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Underworld (2003)

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Selene, a vampire warrior, is entrenched in a conflict between vampires and werewolves, while falling in love with Michael, a human who is sought by werewolves for unknown reasons.

Director:

Len Wiseman

Writers:

Kevin Grevioux (story), Len Wiseman (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Beckinsale ... Selene
Scott Speedman ... Michael
Michael Sheen ... Lucian
Shane Brolly ... Kraven
Bill Nighy ... Viktor
Erwin Leder ... Singe
Sophia Myles ... Erika
Robbie Gee ... Kahn (as Robby Gee)
Wentworth Miller ... Dr. Adam
Kevin Grevioux ... Raze
Zita Görög ... Amelia
Dennis J. Kozeluh ... Dignitary (as Dennis Kozeluh)
Scott McElroy ... Soren
Todd Schneider Todd Schneider ... Trix
Sándor Bolla ... Rigel
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Storyline

Against the backdrop of an unseen centuries-old war between the sophisticated Vampire clan and the brutish clan of lycanthropes, the Lycans, the lethally alluring vampire assassin and member of the elite "Death Dealers" squad, Selene, has devoted her existence to eradicating the earth's scattered pockets of remaining werewolves. With the death of the Lycans' supreme overlord, Lucian, the vampires' victory seems near; however, when their arch-enemy takes a special interest in the seemingly harmless human doctor, Michael Corvin, Selene will unearth a long-standing conspiracy. Now, treason, deceit, and conflicting feelings stand in the way of truth, forcing Selene to break protocol for the sake of the vampire race. Can a forbidden relationship put in jeopardy her noble quest? Is this the beginning of a new era, and an entirely different war? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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An immortal battle for supremacy. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The creators of the series approached Marvel Studios about doing a crossover with the Blade franchise, with Wesley Snipes presumably reprising his role. Marvel declined, saying they wanted to leave the door open to do something with Blade on their own terms. See more »

Goofs

(at around 22 mins) Selene throws four throwing-stars at the Lycan "Raze" in the sewers, in the sequence where they are removed one shot is mirrored so that the last star jumps from left to right shoulder and then back again for the final ripout. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

The Lakeshore Entertainment logo is shaded blood red. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original release of the movie, Jázmin Dammak played the part of Sonja, Viktor's daughter, in the flashback scenes, however after the release of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, a version is available (most notably on U.S. Netflix) where scenes with Rhona Mitra were inserted in place of the original scenes. See more »

Connections

References Alien (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

REV 22:20
Written by Maynard James Keenan and Danny Lohner
Performed by Puscifer
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User Reviews

 
Fantastic film about facing between vampires and werewolves
26 July 2004 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie deals with vampires and werewolves , each other taking on , vampires led by Kate Beckinsale and wolves ruled by Michael Sheen . There is a third starring Scott Speedman, a human whose blood has a terrible secret .

Both groups ,vampires and wolves will confront to obtain their purposes , the fighting will be to death.

The film blends horror ,suspense, struggles , rip-roaring action, thrills, and a little bit of gore and guts.

Set design is of first class , settings are stylized , Gothic buildings, shading slums , all of them originate a spooky and ghoulish atmosphere.

Specials effects are breathtaking , part is made by means of computer generator and part by make-up.

Cinematography is glimmer likeness to stirring soundtrack however has too much rock music and little symphonic music.

Kate Beckinsale is wonderful , she is a true action warrior women, Scott Speedman is nice but is shaded for her.

The flick will appeal to emotion buffs and spooky action lovers.

Rating: 7/10 , good . Well worth seeing.


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Country:

USA | UK | Germany | Hungary

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,753,759, 21 September 2003

Gross USA:

$51,970,690

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$95,708,457
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2.35 : 1
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