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Underworld (Special Edition) [DVD]

Kate Beckinsale , Scott Speedman , Bill Nighy    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Erwin Leder
  • Directors: Bill Nighy
  • Producers: Paul Haslinger, Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Eiv
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Feb 2005
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (166 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007LEJJK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,043 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Underworld is a hybrid thriller that rewrites the rulebook on werewolves and vampires--imagine Blade meets The Crow and The Matrix. It's a "cuisinart" movie--blend a lot of familiar ideas and hope something interesting happens--in which immortal vampire "death dealers" wage an ancient war against "Lycans", who've got centuries of revenge--and some rather ambitious genetic experiments--on their lycanthropic agenda.

Given his preoccupation with gloomy architecture, frenetic mayhem and Gothic costuming, it's no surprise that first-time director Len Wiseman gained experience in TV commercials and the art departments of Godzilla, Men in Black and Independence Day. His work is all surface, no substance, filled with derivative, grand-scale action as conflicted vampire Selene struggles to rescue an ill-fated human from Lycan transformation. It's great looking all the way, and a guaranteed treat for horror buffs, who will eagerly dissect its many strengths and weaknesses. --Jeff Shannon

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Len Wiseman's directorial debut sees vampires battle with werewolves. Two underground communities, the sophisticated Death Dealers (vampires), and the feral Lycans (werewolves), have been battling for supremacy and hidden from the mortal world for centuries. That is until one night when one of their battles is witnessed by a young doctor, Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman). When a leading member of the Death Dealers, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), discovers a Lycan plot to kill the doctor she decides to follow him. But the more Selene follows him the more attracted to the man she becomes, and is convinced that the Lycan's are planning a major attack. When Corvin is attacked by a Lycan and becomes a werewolf, and a sworn enemy of her race, Selene finds herself in a dilemma.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Watch this film, and then enjoy its sequel :) 8 Jan 2006
Format:DVD
I watched “Underworld” at the cinema quite a long time ago, despite the fact that the critics had dissed it. I think that critics have a tendency to believe that every movie should give food for thought, whereas I believe that some films that only offer good entertainment should be given a chance, too. At that time, and after some gruelling exams, I was in the mood for some uncomplicated fun, and “Underworld” gave me just that.
I hadn´t heard from the director, Len Wiseman, but I must say he did an excellent job with this dark action film that features vampires and werewolves (lycans) fighting a 1000 year war against each other and amid the humans. The story is entertaining and original, something that you will appreciate even more if you have the chance of watching this dvd with the extended cut.
One of the main characters in "Underworld" is Selene (Kate Beckindale), a vampire and a Deathdealer (that is, someone who hunts and kills lycans). Selene discovers some lycans hunting a mortal, Michael (Scott Speedman), and gets curious. Why are them after him? Of course, everything the lycans want, Selene will have, so she decides to find Michael. By choosing to do so, she will discover a vast conspiracy, the truth about her past, and a forbidden love.
If you are fond of unconventional action movies, and don´t think they need to be realistic, you are likely to love this movie. If that is the case, try to watch it soon, because the sequel will be released on January 20, and from what I could see in the trailer, “Underworld: evolution” will be great. So, don´t wait, GO and buy or rent it now :)
Belen Alcat
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable if derivative 5 Feb 2005
By Lendrick VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
True there is nothing original about Underworld - it starts like a Matrix copy (long black coats and slow motion gun fights), then throws in a bit of Blade, Buffy & Romeo and Juliet (no really), and some of the acting is a bit ropey (Shane Brolly step foward). After half an hour my finger was drifting towards the off button. However, I stuck with it and I'm glad I did.
The film looks great - all black and grey and gothic, and Kate Beckinsale looks even better in skin tight PVC! It rollocks along in a predictable fashion which stops you thinking too much about the detail (would vampyres and lycans really fight with guns?) and there is actually a half decent plot though it takes a while to become apparent.
All in all an enjoyable way to spend a Friday night.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great action film, with tons of extras! 7 May 2006
By DVD Fan
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The first thing I should say is this isn't an extended version of the film! It's a re-release of the film with more indepth extras. So if you don't already own it this is the version to buy!

The storyline if you don't already known follows the battle of vampires against the lycans (werewolves). The lycans are growing in number and the vampires become interested in why they would be searching for a human. Soon the battle commences again with the human at the centre of it.

Personally I think this is a great action film, definitely not a horror. It is up there along with he likes of The Matrix and Blade. All the films have a similar look and feel to them, partly as they all have comic book backgrounds? This is no bad thing as they are all very entertaining films. Full of action, great fight scenes, special effects, cool sound tracks, almost identical wardrobe dept (full length black leather jackets) and good storylines. This is the 1st in a trilogy that could better the other two, with Evolution on DVD soon. This does make it as a good film in it's own right, as well part of a trilogy. This is a well made film that has had a lot of thought, time and energy put in to making it. The idea of vampires having a war against werewolves is a great basis for a series of action films, I can't wait to see the last two!

The extras are all very indepth and cover all aspects of the film and are generally between 10-20 minutes each. Designing Underworld looks at the ideas for the locations, costumes, characters with some detailed concept art drawings. The vampires are very much the higher class, with the mansion, fancy cars and clothes. The Lycans are very much an underground movement with a rough, street feel.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars not perfect but good enough for me 24 July 2009
Format:Blu-ray
The audio is indeed dts 5.1 sound making me think that someone at Entertainment In Video told their production crew at the last minute that they really should remix the sound from the original dvd from DD 5.1 to at least dts as this is the high-def version of the film. Also included is a sub audio track of director's and actors' commentaries of dolby 2.0, exactly as appears on many standard dvd audio tracks these days.

There are also english subtitles available but curiously,for a blu-ray disc , no other audio or subtitles are available. ( you won't be able to practice your dutch icelandic czech or hungarian listening or reading skills with this disc ) and the picture quality is pretty average for a blu ray - nothing will knock you out but then again, nothing will have you crying "foul" which does lead to the suspicion "is this just the dvd transfer upscaled to 1080p and molded onto a blu-ray disc " ?

At the moment, we will give them the benefit of the doubt given that this was a hugely successful yet low budget film and not blessed with a multi millions budget for effects and sound etc ( you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear )

The special features are perhaps the best of the disc in terms of getting your money's worth , all are in standard dvd definition and sound is dolby digital 2.0, running times are in brackets....divided into the following sections

1) Creating Underworld...featurettes which include

a) Designing (10:40)
b) The look of (19:54)
c) The making of (13:04)
d) Storyboard comparison (6m46s) (which compares storyboard artist conception shots on top of certain scenes from the film)

2) Behind The Scenes...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 16 days ago by Pauline Copp
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!!!
Probably the best vampire movie ever made. Amazing storyline, unimaginable stunts and effects, ethereal sound effects and score. Amazing.
Published 17 days ago by A Ogar
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Character and Story Development
The story and characters developed well and effectively challenged expectations.

The character Kraven who is accused of being a bureaucrat and not a warrior,... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jacqueline
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD
I love it because I love vampire films.
I would recommend this film to people who also like vampire flims.
Kate Beckinsale is brilliant.
Published 2 months ago by karen green
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vamp vs werewolf flick
Amazing movie this is one of the first werewolf vampire sagas Kate does a great action role recommended at all cost
Published 3 months ago by Marcela Andres
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Quality and speedy delivery
I wanted the sequal to the first underworld film as I hadn't seen it before. Good film.
The delivery was efficient and packaged securely.
Published 5 months ago by Hannah Stainsby
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Excellent movie, fast paced and full of action, really worth watching if you like action. I'm a fan of this type of movie so I love it.
Published 5 months ago by Colin Prangley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film
This is a film that needs to be watched more than once to really grasp the story line after which it just gets better
Published 5 months ago by Dave G
4.0 out of 5 stars Underworld
Good little film, as being the first of 4 films I would advise viewing in sequence of film release, as lots of flash backs in the follow-up films..
Published 7 months ago by giandougl
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely horrific
If what you are seeking is just mindless action with no rime or reason, then this is the movie for you. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Benjamin
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