Blade might be a Marvel superhero, and Marvel films might tend to reside (these days) on Disney+, but you won’t find Wesley Snipe’s iteration of the character anywhere near the family-friendly streamer. That’s because the Blade films came out a long time before the Mouse House and Marvel’s fates became intertwined, and thus, the rights to the original trilogy belong to New Line Cinema — which, itself, lives under the big umbrella of Warner Bros. Entertainment. That means that the Wesley Snipes incarnation of Blade can now be streamed on HBO Max, alongside all the DC superheroes, and WB’s entire upcoming 2021 slate. An HBO Max subscription will run you $14.99 a month, but thankfully, the streaming service includes all three films — that’s Blade, Blade II, and Blade: Trinity — so you won’t have to bounce onto any other streamers to get the full story.
Now, because the Blade trilogy is on HBO Max, that also means you won’t find it on Netflix anymore. If you’re not down for HBO, though, you do have the option of purchasing or renting digital copies of the films on Amazon Prime Video. The same is true of Vudu, which also carries all three movies. Meanwhile, back in the 2020 Halloween season, the trilogy was available on Hulu, but at the time of this writing (January 2021), the only movie that the streamer still carries is Blade: Trinity.
Of course, as die-hard Blade fans know, there is one other thing that comes after the trilogy — and that’s Blade: The Series, which saw a new actor taking over Snipes’ role. Streaming the TV show, unfortunately, is an entirely different process from streaming the movies.