Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars

Anna Foerster (2016)

87min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The goth fetish horror series carries on regardless in this agreeable fifth episode, the first from a female director (Outlander's Anna Foerster). After a brief recap to bridge the four-year gap between instalments, the murky menace continues as death dealer Selene (Kate Beckinsale) is once more plunged into brutal battle with an increasingly mobilised Lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. Here, super-werewolf Marius (Tobias Menzies) needs the blood of her hybrid daughter to win the war. Problem is, Selene made sure her whereabouts would remain unknown and so endures backstabbing political intrigue and transformation by an albino Nordic coven. Impressively balancing the deepening mythology with thrilling gory action - the frozen lake fight is the undisputed highlight - despite some poor quality CGI on the Lycan conversions, this is bound to draw its target audience into Hammer-style bondage, along with a performance from Lara Pulver (best known as the Woman in TV's Sherlock) as a lip-smackingly evil vampire elder.

Summary

Undead warrior Selene fights to end the eternal war between the Lycan clan and the Vampire faction that betrayed her. Action-horror, starring Kate Beckinsale, Theo James and Charles Dance.

Cast & Crew

Selene Kate Beckinsale
David Theo James
Marius Tobias Menzies
Semira Lara Pulver
Thomas Charles Dance
Cassius James Faulkner
Lena Clementine Nicholson
Varga Bradley James
Alexia Daisy Head
Safehouse Lycan Alicia Vela-Bailey
Director Anna Foerster
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: ViolenceAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 13 Jan 2017
Drama