Wesley Snipes stars as the half-human, half-vampire hero of Marvel's cult comic books. From the moment his mum was nipped by a bloodsucker during pregnancy, Blade was destined to be different. Blessed - or cursed - with unique physical gifts, he is forever an outsider. But when a vampire overlord (Stephen Dorff) rises to cause global carnage, he thankfully opts to fight for the human side. British director Stephen Norrington dishes up blood-and-guts fantasy action by the bucketful, abetted by the simmeringly cool Snipes (you wouldn't like him when he's angry) and Kris Kristofferson as his trusty, crusty sidekick.