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Underworld: Evolution (2006)

Picking up directly from the previous film, vampire warrior Selene and the half werewolf Michael hunt for clues to reveal the history of their races and the war between them.

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Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the vampires and the Lycans. The film goes back to the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene, the beautiful vampire heroine, and Michael, the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. This will be a modern tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love, which takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution. Written by Shewolfinlondon

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My God. Brother, what have you done?


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Rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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20 January 2006 (USA)  »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,146,779 (UK) (20 January 2006)

Gross:

$62,318,875 (USA) (10 March 2006)
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In the very first cut of the movie that was put together sometime around spring of 2005 and which didn't include almost all of the visual and CGI effects, didn't had proper sound mixing and which was said to be over two hours long, the sex scene between Michael and Selene was longer and it actually included more nudity from actress Kate Beckinsale. The scene also originally included part where right after Selene has orgasm (this is the part where scene stops and fades to black in final version of it) she gets on top of Michael and they continue to make love.

Reportedly, this part was cut right after rest of the scene was heavily edited because of Beckinsale's demands not to include any shot that would show her completely nude. The scene was filmed with both her and Scott Speedman being fully nude which is why it required some big cuts during later editing of the film. This also explains use of fade outs in between the shots of the scene and some bad edits of it. However, because of these reasons later part of the scene where Selene is on top of Michael and they continue to have sex until she has another orgasm couldn't be re-edited to look properly which is why it hit the cutting room floor.

But if the later scene where Marcus stabs Selene and starts drinking her blood and seeing her memories is slowed down (this scene takes place about an hour into the film), one or two single frame shots can be seen which show bit more nudity from Selene and her starting to get on top of Michael. These shots were part of original sex scene and were accidentally left in during editing of the film.

Director Len Wiseman said in the commentary for the theatrical cut of the film recorded in 2006 how there were some scenes that were deleted from the film and how there might be an extended version of the film released sometime after the DVD release, just like the first film had, but that never happened. He also mentioned in some interviews when the movie was released in theaters how the original cut almost got an NC-17 rating, mostly due to the level of violence and gore but it was also hinted that one of the other reasons why the original version of the sex scene between Michael and Selene was cut down is because that scene alone would probably earn the movie an NC-17 rating. See more »

Goofs

In flashback scenes, William is shown to be much larger and a different shape to how he looks in subsequent scenes. In the flashbacks his face is that of a misshapen monster-like werewolf, and he stands around 12 feet tall. In later scenes his face is that of a large regular wolf, and he only appears to be 7/8 feet tall. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Marcus: My God. Brother, what have you done?
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Connections

Followed by Underworld: Blood Wars (2016) See more »

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The Undertaker
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Written by Puscifer and Danny Lohner
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Courtesy of Tool Dissectional LLC/Volcano Entertainment II
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Better than the first.
19 January 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Just got back from watching it tonight, let me tell you, the first big surprise was how how many people turned out for it, for a Thursday night the place was packed as if Harry Potter had just come out, it's been a while since my local theatre was like that.

Now to the movie itself. I liked the first one but this one was an improvement. Mostly because of Scott Speedman's character Michael. The last movie only gave us a glimpse into what he has become, and here we get to see him kick butt alongside Selene as what is pretty much an equal. Watching him fight and take-down werewolves was great.

The action scenes were bigger, with great direction and camera-work. the special effects are also great, especially the scene with their winged-nemesis pursuing their truck. Make-up is amazingly well done. It was refreshing to see that the werewolves were still practical make-up creations rather than CG.

There was also the added bonus of sex scenes. one where a guy is having fun with a couple chick vampires, and one between the two leads. we get to see most of Beckinsale's lovely figure (MILF is an understatement) but no direct frontal shots. ladies will enjoy much shirtless Speedman action.

The opening segment makes it worth a look, i definitely recommend it to anyone who liked the first or thought it had promise.


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