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

In 2078, in the wake of a global pandemic of vampirism, a sub-species of disease-modified humans find themselves possessing extraordinary agility, enhanced strength, incredible stamina, and acute intelligence. As a result, humankind is now pushed to the brink of a brutal, worldwide civil war. Now, against the backdrop of the imminent confrontation between the government and the "others", Ultraviolet, an infected beautiful Haemophage, finds herself caught in the middle, protecting Six, a helpless nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the military forces of Daxus. Can Ultraviolet destroy Daxus' ultimate anti-Haemophage weapon? Written by Nick Riganas

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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 »

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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

A novelization of the film was written by Yvonne Navarro, with more back-story and character development. The book differs from the film in a number of ways, including a more ambiguous ending and the removal of some of the more improbable plot twists. The novel retains the plot development that was removed from the original cut of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Violet shows up at the cemetery she talks for a few seconds with the hemophage that has dreadlocks. At one point, before they fight, his mouth is moving as if to say something but there is no dialog heard at this point. 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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Depends on your taste
11 March 2006 | by cybereaperSee all my reviews

Personally, I love Milla. Even in this, she's still Milla. She's hot, she's fit and she handles the 'tough' role well. I hold the director responsible for bringing it all together. Personally, I didn't 'dislike' this movie. It reminds me of Doom. With the right budget, the right director and time, it could have been the best film of the year. Otherwise, it will leave you feeling like something's been left out. What I liked was the fact I went for a cheesy, mass-action, campy, comic-book/video game movie. I expected fighting, explosions, gratuitous scenes with some nudity and a minimal plot. No, this isn't plot intensive like Silent Hill. (Again, an underlying feature that could have been better handled). So, if you're like me, and you enjoy seeing Milla do her thang, faceless soldiers being under mass slaughter and needless, gratuitous violence, then this is the film for you. Of course, I look for this type of movie only once per year. Just as a break from everything else. The quota has been filled!


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Country:

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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Runtime:

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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