• Underworld (2003)


Release Date: September 19th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 6th, 2004

R |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

Under cover of night, vampires engage in an age-old battle with their sworn enemies, the Lycans, a clan of violent werewolves. Selene (Kate Beckinsale), a vampire orphaned in the wake of a bloody Lycan attack, works for the vampire clan as a trained killer. When the Lycans take a mysterious interest in Michael Corvin (Scott Speedman), an exceptional mortal doctor, Selene struggles to save him from Lucian (Michael Sheen), a ruthless Lycan leader hellbent on ending the vampire bloodline.

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Bill Nighy, Erwin Leder, Sophia Myles, Wentworth Miller

Director: Len Wiseman

Genres: Action , Fantasy , Horror

Production Co: Lakeshore Entertainment, Subterranean Productions LLC

Distributors: Screen Gems

Keywords: Forbidden love, Doctor, Melodramatic, Suspenseful, Rivalry, Rescue

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jami BernardNew York Daily News

    The filmmakers' decision to go with prosthetic enhancements rather than CGI gives the snouts, fangs and snapping jaws a refreshingly tactile look. show more

  • 75
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    At heart, this is an old-fashioned monster flick decked out with Hollywood's full battery of high-tech visual effects. It's as goofy as it is gory -- stay away if you don't like in-your-face mayhem. show more

  • 40
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    Beckinsale delivers even if Underworld doesn't quite manage to follow through on its initial promise. show more

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