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Selene, a beautiful vampire warrior, is entrenched in a war between the vampire and werewolf races. Although she is aligned with the vampires, she falls in love with Michael, a werewolf who longs for the war to end.

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Storyline

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 alligances will lie. Written by ShortBrit

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On September 19th, all Hell breaks loose. See more »


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

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19 September 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$567,428 (Brazil) (16 April 2004)

Gross:

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

Although Lucien is the lead Lycan, he only ever shifts once into his full werewolf form, and that's in a flashback scene. See more »

Goofs

Towards the end, Selene frees Michael from the examination table by shooting off the chains attached to the handcuffs that bind him to the table. In the next few shots, when Michael is yanking off the ropes that had been around his chest, the handcuffs themselves have disappeared from his wrists, including the chains. See more »

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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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Referenced in Underworld: The Making of Underworld (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Death Dealer's Descent
Written by Danny Lohner
Performed by Renholder
Additional Vocals by Amy Lee
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Original Vampire & Werewolf film
18 May 2004 | by (Queensland, Australia) – See all my reviews

I loved Underworld. But I love most decent Vampire or Werewolf films, so that's a bit biased, eh? Basing the two species on a genetic, scientific idea makes them work exceedingly well, and removes all those problems that mysticism brings to a film, like reflections or holy items. This Vamp-Werewolf model make explanations easy, rather than requiring long prologues or in-depth discussions. The whole 'virus' idea is logical, and easy to follow. It's slick, modern, fast-paced action combined with classic, Gothic Vampire & Werewolf ideas, like the Vamp's high-tech weapons being kept in a massive, stately manor. I'm a real fan of the whole colour scheme, with few colours used in any one shot, and blues used for almost everything, keeping it looking cool, and sleek. I am also a Kate Beckinsale fan, and I love Action films that don't use women like an extra person to shout 'watch out!' or hit someone over the head. K.Beckinsale's character is great for this, it's someone who could easily be a guy. (Although, I'm thinking the outfit'd need a bit of enlarging if it were)


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