Rating: Not Rated
Sticky Fingaz as Blade
Jill Wagner as Krista Starr
Jessica Gower as Chase
Neil Jackson as Marcus Van Sciver
Nelson Lee as Shen
Larry Poindexter as Agent Ray Collins
P. Lynn Johnson as Lisa Starr
Emily Hirst as Charlotte
John DeSantis as Thorne
Sahar Biniaz as Sabine
Don Thompson as Uncle Pat McCallum
Bill Mondy as Det. Brian Boone
“Turning Blade” Documentary
Blade TV Promos
Includes Unrated and Revamped Episodes
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
Running Time: 558 Minutes
The following is from the DVD cover:
“Blade (Kirk ‘Sticky’ Jones) returns as the immortal half-man, half- vampire warrior who uses his superhuman powers and skills to fearlessly battle the demonic creatures of the night in a blood-drenched crusade to prevent their rise over mankind. With Krista Star (Jill Wagner) by his side, they fight to keep the world safe from the denizens of the dark who seek to destroy the human race.”
“Blade: The Series – The Complete Series” is not rated.
After watching the “Blade” series premiere, I never really revisited the series again. (A lot of other people apparently didn’t, either, considering the series was cancelled.) Watching the later episodes, not much changed from the original formula. Kirk “Sticky” Jones is still merely an adequate Blade. He doesn’t bring much to the role other than a cool look. Blade still battles vampires that are little more than corporate executives in suits. Nelson Lee as Shen is still somehow alive longer than Blade’s other sidekicks. In short, I was able to watch the final episode of the series and not miss a thing. It’s kind of sad when you can skip an entire run of a series and still be up to speed on the story at the very end.
One thing did change – Jill Wagner’s performance as Krista Starr. At the end of the premiere, she was dancing the line between being a vampire and retaining her old human persona. By the final episode, she was pretty much her old self again. There was nothing really vampiric about her other than the fact that she could throw people around. It’s a shame because her character showed promise early on.
For people that watched the TV show when it originally aired, there are a few new additions. There’s a bit more language, nudity, and gore. It doesn’t add anything to the show, but I’m sure it will tempt teens to buy the DVD.
I’d recommend “Blade: The Series” to only the most die-hard Blade fans. Only the biggest fans would be willing to sit through this series for very little payoff.
There are a few bonus features included, but they are minimal. There’s a ‘making of’ documentary and some commentary with David Goyer and comic writer Geoff Johns. But otherwise there’s not a lot here for the fans.