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Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, 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.

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Kurt Wimmer

Writer:

Kurt Wimmer
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Cast

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ultravioleta See more »

Filming Locations:

Hong Kong, China See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,064,880, 5 March 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,500,966, 2 April 2006

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$12,534,399
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Runtime:

| (unrated)

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

While on the set, Kurt Wimmer asked Milla Jovovich to punch him, in order to get a feel for the intensity she was putting in her action sequences. For the next several days, Wimmer directed the film with a black eye. See more »

Goofs

In the 87 minute PG-13 theatrical cut, it seems that according to Violet's flashback, her husband was killed when the lab was raided by government officials which was where she was accidentally infected with hemoglophagia blood. In the 94 minute extended version however, it seems that he is merely taken into custody while she is as well, for government testing after being infected. The roles are reversed in this unrated cut as Violet's husband in a later scene is shown to have made a new life with another wife who had his children, after believing that Violet had died. This was either a result of poor editing or an intended change by Sony Pictures for the film's theatrical cut, which was then retconned in the unrated cut with the extra footage. 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 »

Connections

Remade as Ultraviolet: Code 044 (2008) See more »

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Not nearly as bad as people complain it is.
13 February 2008 | by kane_lockeSee all my reviews

After having been given repeated warnings about how bad this film is, I went ahead and watched a borrowed copy. About thirty minutes into the film I had reached a decision: I was enjoying it. While certainly not Oscar-winning material, most people apparently were expecting some kind of cinematic masterpiece rather than what they got, an over-the-top comic book-like action set piece with a modicum of plot to tie together the action sequences.

The gunkata sequences, closer to Wimmer's original idea of the form, do not approach the stark and yet orgiastic death-art of Equilibrium, but they're fun all the same. The movie is full of neat, if improbable, gadgetry, from gravity manipulators to disposable paper cell phones. Nick Chinlund chews a satisfactory amount of scenery without stuffing himself down the viewer's throat. Milla Jovovich herself manages to use a two-dimensional role to display probably the most range I've ever seen her give outside of "The Messenger", and she was certainly much more attractive in this movie than in any of the others I've ever watched her in. All these things contribute to what amounted to a popcorn bowl of a film: not something you'd eat for every meal, but a nice snack for a change of pace when you don't want something too substantial.

The problem seems to be that most people can't just shut off their brains and enjoy a romp once in a while. Would this film ever seriously contend for Best Anything? No. But it certainly does not deserve the almost universal slagging it has gotten since its release. Ignore what you've heard, don't expect too much, and you might just find yourself being entertained for an hour and a half.


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