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Blade II (New Line Platinum Series) (2002)

Wesley Snipes , Kris Kristofferson , Guillermo Del Toro  |  R |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus
  • Directors: Guillermo Del Toro
  • Writers: David S. Goyer
  • Producers: Wesley Snipes, Peter Frankfurt, Patrick Palmer, Lynn Harris, Michael De Luca
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 4.0), English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: New Line Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
  • Run Time: 117 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (268 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005JKWJ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,804 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Blade II (New Line Platinum Series)" on IMDb

Special Features

  • 5.1 isolated score
  • 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 introduction by Del Toro
  • Art gallery
  • Music video: Cypress Hill and Roni Size "Child of the Wild West"
  • Blade 2 videogame survival guide
  • DVD-ROM: Script to screen, hot spot

Editorial Reviews

Get set for more action, more vampires and more Wesley Snipes in this second monster-hit installment in the Blade franchise.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a perfect sequel in every way July 26, 2006
Other than the explanation of where he (Blade) came from, who he and everyone else is, at the beginning, this film stands nicely on its own. for those of you that know the first one, then this opening explanation will be a little irritating (and a tad confusing, but it becomes clear later). The opening does smell strongly of franchise potential, being repeated in all the inevitable sequels still to come. Once past this though, we are lead through a massive fight and action scene that sets up the whole movie. and warns anyone who can't stand Hong Kong action scenes that they are probably watching the wrong screen.

The movie is essentially a platform for Snipes to have fun with his most renowned character. And he does so with very entertaining results. The movie has reasonably well rounded characters, suspicion piled on top of everyone, some amazing set pieces and a good sense of humour. The impact of all the blood and guts is reduced by the obvious fantasy of the fights (wires and SFX a lot of the time), but its still pretty powerful.

The lead performances are all very good, although some of the peripheral characters are a little too hammer horror. Luke Goss demonstrates great potential, although you would need to see him without the make up, body doubles, and special effects to really judge. and there is occasionally that urge to shout "when will I be famous." and the pure blood female vampire who takes a shine to blade is well worth being bitten by.

Overall it feels less like a sequel and more like a stand alone movie. with this in mind, I think its in fact better than the original (a rare example of the exception that proves the rule).
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blade 2 contained jaw dropping action August 4, 2002
Blade 2 was diffenetly a movie that shot down the theory that sequels are worse then the first movie. Again Snipes went above and beyond during the fight scenes in this movie. It was interesting to see how the directors were able to establish moves from the wwf(or now, the wwe, and bring those moves into blade. I thought the bad guys in this movie were the best, and my hat comes off to the make-up artists. All in all, Blade 2 was a great movie, with awesome action scenes, tight bad guys, and a good plot.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No signs of the "Sequel Syndrome" detected, Doctor. September 23, 2002
What could have easily been, well, a mess, instead became as intriguing as the original. Sometimes, Hollywood needs to relax on the laurel of the success of the first movie and leave it alone. However, I am glad that they threw that advice out of the window with BLADE II. My worry would be that the sequel would not be as action-oriented or smartly written as the first; the common thread found in many "part two" flicks. What I got was more action than required and a storyline that involved a group of monsters called the Reapers, a vampiric bunch that destroyed humans and vampires alike. The best part of the movie, outside of the fight scenes, was when Blade and the vampire task force had to join forces to destroy the Reapers. How can a team work together when distrust almost becomes stronger than the common enemy? That interesting aspect, along with the betrayal of a cast member and the mystery of the lost and found Whisperer, made this one of the hottest movies around!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Daywalker & Vampires Unite December 26, 2004
A new strain of stronger, more virulant vampirism has developed and its carrier doesn't differentiate between human and vampire victims. The Vampire Nation offer Blade a truce and ask him to lead their Blood Pack (a group originally in training to hunt him) in a search and destroy mission.

This film is dark, comedic, stylized (based on the comic book of the same name) action, and has some nice character moments, especially as the line between enemy and friend becomes blurred between Blade and Nyssa, the leader of the Blood Pack and daughter of the Vampire overlord and Blade and his newly rescued/vampire detoxed mentor Whistler.

Wesley Snipes, as Blade, has cool down to a science. Watching his fight scenes is like watching music in motion. Luke Goss, who plays the threat and new strain of vampirism, a Reaper, although looked and dressed like hell, carried himself with elegance, definitely an aristocratic heir/son (which his character is). Ron Perlman "sucks" in the best possible way as the vampire Reinhardt. He's a nice mix of blood stopping toughness, undead cool and black humor (a vampire who chews gum? And blows bubbles during an autopsy? Thankfully it wasn't his own).

The DVD has great in depth behind the scenes footage and a commentary by writer David Goyer and star Wesley Snipes and a commentary by producer Peter Frankfurt and director Guillermo Del Toro (who should get a special Academy Award for Best Movie Commentaries).
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Forget What You Think You Know, Vampires Exist" June 12, 2006
'Blade II' is one of the few exceptions to the rule concerning sequels. This one rivals the first and posits the proverbial question "which one is the best?" My general rule is the original is always the best, but I accept my choice as subjective opinion and will posit the possibility that I might be wrong.

In installment two Blade joins forces with the Vampire Nation to destroy a new strain of the vampire virius which is producing a hybrid creature with a ravenous thirst that hunts both vampires and humans. Now fighting alongside the "Blood Pack", a group initally put together to hunt down Daywalker, the battle for the survival of both races is about to begin.

Positives: More action, more blood. Ron Perlman is amazing as Blood Pack wiseguy 'Reinhardt'. The scenes involving the interaction between Blade and Reinhardt are the best in the movie. Also, the inclusion of Hong Kong martial arts legend Donnie Yen as 'Snowman' was a great move. Unfortunately they killed him off much too early.

Negatives: The storyline and dialogue aren't as sharp and cohesive as the first (with the exception of the banter between Blade and Reinhardt). Leonor Varela is good as the vampire princess 'Nyssa', but I would've preferred the return of N'Bushe Wright to reprise her role as Blades' potential love interest Dr. Karen Jenson.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I have always loved the Blade movies. This one fits right in and the progression from the first movie is right on the money. Buy all 3 and have yourself a little holiday.
Published 15 days ago by Gilbert
4.0 out of 5 stars Blu-ray Special Features
I am just now revisiting the Blade films on blu-ray for the first time since having seen them when they were new. They hold up fantastically well; arse-kickingly good. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Christopher Ness
5.0 out of 5 stars Still fun, but sounds SO much better.
Nostalgia aside (how old is this movie?) and my slight fanboyism (I love Del Toro's body of work), this Blu-ray transfer is still amazing. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Dave W
5.0 out of 5 stars This Doesn't Suck
I'm a huge Blade fan and haven't revisited the second installment in years. I'd forgotten how much I liked it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Libros Lover
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of action..!
Often we say the second movie doesn't measure up to the first installment, however this movie gives the 1st one a good challenge.
Published 2 months ago by Leon Shipman
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, moody sci-fi action flick!
The opening of this movie contains some of the most kinetic and slickly choreographed action scenes in recent memory. Read more
Published 2 months ago by C. Andrews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Blade Triology
I can't say that I have always been a Wesley Snipe's fan, but I love these movies. I love all movies dealing with Vampire lore.
Published 3 months ago by Lange
4.0 out of 5 stars This Sequel Delivers with a Unique Concept!
A major virus is sweeping the through the vampire community and transforming its hosts into creatures called Reapers, who have a thirst for blood worse than vampires, are near... Read more
Published 3 months ago by A.P. Fuchs, author of The Axiom-man Saga
4.0 out of 5 stars Another Undead Killing Spree
Blade returns to assist the vampires in killing a new enemy in this film. The story is good and it has the same memorable one-liners like the first film.
Published 3 months ago by Kyle Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Gift.
I got this as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend so I have not had a chance to look at it yet but it came promptly and I am sure it will be just as pictured.
Published 3 months ago by Megan N. Garrison
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