Underworld Quadrilogy (Blu-ray)

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The first four films in the series charting a battle for supremacy between vampires and werewolves.

'Underworld' (2003) stars Kate Beckinsdale as Selene, one of the sophisticated group of vampires known as Death Dealers who attempt to keep the feral Lycans (werewolves) in check. When Selene discovers a Lycan plot to kill one of the rare humans to have witnessed a vampire and werewolf battle, young doctor Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), she sets out to protect him and finds herself increasingly drawn to the doctor and the plot that surrounds him.

In 'Underworld 2 - Evolution' (2006) Beckinsdale reprises her role as Selene. With Michael (Speedman) now half-werewolf and the vampire elder, Markus (Tony Curran), planning to awaken a long-lost brother who is a Lycan, Selene and Michael face a race against time to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines and prevent a potentially deadly war between the Lycans and Death Dealers.

The events of 'Underworld: Rise of the Lycans' (2009) take place centuries before those of the original film and tell of the origins of the feud between the vampires and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, charismatic young Lycan Lucian (Michael Sheen) rallies the werewolves to rise up against Viktor (Bill Nighy), the cruel vampire king who has enslaved them. Lucian is joined by his secret lover, Sonja (Rhona Mitra), in his battle against the Death Dealer army and quest for Lycan freedom.

'Underworld: Awakening' returns to the present day and the issues faced by vampire warrior Selene (Beckinsdale). When humans discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, Selene must escape imprisonment and lead the battle to protect both species from the threat of extermination by the forces of humanity. It may well prove her toughest challenge yet.

Product Details

Barcode
5017239152733
Department
Movies & TV
Released
12 Oct 2016
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Horror
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
EiV
Number of Discs
4
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Underworld
Release Year
2003
Running Time
121 min
Language
English
Categories
Science-Fiction/Fantasy / Fantasy / Gangs / Kidnapping / Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy / Supernatural / Theatrical Release / Vampires
US Box Office
$51.0 million
Official Website
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/underworld/
Ratings
IMDb
7.0
Rotten Tomatoes®
31%
Metacritic
42
Synopsis
In UNDERWORLD, a dark and Gothic monster action movie, vampires and lycans--an ancient form of werewolf--are at war. While the vampires inhabit a gigantic castle that houses their ancestor's tombs, the lycans live underground in a dilapidated sewer cave. Both teams are equipped with big guns, and they are constantly innovating deadlier bullets to gain advantage over each other. On the vampire side, the leather-clad death agent Selene (Kate Beckinsale) delegates teams of vamps to attack the lycans. But when she discovers that the lycans have kidnapped a human medical student, Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), she knows the worst is on its way. Against the orders of her superior, Kraven (Shane Brolly), who is obsessively in love with Selene, she awakens the most powerful vampire of all time, Viktor (Bill Nighy) and prepares for a massive feud against lycan leader Lucian (Michael Sheen).

Director Len Wiseman offers a tough, fast, and gory addition to the horror-fantasy genre with UNDERWORLD. Impressive special effects show the lycans transforming from humans to werewolves, and the lycans' ability to squeeze silver bullets out of their skin is also rudely fascinating. Beckinsale is captivating in the role of the lead vamp, with her leather corset, pouty expressions, and double-fisted pistols perfectly communicating the glam-action mood of the film.
Notes
Theatrical Release: SEPTEMBER 19, 2003
Poster
Poster for Underworld
Cast & Crew
Director
Len Wiseman
Star
Kate Beckinsale / Shane Brolly / Robbie Gee / Kevin Grevioux / Erwin Leder / Danny McBride / Sophia Myles / Bill Nighy / Michael Sheen / Scott Speedman
Screenwriter
Danny McBride
Composer
Paul Haslinger
Producer
Robert Bernacchi / Gary Lucchesi / Tom Rosenberg / Richard S. Wright
Director of Photography
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Editor
Martin Hunter
Production Designer
Bruton Jones
Costume Designer
Wendy Partridge
Movie Critics
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"...The film debut of music video director Len Wiseman, looks deliciously apt..."
Daniel Davis (1 Sep 2003, p.114)
Premiere
"Leather-clad Kate Beckinsale steals the show..."
Premiere Staff (1 Mar 2004, p.96)
Total Film
"...Wiseman creates some neat comic-book visuals dipped in blue-grey hues. The climax is action-packed..."
Peter Warne (1 Nov 2003, p.97)

Movie

Title
Underworld: Evolution
Release Year
2006
Running Time
106 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Underworld 2
Categories
Action/Adventure / Fantasy / Fantasy Worlds / Guns / Russia / Sequel / Theatrical Release / Vampires / Werewolves
US Box Office
$62.3 million
Official Website
http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/underworldevolution/
Ratings
IMDb
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes®
16%
Metacritic
36
Synopsis
Bloodthirsty vengeance is measured out in buckets, not spoonfuls for this hard-hitting vampire movie sequel. The story picks up right where the first UNDERWORLD left off, in the midst of a war between Lycans (werewolves) and vampires, with the gorgeous death-dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale), on the run with her vamp-wolf hybrid lover, Michael (Scott Speedman). This go-'round, there are flashbacks to three centuries earlier and the separation of two ultra-bad brothers, one vampire and one Lycan. The Lycan gets locked in a hidden tomb/prison and the feud begins. In the present, the winged vamp brother Marcus (Tony Curran) is determined to find his Lycan sibling and free him, which would wreak unimaginable havoc on the world. Selene's got to stop it, and the result is mayhem, with great gun battles, bashings and hackings, mysterious artifacts, orgies, and sneaking around in the dripping wet crypts and catacombs. Beckinsale looks great with her jet-black hair, skintight leather bodysuit, red lips, and glowing blue eyes. Director Len Wiseman obviously has a great love for this alternate universe; he keeps the action humming, the blood running, and the cast well-stocked with seasoned British actors like Sir Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, and Steven Mackintosh. The sex and violence may still be a bit intense for youngsters, but for the vampire crowd, it's a moveable feast of generous, still-twitching proportions.
Notes
Theatrical Release: January 20, 2006
Poster
Poster for Underworld: Evolution
Cast & Crew
Director
Len Wiseman
Star
Kate Beckinsale / Tony Curran / Derek Jacobi / Steven Mackintosh / Sophia Myles / Bill Nighy / Michael Sheen / Scott Speedman
Screenwriter
Danny McBride
Composer
Marco Beltrami
Producer
Gary Lucchesi / Tom Rosenberg / Richard S. Wright
Director of Photography
Simon Duggan
Editor
Nicolas De Toth
Production Designer
Patrick Tatopoulos
Costume Designer
Wendy Partridge
Movie Critics
Ultimate DVD
4 stars out of 5 -- "Despite the sound and fury, it's ROMEO AND JULIET with vampires and werewolves..."
David MIller (1 Jul 2006, p.82)
Widescreen Review
"The picture is appropriately dark and the color palette is filled with greys and greens."
Widescreen Review Staff (1 Jun 2006, p.68)

Movie

Title
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Release Year
2009
Running Time
92 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Action / Battles / Romances / Sequel / Theatrical Release / Vampires / Violence / Werewolves
US Box Office
$45.8 million
Official Website
http://www.entertheunderworld.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.6
Rotten Tomatoes®
29% 63%
Metacritic
44
Synopsis
The third film in the UNDERWORLD saga goes back hundreds of years to explain the origins of the feud between the vampire Death Dealers and the werewolf Lycans. Taking over directing duties from Len Wiseman is rookie Patrick Tatoupolos, known for his creature-designing duties in GODZILLA (1998), I AM LEGEND (2007), and the first two films in this series. Less an action-horror film than an old-fashioned "sword-and-sandal" film with monsters, RISE OF THE LYCANS finally gets to the root of why those vampires and werewolves really can't stand each other. Ruled by Viktor (Bill Nighy, VALKYRIE), the aristocratic, vampiric Death Dealers keep the wolflike Lycans as slaves. When a captive Lycan woman births a human boy, Viktor resists the urge to kill it, instead naming him Lucian and keeping him as a pet. Lucian (Michael Sheen, FROST/NIXON) grows up to be a blacksmith with the ability to change between human and wolf and begins a clandestine romance with Viktor’s daughter, Sonja (Rhona Mitra, DOOMSDAY). Viktor learns of this forbidden romance and takes drastic steps to ensure that Sonja will never be able to see Lucian again. Lucian, in retaliation, leads a Lycan slave revolt, resulting in an all-out assault on Viktor’s kingdom.

Though viewers who have skipped the first two installments of the saga may feel a little left out when it comes to the mythology of the series, LYCANS hits the ground running and doesn’t allow much time for questions. While Sheen has been lauded for his work in more traditionally dramatic films, here he gives his all to every growl and battle cry. Mitra is an appealing presence as Sonja, and Nighy is visibly relishing the opportunity to glower in his blue contacts and chew the moonlight-bathed scenery.
Poster
Poster for Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
Cast & Crew
Director
Patrick Tatopoulos
Star
Kevin Grevioux / Steven Mackintosh / Rhona Mitra / Bill Nighy / Michael Sheen
Screenwriter
Dirk Blackman / Howard McCain
Composer
Paul Haslinger
Executive Producer
Beth DePatie / James McQuaide / Eric Reid / Skip Williamson / Henry Winterstern
Producer
Gary Lucchesi / Tom Rosenberg / Len Wiseman / Richard Wright
Director of Photography
Ross Emery
Story
Danny McBride / Robert Orr / Len Wiseman
Movie Critics
USA Today
"[T]his third UNDERWORLD -- whose violence is more cartoonish than gruesome -- taps into audiences' continued fascination with these iconic monsters of lore."
Claudia Puig (26 Jan 2009, )

Movie

Title
Underworld: Awakening
Release Year
2012
Running Time
89 min
Language
English
Working Title
Underworld: New Dawn
Alternate Title
Underworld 4
Categories
Horror/Suspense / Action / Escape / Thriller / Vampires / Werewolves
US Box Office
$62.3 million
Official Website
http://entertheunderworld.com/
Ratings
IMDb
6.4
Rotten Tomatoes®
27% 62%
Metacritic
39
Synopsis
Kate Beckinsale returns to the UNDERWORLD film series for the fourth installment, which finds fierce vampire Selene (Beckinsale) escaping captivity and taking up arms against humans after mankind discovers the existence of vampires and lycans, and launches a massive war aimed at wiping out the creatures of the night. Stephen Rea and Michael Ealy co-star.
Poster
Poster for Underworld: Awakening
Cast & Crew
Director
Mans Marlind / Bjorn Stein
Star
Kate Beckinsale / Michael Ealy / India Eisley / Theo James / Stephen Rea
Co-Star
Catlin Adams / Jacob Blair / Richard Cetrone / Charles Dance / Mark Gibbon / Benita Ha / Kris Holdenried / Sandrine Holt / John Innes / Robert Lawrenson / Lee Majdoub / Tyler McClendon / Panou / Dan Payne / Adam Greydon Reid / Ian Rozylo / Kurt Max Runte / Christian Tessier
Screenwriter
Allison Burnett / John Hlavin / J. Michael Straczynski / Len Wiseman
Composer
Paul Haslinger
Director of Photography
Scott Kevan
Story
John Hlavin / Len Wiseman
Assistant Director
Paul Barry
Sound
Michael Babcock / David Farmer
Sound Re-Recording
Michael Babcock / Tim LeBlanc
Stunt Coordinator
Brad Martin / Jordan Perry / Todd Schneider
Set Decorator
Shane Vieau
Post-Production Supervisor
Lis Kern
Music Editor
Brian Richards
Music Director
Eric Craig / Brian McNelis
Visual Effects Designer
Atomic Fiction, Inc. / Celluloid Visual Effects Berlin / Faction Creative / Fido / Furious FX / Inc. Look Effects / Luma Pictures / Mokko Studio / Ntropic / Rodeo FX / Spin VFX
Production Manager/UPM
David Coatsworth / Brendan Ferguson / Richard S. Wright
2nd Unit Director
Brad Martin / James McQuaide
Animation Supervisor
Jenn Emberly / Peter Giliberti / Staffan Linder / Raphael Pimentel / Tim Stevenson
Special Makeup Effects
Todd Masters / Masters FX / Mastersfx Inc.
Optical/Digital Effects
Justin Johnson
Movie Critics
Los Angeles Times
"[A] brisk creature-feature that ditches the series' dreary mythology in favor of a more direct, action-oriented approach."
Los Angeles Times Critic (23 Jan 2012, )

Customer Reviews

Awesome box set

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I love the texture of it and it is quite sturdy, but the last disk is 3d, will have to check if it is one of those you can switch to 2d.Will update my review then.

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Nice box-set to have in your collection