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Blade II [2002]

Director:Guillermo del Toro
Writer:David S. Goyer
Composer:Marco Beltrami
Length:117 minutes
(1 hour 57 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:59%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: Blade forms an uneasy alliance with the vampire council in order to combat the Reaper vampires who feed on vampires.

Reaction: A bit more with the blood, but the story is a bit more intriguing to me.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Guillermo del Toro => Director
David S. Goyer => Writer
Marco Beltrami => Composer
André Hyde-Braithwaite => Young Blade
Danny John-Jules => Asad (as Danny John Jules)
Daz Crawford => Lighthammer
Donnie Yen => Snowman
Jaroslav Peterka => Choad
Karel Roden => Kounen
Karel Vávrovec => St. Cloud
Kris Kristofferson => Whistler
Leonor Varela => Nyssa
Luke Goss => Nomak
Marek Vasut => Golem
Marit Velle Kile => Verlaine
Matt Schulze => Chupa (as Matthew Schulze)
Norman Reedus => Scud
Ron Perlman => Reinhardt
Samuel Le => Jigsaw (as Xuyen Tu Valdivia)
Santiago Segura => Rush
Thomas Kretschmann => Damaskinos
Tony Curran => Priest
Wesley Snipes => Blade

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Much of Karel Roden's dialogue is dubbed by an uncredited English actor since audiences found his Czech accent too thick.
  • The name Caliban is a reference to the monster in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
  • To get the movie with an R-Rating, green blood was used for the reapers.
  • [?] Asia Argento, Kristanna Loken, Elena Anaya and Rhona Mitra were all considered for the role of Nysaa.
  • Scud wears a T-shirt featuring the logo of the Bureau of Paranormal Research and Defense, a reference to Mike Mignola's [Hellboy] comic, the film adaptation of which Guillermo del Toro directs and Ron Perlman stars.
  • Wesley Snipes, was not always available for each day of filming for this movie, which came out in 2002. During 2002, Wesley starred in 3 other films aside from Blade 2. Instead of waiting for Wesley to become available, the crew shot another actor (who was not Wesley's stunt double) for scenes where it was not necessary to see Wesley's face. The first scene, being where Blade, Scud and Nyssa are riding in the helicopter to meet Damaskinos. The second, was after Nyssa performed an autopsy on the dead reaper and confronts Blade in his quarters about his attitude toward the Bloodpack.
  • The idea of the reapers having stingers coming out of the mouth where inspired by polish folktales where the vampires had a stinger or "finger" coming out of the mouth that they used to suck blood rather than use teeth like the Balkan genus that is the greatest influence on the modern vampire mythology.
  • Over 30 members of the cast and crew were temporarily blinded by the misuse of UV lights in the vampire autopsy scene.
  • When Damescinos mentions the virus that causes vampirism, he says "parvovirus", even closed captioning says "horrible virus" because of the obscurity of the term. Parvovirus IS a true virus type, and meets all the requirements for creating vampires in a fictional environment, the term was too obscure for most people to recognize, other than experts in virology.
  • Stephen Norrington of Blade turned down the chance to direct as he wanted to move onto other things.
  • The only movie in the [Blade] trilogy that used its original written ending. Blade and Blade: Trinity went through reshoots to improve and/or replace their respective original climaxes.
  • Pop Icon Michael Jackson was originally going to have a cameo in the "House of Pain" sequence as a "Vampire Pimp" that Nyssa encounters as she searches the upstairs hall. Jackson had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts and the part was played by a Czech actor. The sequence was ultimately cut out entirely for pacing reasons.
  • The Bloodpack character Verlaine was originally scripted to be the twin sister of Racquel, the vampire in Blade (1998) that was played by Traci Lords.
  • In the scene before while entering the vampire club with the Bloodpack, a large neon sign can be seen on top of a building that says in large red letters "Radoo". In the history of Vlad the Impaler (who the legend of Dracula is largely based) history talks of his brother Radu. This name is also often associated with vampire movies as it is deeply ingrained in the Dracula story.
  • The name "Chupa" comes from the Spanish word chupar, which means "to suck." Chupacabras (sucker of goats) is a famous vampire legend from Latin America.