Underworld Evolution

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Get these two blockbuster thrillers together for the first time in a DVD 2-Pack! The set includes the films UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION - SPECIAL EDITION & THE GRUDGE.

UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION: Kate Beckinsale is back as vampire heroine Selene in the highly anticipated sequel to Underworld. As the war between the Death Dealers and the Lycans rages on, Selene (Beckinsale), the vampire warrior, and Michael (Speedman), the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their respective bloodlines.

THE GRUDGE: An ancient supernatural spirit wreaks murderous vengeance on anyone coming within its powerful gripof rage in this terrifying tale of horror.

Specifications

Studio Sony
SKU 202491796
UPC 043396151123
UPC 14 00043396151123
Format DVD
Keywords
Action
Adventure
Death
Demons
Fantasy
Fantasy Worlds
Guns
Haunted Houses
Murder
Remake
Russia
Sequel
Vampires
Editors Note
Note UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION: 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.^THE GRUDGE: A remake of the Japanese horror hit JU-ON (widely considered to be one of the scariest movies ever made), THE GRUDGE is helmed by its original director, Takeshi Shimizu. Like its predecessor, this Hollywood version of the film takes place in Tokyo, but most of the main characters are American, including Karen (Sarah Michelle Gellar of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER), a young social worker, and her peers. When Karen enters a seemingly abandoned home to look after a mentally disturbed resident, she soon discovers that there's an evil--and very aggressive--presence in the house, and it's lashing out at every person who sets foot inside.^Having directed both the original JU-ON and its sequel in Japan, Shimizu was very familiar with his own tale of terror by the time he directed its 2004 incarnation. Using many of the key actors from the previous films (including Takako Fuji and Yuya Ozeki who have unforgettable roles), Shimizu recreates the story with the added advantage of a Hollywood budget (acquired with the help of producer Sam Raimi of SPIDER-MAN fame, who is also a noted horror-movie director). As with many Japanese horror films (particularly the original RING, which strongly influences this movie), THE GRUDGE relies on atmosphere over plot, resulting a series of utterly chilling moments that will leave viewers fascinated and unbelievably frightened.
Actors
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Jason Behr
Kate Beckinsale
Scott Speedman
Cast & Crew
Clea DuVall - [Grudge]Actor
Jason Behr - [Grudge]Actor
Kate Beckinsale - [Underworld] Actor
Len Wiseman - [Underworld] Director
Sarah Michelle Gellar - [Grudge]Actor
Scott Speedman - [Underworld] Actor
Sophia Myles - [Underworld] Actor
Takashi Shimizu - [Grudge]Director
Tony Curran - [Underworld] Actor
William Mapother - [Grudge]Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
Catalog ID 15112
UPC 00043396151123
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 198 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard/Widescreen  1.33:1 [4:3] /1.85:1
Awards
MTV Award (2006) Kate Beckinsale , Nominee, [Underworld] Best Hero
MTV Award (2004) Sarah Michelle Gellar , Nominee, [Grudge] Best Frightened Performance
Features
DVD, 2 Pack
Quotes
Michael Booth, Denver Post [Underworld] A well conceived, powerful movie, over the top for all the right reasons.
Robert K. Elder, TRIBUNE STAFF REPORTER [Grudge] It simply wants to make you wet your pants. Even if it doesn't, you'll still find yourself in the market for a nightlight.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer [Underworld] The film works as an exhilarating celebration of the gothic style.
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