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Ultraviolet [Blu-ray] [2006] [US Import]

Milla Jovovich , Cameron Bright , Kurt Wimmer    Blu-ray
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu, Ida Martin
  • Directors: Kurt Wimmer
  • Writers: Kurt Wimmer
  • Producers: Charles Wang, John Baldecchi, Louis Sit, Pauline Chan, Rita Fung
  • Format: AC-3, Dolby, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 88 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000FGGE7C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 225,988 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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As an overdose of eye candy, Ultraviolet can be marginally recommended as the second half of a double-feature with Aeon Flux. Both films are disposable adolescent fantasies featuring a butt-kicking babe (in this case, the svelte and sexy Milla Jovovich) in a dystopian future, and both specialize in the kind of barely-coherent, video-game storytelling that's constantly overwhelmed by an over-abundance of low-budget CGI. Director Kurt Wimmer fared much better with his earlier film Equilibrium, but he's trying for a lively comic book vibe here (beginning with Hulk-like opening credits) with a digitally enhanced, Tron-like color palette. It largely suits this late-21st century story of a "blood war" between the ultra-violent Violet (Jovovich), member of a vampire-like group of resistance fighters infected with a man-made virus called the Hemophage, and the human Vice Cardinal Daxus (Nick Chinlund), who's determined to eliminate Violet's kind once and for all. Wimmer takes all of this way too seriously, crafting a plot involving Violet's rescue of a human clone boy (Cameron Bright) that's intended as an homage to John Cassevetes' 1980 drama Gloria, but Wimmer's good intentions are mostly lost in a repetitive series of chaotically choreographed fight scenes, mostly involving the tight-bodied Jovovich wiping out dozens of armour-clad enemies. It's all too numbingly hectic to qualify as a satisfying movie, but sci-fi buffs should give it a look anyway, if only to see how locations in Shanghai and Hong Kong contribute to the film's futuristic design.--Jeff Shannon

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Jovovich/Fichtner/Bright ~ Ultraviolet

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36 of 39 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a film! 7 May 2010
Format:DVD
To be honest, just watch it. It's eye candy, it's escapist, it's science fiction.
Don't try to read too much into the plot, the visuals, the characters. Just slam it into the player, sit back, and ENJOY IT!

Unless someone is paying you real money to write reviews that purport to plumb the depths of what the director meant, what the actors were trying to express, what comment about modern society was intended, then don't try to analyse it. It was made to earn money by entertaining people, full stop.

Alternatively, don't buy it, don't watch it, but above all spare us your angst.

Personally, I liked it. Action, sci fi, nice sets, undemanding storyline. Go for it.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action Sci-Fi 6 Mar 2008
By J. Tory
Format:Blu-ray
I feel this film has been unfairly hammered in reviews. Yes the story isn't going to win any Oscars, so if thats what your looking for then give this film a miss; you'll save yourself some grief, and spare this film more bad reviews.

However if you love watching a barely clad Milla taking down bad guys a dozen at a time, while still having time to make sure her outfit matches her mood, then this movie is for you. As an added bonus their are loads of cool gizmos in this movie which should appeal to any sci-fi nerds out there, like me.

My only real criticism is that quite a few of the CG scenes (especially the city shots) where clearly done on a low budget, and the blu-ray version really highlights the poor quality of some of the renderings. If you have bothered to actually read this review all the way to the end, then i'll be honest and say its not worth 5 stars but i think the movie needs some affirmative action in its ratings, and providing you like this genre you'll get a kick out of it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I love this "bad" movie ! 9 Mar 2012
Format:DVD
Don't expect Citizen Kane- you won't get it here. You shouldn't be bored, either. This is nothing more or less than great candy floss entertainment.Some people have been very harsh.

This is probably the most comic book like live action movie I've seen, and if you want an hour and a half of fun, look no further.

Better than Aeon Flux, which thinks it's deep and clever but isn't good enough, this is just simple fun, and really no more than one extended chase .

Corny but fun lines, "great" fights, plenty of wish fulfillment, a fun heroine, a dictatorship to bring down and a hissable villain; just hang your brain at the door and enjoy.

Cannot have five stars, but is too entertaining to get less than four.
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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Undemanding but entertaining Sci Fi 11 Nov 2006
By D. I. Shipley VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
The subject of very bad reviews, I was not particularly keen to see this film. Having actually seen the film, I agree that there are too many fight sequences, to the point that you could be in a PS2 game. These sequences are at times too drawn out and some become predictable and tedious....

Also the plot could have been better developed too.

So what is good about the film?

Set in the future, the world is in the midst of a war between humans and people infected with a vampire like virus which gives them superhuman skills.

Milla Jovovich is actually quite good in the ambiguous lead role. She has fled the laboratory that infected her with the Hemomphage virus which resulted in the death of her unborn child. Now embittered and angry with Humanity, she has become a lethal assassin for the Hemophage movement.

However, her stance is turned upside down when she encounters a laboratory bred, nine year old boy. Well played by Cameron Bright, he is a vessel for a virus that could threaten Hemophages or Humanity. Both sides want to get hold of him. In scenes reminiscent of John Cassavates 'Gloria', this boy's plight cuts through Ultraviolet's cynical exterior and awakens her maternal instincts, and she goes on the run with him, trying to protect him from her fellow Hemophages and the security forces of Humanity's dictator.

She and Bright develop a convincing and sympathetic relationship while on the run, and just like Gloria, this enhances and underscores the moments of danger and peril

The sets are superb and give the film real atmosphere at times, I believe that Shanghai was largely used as the location.

See the film for what it is - undemanding but entertaining Sci Fi.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My favourite past time movie 27 Mar 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Milla Jovovich is my favourite female kick ass character. The fight scenes are my where my fangirl moments go into overload. A lot of different ways to kill c;
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Personally, I believe Milla Jovovich is great, even in this because she handles the 'tough' role really well. Cameron Bright also did a good job in his role. In this film I'm going to hold the director entirely responsible for bringing together this mess. `Ultraviolet' is something that I'd expect from Uwe Boll. The film relies completely on CGI and still manages to fall short of expectations. The movie bears some resemblance to `Equilibrium,' like the art of the Gun-Kata and how society is stratified. If you haven't seen `Equilibrium,' you must. It is Kurt Wimmer's greatest movie of all time.

On this film Wimmer thought that the pretty colors are supposed to distract us from the incoherent script? It didn't work on this film. `The Sky Captain'-style post-processing just makes everything look blurry. (And why is it applied to only half the shots?) Just about everything in this movie is borrowed from something else, and it's slapped together on the thinnest of premises and tarted up with lots of CGI. When there's a break from the ridiculously-choreographed action sequences, you're bludgeoned with nonsensical subplots and indescribably awful dialogue until the heroine met the villain in their final showdown.

Anyways, I think that there is no justification in watching this film, spare yourself the pain and re-watch `The Fifth Element' or any one of the "Resident Evil's" instead.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
great quality and fast delivery
Published 20 days ago by jane whetton
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film
This is a great film to watch and Milla Jovovich is great in her role. Not a pleasant subject, but very well done.
Published 5 months ago by Page 57
5.0 out of 5 stars Ultraviolet
I love this this film looks great on blu ray . A sc fi action movie enjoyed it very much as I am a big fan of Milla Jovovich.
Published 9 months ago by David Liggins
3.0 out of 5 stars meh
they could have done so much more with this film, but I still say it is worth a watch. :D
Published 9 months ago by Melissa Holden
2.0 out of 5 stars Ultraviolet [DVD]
I bought this because Milla Jovovich was in it and I thought it would be as good as herresident evil films but god I was wrong. Read more
Published 10 months ago by andypuddy
5.0 out of 5 stars great item, as described.thanks
great film, with plenty of action. similar to aeon flux, great seller. highly recommended. will buy from again in future
Published 10 months ago by I like Movies
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film
Great film loads of action and Mila jovovich is yet again at her best what a woman Well worth a watch and to buy blu ray quality is amazing
Published 12 months ago by robbie the great
4.0 out of 5 stars Ultraviolet [DVD]
Dear Sony Pictures Home Ent.UK,

Am sorry to said that this DVD would play for me as it was not working so I did not get to see it but I do no it's a good movie but as it... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Samuel
4.0 out of 5 stars Typical over the top Sci-Fi flick
if you love all things sci-fi then you will like this movie, the story is quite original, the acting is what you would expect from Milla, but to be honest it isn't that bad (i've... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Steven Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward enjoyable adventure
No great plot development, no wonderful soliloqueys, just enjoyable adventure.
Not going to win any awards but it's a thoroughly enjoyable action evening.
Published 17 months ago by Frank Bell
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