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Ultraviolet (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller | 3 March 2006 (USA)
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A beautiful hemophage 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 hemophages.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Violet Song Jat Shariff
... Six
... Ferdinand Daxus
... Nerva
Ida Martin ... Young Violet
... Garth
... BF-1 (as David Collier)
Kieran O'Rorke ... Detective Cross
... Detective Endera
... Detective Breeder
... Young Daxus
... Violet's Husband (as Ricardo Mamood)
... Hospital Hemophage
Clay Cullen ... Rebel Hemophage
... Elizabeth P. Watkins
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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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violent action throughout, partial nudity and language | See all certifications »

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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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Against the wishes of director Kurt Wimmer, the film was completely re-edited by the studio after they saw the original version which they apparently did not like; they saw it as 'too emotional' for the action film they were expecting and re-edited it so there would be more of an emphasis on the action and to cut it down to a PG-13 rating. The edition shortened the film from its original length of 120 minutes to 88 minutes. The director was quite angry about the edition, and many fans agree that it lowered the quality of the film significantly. An extended version of the film was later released with 6 additional minutes increasing the runtime to 94 minutes. See more »

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When Six is balancing on the railing on the top of the skyscraper, the safety harness underneath his shirt is visible. 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 play over shots of many different "Ultraviolet" comic book covers which were designed specifically for this purpose -- there is no "Ultraviolet" comic book series. See more »

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Remade as Urutoravaioretto: Kôdo 044 (2008) See more »

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Errrrr.... What?
3 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

It is a little difficult to imagine why this film was released in its current form. It has some potential, the action sequences look a little mundane as we have seen it all before but they are quick and effective. The story is quirky enough to be interesting and some of the backdrops look good.

The problem is, Ultraviolet neither makes sense nor holds together as a film. Huge chunks of action and story seem to have been lost on the cutting room floor. The film is left overloaded with the expensive bits that had already been paid for. Lots of sweeping city-scapes and shots of Mila walking down corridors don't make a film.

It reminds me of other Japanese live action Manga smash-ups (See Kasshern etc). The problem is that Japanese films have every right not to make sense and be completely over the top, as it is what they do best. Unfortunately, due to a westernised need for slight reality, Hollywood have attempted same thing and ended up with a cheap looking film with a poor script stuck together with a bunch of crap one liners.


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