Blade 2

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Blade 2 ★★ 2002 (R)

Sequel takes the more, more, more approach—more vampires, more battles, more gore. Half vampire, half-human daywalker Blade (Snipes at his coolest) first rescues mentor Whistler (Kristofferson) from the vamps who have been holding him prisoner Then, he's offered a truce by vampire overload Damaskinos (Kretschmann) who needs Blade to hunt an even more deadly enemy. The rat-like Reapers feed on both humans and vampires and their bite turns their victims into insatiable bloodsuckers themselves. Of course, as Blade goes a huntin', he discovers the situation isn't as clear-cut as it seems. 116m/C VHS, DVD . US Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman, Leonor Varela, Norman Reedus, Thomas Kretsch mann, Luke Goss, Matt Schulze, Donnie Yen, Danny John Jules, Daz Crawford, Karel Roden, Tony Curran, Santiago Segura, Marit Velle Kile; D: Guil-lermo del Toro; W: David S. Goyer; C: Gabriel Beristain; M: Marco Beltrami, Danny Saber.