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Blade: The Series
Blade (Kirk "Sticky" Jones) returns as the immortal half-man, half- vampire warrior who uses his superhuman powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night in a blood-drenched crusade to prevent their rise over mankind. With Krista Star (Jill Wagner) by his side, they fight to keep the world safe from the denizens of the dark who seek to destroy the human race.]]>
Picking up where the final theatrical feature (Blade: Trinity) left off, Blade: The Series made a valiant attempt to translate the Marvel Comics vampire hunter's adventures to the small screen; though the series was short-lived, the DVD features uncut versions of the episodes, as well as a smattering of extras. Rapper-turned-actor Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones takes up the katana from Wesley Snipes as Blade, and he certainly fills the physical requirements for the role, which requires him to hunt down the well-bred bloodsuckers in the House of Chthon, whose leader, Marcus Van Sciver (Neil Jackson), is developing a serum that will cure vampires of their weaknesses (sunlight, garlic, sunlight). Aiding Blade in his campaign is former Army vet and vampire-in-training Krista (Jill Wagner), who lost a brother to the House of Chthon and her humanity to Van Sciver; in between bouts of swordplay and martial arts with the House's followers, we also delve into Blade's back story, which covers his early days as a vampire. All 13 episodes of Blade: The Series (including the two-part pilot, which was previously released on DVD as Blade: House of Chthon) are energetic and action-heavy (and hew closely to its comic origins--Blade villains like Damek and Marvel characters like Moon Knight are referenced), though the leaden dialogue is a frequent stumbling point; ultimately, the series' approach (which was more crime story than vampire action) didn't have the same appeal as the big-budget, effects-heavy features. Loyal fans, however, won't be disappointed by the decision to present the uncut versions of all but one ("Monsters") of the episodes in this set, which feature a great deal of gruesome violence and sexuality that was trimmed for the original network run. However, the extras, which include a seven-part behind-the-scenes featurette and commentary tracks for the pilot episode (one by director Peter O'Fallon and one by writer and executive producer David Goyer and Geoff Jones) were both included on the House of Chthon DVD release. --Paul Gaita
I am very happy indeed, with Blade, the Series. I just wish there were more episodes. Thanks a whole lot.Published 5 months ago by Derek Collier
I have watch the first few episodes and I have to say it's great! It makes Blade seem more vulnerable but I like that. He doesn't do over the top karate. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ebonize_christian
i was so mad this series was cancelled.. it had so much promise IMO. sticky fingaz was awesome as blade, jill wagner was great in going back and forth w/ who she was loyal to, and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Wong
Blade the series is awesome, if you grew up on the blade movies then you will love this season of blade....
there are however pros and cons... Read more
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|House of Chthon included?||
Yes it DOES...which is kind of surprising because Amazon is promoting a "buy these together" kind of deal .. they must not even know. But, yes, I just bought both and the "House of Chthon" IS the First disc of the Box Set. You are welcome.
Feb 14, 2008 by A. Watson | See all 5 posts
|Differences between the Unrated episodes and TV episodes||
I can't remember every scene but there are many scenes that I don't remember seeing when the show aired on Spike. There are also more sexual scenes.
Feb 14, 2008 by Christopher Burrell | See all 2 posts
|And still no Blu-Ray edition...once again...||Be the first to reply|