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Ultraviolet (2006)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  3 March 2006 (USA)
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A beautiful hemophage infected with a virus that gives her superhuman powers has to protect a boy in a futuristic world, who is thought to be carrying antigens that would destroy all hemophages.

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Ferdinand Daxus
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Nerva
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BF-1 (as David Collier)
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Detective Cross
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Detective Endera
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Detective Breeder
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Young Daxus
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Violet's Husband (as Ricardo Mamood)
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Hospital Hemophage
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Rebel Hemophage
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Elizabeth P. Watkins
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Storyline

Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence, and as they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected beautiful woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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boy | disease | vampire | speed | hemophagia | See more »

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First, they made her a weapon. That was their next-to-deadliest mistake. Now, they've made her a target... See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action throughout, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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3 March 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,897 (South Africa) (28 July 2006)

Gross:

$55,897 (South Africa) (28 July 2006)
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Trivia

Kurt Wimmer:  [muzzle flash symbol]  the muzzle flash on Violet's Uzi-like submachine resembles the biohazard symbol, similar to the way in Wimmer's previous movie Equilibrium (2002), that John Preston's guns have muzzle flashes that resemble the Tetragrammaton symbol. See more »

Goofs

When Violet and Six are in the car facing Draxus, the driver's door is open. When she reverses into the gang of attacking ninjas, the bird's-eye shot shows the car doors all closed. When we cut back to the pair in the car, the driver's door is open. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Violet: Hello. My name is Violet and I was born into a world you may not understand.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits play over shots of many different "Ultraviolet" comic book covers which were designed specifically for this purpose -- there is no "Ultraviolet" comic book series. See more »

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References Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) See more »

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Definitely not Equilibrium
5 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kurt Wimmer who wrote and directed Equilibrium, which imho is a great movie, failed miserably to repeat his former success. The idea's behind the movie had visible potential but unfortunately the execution was extremely poor. Bad acting, a confusing and altogether nonsensical story line, and most of all bad writing really killed this one for me. This movie seemed more like a commercial for CGI than anything else. The CGI however was excellent (except for the last scene, I guess they ran out of money)and probably the most interesting part of the movie. The action which is why I saw the movie suffered from repetition: from the characters, to the setups (Violet is being attacked when she is out-numbered), to the moves, unnecessary sword fighting when they have guns with bullets, unnecessarily repetitive situations (big circle everyone attacks at once and violet wins with ease no challenging battle), and a lack of depth. Kurt really missed the mark, better luck next time.


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