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Blade is an horror movie directed by Stephen Norrington and starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson and N’Bushe Wright and Donal Logue. The movie was written by David S. Goyer. The film has a $45 million budget with a 120-minute running time. Blade currently has a 7.1 IMDb rating, based on 218454 and 45 Metascore on Metacritic. The movie is rated R.

release date for Blade

Blade release date

When does Blade come out in theaters?

The official theatrical release date for Blade (1998)is August 21, 1998.


When will Blade be released on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital?

Blade DVD/Blu-ray release date is N/A. The estimated DVD release date is N/A. The movie has been out for around since its theatrical release. DVD and Blu-ray releases typically come out 12-16 weeks after the theatrical premiere.

Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes will be available 1-2 weeks before the Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K releases – sometime in N/A. Dates do change so check back often as the release approaches. We will update this page with more details as they become available.

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Blade budget

How much did Blade cost to make?

$45,000,000 budget

The movie cost $45 million to make.

Blade movie poster

Blade rating

R Rated

Blade is rated R. R stands for ‘Restricted’, which means children under 17 require accompanying parent or adult guardian. The movie contains some adult material and parents are urged to learn more about the movie.


Blade reviews

7.1 IMDb 45 Metascore

The movie currently has a 7.1 of out 10 IMDb rating and 45 Metascore on Metacritic. We will continue to add and update review scores.


Blade trailer

Blade plot summary

What is Blade about?

When Blade’s mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel (Deacon Frost) who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.


Synopsis from IMDb A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.


The running times are based on US timings only and all times are rounded off to the nearest minute. Other countries may have different running lengths. Theatrical releases running times differ due to the counting of frames from the first frame to the last frame of any credits.


Blade cast

Who is in Blade?

Wesley Snipes in Blade Wesley Snipes as Blade
Stephen Dorff in Blade Stephen Dorff as Deacon Frost
Kris Kristofferson in Blade Kris Kristofferson as Whistler
N'Bushe Wright in Blade N’Bushe Wright as Karen
Donal Logue in Blade Donal Logue as Quinn

Blade box Office

How much did Blade make?

$131,183,530 worldwide

The film has made over $131 million worldwide at the box office. This does not include the DVD, Blu-ray and digital sales.


Blade details

Theatrical Release Date: August 21, 1998
DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: N/A
Film Budget: $45 million
Box Office: $131 million
Length: 120 minutes
Genre: Horror, Action
Language: English

Blade facts


How long is Blade?

The movie is 120 minutes long (2 hours).

What year did Blade come out?

The movie is out on August 21, 1998. The movie has been out for .


Who is the lead actor in the movie?

Wesley Snipes plays as Blade.


Who is the director of Blade?

Stephen Norrington directed the movie.


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