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Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi | 3 March 2006 (USA)
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A beautiful hæmophage 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 hæmophages.

Director:

Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Milla Jovovich ... Violet Song Jat Shariff
Cameron Bright ... Six
Nick Chinlund ... Ferdinand Daxus
Sebastien Andrieu ... Nerva
Ida Martin Ida Martin ... Young Violet
William Fichtner ... Garth
David E. Collier ... BF-1 (as David Collier)
Kieran O'Rorke Kieran O'Rorke ... Detective Cross
Digger Mesch ... Detective Endera
Ryan Martin ... Detective Breeder
Steven Calcote ... Young Daxus
Ricardo Mamood-Vega ... Violet's Husband (as Ricardo Mamood)
Mike Smith ... Hospital Hemophage
Clay Cullen Clay Cullen ... Rebel Hemophage
Jennifer Caputo ... 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 cross-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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Action | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Milla Jovovich has disowned the film, as she was disappointed on how it was handled by Sony, when the studio executives forced Kurt Wimmer to remove over 30 minutes of footage from the original cut. Kurt Wimmer has also disowned the final cut of the film, for not representing his original vision. See more »

Goofs

When the second lot of guards in black glass uniform enter the room, after it is identified that Violet is a mite, Violet begins to fight with them, however the same guard falls to the floor three times in different shots. Then when Violet defeats the guards wearing black glass uniforms, she drops both parts of the gun she previously took apart. In the first shot as she drops them, the part dropped to the viewers left of the screen lies perfectly flat on the ground. But in the next shot as Violet walks away and picks up the white case, that part of the gun is now sticking up off the ground, and is partially lying on a guard, and has now changed position. 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 appear in a montage of "Ultraviolet" comic book covers. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is an 'Unrated Extended Cut' available on DVD, this version runs to around 94 minutes and drastically improves the comprehensibility of the story. The major addition is of some voice-over exposition from Violet which mentions the affects of 'hemophagia' and more of her own personal story. There are also some alterations to combat scenes which were presumably edited for content. See more »

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Hot body, not much else going on
3 March 2006 | by LithiginSee all my reviews

Ultraviolet was embarrassingly terrible on so many levels. My husband and I usually really dig the comic book and action movies, so I think that our expectations were reasonable for the genre. The kinds of movies that Ultraviolet tried to channel were X-Men, The Matrix and Underworld. Unfortunately, this movie failed to do so.

1) Dialogue was laughably bad. One of Milla's lines was actually "Because these beautiful moments turn evil when they're over." What?? This was regarding a romantic pass made at her. Totally incongruous with the setting. 2) Excessive use of CGI is a personal irritant. Additionally, the motorcycle chase scenes were only one step above TRON. I might as well have been watching my 11 year old neighbors play some video game. 3) Zero character development. I didn't care about Violet, the french guy, the scientist guy, the pretty boy, or the evil nose filter guy. I didn't care about their individual goals (mainly because they weren't very clear). I didn't care about characters dying, and I didn't care about the revelation at the end; the only indicator that I had that it was important was her somewhat awed reaction.

To be fair, Milla Jovovich has an incredible face and body and is well-suited for fight scenes. If all-CGI, all-the-time is your thing, then you'll be thrilled with the loads of glossed-over fight scenes involving Milla and hordes of green screen baddies. If you're like our entire theater, you're bored. Really, fake fights just don't impress me.


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USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,064,880, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:

$18,535,812

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,070,211
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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