I love The Underworld Trilogy! In fact I was glad when it came out because it helped erased the memory of a disappointment called Matrix Trilogy lol. Now that they will be on Blu-Ray it makes all the difference. Enhanced picture and sound what more can I say! I feel like a child waiting for a new toy plus the never before seen three-part anime series “Underworld: Endless War “ which usually help tie the loose ends before the Theatrical release of “Underworld: Awakening”. By the way for those of you who are guessing Kate Beckinsale will be resuming the role she was born to play Selene the baddest mofo modown Vampire!
Exclusive Underworld: Endless War Original Anime Shorts and More!
– THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION –
Also includes two tickets to see the new movie Underworld: Awakening in theaters
Culver City, CA (10/17/11) – This holiday season, action fans can experience the Underworld like never before with UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION, the must-own collector’s set available on Blu-ray December 20th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring all three action-packed films, plus the exclusive never-before-seen three-part anime series Underworld: Endless War, this four-disc Blu-ray set is the ultimate gift for Underworld fans! The set also includes two tickets* to see Kate Beckinsale’s return to the action-packed franchise in the fourth installment, Underworld: Awakening, in theaters January 20, 2012!
In 2003, Underworld introduced action fans to the war between vampire and werewolf. In 2006, Underworld: Evolution took them further into the deadly battle, while 2009’s Underworld: Rise of the Lycans traced the origins of the ancient feud. Now, fans can go deeper into the Underworld with Underworld: Endless War, an all-new anime series set in the Underworld universe and featuring many of the series’ most beloved characters.
Each disc in the UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION also comes packed with classic Underworld bonus features, including cast and crew commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes, music videos and more! UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION on Blu-ray will be priced to own at $45.99 SRP.
UNDERWORLD EXTENDED CUT Synopsis
In the Underworld, Vampires are a secret clan of modern aristocratic sophisticates whose mortal enemies are the Lycans (werewolves), a shrewd gang of street thugs who prowl the city’s underbelly. No one knows the origin of their bitter blood feud, but the balance of power between them turns even bloodier when a beautiful young Vampire warrior and a newly-turned Lycan with a mysterious past fall in love. Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman star in this modern-day, action-packed tale of ruthless intrigue and forbidden passion all set against the dazzling backdrop of a timeless, Gothic metropolis.
UNDERWORLD EXTENDED CUT is Unrated.
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION Synopsis
Kate Beckinsale is back as vampire heroine Selene in the highly anticipated sequel to Underworld. Underworld Evolution continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as Selene (Beckinsale), the vampire heroine, and her love Michael (Speedman), the lycan hybrid, try to unlock the secrets of their bloodlines. The tale of action, intrigue and forbidden love takes them into the battle to end all wars as the immortals must finally face their retribution.
UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION is rated R for pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/ nudity and language
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS Synopsis
The prequel story traces the origins of the centuries-old blood feud between the aristocratic vampires known as Death Dealers and their onetime slaves, the Lycans. In the Dark Ages, a young Lycan named Lucian (Michael Sheen) emerges as a powerful leader who 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 his struggle for Lycan freedom.
UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS is rated R for bloody violence and some sexuality.
UNDERWORLD TRILOGY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION Bonus Features:
Exclusively Available in this Blu-ray Collection:
- Underworld: Endless War – 3 Part Anime Series
Bonus Features on UNDERWORLD:
- Commentary with Director Len Wiseman, Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman
- Fang vs.Fiction
- The Making of Underworld
- The Visual Effects of Underworld
- Creature Effects
- Designing Underworld
- The Look of Underworld
- Sights and Sounds
- Music Video by Finch – “Worms of the Earth”
- Storyboard Comparison
Bonus Features on UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION:
- Filmmakers’ Commentary
- Bloodlines: From Script to Screen
- The Hybrid Theory
- Making Monsters Roar
- The War Rages On
- Building a Saga
- Music and Mayhem
- Music Video “Her Portrait In Black” by Atreyu
Bonus Features on UNDERWORLD: RISE OF THE LYCANS:
- Filmmaker Commentary
- Behind the Castle Walls: Picture-in-Picture
- Lycanthropes Around the World Interactive Map
o Underworld: Rise of the Lycans – From Script to Screen
o The Origin of the Feud
o Re-Creating the Dark Ages: The Look of Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
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