|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Bill Nighy, Erwin Leder, Richard, Michael Sheen, Sophia Myles, Shane Brolly, Scott Speedman, Richard Cetrone, Michael Sheen, Kate Beckinsale, Robbie Gee|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females|
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||21 Feb 2005|
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Deeper than you might expect.By a customer from Staffordshire , 29 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]'Vampires Vs Werewolves'
Sounds at best like a comic book, at worst like a cheesy low budget, laughably bad piece of horror.
If youre prepared to look beyond this you will be rewarded by a well written gothic thriller that is quite a treat.
Take ideas from blade, the matrix, mix with traditional gothic ideals, and even a pinch of classic period drama (I cannot really explain the period drama references without giving away large pieces of the plot but on so many levels this could have easily been rich vs poor, black vs white, the families of romeo and juliet you name it, I kid you not) but its all bought back down to earth with some matrix style action which actually works better and is more convincing in this film.
In short its a well written story which steals ideas from all over the place but works with them to make them better and more convincing than those films the ideas were stolen from.
Screams for a sequel. Watch with an open mind and be rewarded.
Id also like to point out this film also raises the bar with some excellent acting, particularly from Kate.
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The dark side of TwilightBy TheWatchman (751 reviews) from Suburbia , 31 Oct 2013There was a time (somewhere before 2008 I believe) where if you mentioned vampires fighting werewolves, you would instantly think of the Underworld saga. Sadly, vampires started to twinkle and werewolves used to run around topless and Selene and her Underworld buddies were forced to take a backseat. However, if youre bored of vampires gazing at each other longingly and only breathing through their noses, then you may still enjoy watching the two undead races slug it out with guns. Think Resident Evil only darker and better. Underworld tells the story of a vampire assassin (or Death Dealer as theyre called) who, during her war with the werewolves (or lycans to use the technical term) falls in love with a human who may just be destined to play a bigger part in both races lives. Its dark like The Crow, has fight scenes like The Matrix and, if youre a guy, Kate Beckinsale running around in skintight rubber. If any of that sounds like youre cup of tea, then youll probably enjoy Underworld. Amazingly, two decent sequels were also spawned off the back of this (and a fourth instalment that can be taken or left, depending on taste). Either way, give it a go its what vampires and werewolves were supposed to be before they used to go to high school together.
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A little confusing, but very good films :)By englishtlady (30 reviews) from Whyteleafe , 26 Mar 2013Pretty good! I have seen both of these films. I did find them a little confusing about what was actually happening in them. The first one more so than the second, but still I did enjoy them
This film is a waste of timeBy IDontWantAnEffingNickname (5 reviews) , 30 Jan 2013This film was a lame vampirey matrix rip off. Poor acting (REALLY POOR!!), poor script, and the whole thing where someone has to fire off 50 rounds of ammunition to get one on target is just so annoying. It was a relief when the credits rolled up...
Romeo & Juliet - With More Of A BiteBy Roddenberry (40 reviews) from Bristol , 31 Oct 2012Underworld 3 / 5
Two households, both alike in canine teeth,
In Gothic Budapest, where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new pointy teeth,
Where civil blood makes a hybrid, so unclean.
From forth the fatal bites of these two foes
A pair of star-crossed lovers take their life,
Whose misadventured piteous overthrows
Doth with their death dealing, cause a lot of strife.
The fearful passage of their death-marked love
And the continuance of the immortal's rage,
Which but their childrenÌs end, naught could remove,
Is now the two-hoursÌ traffic available on DVD;
The which if you with patient ears attend,
What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend, in a sequel.
My apologies to William Shakespeare, but Underworld is nothing but Romeo and Juliet, with pointier teeth. An enjoyable diversion and apart from the actor that portrays Michael Corvin, all put in watchable performances.
CRAPPY ENDING!!By Topheavy (3 reviews) from frome , 08 Jul 2012A good film but It got to the end of the film and I thought Is that it? it was a crap ending.