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Blade meets The Crow and The Matrix in Underworld, a hybrid thriller that rewrites the rulebook on werewolves and vampires. It's a "cuisinart" movie (blend a lot of familiar ideas and hope something interesting happens) in which immortal vampire "death dealers" wage an ancient war against "Lycans" (werewolves), who've got centuries of revenge--and some rather ambitious genetic experiments--on their lycanthropic agenda. Given his preoccupation with gloomy architecture (mostly filmed in Budapest, Hungary), frenetic mayhem and gothic costuming, it's no surprise that first-time director Len Wiseman gained experience in TV commercials and the art departments of Godzilla, Men in Black, and Independence Day. His work is all surface, no substance, filled with derivative, grand-scale action as conflicted vampire Selene (Kate Beckinsale, who later became engaged to Wiseman) struggles to rescue an ill-fated human (Scott Speedman) from Lycan transformation. It's great looking all the way, and a guaranteed treat for horror buffs, who will eagerly dissect its many strengths and weaknesses. --Jeff Shannon

DVD Features

  • Director and writer commentary
  • Technical commentary
  • Creature effects featurette
  • Music Video: Finch "Worms of the Earth"
  • Making of Underworld
  • Sights + Sounds featurette
  • Stunts featurette
  • Storyboard comparison
  • Bonus trailers
  • TV spots


Kate BeckinsaleSelene
Scott SpeedmanMichael Corvin
Michael SheenLucian
Shane BrollyKraven
Bill NighyViktor
Erwin LederSinge
Sophia MylesErika
Robbie GeeKahn (as Robby Gee)
Wentworth MillerDr. Adam Lockwood
Kevin GreviouxRaze
Zita GörögAmelia
Dennis J. KozeluhDignitary (as Dennis Kozeluh)
Scott McElroySoren
Todd SchneiderTrix
Sándor BollaRigel
Hank AmosNathaniel
Zsuzsa BarsiGunshot Girl
Richard CetronePierce (as Rich Cetrone)
Mike MukatisTaylor
Sándor BorosCandidate #1
János OláhCandidate #2
Andreas PattonDeath Dealer Captain
Jázmin DammakSonja (as Jázmin Damak)
Atilla PinkeWolfgang
Judit KuchtaZsuzsa
Vanessa NagyTimea
Ildikó KovácsMichael's Old Girlfriend
Brian SteeleWerewolf

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  • Genre: Horror Movies
  • Theme(s): Gothic, Supernatural/Occult
  • Director: Len Wiseman
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 121 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaSep 19, 2003
    EuropeSep 19, 2003
    JapanNov 29, 2003
    AustraliaJan 22, 2004
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
  • Blu-ray Release
    North AmericaSep 25, 2007
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJan 6, 2004
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