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Underworld: Blood Wars [2017] (1 disc)

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Director:Anna Foerster
Writer:Cory Goodman
Composer:Michael Wandmacher
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:R
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Susp/Hor
IMDB Rating:5.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:18%
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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  • Fantasy
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Synopsis: Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.


Reaction: Enjoyable but not particularly surprising. There are some key plot points that are a bit too predictable. But if you've enjoyed the series thus far, I find this one better than Awakenings.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
Anna Foerster => Director
Cory Goodman => Writer
Michael Wandmacher => Composer
Bradley James => Varga
Charles Dance => Thomas
Clementine Nicholson => Lena
Daisy Head => Alexia
Eva Larvoire => Tech Lycan
James Faulkner => Cassius
Kate Beckinsale => Selene
Lara Pulver => Semira
Oliver Stark => Gregor
Peter Andersson => Vidar
Sveta Driga => Amelia (as Driga Sveta)
Theo James => David
Tobias Menzies => Marius
Trent Garrett => Hybrid Michael  (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Bradley James has worked with Daisy Head's (Alexia) real life father, Anthony Head in the TV show [Merlin]. They played father and son.
  • It was originally thought that this was Kate Beckinsale's last movie playing the character Selene, but Len Wiseman has confirmed a sixth movie is in development with Beckinsale reprising her character.
  • It's revealed where Michael Corvin has been since disappearing in the preceding film, Underworld Awakening.
  • This is the first time a [Resident Evil] movie and an [Underworld] movie have both been released in the same month. Both franchises are distributed by the parent company Sony.
  • The ending in Underworld: Blood Wars is open-ended which will lead to the beginning of the sixth film in the series says producer Len Wiseman. Which is also said to be starring Kate Beckinsale for the role of Selene one last time, for one final fight which starts in this film, the release date, director, plot and title have not yet been confirmed for the sixth film.
  • This is the directorial debut for Anna Foerster who often worked with Roland Emmerich (starting as director of photography for the visual effects camera unit on Independence Day). Producer Len Wiseman also worked with Emmerich as a prop assistant on Independence Day as well as Stargate and Godzilla.
  • On the wall in the castle there are several paintings of elder vampires including a rendering of Vlad the Impaler, also known as Dracula.