Vampire action by director Guillermo del Toro: What if there suddenly was a new, more brutal breed of bloodsuckers that didn’t spare other vampires either?
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Two years after the events of the first movie, Blade, the leather-coated, sun-glassed vampire hunter is back and must face a new threat at the request of those he wants to kill. Blade is a daywalker, a being halfway between human and vampire, who possesses the bloodthirstiness of vampires but can still walk in the sunlight. Because his mother died from a vampire bite and because of that bite he became a daywalker, he has been hunting the murderous bloodsuckers ever since. But now the tide is turning, because a new kind of vampire appears: The Reapers, a mutation that is significantly more animal and instinct-driven, but also more brutal and aggressive. The Reapers don’t stop at other vampires either, and anyone who survives an attack – whether vampire or human – also turns into a Reaper. We’ll tell you where and when you can watch the action-packed spectacle.
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The first Guillermo del Toro-style film: Watch Blade II here
Director Guillermo del Toro is a household name in Hollywood today. In his fairytale and sometimes macabre monster films like “Pan’s Labyrinth” or “Shape of Water” you can see his very own style again and again. In 2002, however, del Toro was still a relatively unknown story. Blade’s second appearance was then del Toro’s first film in which his distinctive style and his love for strange monsters really came to the fore for the first time. If you want to convince yourself of this early work of del Toro again or for the first time, you can today from 10:10 p.m. on Kabel Eins or alternatively do it in the stream at WOW.
Fun facts about the “Blade” series
- Screenwriter David S. Goyer was primarily inspired by The Dirty Dozen, but switched roles with vampires.
- Lead actor Wesley Snipes has shared that Blade II is his personal favorite Blade movie.
- The design of the Reapers was influenced by the mutants from the movie Return to the Planet of the Apes.
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