Sunday 28 May 2017

Underworld : Blood Wars – UK DVD review

Yes, Kate Beckinsale is back in the skin tight leather and PVC fighting werewolves in the fifth instalment of the Underworld franchise, “Underworld Blood Wars”, which is already available digitally but is released to UK disc May 29 from  Sony.

Set some time after the events of “Underworld : Awakening”, vampire outcast Selene (Kate Beckinsale) finds herself being pursued at every turn by a vicious Lycan leader named Marius (Tobias Menzies – TVs “Game of Thrones”), who’s wants to get his hands on her daughter for some nefarious reason.

Finding no sanctuary amongst her own kind, with vampire leader Semira (Lara Pulver – Edge of Tomorrow) planning to overthrow the other council members of the Eastern coven, she is forced to head North to try and enlist the help of the long fabled Nordic coven, to stop Semira and join the fight against the Lycans, who are planning to wipe them all out.

Plenty of gun fights and action scenes subsequently ensue, as you have come to expect with this franchise. With Theo James and Charles Dance returning to reprise their roles as Marius and Thomas from the previous film. The cast also benefits from the inclusion of Bradley James (TVs Damien, iZombie) and Daisy Head (The Last Seven, TVs The Syndicate) as a pair of vampires with very different allegiances (and Daisy Head looks seriously awesome as a vampire in this).

The film is out on Ultra-HD Blu-Ray, 3D Blu-Ray, Standard Blu-Ray and DVD.

I was sent the DVD to review, which contains the following extras…

Old and New Blood feature (6mins) – The director and producers discuss the concept of the Nordic coven with cast members Charles Dance, Theo James and Clementine Nicholson.

The Evil Evolved feature (5:50) – Cast members Lara Pulver, Bradley James , Daisy Head, and James Faulkner discuss their characters.

The Blu-Ray releases also contain the additional extras…

Evolution of Selene feature
Building a Bloodwar feature
Official graphic novel

If you’re a fan of the Underworld films, go check this one out. The film is out on UK disc May 29.

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