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It's about a war that has been going on for centuries between Vampires and Lycan (Werewolves). When one Vampire uncovers a plot by the Lycan to capture a specific human, no one will believe her. She therefore decides to take it upon herself to find out what's going on. Along the way, she finds some things about her past and some things about the war that change her outlook and to whom she should ally herself. One question that seems to be asked throughout the film is...who started the war?
An immortal battle for supremacy.
Release Date: September 19, 2003
Runtime: 121 mins
All Genres: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Hungary, UK
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 6.7
Buried.com Rating: 7.7 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With U
MPAA Rating: R
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated R for strong violence/gore and some language.
Kate Beckinsale ...Selene
Scott Speedman ...Michael Corvin
Michael Sheen ...Lucian
Shane Brolly ...Kraven
Bill Nighy ...Viktor
Erwin Leder ...Singe
Sophia Myles ...Erika
Robbie Gee ...Kahn (as Robby Gee)
Wentworth Miller ...Dr. Adam Lockwood
Kevin Grevioux ...Raze
Zita Gorog ...Amelia
Dennis J. Kozeluh ...Dignitary (as Dennis Kozeluh)
Scott McElroy ...Soren
Todd Schneider ...Trix
Sandor Bolla ...Rigel
Hank Amos ...Nathaniel
Zsuzsa Barsi ...Gunshot Girl
Richard Cetrone ...Pierce (as Rich Cetrone)
Mike Mukatis ...Taylor
Sandor Boros ...Candidate #1
Janos Olah ...Candidate #2
Andreas Patton ...Death Dealer Captain
Danny McBride ...Mason
Jazmin Dammak ...Sonja
Atilla Pinke ...Wolfgang
Judit Kuchta ...Zsuzsa
Vanessa Nagy ...Timea
Ildiko Kovacs ...Michael's Old Girlfriend
Brian Steele ...Werewolf
Kurt Carley ...Werewolf
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Richard S. Wright
Underworld Horror Film Trailer 1
Underworld Horror Film Trailer 2
Underworld Horror Film Trailer 3
"Now I Know"
"Down in the Lab"
"Death Dealer's Descent"
"Bring Me the Disco King (Loner Mix)"
"Judith (Renholder Mix)"
More Movie Taglines:
- An immortal battle for supremacy.
- On September 19th, all Hell breaks loose.
- This Fall, when the battle begins, which side will you choose?
- Selene: I am a Death Dealer, sworn to destroy those known as the Lycans. Our war has waged for centuries, unseen by human eyes. But all that is about to change.
Lucian: We were slaves once. The daylight guardians of the vampires. I was born into servitude. Yet I harbored them no ill will. Even took a vampire for my bride. It was forbidden, our union. Viktor feared a blending of the species. Feared it so much he killed her. His own daughter. Burnt alive for loving me. This is his war. Viktor's. And he spent the last 600 years exterminating my species.
Selene: It wasn't the Lycans. It was you. How could you bare my trust knowing that you killed my family? Viktor: Yes, I have taken from you but I have given so much more. Is it not a fair trade for life I have granted you? The gift of immortality? Selene: And the life of your daughter? Your own flesh and blood? Viktor: I loved my daughter. But the abomination growing in her womb was a betrayal of me and the coven. I did what was necessary to protect the species. As I am forced to do yet again.
Selene: Lycans are allergic to silver. We have to get the bullets out quickly, or they end up dying on us during questioning. Michael Corvin: What happens to them afterward? Selene: We put the bullets back in.
Selene: How can you trust him over me? Viktor: Because he's not the one who has been tainted by an animal.
- The movie was initially pitched as "Romeo and Juliet for vampires and werewolves".
The actors only had two weeks of wirework and prop training for the movie.
Len Wiseman opted to shoot many of the action and effects sequences live, without computer imagery. In one scene, for instance, a werewolf seems to run more than 50 mph behind a speeding car. This was shot using an elaborate rig towed behind a vehicle, with actor Michael Sheen doing the closeups of the running and the jump onto the car, while the long shot of Lucian running was done by stuntman Todd Schneider.
White Wolf, Inc. and author Nancy A. Collins filed suit against Sony Pictures, Screen Gems, and Lakeshore Entertainment on 4 September 2003 for copyright infringement little more than a week before the theatrical release of Underworld, alleging 17 counts of copyright infringement, and claiming over seventy points of unique similarity between White Wolf's role-playing games, "Vampire: The Masquerade", "Werewolf: The Apocalypse", and their creation, "The World of Darkness", in which the games are set. Nancy A. Collins is the author of a short story, "The Love of Monsters", published in 1994 by White Wolf Inc, and set in the World of Darkness, which she claims the entire plot of Underworld is based on. The suit was settled out of court, for an undisclosed amount.
At the start of the movie when Selene encounters a werewolf in the train tunnel, you hear a wolf howl - the sound effect is taken directly from An American Werewolf in London (1981).
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