Blade 1

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Import Blu-Ray/Region A pressing. Wesley Snipes plays a half-mortal, half-immortal in charge of ridding the earth of a race of vampires led by Stephen Dorff in this action-packed blockbuster.

1080p, DTS MA, Cropped) – BD is 1.78:1, OAR is 2.35:1 Special Features: NO…. More >>

Blade 1

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  1. do not pay attention to the other reviewer. I ACTUALLY AM COMMENTING ON THIS PRODUCT BECAUSE I OWN THIS VERSION OF THE FILM. I ALSO OWN THE DVD VERION. #1 the dvd version is inferior to this version. This verson has clarity and sound is amazing. The sound is DTS-MA and sounds amazing. You hear every little “dink” or “dent” in the movie. the video quality is great, beautiful color images and the beggining scene and bright daylight scenes. You have to undestand that the aspect ratio is 1:78:1, that is formatted to fit your flatscreen panel as it should, not 2:35:1 where you have the bars at top and bottom of your screen. Let me tell you the disadvantage of those bars is it in fact takes away from your pixels on your screen. so if you watch a film without the bars you are getting full 1080p/ or 720p, with the bars it cuts into your pixelation (i[…]). Also movies “seven”, “boiler room”, “A Man Apart”, “running Scared” came out looking great and so much better than the dvd versions. I promise you when these titles get released in the U.S.A the picture quality will be identical. Dts-ma sound is the bomb and is the sound master recorded intended fo rthe viewer to hear. dts-hd is the same except it is at a higher bitrate and you may hear a little extra something here and there.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. I bought the Trilogy Box Set (from, not realizing they were Canadian releases (only)….. and if you’re familiar with Blu-Ray Releases… anything released in Canada (but not yet in the US), comes with absolutely NO Bonus Features (not even the ones contained on the regular DVD). Audio options are limited & generally the best you get is 5.1 Dolby or DTS and so on.

    If you want the specs on the Blade blu-rays (all 3), read my review of the Trilogy Box Set… as they’re the same as those included in that set. (below my ‘name’, click on “read my other reviews”… the Trilogy review be on the 1st page toward the top)

    PS: Other Blu-Ray (Canadian only) releases you should know about (since Amazon doesn’t tell you): Seven (Se7en), Thirteen Ghosts, From Dusk ‘Til Dawn, and others that escape me at the present time. Some I’m not sure about; but am pretty sure are the same way:

    At any rate, just be patient… a US release will come within a year. Until then, Blade 1, 2 & 3, all look just fine through “HD/1080p Upscaling” (by viewing on upscaling dvd player, or on PS3, etc.).
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. I love the first two Blade movies and by now, I am sure most of you know about them already so I will spare the movie review and review the blu-ray quality only…

    I gotta admit, I was extremely impressed with the video transfer and the fine detail. Also, the blacks are deep and inky, no halos, blocking or edge enhancement that I noticed. The grain level was extremely minimal but I saw no signs of DNR so I think they just used an excellent master for the HD transfer. Also, the audio for this disc is DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 Lossless in English and Dolby Digital 5.1 in English and French. Yes, it has no extras but it is an excellent transfer. All you need to do is see the first scene Blade appears in (at the rave party) and the detail on his suit is astonishing…

    So, I would say, if you don’t care for bonus features but wanna see an excellent transfer of a great and unique vampire movie, you might want to give this a shot. I don’t think you will be dissappointed…
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. First of all I don’t know why this movie has not been released in the US in Blu Ray. This edition came of out Canada. This movie is GREAT and the Blu Ray transfer is awesome. Someone said that the US version when ever it’s released on Blu Ray(don’t hold your breath) will have deleted scenes. A lot of time the deleted scenes are NOT worth the wait. Most of the time they are a waste of money. If you don’t care about extras…get this copy on Blu Ray now.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. I’m giving this Two Stars not because of the film itself but for the following three complaints I have with this disc (I’m a huge fan of the movies, I have all three and have watched them dozens of times):

    1. Price: $25.49 is awfully expensive for a movie that’s been out for 11 years. Especially considering that much newer movies (e.g. “Watchmen: The Director’s Cut”, loaded with extras, btw) are going for lower. The aforementioned “Watchmen” is nearly $10 cheaper.

    Surely a $35 or $40 boxed set of all three Blade films could have been issued.

    2. Quality of Transfer

    The transfer is hardly stunning and hardly worth the aforementioned price. Both my Blu-Ray player (a 120GB PS3, the very latest version of Sony’s flagship console) and my HD-DVD player (a Toshiba A-30) upscale/up-res standard DVDs and I cannot tell the difference between THIS Blu-Ray transfer and the upscaled SD-DVD. Thus I’m feeling more than a little taken advantage of. Unfortunately, Amazon’s policy limits me to a 50% refund, if they give me one at all. This film is still part of the best Vampire franchise out there (so far), in my opinion, but stick to the standard DVD versions. Not only do you get the extras, but since there’s no discernible difference in picture quality, you’ll also save yourself a good bit of cash.

    3. No extras

    Unfortunately, I missed the notice, which is just a single line of print, that no extras were included which scotches my reason for returning the disc. Surely this notification should have been bolded or rendered in a different color, something that would catch the eye better.

    Although, in general, I am not a big fan of extras (with certain exceptions, they are rarely worth watching), I think a Blu-Ray release should at least contain everything on the original DVD release. After all, there’s more than enough room on a BR disc to accommodate everything on a Standard DVD release since all BR videos are 50GB discs. And “Blade” will fit on a 4.7GB DVD (i.e. a single layer disc) WITHOUT the extras. Therefore, there’s no reason NOT to include the extras given the huge amount of space the BR gives the studio for extra content.

    Thus, if Blade requires 4.7GB of space for its 2 hours in Standard Definition, multiplying it by 6 (since we are constantly reminded that “Blu-Ray has SIX TIMES–!!!–the definition of DVD!”), that still leaves 26GB for extras, more than enough if these are left in standard def (as the majority of extras are).

    Finally, as for the difference in aspect ratios: this is not an issue for me. Both Blu-Ray and HD-DVD normally use a 2.40:1 ratio (resulting in slightly smaller black bars bordering the film) and, strictly, speaking, I suppose, the original aspect ratio should have been preserved. However, the increase (?) in aspect ratio does NOT result in a distorted picture so I don’t feel this is a drawback.
    Rating: 2 / 5

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