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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.


Kurt Wimmer


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


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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Blood War is On See more »


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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Did You Know?


Kurt Wimmer: as the "speak-no-evil" phage (out of the three) shot by Daxus during the "coffee shot" scene. Wimmer also "died" as a cameo in Equilibrium (2002), a previous movie. See more »


After Violet and Six get off the train, Six pauses and looks up at a large building, and Violet talks to him. In one of the shots, his scar moves from above his left eye to above his right eye. See more »


[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 »


Referenced in The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) 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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English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

3 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

China See more »


Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,064,880, 5 March 2006

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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