Somebody get me a goddamn wheelchair.
He can take care of himself.
What are you gonna do?
Oh, my God.
Let me help you.
Let me give you...
No! Get away.
You're one of them, aren't you?
I'm something else.
I found him when he was 13.
He'd been living on the streets...
feeding off the homeless.
His need for blood had taken hold at puberty.
I took him for a vampire at first.
Almost killed him, too.
Then I realized what he was.
Blade's mother was attacked by a vampire...
while she was pregnant.
She died, but he lived.
Unfortunately, he'd undergone certain genetic changes.
He can withstand garlic, silver...
and he's got their strength.
This time tomorrow, all his wounds will be healed.
He still ages like a human, though.
Vampires age slower than us.
he also inherited their thirst.
I thought the serum was supposed to suppress that.
Time's running out.
His body's starting to reject it.
So far, all my efforts to find a cure have failed.
Why do you hunt them?
I had a family once...
a wife and 2 daughters.
Then a drifter came calling one evening...
He toyed with 'em first...
tried to make me decide...
which order they'd die in.
We kill as many of 'em as we can find...
but it's getting worse.
Because of Frost.
There's something happening in the vampire ranks.
It's something big...
and I'd stake my life...
that son of a bitch is at the center of it.
Whistler told me what happened.
He told me what you are.
You don't know anything about me.
I'm not human.
You look human to me...
Humans don't drink blood.
That was a long time ago.
Maybe you should let that go.
I have spent my whole life...
looking for that thing that killed my mother.
It made me what I am.
And every time I take one of those monsters out...
I get a little piece of that life back...
so don't you tell me about forgetting.
He took us by surprise!
Two of them against your entire security force?
Don't put that shit on me, 'cause you were there, too!
I'm sure Deacon will appreciate...
...stabbed in the balls for it, all right?
You little skeez!
Don't see the lifestyle really suits you.
I should put this stump through that shit-eating grin of yours.
Face it. You were sloppy. You got what you deserved.
Deac, let me take this guy out. Look what he fucking did!
He took my hand again!
Listen to me. I want him alive.
What the fuck are you talk... You want him alive?
We've been trying to kill this motherfucker for years.
Are you out of your fucking mind?
Big guy, relax.
Now, we got a lot to do here.
I need you, man.
How you feeling?
Look at that.
Whew. Getting a little toasty out here, huh?
When was the last time...
you stopped to appreciate a good sunrise?
Oh, that's right. You were born a vampire...
so you never had the pleasure, have you?
That's OK. It's all right.
Least we're here together.
Share the moment...
which means a lot to me by the way, really.
I mean that.
'Cause actually, when you get to know me...
I'm a fairly sentimental type of guy.
Bit of an innocent, you might say.
Do what you want, Frost.
Doesn't make any difference.
You just don't fucking get it.
You're never gonna be a pureblood.
You will never rule us!
Have a nice day.
Sorry, you old dog.
You just got a little too long in the tooth.
What, man? That was funny.
"Long, tooth. " Funny.
Did I tell you the one about...
What have you done with Dragonetti?
Let's get down to business, shall we?
I need 12 volunteers.
What is this?
Smells like a vampire wiped his ass with it.
I took it from the archives.
It's written in blood.
It's from The Book of Erebus.
I think it's what Frost has been working on.
It's something about the Blood God...
the Spirits of the Twelve.
I don't know. I can't make out the rest of it.
Maybe this'll help.
I'll figure out something.
So what's all this?
Took a trip to the hospital last night...
borrowed some equipment.
For your miracle cure?
This is E.D.T.A.
It's an anticoagulant.
We use it to treat blood clots.
Now look what happens when I introduce it...
onto a sample of vampire blood.
Take a step back.
The reaction's energetic.
I didn't say E.D.T.A. Was a cure.
But maybe you could use it to explode some vampire heads.
Wait a minute. I need a sample of your blood.
Gotta go downtown.
Need some serum.
Serum can wait.
This is important.
Is he sick?
You have a lot of love for him, don't you?
We have a good arrangement.
He makes the weapons. I use 'em.
My mother used to say...
"a cold heart is a dead heart. "
You don't look so good.
I'm just a little tired.
You know we've been...
working all night.
I guess we didn't catch it in time.
You got another day...
two at the most.
For what it's worth, I'm sorry.
You make it sound like I'm already dead.
How you doing, chief?
Wouldn't want our little friend here...
to wind up on the back of a milk carton, would we?
It's nice to finally meet you.
Had my eye on you for years.
I know all about you...
your serum, Whistler... everything.
Hey, it's a start, right?
The goal, of course, is to be like you...
You got the best of both worlds, don't you?
All our strengths...
none of our weaknesses.
Maybe I don't see it that way.
Oh, so it's back to pretending we're human again?
Come on. Spare me the Uncle Tom routine, OK?
You can't keep denying what you are, man.
You think the humans will ever accept a half-breed like you?
They can't. They're afraid of you.
And they should be.
You're an animal.
You're a fucking maniac.
Look at 'em.
pieces of meat.
What difference does it make how their world ends?
Morality doesn't even enter into it.
We're just a function of natural selection, man...
the new race.
Looks like your mascara's running.
I'm offering you a truce.
I want you with us.
What do you think, I'm stupid?
You're familiar with the Blood God.
You're nothing to me...
but another dead vampire.
You're an idiot. You know that?
I came down here offering you an easy way out...
and you spit it right back in my fucking face.
What do I care?
They're nothing but cattle...
just like you said.
If you wanna take the hard road, be my guest...
but I promise you, by the time this is over...
you're gonna wish they never cut you from your mother's...
It was simple.
Why do vampires need to drink blood?
'Cause their own blood can't sustain hemoglobin.
Right. It's a genetic defect, just like hemolytic anemia.
That means that we have to treat it with gene therapy...
rewrite the victim's DNA with a retrovirus.
They've been using it on sickle cell anemia.
Are you sure that's safe?
I have no idea, but I don't have a choice, do I?
You actually think this could work?
On Blade, I'm not so sure.
He didn't contract vampirism from a bite like I did.
He was born with it.
It's part of his DNA.
I'm sure I can cure his thirst...
but it's gonna take time.
Ah, we're out of time.
You saw what was on that disk.
Get out of here.
I said get out of here!
Nice place. Took us a while to find it!
Bite me and get it over with.
I ain't gonna bite you.
Do your thing.
Frost took her.
Listen to me.
He decoded it.
Frost is trying to...
trigger a fucking vampire apocalypse.
There's some kind of...
vampire God he's trying to resurrect.
You're the key.
He needs your blood...
the blood of the daywalker.
You're the chosen one.
Listen to me, Blade.
You can't go after him.
If Frost gets his hands on you...
it's all over.
There'll be armies of the motherfuckers.
You're gonna have to finish me off.
Don't want me coming back.
We can treat the wounds.
It's too far gone.
You know that.
Give me your gun.
Give me the goddamn gun.
Now walk away...
you stupid son of a bitch.
Walk the fuck away.
By the time you watch this...
your friend Whistler should be dead.
If it makes any difference to you...
he put up quite a fight.
You can find us at the Edgewood Towers.
You seem a bit tense.
A bit pent-up maybe...
like you need to release something.
giving it to you maybe?
I don't know. I just...
I see such a beautiful woman.
I'd like to see you happy, that's all.
Is this the part where you offer to turn me?
It's either that or a body bag.
I did it before, and I can do it again.
There is no cure, baby.
There is if you've been bitten...
if you were once human.
How'd you get that scar, Deacon?
A born vampire would have the power...
to regenerate from birth.
You must've gotten scarred before you were turned.
Isn't that right?
Vampires like you aren't a species.
You're just infected...
a virus, a sexually transmitted disease.
I'll tell you what we are, sister.
We're the top of the fucking food chain.
The Blood God's coming, and after tonight...
you people are fucking history.
He's a hurricane...
an act of God.
Anyone caught in his path will instantly be turned.
Everyone you've ever known...
everyone you've ever fucking loved.
It won't matter who's pureblood and who's not.
How are you gonna cure the whole fucking world?
And Blade's blood is the key.
I don't think you understand. This dude is fucking bad.
He had 20 guys around him...
and he's got shit he throws at you...
Yeah, the swords.
Throw it in the air, catch it underneath.
Yeah. Shut the fuck up!
There's no intruder where we are.
Look, make it happen, all right?
It's one guy on foot.
That's him! Get him!
Why am I hearing gunfire?
Did I tell anybody to start shooting?
I need him alive.
I just work for them!
Jesus Christ. Lock this place down.
But you died.
I came back, Eric.
That very same night...
when Deacon welcomed me into his arms.
Jesus Christ. I thought you'd be happy.
You're finally reunited, and you act like this?
Blade, give it up. It's over.
She belongs to me, buddy.
Don't look so surprised.
You spent your whole life...
looking for the vampire who bit your mother.
Well, here I am.
Who would ever guess you'd survive your mother's death?
But you did.
And here we are...
one big happy fucking family.
I need my serum.
Maybe when we get outta this...
I'll take that miracle cure of yours.
There's one catch.
If it works...
you'll lose your strength...
and your ability to regenerate.
You'll be completely human.
Glad you could make it.
Thanks for the shades.
Our ancestors called this place...
the temple of eternal night.
Nice, isn't it?
Apparently, these geniuses forgot it ever existed.
Fortunately for us...
I'm what you might call a...
student of history.
Why are we here?
This temple was built for one glorious moment...
this night, for the Blood God.
Let's see this sword of yours.
I'll get used to a weapon like this.
What? You look surprised.
I told you, Blade, I know everything about you.
Hold out your arm, Quinn.
Why, man? They're, like, all better.
Hold out your arm. Now.
He was fucking with me.
He can't hear you, honey. The thirst has got him now.
What do we have here?
The precious serum.
How long's it been since you shot up?
12, 13 hours maybe?
I bet you're just dying for a drink, aren't you?
What's it feel like?
Is your blood on fire?
You might like it.
Thanks, but I prefer the real thing.
In any event...
I don't think you'll be needing these anymore.
It's a shame, you know?
When I think of what you've become...
what you should have become.
I guess I don't blame you.
I mean, with everything that's happened...
it's the human side of you that's made you weak.
You should've listened to your blood.
Say what you want...
but, I promise you, you'll be dead by dawn.
Get him outta here.
Get these fucks downstairs. Now.
Come on. Let's go.
Don't worry, sweetheart. We haven't forgotten about you.
Oh, no, baby.
We got something real special planned for you.
That surfer boy had a nice ass. I sucked him dry.
And you'd figure he'd turn, man.
Yeah, but he didn't turn, did he?
No. He turned into some kinda zombie.
It happens sometimes, cutie.
He was fucking tripped out.
These guys are complete scum. They'll eat anything...
animals, rodents, corpses, and sometimes...
they'll even eat vampires.
That's a plus.
And bearing that all in mind...
I'd like you to meet an old friend of yours.
It's too bad.
I kinda liked her.
What a waste.
I don't know what's happening to me.
And, of course...
there's the question of lividity.
I never thought I would see you again.
Tell me, Karen...
do you ever have second thoughts about us?
You're so sick.
Don't touch me.
Eric, look at me.
Vampires are my people now.
I'm one of them.
Yes, it can.
Try to understand, Eric.
Your mother died a long time ago.
and I've enjoyed it.
I know you have.
Sooner or later, the thirst always wins.
Spread them out.
One on each glyph, under the towers.
Make it perfect.
Bring the elevator up.
You stupid girl.
What do you think is going to happen?
La Magra? The Blood God?
That's a fairy tale for pretty little vampires.
Then why are you sweating, pureblood?
You're afraid we're gonna steal your soul...
your pureblood spirit?
You should be.
Read the prophecy.
It's time you fucks contributed something to the cause.
Even if Frost is right...
you really think he cares about you?
You're gonna die just like the rest of us.
Tonight, the age of man comes to an end.
No more compromises.
We're gonna be gods.
Of course we are.
I'm gonna be naughty.
I'm gonna be a naughty vampire god.
Save your strength.
You're hypovolemic. You're bleeding to death.
Listen to me.
I want you to take some of my blood.
Look, just do it.
Is everybody thirsty?
I hope you're all very fucking thirsty.
How was it?
I'm your mother.
You wouldn't hurt your mother...
I must release you.
Wait! I owe you, man.
I got two new hands, Blade.
I don't know which one to use to kill you with!
I'm really going to enjoy this now.
Let's do this.
You're too late, Blade.
Look at you. You're a little bitch.
What, your serum?
It can't help you now, stud.
Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill.
Let's get out of here.
I need to get back to the lab...
if I'm going to cure you.
It's not over.
You keep your cure.
There's still a war going on...
and I have a job to do.
You want to help...
make me a better serum.