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Underworld: Evolution
Genre: Fantasy Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 109 (Jun 2006) Of Widescreen Review®

Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh, Derek Jacobi & Bill Nighy

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
This DVD includes up-front ads, a barrage of FBI warnings, and begins with a filmmaker commentary track featuring director Len Wiseman, who grew up watching DVD commentaries (how old is this guy?!); production designer Patrick Tatopoulos; 2nd unit director Brad Martin; and editor Nick De Toth. Next up are the featurettes, including the 12-minute Bloodlines: From Script To Screen, 13 minutes dedicated to The Hybrid Theory, a 12-minute look at Making Monsters Roar, the 10-minute fight and stunt breakdown with The War Rages On, 13-minutes into Building A Saga, and the 12-minute Music And Mayhem.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 15381
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

For pervasive strong violence and gore, some sexuality/nudity, and language
(Retail Price): $28.95
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 106
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2006
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 06/06/06
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Len Wiseman
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
An Evolution in the Underworld has created human hybrids of lycans (werewolf) and vampires who are at each other's throats. The vampire Selene (Beckinsale) is desperately trying to keep lycan Michael (Speedman) hidden and safe as the war between the Death Dealers and Lycans escalates. And when Markus (Curran), the blood leader of the vampires emerges from his bat cave in search of his lycan brother William, he will not let a pair of star-crossed lovers get in the way of his bloodletting. Based on the characters created by Kevin Grevioux, Len Wiseman, and Danny McBride. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
If the DVD looks this good, one can only imagine how great the Blu-ray Disc will look when it

Although the Dolby