|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|
Most helpful review
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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UltraboringBy RJNeb2 (1016 reviews) from London , 06 Oct 2009This morose mini-series about vampires living among us was probably a bit before its time, now that 'Twilight' and 'True Blood' are mainstream staples. Doesn't stop it from being all that good, however. Although it's not short of ideas, it's so listlessly acted and directed, it's almost impossible to become engaged by it - some mean feat when you have 6 hours at your disposal. Davenport is miscast as the action hero and Harker gives a completely somnambulent performance. Yes, the mood is supposed to be dark and foreboding. Here, however, director Ahearne merely manages to make it dark and dull.
still superb - i'm buying thisBy mattleal (20 reviews) from Birmingham , 29 Aug 2009I remember enjoying this when it was first screened in the 90's and thought it was the ultimate British antidote to all the rubbish vampire series / films from the US. I thought it was a winner, but unfortunately it was screened too late at night and didn't have blockbusting special effects. It relied upon a superb script and excellent acting and left you wanting for the next episode. I thought i would be disappointed to watch it again and would find it dated, but i still felt the hairs on the back of my neck raise. Well worth watching - give it a fair chance and demand a sequel!
UltravioletBy cuddlydragonheart (17 reviews) from Dunfermline , 22 Jul 2009This is a very subtle vampire drama with one of the main characters trying to locate her missing husband. Unlike other vampie movies there is not a lot of blood sucking and flying bats. Cant wait for the 2nd set of discs
ultraviolet disc 1By mark leather from secret , 03 Mar 2009When this was on TV I loved it and now that I have seen it again on DVD I still say it is great viewing. It's a shame that they stopped making it.
A Brief ReviewBy Civi (25 reviews) from London , 03 Feb 2009British vampire series that is more Spooks than Buffy. A government agency tries to deal with the parasites knwon as 'Code 5'. Vampires are evil and need to be destroyed. That's what they tell you. But behind the veneer are numerous idealogoical and ethical pitfalls. Vampires simply want the best for humanity; health, long life, cures for disease, peace. Not because they care for us; but because they need their food to be as healthy and as abundant as possible.
Vampires now manipulate and use and dispose of humans at the highest levels of society to save us from a self destructive spiral our race began years ago.
We will be safe, but our free-range days are almost over...
Very intelligent and complex for a supernatural drama, and well deserved more episodes.