|Starring:||Jack Davenport, Corin Redgrave, Susannah Harker, Philip Quast, Idris Elba|
|Studio:||FREMANTLE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Ultraviolet - Disc 1
|TBC Disc 1|
Ultraviolet - Disc 2
|TBC Disc 2|
|Run time:||5 hours|
|Rental release:||22 Apr 2013|
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Realistic Vampires and believable legends.By a customer from Wales , 11 Oct 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This British made Vampire series is unique in the fact that not once is the word Vampire used.
It has 6 episodes and is a cleverly told tale of an infection which turns people into Vampires or Code 5's are they are called in the show.
Policeman Michael Colefield (Jack Davenport) is recruited into the secretive CIB after his best friend and partner is infected. CIB personnel = Pearse (Philip Quast), Dr Angela March (Susannah Harker)Vaughan (Idris Elba).
A good cast with a novel plot twist.
Worth watching. It isn't scary or comic like other attempts in this genre. It is more realistic and believable.
Well told and well acted. Beware they are watching.
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Anaemic version of Spooks which is all talk and rather toothlessBy a customer , 19 Sep 2013The problem with Ultraviolet is that it has some visual and musical flare but its moodiness turns to gallons of mumbling exposition, weak characterization and a crushing lack of excitement. A scarcity of human or supernatural interest, probably cos the cast are all thesps. True Blood had the good sense to make the monsters the humans and the vamps the nobels. It also had hours of broadcast time to build the stories, whereas Ultraviolet is both too slow and too hasty. Best avoided.
Tense, intelligent and stands the test of time.By loonylinney (90 reviews) , 12 Sep 2013I saw this series on TV and loved it. It is as good second time around. Each episode is a stand alone story, but each links to the other, posing questions, and making you challenge your perception. Are the vampires out for blood (sorry!), or are they good guys? Do they have a good motive, or are they soulless monsters? It is such a shame that a second series wasn't commissioned.
Tense thrillerBy escapedtaxman (7 reviews) , 15 Nov 2011Got really involved - want to see what happens next! Better than recent similar series (but would spoil it if I said why)
Good Cast and Production, But It Could Have Been BetterBy MrGiles2 (82 reviews) from Middlesbrough , 19 Apr 2011First broadcast in 1998, it showed a lot of promise at the time with a strong storyline about vampires wanting to dominate the world, and a small group of hunters desperately trying to track them down. Despite its promise, it did not quite work out as well as it should have done. A great opening episode, then the following five episodes dragging the storyline slower and slower. There was not enough strong material to justify six episodes, consequently it did become rather dull towards the end which is a pity. However, there is a very good cast making the best of it, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba, Jack Davenport and Philip Quist, with Corin Redgrave and Fiona Doleman guest starring. I do think four episodes may have been enough though, with quicker pacing leading to a more satisfying ending. As it turned out, the ending was left open possibly because there may have been plans for a sequel which never materialised. Despite a good cast with some good production values, it was a bit of a let down. Good picture and sound on DVD though.
Ultraviolet (Disc 1)By oli74 (44 reviews) from email@example.com , 07 Feb 2011My review is that, in Disc 1 at least, it is hit and miss. Want to know more but also couldn't really engage with the characters. I hope my opinion changes when I've seen Disc 2 but not holding my breath.