“ Blade ” hails from a time long before Marvel movies were mature, candy-colored superhero entertainment. After all, the title character, played by Wesley Snipes, hunts down vampires – and not only does a lot of blood get drunk, but also spilled. So much so that the unabridged version of the film even ended up on the index in 2000 – and as a result could no longer be freely advertised or sold in Germany.
After the early deletion from the list in 2019 , the uncut film finally received an age rating from 18 years (“No youth release”) – a triumph. “Blade” can finally be sold and shown completely uncut! But that doesn’t mean that the bloodsucker action can be seen uncut everywhere: Kabel1 is showing “Blade” on March 21, 2022 at 10:40 p.m. in the abridged version. With a few exceptions, FSK 18 films may only be shown in full length after 11 p.m. It can therefore be assumed that the station will broadcast that FSK 16 version – in which ten minutes are missing!
If you want to experience the film in its full glory, you can easily get it in stores these days anyway. The Blu-ray set with ” Blade 2 ” and ” Blade: Trinity ” is already available for a small thaler, and there is now even an uncut 4K version:
» “Blade” uncut trilogy at Amazon*
» “Blade” on 4K Blu-ray at Amazon*
That’s what “Blade” is about
Years after his mother died of complications from a vampire bite while giving birth, Eric Brooks aka Blade ( Wesley Snipes ) has only one thing on his mind: revenge! The half-breed begins the hunt for the bloodsuckers and gets support from his companion Whistler ( Kris Kristofferson ) – and he damn well needs it.
Because with the power-hungry vampire Deacon Frost ( Stephen Dorff ), who wants to turn himself into the greatest bloodsucker of all time with the help of an old ritual, the greatest opponent to date awaits him…
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