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Ultraviolet (2006)

Released on 30 October 2006

Featuring: Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright & Nick Chinlund

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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Milla Jovovich (Resident Evil, The Fifth Element), Cameron Bright (X-Men 3), Nick Chinlund (The Legend of Zorro) and William Fichtner (The Longest Yard) star in this story of a woman caught in a futuristic civil war between the government and a subculture of disease modified humans in whom speed, strength and intelligence are magnified. In the film, she must fend off the human government to protect a young boy who has been marked for death.

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 Average rating (21 reviews)

 Make up your own mind...

| | See all AndyvRS's reviews (12)

This film could've been so much better than it is if it had only taken the time to have some kind of story or character development.

As it stands, the film is visually very impressive, with great use of colour throughout, and Milla - as always - looks great in the lead role. Additionally, the sound quality is very good, especially in DD5.1 (sadly no DTS).

There is lots of interesting technology, that is never explained (like dimensional compression), and some breathtaking (CG enhanced) locations, but for the most part the frenetic direction means the viewer has little clue whats really going on, which makes it hard to connect with the main characters (Ultraviolet and Six).

However, the choreography for Kurt Wimmer's "Gun Kata" is impressive, if a little hard to follow at times.

Overall, I'd say if you like flashy looking and sounding futuristic action films that dont require to much mental commitment, then this is reasonable fare for a fiver. Just don't forget to slip you're brain into neutral when it starts...

 A true visual masterpiece.

| | See all film2000's reviews (4)

From the futuristic brilliance of the adapted Shanghai skyline to the stunning fight scenes, this is an incredible piece of filmmaking.

The way that UV is able to change the colour of both her clothes and her hair to blend in with each scene is a testament to the degree of visual perfection displayed here.

Don't worry about the plot, although it does help if you watch the alternative beginning on the DVD, just sit back and be prepared for a visual feast.


| | See all Scolzy's reviews (1)

This movie is one of the best action movies i have come across in the last 3 year anyone that disagrees must be blind.

 Big in Asia not so hot in the west afte to much Marvel & DC

| | See all WingCommander's reviews (48)

HK action movie fans, not of the thespian variety will thoroughly enjoy this colourful anime comic come to life if they know their John Woo and Ryuhei Kitamura movies, as Kurt Wimmer combines both styles using his Gun Kata with straight Ninja swordplay returns from his earlier sci-fi action movie 'Equilibrium' outing which practically launched Christian Bale action hero back in 2002, as he'd still be playing bad guys
Shot in almost entirely in Shanghai using green screen technique with a large Hong Kong Production crew, (fighting choreography, cinematography, editing etc) it was filmed back in 2005 using Sony Hi-Def Cameras, a bold brightly suptious colourful world is CG'd into the background but not as darkly monochrome as in Sky Captain or Sin City or as sepia as '300', made a year after UltraViolet !

Sony had 30 minutes of the footage cut, ending up with just a pure action movie in which characters take a back seat, but what an action roller coaster it is, partial additional footage has been restored explaining the blood war and Voilet Song Jat Shariiff origins on the unrated DVD R1 version or can be viewed on the Bonus section on the R2 DVD. so popular in asia in fact that a Manga Anime cartoon series was made called 'UltraViolet : Code 44', shown in japan only. production cost of UltraViolet was than £14 million and has generated 4 times that from cinema and disc sales.

Fans of mad cap Asia Action movies will be in hog heaven like me and Quentin Tarantino, everyone else can stick with either Ken Loach or Bryan Singer !

 good film but weird quality

| | See all rynjones07's reviews (1)

The film is very good, I thought alot of the film due to Milla Jovovich being in it and it being set in the future.
The video quality of the film i think wa designed for High Definition, so if you are going to buy the film then it is worth buying the HD-DVD version, the picture will be clearer and not so blurly, this isnt the fault of anyone, it is because the product was designed for Hig Definition, well i thin it was personally.
overall i thought it was pleasant to watch and a worth-while buy.

ActorsMilla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, Sebastien Andrieu, Ida Martin & William Fichtner
DirectorKurt Wimmer
Certificate15 years and over
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1 Anamorphic
LanguagesEnglish ; Italian ; Spanish - Dolby Digital (5.1)
Additional LanguagesCatalan - Dolby Digital Surround
SubtitlesEnglish for the hearing impaired ; Dutch ; English ; Hindi ; Italian ; Spanish ; Portuguese
Duration1 hour and 24 minutes (approx)
RegionRegion 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.