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Underworld (2003)

R  |   |  Action, Fantasy  |  19 September 2003 (USA)
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Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Erwin Leder ...
Kahn (as Robby Gee)
Dennis J. Kozeluh ...
Dignitary (as Dennis Kozeluh)
Scott McElroy ...
Sándor Bolla ...


A war has been raging between the Vampires and Lycan for centuries, Selene (Beckinsale) is a death dealer, assigned to hunt down and eradicate the last of the Lycan. When she comes across Michael Corvin (Speedman) who holds the key to end the war she must decide where her allegiances will lie. Written by satyr-14 (fixed ShortBrit's summary)

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An immortal battle for supremacy. See more »


Action | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence/gore and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inframundo  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,487,839 (UK) (19 September 2003)


$903,637 (Brazil) (30 April 2004)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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It only took two days to film Wentworth Miller's role See more »


The men behind Kahn at the door to Viktor's chamber are all different men when they get into the chamber. See more »


[first lines]
Selene: [voiceover] The war had all but ground to a halt in the blink of an eye. Lucian, the most feared and ruthless leader ever to rule the Lycan clan, had finally been killed. The Lycan horde scattered to the wind in a single evening of flame and retribution. Victory, it seemed, was in our grasp, the very birthright of the vampires. Nearly six centuries had passed since that night, yet the ancient feud proved unwilling to follow Lucian to the grave. Though Lycans were fewer in number, ...
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Written by Richard Patrick, Wes Borland, Danny Lohner
Performed by The Damning Well
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Better than people want to admit
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can understand why some people were unwilling to give this movie a chance. I started out thinking, OK, so Anna Valerious from Van Helsing is now a female Blade! I was wrong! I also went in thinking it was going to be a push button movie with no real twists.

Again I was wrong.

I didn't really see the twist coming at the end (surprising, since I figured out who Kaiser Sosay was!) I liked this move for a lot of reasons. The darkness in the movie wasn't oppressive. The acting was good, and the story strong.

I give it a 7 out of 10.

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