The Blade Trilogy (Blade / Blade II / Blade: Trinity)
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BLADE - Wesley Snipes stars as the tortured soul Blade, who is half man, half immortal. Blade sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of Whistler – his mentor, guardian and fellow hunter of the night. When the bloodthirsty Immortals’ lord, Deacon Frost, declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity’s last hope for survival. BLADE II - When the world is threatened by a new and deadlier breed of super vampire, Blade and Whistler join forces with an elite team of vampire warriors made up of Blade’s sworn enemies to stop the carnage and destroy the ravenous fiends. BLADE: TRINITY - For years, Blade has fought the vampires under the cover of night. But after falling into the crosshairs of the FBI, he is forced into the daylight, where he joins forces with a clan of human vampire hunters, the Nightstalkers. Together with two deftly trained Nightstalkers, Blade follows a trail of blood to the original vampire: Dracula.]]>
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The Box is well done, and All high quality.The Visuals on the box are beyond Brilliant.
Fans will love the Extra in Disc pack 3, TRINITY, the Comic has an Awesome Sensuality that would never be allowed on film, and is probably why so many film makers get inspired by comics to do some amazing things in the world of film.
Totally Worth getting this set(Very Nice 3D feel to the actual box itself,as well).
As to the Content: The Gore is neither minimal, nor excessive, it is pretty appropriate for the films( after all we are talking about Vampires, and only one character actually bleeds non-red blood). Marvel's logo is on the start of film three, and a point is made of mentioning this, possibly because the original BLADE is in some respects not so well known; but so what? Wesley Snipes as BLADE , makes this character work so well; So does his stunt double as well( if you check out the commentaries and the features, this point is covered additonally).
Also, the DVD menus and general structure are very good in my view; to say that they were put together by a 3 year old geek is either stupid, or shows that the person did not see the films; if the latter, then this is more of the reviews done by some who deliberately pan films without seeing them ... something that should be stopped. ANYWAYS... for the fans this set is a treat.
This film is great from start to finish, and has some severely superb DVD extras. I first saw it on VHS, and even in that format, BLADE was a great show.
Its clear after seeing, the film, and listening to the features, and the commentary that the film benefits extensively from audience test screenings. I won't say much, but the fine details of the story, were made so fine because of the test screenings.
As good as Wesley Snipes is, its clear from his comments that he benefits greatly from some of the best Stunt men in the business. Not to say that Snipes is not a Good Martial Arts practitioner, simply that the finer points of the action we see are very well executed by people who are part of the movie magic process. This does not detract from the film, but explains how the stunt men provide some finesse from years of work, and Snipes ends up being the face of the quality, but I guess that the way it works out.
The DVD audio is truly great in 5.1 and probably better in DTS. The commentary is overly detailed, and has some powerhouse editing by who-ever put the comments together. It also illustrates the creative input of Snipes as the film came together. As the cliche states, the film process is a group effort, and wow what a fine product.
The wow value of the film is even more powerful when looking at the behind scenes work, that show that ideas present, but deleted in the first film, become manifest in the later two.
I sure hope this does not become a TV series. The overall Blade feel is more a movie style, and the work of the cast is part of the magic. The picks of the people in this film, such as Kris Kristofferson are just perfect, and work well in this film, and in the others.
The story in this film is very ornate, and its not as gratuitous as some might want you to believe.Blade and Co are summoned to help the regular Vampires fight off a "Common Enemy", which is part of a story that has many twists and turns.
Overall, its indeed very cool, is a notch up from the first BLADE, but has the "Del Toro" factor; that is, Del Toro seems to know he is ramping up a Franchise, but he also adds his own little twists and, in a word, perversions. Possibly the key addition to this world, is Del Toro's attempt to remove the sub-text of why Vampires do what they do, and to change the "Anne Rice" factor.
The DVD extras are superbly plentiful in this set. Two Sets of commentaries on disc one ( go for the Wesley Snipes and David Goyer commentary first, in my view, since that is the most entertaining, and Del Toro's and Frankfurt's commentary is basically a lot of stuff that might be something you need to know as a fan, but not as a movie fan, maybe as a movie maker, and certainly shows that an excess of perversion never stopped amnyone from making good films).
Disc two has two main sections. There is no doubt that Del Toro is creative, however his little obsessions are a tad too much when viewed and heard in this context. The Making of Section is probably the best item to view first. And in the out-takes and deleted scenes, the commentary is sometimes useful, but is often just plain off the yuck scale. So, its good to see the deletes and out-takes, which are, I think ( my opinion) mostly done correctly, some deletes are just on the level of "Why?", and the out-takes are fun.
All in all a pretty excellent Value Package. Done before Del Toro did HELLBOY, it is very illustrative of his creative skill and indulgence in some weird obsessions.
This Unrated version is quite good. Going on the commentaries and features, quite a bit of the Good Material was Chopped out for no decent reason. The advantage is that Goyer as writer-director and creator of Blade as we Know him, is in the unique position of being inside the films as no other person can be. About all I would have changed is the start and finish credits, especially the end section which has some material that is just so out of character for the style of film; as some say, which might be true in this case, too many cooks spoil the broth. However, overall this film is a gem.
The commentaries with Goyer, and part of the features , explain why Blade is in the current Predicament, but needless to say this is a step up from the standard Blade world. Especially with the Directors technique of using up to 7 or 8 cameras at any one time.
The criticism of Jessica Biel is really just sour Grapes, she pulls off the hyper fit and well trained Vampire hunter in a way few could do. She really does fulfill her role in many ways, so the criticism are not in my view valid.
Good DVD Menu's, very inspired.
DISK 1: The Extras here are two sets of commentaries. Neither of which live up to what they could be, but Goyer with Ryan and Jessica is the lesser of the two. Commentary 2, much more in the technical realm, and perhaps in some respects supplements commentary 1.
DISK 2: The Blade 3 Features are Beyond Good. Just sit down and watch them at one sitting... otherwise how will you know where the Esperanto is in the film ?? :-)
The Alternate ending in Shanghai cannot be serious, it is well filmed, but just utter rubbish.
Goyer Interviews Goyer is not only a good technical feat, but a good insight to the director versus writer quandry.
Absolutely LOVE the Blooper reel: Kris Kristofferson has the best ad lib line that he steals from CONVOY ( The film) when he says " 10-4 Good Buddy, Rubber Ducky out". One of the more classic and retro lines.
The Disc 2 Additions and extras are quite superb, and almost as long if not longer than the main film.
I had never heard of the Blade comics, so when the first movie came out I went in expecting an action-packed thriller.
But, alas, what I found was a new obsession. Immediatly after watching the first movie, which does a good job of bringing the comic characters to life (even if a bit glamorized), I must say that I did not thoroughly read the comics, but rather get a nice feel for the darkness and anti-hero aspects of the Blade character.
But, back to the movies. Here's what I think:
Blade--Great intro film; special F/X are top-notch, stylistic, and fight scenes are choreographed to precision; story fun, but a bit choppy; overall 5/5
Blade 2--Rehash of first story was a bit annoying (watch the first one to know what I mean); F/X bigger/better; fight scenes aided with special effects, but still stylistic with the choreography; overall 4/5 (mostly because vampire gang annoyed me)
Blade Trinity--Great action film all around; introduction of two characters fits well into the franchise (and they both do a good job along side Wesley); more fight scenes, done again with presicion and excellence; much more F/X (good or bad thing); DVD extras are fun too; overall 5/5
In essence, if you are looking for a good 6 hours of exciting action scenes, expertly choreographed fight sequences, and vampires, well this is the triology for you!
To make it clear, I also think it's important to say that this Deluxe Collection comes w/ BOTH English and French versions on the Blu-Rays, and has BOTH an English and French description on the back. So as long as you don't mind a little French a long side the English, this Collection is perfectly fine.
The movies have the normal quality you would expect from a Blu-Ray. There isn't any extra's, which is a shame. The price is pretty good for 3 together and I couldn't even find Trinity by it's self on Bluray.
So if you want all 3 Blade's on Bluray for a decent price and don't mind that there's no extra's and there's Some French mixed in w/ the Cover. This isn't a bad way to go. I would think at some point there would be a better 3 pack available that came with extra's, but this will do for now.
As far as the movie, that is the only reason I am even giving it three stars, I love blade and have even read a few comics. So when I saw this in Esperanto, at such a cheap price I jumped on it.
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