I'm so happy. We're gonna be gods.
And then Frost gives him the "riiiiggghhtttt...." look on his face. "Yeah, totally..."
Classic Dorff moment.
Your blaxploitation comparison is great. I was a monster Snipes fan back then in junior high, he's actually why I first got into Spike Lee movies which opened up a whole world to me growing up in Vermont which I believe is still the whitest state. I think Snipes made great effort to convey the idea of Black strength and confidence in everything he did, even in movies where his characters had more depth and flaws he had this core of confidence and success that I feel was very purposeful. I'm sure he had a giant ego too that cerainly could have been insufferable in real life, but I would legitimately draw a line from Sidney Poitier to him as far as refusing to compromise their demand for respect on screen.
Also something that's fun is swapping in other Olympic sports for ice skating. Some motherfuckers always trying to bobsled uphill...pole vault uphill...ski jump uphill...ribbon dance uphill. This is best used rarely, maybe once a year, but I like to think that in some small way I've impacted others lives with Blade wisdom.
Am I wrong for thinking the rave at the beginning (before Blade arrives) is a scary scene? It's always freaked me out.
I don't think you're wrong; getting covered in blood is pretty terrifying.
Yeah I think that's a good horror scene. Also big clubs where you don't know anybody is scary too.
Great point. I think the social anxiety the guy has makes it feel worse.
I just thought I would mention that Band Aid is on Netflix. Or at least it is if you're Canadian.
Great show as usual! I absolutely love Blade and have such fond memories of it. It was one of (if not the first) R-rated movies I got to see in theaters and one of the first DVDs I bought (along with the matrix and the first x-men, so that was a pretty good haul.) Also, it still bums me out that Norrington's career essentially ended after league of extraordinary gentlemen
There was just always something about Snipes that he could deliver lines that have no business working, like ice skate uphill or always bet on black with such gravitas that he totally sells them.Mark's question about Blade's race got me really thinking. I don't know that it matters as much in the first one, but i do think Blade 2 does more with it. Blade 2 has the blatantly racist Reinhardt and has way more of that black man messing up white men's worlds that Patrick mentioned. Old-world pure blood European hierarchy is absolutely wrecked by the new. Anyway, good question Mark!
Mildly off-topic, so I apologize, but I hope everyone at F This Movie!, especially its horror fans, have listened to the delectably agonizing terror that is H.P. Lovecraft's poem "Nemesis" set to Billy Joel's "The Piano Man"... :P
Great podcast guys. Hard to believe I was just 12 when this movie first came out. Probably the first gorey movie I ever saw.
If you're looking for a good Stephen Dorff movie during that period, check out Backbeat (1994) where he played Stuart Sutcliffe during the Beatles' early days.
other good Stephen Dorf movie, Cecil B. Demented
"This movie would be better with Jet Li in it" I realize Mark's Fun Fact is true for almost ALL the movies!
These are the ones I want to see:Bridesmaids... w/ Jet Li.Bill and Ted's and Jet's Adventure... w/ Jet Li. Slamma Jamma... w/ Jet Li.The Love Witch... w/ Jet Li. Aaaand there goes my weekend.
Did Patrick just say there is a movie called Lady Bloodfight?!?