Fearless half-human, half-vampire Blade (Wesley Snipes) stalks the streets of New York.

He’s determined to rid the streets of evil bloodsuckers, while vampire fiend Deacon Frost (Stephen Dorff) is hatching a plan for world domination.

Garlic and silver bullets are key weapons in Snipes’ armoury in this razor-sharp comic-book fantasy, which delivers its action scenes with classy martial arts mayhem.

Kris Kristofferson makes his few lines count as Blade’s mentor, and the nifty special effects have monsters disintegrating and shedding parts by the ton.