombs to Towers - Set Design [7:24]
8. Dressed to Kill - Costume Design [4:16]
9. UV Lighting - Cinematography [5:30]
10. Beyond the Basics - Facts for the Uber-Fan [2:56]
11. Silver Swords & Sundogs - Designing the Blade Weaponry [4:13]
12. Creating Mayhem - Stunts & Action [8:15]
13. Sword Against Celluloid - Editing [4:30]
14. The Perfect Ash - Visual Effects [7:40]
15. The Beat of Blade - The Music [4:58]
16. The Sounds of Slaying - Sound Design [3:47]
17. The Color of Blood - Enhancing the Colors [2:05]
18. Who Shall Die - The Future of Blade [1:12]
19. End Credits [1:12]

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