Blade (1998)

58 mistakes

(11 votes)

Continuity mistake: When Frost has the head pure-blood vampire on the beach, after he pulls out his first vampire tooth you see blood all over his mouth, but when it shows the close up of him pulling out the other tooth, there is no blood. (01:04:22)

Continuity mistake: When Blade gets his serum, Whistler holds his hand, then they see the girl run. In one shot, Whistler goes right, leaving the suffering Blade. In the next shot (close up on Blade), you can see that Whistler is still holding Blade's hand. (00:26:57)

Continuity mistake: In the big fight scene in the end between Blade and Frost, the blood smear on Frost's face changes sides a few times. (01:43:55)

Continuity mistake: When Blade is leaving the shop towards the end he fills up 6 phials of EDHD, but he uses 9 phials total. 2 on the 2 people in the hall when he first gets to the building and then 7 more on Deacon at the end.

Continuity mistake: The bloody makeup on Whistler's face and neck changes constantly throughout the scene when he gives his last words. (01:17:10)

Visible crew/equipment: Near the start when the vampire that's been burnt gets taken into hospital, watch the big glass cabinet as he gets wheeled in by 2 doctors - the crew and the boom mic are reflected in the glass. (00:10:59)

Continuity mistake: In the House of Erebus, right before Blade jumps off the ledge to fight Frost, you see that Karen is standing on the ledge above everything and Mercury is standing down below on the platform. But when Karen's shooting at her, Mercury is coming down the stairs from above.

Revealing mistake: When Karen and Whistler start to fire at Frost's men, after they discovered Blade's hideout, Whistler shoots a black guy who has a large bump under his shirt, quite obviously the squib. (01:11:00)


Revealing mistake: When Blade uses his booby-trapped sword to knock down the serum from the wall at the end of the movie, you can tell the zoom in of the shot was sped up, as the rotating-timer-thing is spinning quicker than normal, and the screen is vibrating quickly.

Continuity mistake: In the shot where Blade knocks the serum down from the wall, he throws one at Frost, then throws five more at him and finally throws the last one in his head. That's seven shots of serum, but when he catches it behind his back there are only six in the pack. (01:51:20)

Continuity mistake: When Karen is telling Blade about the EDTA and the reaction to vampire blood being energetic, in the first shot Karen is putting the bottle of EDTA down on the table, but in the following wider shot she is still holding the bottle. (01:03:45)


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Continuity mistake: When Blade gets captured and stabbed in the room where the "Vampire Bible" is, he is not wearing an ear piece. In the next shot, he is. (00:51:45)

Continuity mistake: When Karen tells Blade to take her blood and he does, he eventually releases her and there is just some blood on his bottom jaw. In the next scene, there is blood on his teeth at the top and the bottom.

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Revealing mistake: When Blade is fighting Frost's men near the end, Blade kicks an Asian man to the ground. When he hits the ground, you see he hits some sort of mat or pillow under the dirt.

Continuity mistake: When Blade gets back from the park after meeting with Frost and getting serum, he discovers Frost's men have been there, and sees Whistler. When Blade moves the tape, which is in a metal rotating stand, the stand rotates on its swivel, but in another shot it has only moved a little bit and hasn't rotated either. The tape would've been facing the other direction because the stand swivelled, but instead it remains in the same position. (01:12:30)


Continuity mistake: When Blade, Whistler and Karen are talking in Blade's hideout about vampire legends such as stakes and crosses, Whistler takes out the UV torch and is holding it in his right hand, next shot it is in his left hand, then back to his right hand. (00:27:15)


Continuity mistake: When Blade Quinn and Karen are in the subway train scene, Karen falls by the train, and Blade offers her his right hand, but in the following shot, it is his left hand he offered to pull her up. (00:53:45)


Revealing mistake: When Blade is being put into the chamber so they can siphon his blood, there are straps for his neck and his wrists. He is placed into the chamber and his hands are placed in the wrist restraints, no one reaches for the neck restraint. In the next scene, the strap is around his neck.

Bonita Kilpatrick

Continuity mistake: When Blade drops Karen off, she walks to her apartment and as she approaches the elevator a blonde woman walks up to its doors and stops, but in the following shot the blonde woman is now just coming into view and then stands behind the black woman instead of at the elevator doors. (00:32:15)


Continuity mistake: In the subway scene Blade chops off Quinn's hand again and Quinn runs off, yet when Blade picks Karen up, Quinn can be seen quite close to Blade in the background. (00:54:25)


Blade: You better wake up. The world you live in is just a sugar coated topping. There is another world beneath it. The real world. And if you want to survive it, you better learn to pull the trigger.

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Trivia: The original Marvel Comics' Blade was a member of a band of vampire hunters, who mainly fought Dracula (who also was a regular at Marvel). The others included Quincy Harker and Rachel van Helsing (both descendents of Dracula's enemies from Bram Stoker's novel), and Hannibal King (a vampire detective, and a victim of the original Deacon Frost).

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Question: Why wouldn't the vampire elders just kill Deacon Frost if he's such a problem for them? It's not like they have a code of ethics to follow, plus it would send a message to any other rebellious vampires.


Chosen answer: It would seem Deacon has gathered a lot of strength around himself, in followers of "young" vampires like himself. After he kills Gitano he just abducts all the vampire elders, showing his followers are a lot stronger than the elders are. So they probably couldn't have killed him even if they wanted to, not unless they want to unleash a war. They thought his pursuit of the vampire god was totally pointless, so they let him waste his time and were probably trying to find a way to get rid of him.


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