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April 28, 2017

SMT DVD Review: ‘Underworld:Blood Wars’ and Special Features

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Written by: Jason Stewart
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(AOTN) Released this week:  UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS On 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray & DVD April 25

The Skinny: The most recent installment of the Kate Beckinsale series, which was in theaters in Feb.

The Swag: DVD Blu-Ray has decent behind the scenes extra. Standard def. skimps a bit.

The Verdict: If you love the UNDERWORLD series, then you’re in good shape. But BLOOD WARS is for completists only, newbies need not apply.

Kate Beckinsale (Underworld franchise) returns as iconic Death Dealer Selene, more powerful than ever before. As the war between Vampires and Lycans escalates, Selene must end the battle that has raged for centuries, once and for all. UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS also stars Theo James (The Divergent Series), Lara Pulver (Edge of Tomorrow), Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”), Bradley James (“Damien”), James Faulkner (“Game of Thrones”) and Charles Dance (“Game of Thrones”).

The Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital releases feature the official UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS graphic novel, an animated rendering of the entire film. In addition, the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD, DVD and digital releases of UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS include the featurettes: “Old & New Blood,” where fans receive an in-depth look at some of the returning characters as well as the new characters introduced in this film and; “The Evil Evolved”, where fans hear from Lara Pulver, James Faulkner Daisy Head, Bradley James and Tobias Menzies about the evolution of their characters. Two additional featurettes on the Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and digital releases include “The Evolution of Selene,” where fans can chronicle Selene’s evolution into the deadliest of all Death Dealers and; “Building a Blood War” where director Anna Foerster, her creative team and producers explain what it takes to bring the cutting edge visual effects and the underworld aesthetic to life.


In the next installment of the blockbuster franchise, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS follows Vampire death dealer, Selene (Kate Beckinsale) as she fends off brutal attacks from both the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her.  With her only allies, David (Theo James) and his father Thomas (Charles Dance), she must stop the eternal war between Lycans and Vampires, even if it means she has to make the ultimate sacrifice.

Directed by Anna Foerster. UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS has a screenplay by Cory Goodman from a story by Kyle Ward and Goodman, based on characters created by Kevin Grevioux and Len Wiseman & Danny McBride. Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, Len Wiseman, Richard Wright and David Kernas produced the film.

UnderworldBlu-ray, 4K Ultra HD and Digital Bonus Materials Include:

Official Movie Graphic Novel*

Four Featurettes:

“The Evolution of Selene”

“Building a Blood War”

“Old & New Blood”

“The Evil Evolved”

DVD Bonus Materials Include:

Two Featurettes:

“Old & New Blood”

“The Evil Evolved”

UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS has a run time of approximately 116 minutes and is rated R for strong bloody violence, and some sexuality.

*Exclusive to iTunes amongst digital retailers

About the Author

Jason Stewart
Jason Malcolm Stewart is a Northern California-based author, journalist and public relations/marketing professional. He holds degrees in Political Science and Comparative Religion, but can have a conversation without starting a small war. When he's not writing or reading, J. Malcolm spends his weekends talking about how to avoid being in a real-life horror movie. add blog



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