Blade

Blade (1998)

57 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: At the start in the car, Racquel's hair and facial expression changes instantly depending on the angle. (00:02:15)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Quinn's men are in front of Blade, the two men at the front are holding crowbars, yet the crowbars change from behind held by the legs to by the chest between shots. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Blade is kicking butt in the club, he jumps into a shower, stabs the last guy then jumps onto a side ledge and has the sword in his right hand. When the camera cuts to Quinn then back to Blade, he is switching his sword from his left hand to his right. (00:08:45)

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Revealing mistake: When Blade shoots Quinn with a silver like dart, Quinn gets thrown back, and the wall behind Quinn bends when he hits. Then Quinn (stunt double?) bounces off the wall instead of being stapled to it. (00:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Blade kicks Quinn to the shower floor inside the club, he picks up his gun and turns around to shoot Quinn, and as he approaches his right is arm up, but in the next shot his left arm is up. (00:09:10)

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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: During the fight between the burnt Vampire Quinn and Blade, Quinn picks up a fire extinguisher to throw at Blade. Blade cuts off Quinn's arm, but the fire extinguisher has disappeared. (00:14:02)

Continuity mistake: When Blade chops off Quinn's hand in the hospital, we see it fall down inches from Karen's face, as she is lying on her front on the floor. After the fight is over, Blade finds Karen lying on her back. It is unlikely that, being as incapacitated as she appears, she would have the strength or inclination to turn her whole body over. (00:14:04)

Visible crew/equipment: In the shot where Blade and Karen are running across the rooftop from the police firing at them from the hospital/morgue window, you can see the arms of a man holding a paintball gun on the right side of the screen. Paintball guns were used to fire projectiles that mimic the spark and smoke effects of bullet strikes. (00:15:35)

Continuity mistake: Close to the beginning when Dragonetti is talking to the Council he is looking at photos, then he puts them down, yet in the following shot he is holding them again. (00:19:05)

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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: 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)

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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)

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Continuity mistake: When Blade is beating up the cop on the back of the car, you can see that his tie is a real necktie when in fact all cops use a clip-on for safety reasons. (00:37:35)

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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 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)

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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)

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Continuity mistake: In the subway, Blade and Quinn are fighting on the edge of a subway station for at LEAST two straight minutes as a train barrels by. In NYC, it takes a subway car one to two seconds to pass a stationary point when moving at normal speed. Even being generous and saying two seconds per car, what subway train has sixty cars in it? (normal is eight, I believe). (00:55:00)

Continuity mistake: When Blade and Quinn are fighting in the subway Blade holds his face against the moving subway train. If you put it on slow motion you can see that before he gets his hand chopped off there is no blood or mark on his face. (00:56:33)

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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Karen: Why do you hunt them?
Whistler: I had a family once. A wife and two daughters. Then a drifter came calling one evening. A vampire. He toyed with them at first. Tried to make me decide which order they'd die in.

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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: At the end when the Russian vampire has his would-be victim in a choke-hold, she says something to him, and he says something in return, but neither lines are subtitled. What are they saying?

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