The Blade franchise has had a really interesting ride thus far. The original film hit almost all of the marks that it should have. Del Toro's Blade II was like a fan's wet dream. Blade: Trinity, which showcased everyone's favorite comic book vamp hunter facing off against the big daddy bloodsucker of them all, Dracula, lacked any serious bite; and the TV show, while pretty good, was cut short.
If you've upgraded your system to include a Blu-ray player, then this is a pretty good week for you as August 4th will see the release of a few old friends including Blade II, Hannibal Rising, and Mimic. On the newer end of the spectrum, we have sci-fi/horror hybrids Alien Uprising and The Mutant Chronicles along with watch-it-at-your-own-risk fare like Cravings, The Chaos Experiment, Nature's Grave, and the anthology Slices.
We hope you're ready for the crypt-load of digital goodness that's coming your way this fall on DVD and Blu-ray. From re-releases you won't care about to some long awaited classics -- we've got all the artwork you could ever hope to see, hot and sticky! DVD Active has released the goods you see below! Dig it! Phantasm II
While I really did enjoy Stephen Dorff’s villainous performance in Stephen Norrington’s Blade, I never found myself wishing we’d gotten to know more about him. That might be changing soon, however, as the powers that be are thinking about resurrecting the Deacon Frost character for his own prequel trilogy!
Reviewed by Debi Moore Starring Kirk "Sticky" Jones, Jill Wagner, Neil Jackson, Jessica Gower, Nelson Lee, Larry Poindexter, Emily Hirst Directed by various including Peter O'Fallon, Alex Chapple, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, and Michael Robison