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DVD Release Date: June 27, 2006 Length: 94 minutes Ultraviolet Movie Summary: Set sometime in the future, this action sci-fi movie stars Milla Jovovich. A blood virus intended to produce super soldiers has created creatures known as hemophages who possess enhanced physical abilities. Mainstream society fears hemophages, forcing them underground and into camps, and a leader named Daxus sets out to exterminate them. But Violet (Jovovich), a hemophage highly proficient in martial arts and weaponry, may be able to save her race. Caught up in all this is a boy known as Six (Cameron Bright).

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  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (463 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003YZWI12
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #367,113 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Amazon review stated, "As an overdose of eye candy, Ultraviolet can be marginally recommended as the second-half of a double-feature with Aeon Flux. Both films are disposable adolescent fantasies featuring an ass-kicking babe (in this case, the svelte and sexy Milla Jovovich) in a dystopian future, and both specialize in the kind of barely-coherent, video-game storytelling that's constantly overwhelmed by an over-abundance of low-budget CGI."

My question is, "Is there a problem with this?"

Ultraviolet was a fun 'comic book movie' with a touch of Anime feel, a touch of 'Brave New World' and a very interesting blending of CGI that was (in my opinion) not "low budge" but quality controled to straddle the line between the comic book world and the 'live action world. A reasonable "graphic novel" plot... lots of action... nice parody twist on the "guns... lots of guns" bit in Matrix... plot doesn't drag... action doesn't slow down... minor moralizing (just enought to stay true to the genra)... sheesh... what's not to like?

It ain't "Gone wiht the Wind"... but then... wasn't intended to be... If ya' like you're comic-book movies to be comic-book movies you'll love "Ultraviolet"... if ya' want something deep and meaningful... watch "Lord of War"...
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Format: DVD
I was one of the few who actually thought this was a decent movie, and it may be because I knew what was cut out of the film and what will hopefully be restored in this Unrated DVD. About 30 minutes was cut which told the viewer much more clearly why things were the way they were and why certain characters were doing certain things. As it was, the movie was VERY hard to understand without this footage - and thus it is no wonder it floundered at the Box Office!

Also, there should be some nifty violence re-added as well! Can't wait to see the original vision!
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There are many reasons why I liked Ultraviolet but first and foremost I liked it for the intense, graphic and innovative fight sequences that splattered my screen from the second I pressed play. In books I expect the story to stir up the images but in movies it's the visuals that rock my world, and the story follows closely behind.

This movie surely had my eyes and my mind captivated from start to finish. The story as far fetched as it was didn't throw me off, as I followed Violet, played by Milla Jovovich who in my mind was born to play quirky high combat characters, and her team of friends and foes as the so called, Blood Wars fed life cycles of modern Earth. She is on a mission which I will not give away, but that mission makes her angry, unstoppable and out for blood as she flew, drove , kicked, shot, sliced though and propelled herself again st laws of gravity towards her goal. The colors, liquid metallics, flying scraps of matter, bullets, heart stopping stunts and her motorbike skills left me with my mouth open and my brain entertained in a way that is hard for most movies. I have never seen the Ultraviolet comics but this movie was swimming in special effects so collaborative that all fantastic movies now have more to struggle against as this set new standards .

I know I might have more unusual liking for movies than the majority, and as many people didn't seem to like it, I have to say that this was wonderful and intense beyond what I expected. The music by Klaus Badelt was just as magnificent and will have to go on top of my movie scores list. Great movie, as long as seen with an open mind and total openness for some fantastic butt kicking as it blends Kill Bill, The Matrix, Aliens and all my favorite super heroes into one.
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Format: Blu-ray
My comments only concern the DVD versus Blu-ray issue.

I have the unrated extended cut of the DVD version and the PG-13 theatrical cut of the Blu-ray version. My experience has been that DVDs mastered in high definition look identical to the Blu-ray version (either on a Blu-Ray player or an upconvert DVD player). Ultraviolet is no exception. Moreover, the look of the film seems to soften details, which really defeats the point of Blu-ray.

Aside from no improvement in the look, the Blu-ray version has no more special features than the DVD, and the extended cut DVD has seven additional minutes. Go with the DVD version on this one.
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Format: DVD
I actually really liked this movie, I had been wary about watching as it as it was panned by so many people but I thought it was great, amazing special effects, fabulous fight sequences, and a reasonably good plot that yet perhaps could do with a bit of tightening up but all in all it was worth watching.

Take a future city, filled with humans and Vampires, only they aren't called Vampires, they are known as hemophages, and they are faster, and stronger than your average human but they are also hated and feared by humans and have all but been hunted into extinction. Add to this concoction a beautiful hemophage called Violet , Milla Jovovich in her scantily dressed best whose fighting skills are legendary, a megalomaniac leader with a deadly secret, a human child known as Six whose very body is a weapon and who brings out the maternal instinct in Violet and a gentle but scientifically gifted hemophage played by the delectable William Fichtner who loves Violet and will do anything to save her.

The movie is non stop action from beginning to end, and is quite amusing in parts too, like when one of the Vampires warn Violet that they are as fast and as strong as she is, but she points out that she is far more pissed off than they are, not only that but her maternal ire is up and she will do anything she can to save Six a child who is slowly dying from whatever has been added to his blood but with whom she shares a bond of loss, pain, sorrow and possible redemption.

Despite the critics and reviewers panning this movie I give it a quality five out of five based on a high enjoyment factor of the fight scenes, the scenery, the drop dead gorgeous costumes that Violet gets to wear, the state of the art special effects and the quirky dialogue.

I wish I had seen it on the big screen though, it must have been a sight to behold!
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