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Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ferdinand Daxus
Ida Martin ...
BF-1 (as David Collier)
Kieran O'Rorke ...
Detective Cross
Detective Endera
Detective Breeder
Young Daxus
Violet's Husband (as Ricardo Mamood)
Hospital Hemophage
Rebel Hemophage
Elizabeth P. Watkins


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 {}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ultravioleta  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,064,880 (USA) (3 March 2006)


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

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Technical Specs


| (unrated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Against the wishes of director Kurt Wimmer, the film was completely re-edited by the studio after they saw the original version which they apparently did not like; they saw it as 'too emotional' for the action film they were expecting and re-edited it so there would be more of an emphasis on the action and to cut it down to a PG-13 rating. The edition shortened the film from its original length of 120 minutes to 88 minutes. The director was quite angry about the edition, and many fans agree that it lowered the quality of the film significantly. See more »


In the cemetery, Nerva tells Violet "gunfire will attract the human security teams" convincing her to drop her pistols. Moments before, one of the hemophage henchmen fired several rounds at Violet on the street outside, with no security response. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in Os Mutantes: Episode #1.1 (2008) 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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